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Zhenan Bao is awarded the VinFuture Prize for female innovators

The chair of the School of Engineering’s Department of Chemical Engineering received the award for her innovations in bio-interfacing wearable health monitoring devices.

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John Hennessy receives the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering

Hennessy, president emeritus at Stanford University, is recognized for his contributions to the invention, development and implementation of RISC chips.

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Cryptogenomics advances both science and privacy

Uniting computer science, mathematics and genomics, cryptogenomics expert Gill Bejerano hopes to expand access to DNA while also keeping it secret.

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Reimagining construction with AI and virtual reality

Harnessing the latest tools of computer science, an engineer hopes to reshape one of the oldest fields of human endeavor – construction.

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Charles Steele, expert in a wide range of scientific areas, has died

A “master modeler” of the mechanics of physical structures, he extended his expertise into four disciplines and enjoyed an influential career as a researcher, editor and mentor.

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A haptic device that imitates social touch

The technology, still in its very early stages, doesn’t mimic social touch precisely, but creates instead a “haptic illusion.”

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How can cities give voters more voice in local government?

Ashish Goel, professor of management science and engineering, says the answer may lie in embracing the messiness of democracy.

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How the pandemic changed the virtual world

An expert in computer graphics tells how the rapid shift online brought on by COVID-19 has inspired a revolution in the tools of his trade.

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Better computer simulation can build faster, cleaner planes

Faster supercomputers and better modeling are being paired with optimized wind tunnels and flight testing to design faster, cheaper commercial planes.

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Tracking Polynesian exploration

Scientists from Stanford and Mexico developed advanced versions of the algorithms used to reveal people’s ancestries to show how Polynesian mariners crossed a vast ocean.

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