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MS&E Research

Dual focus and deep expertise

Management Science & Engineering integrates quantitative modeling and related algorithms with the behavioral sciences to build knowledge, tools, and techniques useful to the world at large.

MS&E’s mission is to advance the design, management, operation, and interaction of technological, economic, and social systems through education and research.

Through this mission, we work to advance social good, promote energy sustainability, design economic systems, improve healthcare, create flourishing organizations, improve national security, and more.

The bold research and work by our faculty and students impacts academia, Silicon Valley, and beyond.

MS&E labs, centers & groups

From investigating pressing issues in criminal justice to analyzing what constitutes a good decision, to engineering how healthcare, and computational algorithms can change the world, MS&E’s hands-on labs, centers, and groups showcase the powerful impact of our research.

Seminar schedules

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MS&E PhD dissertations library

Stanford Libraries hosts MS&E PhD theses and dissertations in a digital and searchable format.

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Senior projects

As a culmination of the major, MS&E’s senior project course offers undergraduates a “learn-by-doing” experience. Student teams select and define a problem with a sponsor organization, then design, test, analyze, and present recommendations to the sponsor using their cumulative MS&E education.

Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program provides opportunities for students to work on cutting-edge research guided by Stanford faculty. Professors are excited to work with bright and enthusiastic undergraduates.

Stories & Voices

Learn about the MS&E experience in the words of our faculty, students and alumni. Through podcasts, video interviews, and written stories, they share their journeys, research and impact.