Stanford

  • 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,...
  • Ana Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford July 30, 2014

    Stanford: Ana Ivanovic dominated the second set to beat Sabine Lisicki on Tuesday and advance to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic, while defending champion Dominika Cibulkova made a firstround exit. The fifthseeded Ivanovic won 76 (2), 61 against Lisicki, partially avenging her loss to the...
  • 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...
  • Topseeded Radwanska eases into Stanford quarters July 25, 2013

    Stanford: Agnieszka Radwanska used to practice outside in Poland during the winter, dodging behind buildings to keep the wind from becoming a problem. That determination helped make her one of the toughest competitors on tour, and she demonstrated that on Wednesday night in a 64, 63 victory over Francesca Schiavone...
  • Cirstea, Lepchenko reach quarterfinals at Stanford July 25, 2013

    Stanford: Fifthseeded Sorana Cirstea beat American Coco Vandeweghe 63, 63 on Wednesday in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic. Vandeweghe, who reached the final last year, went through qualifying to gain a spot in the main draw. The 32ndranked Cirstea, Romania's secondranked player, reached the semifinals last...
  • ExStanford exec gets 5 years for $7 bn swindle January 22, 2013

    Houston: A judge on Tuesday sentenced the star prosecution witness in the trial of convicted Texas financier R Allen Stanford to five years in prison for bilking investors of more than $7 billion in one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in US history. James M Davis, who was sentenced in...
  • Higher education needs to be improved: Pranab Mukherjee December 28, 2012

    Chennai: President Pranab Mukherjee on December 28 pitched for improving the standards of higher education by Indian universities and also asked the private players also to contribute their best as there were 'unlimited' demands and 'limited' resources in the sector. "The standards of higher education in India today need improvement....
  • A computer model of an organism to cure diseases July 23, 2012

    Washington: Scientists claim to have developed the world's first complete computer model of an organism, which can use computer-aided design for better diagnosis and treatment of diseases. A team of Stanford researchers, including an Indian, used data from more than 900 scientific papers to account for every molecular interaction that takes...
  • Serena sees off Coco to defend Stanford title July 16, 2012

    Stanford: Serena Williams overcame a shaky start and two service breaks to beat lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for her second straight Bank of the West Classic title. Eight days after winning Wimbledon, Williams saved a set point and won the final four games of the opening set....
  • Serena dismisses Cirstea to reach Stanford final November 16, 2012

    Stanford: Serena Williams overpowered Romania's Sorana Cirstea 6-1, 6-2 in the Bank of the West Classic on Saturday to set up the first all-American WTA final on home soil in eight years. Exactly a week after winning her fifth Wimbledon title, Williams cruised to another victory in 60 minutes. The quick...
  • Serena through to the semis in Stanford November 16, 2012

    Stanford: Serena Williams has still not kicked post Wimbledon jet lag, but she still managed to beat Chanelle Scheepers 6-4 6-0 in the quarter-finals of the Stanford Classic on Friday. Second seed Mario Bartoli and third seed Dominika Cibulkova, however, did not fare as well with France's Bartoli beaten by Yanina...
  • Bartoli struggles through to Stanford quarters July 13, 2012

    Stanford: Marion Bartoli fought back from a stuttering start to defeat Mallory Burdette 7-5 6-0 and reach the quarter-finals of the Stanford Classic on Thursday. The second seed was joined in the quarters by No. 3 Dominika Cibulkova, who beat Japan's Erika Sema 6-1 6-3, and ninth seed Sorana Cirstea, who...
  • Serena cruises at the Stanford Classic July 12, 2012

    Stanford: Four days after capturing the singles' title at Wimbledon, fourth-ranked and top-seeded Serena Williams beat reigning NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the Bank of the West on Wednesday. Gibbs double-faulted on her first serve and then seemed to regain her composure and played a...
  • Gibbs sets up date with Serena at Stanford July 11, 2012

