Research & Impact
Research and Ideas
The department’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, Colloquia and Seminars
From investigating pressing issues in criminal justice to understanding what constitutes a good decision, to engineering how healthcare, supply chain management, and computational algorithms can change the world, Management Science & Engineering’s hands-on labs, centers, and groups demonstrate the powerful impact of our research.
View Colloquia and Seminar Schedules
MS&E PhD Dissertations Library
Stanford Libraries hosts MS&E PhD theses and dissertations in a digital and searchable format.
Senior undergraduate projects
As a culmination of the major, MS&E’s senior project course offers students a “learn-by-doing” experience.
Student teams begin by selecting and defining a problem with a sponsoring organization, and then they design, test, analyze, and provide recommendations to the sponsor using their cumulative MS&E education. Finally, students present their engineered solutions for these in-depth, real-world problems.
Research Experience for Undergraduates
As an undergraduate, you can be a part of it through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, which provides opportunities to work on cutting-edge research guided by Stanford faculty. Professors are excited to work with bright, enthusiastic undergraduates.
Research in the news
Students create computer models to combat COVID-19 on three continents
Black drivers are less likely to be stopped by police after sunset
The MS&E Experience | Stories and Voices
Through the lens of our faculty, students and alumni, they share their journey, research and impact.