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Spring 2013 Newsletter

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MS&E Professor Sig Hecker: What to Do About North Korea

See what Sig Hecker has to say about North Korea's aggressive rhetoric of nuclear warfare. He's one of the world’s leading experts on plutonium science and one of two Westerners to most recently visit North Korea’s nuclear facilities... READ MORE and MORE.

Who's in the Driver's Seat? How the Internet Alters the Car Sales Experience

A recent study from Stanford MS&E Professor Stephen Barley Is the first to examine how the Internet changes the encounter between auto salespersons and customers... READ MORE.

DARPA Grant: Fueling the Big Dig into Social Networks

Backed by a $5.6 million grant from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, an interdisciplinary team models complex communication patterns in social networks in real time...READ MORE

The Genomics Revolution is Now Here. What Does This Mean for Most of Us? [VIDEO]

David Heckerman from Microsoft Research explains the current genomics revolution. This talk is from a recent MS&E New Directions Lecture...WATCH VIDEO

The World Through Rose-Colored Blinders: How Opinions Polarize in Social Networks

MS&E engineering researchers have devised a mathematical model that helps demonstrate what's behind the growing rift in American society... READ MORE

MS&E Professor Kay Giesecke -- Keeping Us Safer from Financial Armageddon

Kay Giesecke, our newly tenured MS&E professor, researches systemic risk, one of the keys to foreseeing catastrophic market failure... READ MORE

INFORMS Alumni Bring Life Experiences to Students

The MS&E student INFORMS group invited a panel of alums to talk about their work experience. The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) brought their stories about life after MS&E home to their alma mater's graduate students. READ MORE

Pranav Dandekar: An MS&E PhD Student Perspective

Pranav sought special strengths in a research doctoral program. Did he find what he was looking for in the MS&E doctoral programs? READ MORE

Harvesting Luck: Nassim Taleb Visits Stanford to Discuss his latest book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder [VIDEO]

Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan, spoke at the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar to share his latest work on how individuals and organizations can capture luck, by design, in a world of randomness...WATCH VIDEO

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