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Preparing Our Students to Make Meaningful Contributions to the World

Tamish Pulappadi

Student Spotlight: Tamish Pulappadi, Computer Science & Music

"We’re at the forefront of artificial intelligence and machine learning. It’s truly mind blowing to be going to a place like Stanford at a time when so much is happening..."
Meet Tamish Puluppadi at the intersection of music and technology

CS Degree Programs

Our main educational goal is to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. Undergraduate students have the option of declaring a Bachelor of Science or a Minor in Computer Science. Graduate students have the opportunity to pursue a Master's or PhD degree in Computer Science. The Master's degree is a terminal professional degree. The PhD is for those who desire a research or teaching career.

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A Gateway to Opportunity & Innovation

Stanford Computer Science cultivates an expansive range of research opportunities and a renowned group of faculty. Here, discoveries that impact the world spring from the diverse perspectives and life experiences of our community of students, faculty, and staff.

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Passion + Inspiration

Our Research & Impact

The CS Department is a center for research and education, discovering new frontiers in AI, robotics, scientific computing and more.

More About CS Research

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Scientific Discovery

Our Faculty

Stanford CS faculty members strive to solve the world's most pressing problems, working in conjunction with other leaders across multiple fields. 

Explore Faculty by Their Areas of Research


Removing Barriers to Excellence: Our Culture of Equity & Inclusion

Everyone deserves a voice in the discovery of new technology and the shaping of innovation. Stanford CS is nurturing a future in science that represents all cultures and backgrounds.

2023 CURIS Cohort


Our Research is in the News

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We're in the News

A new video: The Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory

The Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory (SISL) takes research that was built for airplane collision avoidance, and enhances it and broadens it to unmanned aircrafts, unmanned car vehicles, emergency services routing, sub-terranean vehicles, and space vehicles. The common theme is to make decisions with uncertain, ever-changing environments. “AI Safety is about ensuring that the algorithms that we develop behave in the way we expect and in a safe manner when deployed in the real world.” (15:48)

See this new video that covers the latest discoveries, collaborations happening at SISL, and what life is like for the SISL team.

More Stanford CS in the News

Stories & Voices

Meet some of the students, faculty, and alumni who create the Stanford Computer Science community.

Stories & Voices

"You could summarize my work by saying I want to give machine learning models more humility."

Neil Band, PhD Candidate, Computer Science

Read Neil Band's Story
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Stories & Voices

"One of the things that’s really important to me is working to support marginalized youth to build the technical confidence they need to feel empowered in pursuing a STEM education, or really anything they’re passionate about."

Kendall Beache, Computer Science

Read Kendall's' Story
Stories & Voices

"In Iran, where I grew up, there are many female engineers, and I never really doubted my ability to follow this path."

Dorsa Sadigh, Assistant Professor
Computer Science | Electrical Engineering

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"Working with students and faculty here is an absolutely amazing experience. What really impresses me is the conviction and drive of people here. They really care about the topics they work on. They want to bring value to people and they want to have an impact: to do good for humanity. It’s something very unique to Stanford. The speed at which you can exchange ideas was totally new to me when I came here and I love it."

- Christopher Hahn, Ph.D
Visiting Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University and an Independent Research Group Leader at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security