    Stanford, California: US wildcard Nicole Gibbs beat Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Tuesday to set up a second-round match against Wimbledon champion Serena Williams. Gibbs, a junior at Stanford who won NCAA singles and doubles titles in the...
  • Serena eager to get back on her comeback court July 11, 2012

    Stanford, California: Fatigue and a busy schedule are not going to get in the way of Serena Williams returning to the place where she, says Serena, launched her comeback and got the confidence to believe she could win another grand slam. Fresh off her fifth Wimbledon triumph, Williams is eager to...
  • Stanford Classic awaits Wimbledon champ Serena November 16, 2012

    Stanford: Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer laboured past Kai-Chen Chang 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 in the first round of the Stanford Classic on Monday but all eyes will be on Wimbledon champion Serena Williams who begins her title defence on Wednesday. Fifth seed Wickmayer, ranked 37 in the world, had to work really hard...
  • 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 world-famous British physicist, who has been unable to speak for the last 30 years. 70-year-old Hawking has been working with scientists at Standford University of the US who are...
  • Sammy saddened by Stanford sentence June 15, 2012

    Southampton: West Indies skipper Darren Sammy admitted on Friday he was saddened by the spectacular downfall of disgraced businessman Allen Stanford who ploughed millions of dollars into Caribbean cricket. Financier and cricket mogul Stanford was sentenced to 110 years in jail by a Houston court on Thursday for a $7 billion...
  • US tycoon gets 110 years in jail in swindle case June 15, 2012

    Houston: Former jet-setting Texas tycoon R Allen Stanford had plenty of things to say Thursday before a federal judge sentenced him to 110 years in prison for bilking investors out of more than $7 billion over two decades. An apology was not one of them. In a defiant, rambling statement that lasted...
  • Allen Stanford gets 110-year jail term June 15, 2012

    Chicago: Financier and cricket mogul Allen Stanford was sentenced to 110 years in jail for a $7 billion Ponzi scheme Thursday, closing the book on the flamboyant ex-tycoon's stunning fall from grace. The verdict will bring some satisfaction - but likely little financial relief - to 30,000 investors from more...
  • India last stop for Stanford-bound ICSE topper May 22, 2012

    Dubai: India-born 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 17-year-old 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...
  • Texas tycoon convicted for the biggest fraud ever March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Former cricketer and financier Allen Stanford was convicted on Tuesday for the biggest investment fraud ever. A whopping sum of $7 billion fraud investment landed Allen Stanford in the Texas court where he was declared found guilty on 13 counts of a 14-count criminal indictment. Having spend...
  • Stanford found guilty in Ponzi scheme March 6, 2012

    Houston: Financier and cricket mogul Allen Stanford was found guilty of perpetrating a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, a US jury declared on Tuesday. The mustachioed ex-tycoon had pleaded not guilty to bilking 30,000 investors from more than 100 countries through bogus investments with Stanford International Bank. Jurors found him guilty of 13...
  • Judge urges jury to rethink Stanford case March 6, 2012

    Houston: The judge in the fraud trial of wealthy cricket mogul Allen Stanford ordered the jury back to deliberations after they told him they could not reach a unanimous verdict. Stanford faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of 14 counts of fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction. Prosecutors alleged...
  • 'Stanford's greed led to $7 bln Ponzi scheme' March 1, 2012

    Houston: Financier and cricket mogul Allen Stanford mocked his "gullible" investors as he built a $7 billion Ponzi scheme to fund a lavish lifestyle, US prosecutors said in closing arguments on Wednesday. "He regarded his depositors' money as his personal piggy bank," prosecutor William Stellmach told jurors in Houston, Texas, accusing...
  • Surgeons place pacemaker in 15-minute-old 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...
  • Stanford archives offer window into Apple origins December 29, 2011

    Palo Alto: In the interview, Steve Wozniak and the late Steve Jobs recall a seminal moment in Silicon Valley history - how they named their upstart computer company some 35 years ago. "I remember driving down Highway 85," Wozniak says. "We're on the freeway, and Steve mentions, 'I've got a name:...