STANFORD UNIVERSITY

  • Shah Rukh Khan meets Stanford University students in Mumbai 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan met a few select students of the prestigious Stanford University here Thursday, and shared some of his life's experiences with them, including learning that "frailties and failures need to be celebrated". The students came to Mumbai recently to meet some public figures who have done...
  • Indian-origin Stanford professor wins top US award for science October 4, 2014

    Washington: A 79-year-old Indian-American Stanford University professor is among 10 innovators to receive US National Medal of Science announced by President Barack Obama for their contribution to the field of science. Pune-graduate and Padma Bhushan recipient Thomas Kailath will receive the United States' highest honour for achievement and leadership in advancing...
  • Pune-educated Stanford professor wins US National Medal of Science October 4, 2014

    Washington: Thomas Kailath, a Pune educated Indian-American engineering professor at Stanford University, is one of the recipients of the US National Medal of Science announced by President Barack Obama. Kailath is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, one of India's high civilian awards and is a member of major science...
  • 2 Indianorigin academicians win maths global prize August 13, 2014

    New York: Two Indianorigin academicians have won global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal known as the 'Nobel Prize of mathematics'. Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal, while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International Mathematical Union,...
  • AAP campaign compared to David fighting Goliath November 2, 2013

    The Aam Admi Party's election campaign in New Delhi, which has taken on all the established political parties, is being compared by American experts to David's fight against Goliath. At a panel discussion on the theme "Democratic Reforms in India will new political parties make a difference" held at Stanford...
  • Varsity rankings: Panjab University pips IITs to emerge India's best October 3, 2013

    India has improved its position in the world's definitive university rankings with five Indian varsities entering the top 400 list, up from three in 2012. Panjab University made its debut in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 201314 in the 226250 band followed by two other new entrants Indian...
  • Founder of Dolby Laboratories, Ray Dolby dies September 13, 2013

    Portland: Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80. The company said on Thursday that Dolby died in his home at San Francisco. He had been living with Alzheimer's disease for several years and was diagnosed with acute leukemia...
  • A device to 'hack' into Stephen Hawking's brain June 25, 2012

    London: Scientists are working with Stephen Hawking to test a groundbreaking device to allow them to 'hack' into the brain of the worldfamous British physicist, who has been unable to speak for the last 30 years. 70yearold Hawking has been working with scientists at Standford University of the US who are...
  • India last stop for Stanfordbound ICSE topper May 22, 2012

    Dubai: Indiaborn Rohan Sampath knew he would do well in his Grade 12 exams but becoming the ICSE topper worldwide with 99.5 per cent marks was unimaginable. The 17yearold now looks forward to joining Stanford University and unlike many brought up in Dubai, he really hopes he can return to...
  • Attend top US colleges for free April 19, 2012

    Washington: Five prestigious US universities will create free online courses for students worldwide through a new, interactive education platform dubbed Coursera, the founders announced Wednesday. The two founders, both professors of computer science at Stanford University, also announced that they had received $16 million in financing from two Silicon Valley venture...
  • Surgeons place pacemaker in 15minuteold baby February 18, 2012

    San Francisco: The name Jaya in Hindi means victorious. And little Jaya Maharaj was just that, when she became one of the smallest recipients of a pacemaker when she was just 15 minutes old. A team of doctors at Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital determined the girl born nine weeks...
  • Silicon Valley, celebs pay tribute to Steve Jobs October 17, 2011

    California: Silicon Valley luminaries, politicians and celebrities were among the several hundred people at a private memorial service for late Apple Inc cofounder and tech visionary Steve Jobs on Sunday. Guests arrived in dozens of black limousines and walked up a path lighted by hundreds of large white candles to Memorial...
  • Google cofounder recalls Rajeev Motwani's contribution June 8, 2009

    Washington: "Today, whenever you use a piece of technology, there is a good chance a little bit of Rajeev Motwani is behind it," wrote Google cofounder Sergey Brin on his mentor's death. "Officially, Rajeev was not my advisor, and yet he played just as big a role in my research, education,...
  • Raagapella, Indianised form of Italian music June 26, 2008

    What are Indian students born in America, studying at Stanford University and graduating with engineering degrees, puckering up their lips for? ...
  • Stanford University, IIMB tieup January 15, 2007

    New Delhi: They may already be on top of the world for bagging some of the best pay packages in the country, but its just getting bigger and better. Now there is another good news for the students of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Stanford University (SU) has tied up with the...