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Research Centers, Groups, and Labs

MS&E is home to the following research centers, groups, and labs:

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Advanced Financial Technologies Laboratory (AFTLab)

The Advanced Financial Technologies Laboratory at Stanford University pioneers financial models, statistical tools, computational algorithms, and software to address the challenges that arise in this context. Faculty and doctoral students of AFT combine expertise in core areas such as stochastics, optimization, data science, and networks and algorithms with a deep understanding of financial markets and institutions to make fundamental advances of broad relevance.

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Stanford Computational Policy Lab (SCPL)

The Stanford Computational Policy Lab (SCPL) uses technology to tackle pressing issues in criminal justice, education, voting rights, and beyond. Leveraging advances in data science, SCPL studies the impact of policy choices at unprecedented scales, and builds algorithmic tools to guide high-stakes decisions. By bringing a computational perspective to public policy, SCPL aims to improve the lives of millions of people‚ÄĒespecially those affected by inefficient and unfair systems and practices.

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DARA (Decision And Risk Analysis)

Research within the group includes a strong focus on practical implementation of decision analysis concepts and interface with industry and other fields. Recent research also includes development of a philosophical understanding about what constitutes a good decision, and how to reach one.

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Energy Modeling Forum

The Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) seeks to improve the use of energy and environmental policy models for making important corporate and government decisions.

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Engineering Risk Research Group

The Engineering Risk Research Group (ERRG) uses mathematical modeling, systems analysis, and probabilistic methods to discover cost-effective approaches to reducing risk in complex systems in areas such as medical operations and devices, national security, and the strategy of financial firms.

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Healthcare Engineering (SURF)

Systems Utilization Research For Stanford Medicine (SURF Stanford Medicine) facilitates the delivery of world class advances in medical care through world class advances in hospital operations.

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Operations Research @Stanford

Operations Research @Stanford develops mathematical tools for addressing important problems such as communication network management, statistical learning, supply-chain management, pricing and revenue management, financial engineering, market design, bio-informatics, production scheduling, energy and environmental policy, and transportation.

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Society & Algorithms Lab @Stanford (SOAL)

The Society & Algorithms Lab (SOAL) combines computer science and algorithms with social science and economics in response to two recent trends: the rise of more powerful information technology and algorithms, and an increase in networked social and economic interactions.

SOAL also hosts the RAIN seminar (Research on Algorithms and Incentives in Networks) to provide a forum for talks and social discussion in the area of complex networks made of both machines and people, such as the internet.

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Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP)

The Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) is dedicated to accelerating high-technology entrepreneurship education and creating scholarly research on technology-based firms.

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Center for Work, Technology and Organization (WTO)

The Center for Work, Technology and Organization (WTO) specializes in basic and applied research on how work is changing and on designing more effective organizations and technologies.

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