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The Stanford Computer Science Department was founded in 1965.  A half-century on, the department is a force for innovation, scientific discovery and world-wide impact.  We are particularly proud of the graduates of our programs, many of whom are leaders in academia, industry and government.

-Prof. Alex Aiken, Chair

News

Friday, September 22, 2017
We can learn to make more effective decisions through a careful analysis of our choices and the possible outcomes. Learn more from Stanford computer scientist Mehran Sahami.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
An international security expert assesses the growing risks at home and abroad.
Monday, August 28, 2017
What’s most likely to go viral? Where do online trolls come from? How do recommendation engines work? What do fitness apps tell us about the world? ​ A computer scientist explains.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Stanford computer scientists have created a tool that helps film editors make rough cuts, which are the first drafts in the process of producing audiovisual narratives.