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Prof. Nick McKeown Appointed as the third holder of the Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital Professorship in Sch of Eng
Prof. Nick McKeown
Appointed as the third holder of the Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital Professorship in the School of Engineering
Nick McKeown has been appointed as the third holder of the Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital Professorship in the School of Engineering. This endowed chair was established in 1996 with an endowed gift from Tom Ford. It was the donor’s wish that the chair support faculty working in advanced technologies or methodologies with a preference for individuals who demonstrate an understanding of the value of interaction between the academy and the world of business.
Prof. McKeown is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and of Computer Science. He currently serves as director of the Clean Slate Internet Design Program. He received his B Eng degree from the University of Leeds in electrical and electronic engineering in 1986; he earned electrical engineering/computer science MS and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992 and 1995, respectively.
Prof. Bernd Girod Appointed as the Robert L. and Audrey S. Hancock Professor in the School of Engineering
Prof. Bernd Girod
Appointed as the Robert L. and Audrey S. Hancock Professor in the School of Engineering
The Hancock Professorship was established in the School of Engineering in 1999, with a preference that the holder of the chair be a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Robert Hancock received his BS in electrical engineering from Stanford in 1949, following a two-year interruption during World War II when he served in the US Navy. After graduation, he accepted an offer from the Boeing Airplane Company to work on the B-47 aircraft program. In 1953, he joined a start-up company, United Control Corporation (forerunner of a major AlliedSignal division in Redmond, Washington), where for 10 years he held positions as chief engineer and sales manager In 1963, Mr. Hancock started AVTECH Corporation, where he was president until his retirement in 1998. The Hancocks are truly a Stanford family. At least one family member attended Stanford every year from the university’s founding until 1955, and Mr. Hancock’s great aunt received $25 for writing the words to “Come Join the Band.”
Bernd Girod is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and of Computer Science, by courtesy. He is also director of the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN), and the Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication. He recently became the director of the newly established David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a bicoastal institute between Stanford and Columbia University. In this capacity, he is collaborating with our colleagues on the east coast to revolutionize media with the latest technologies.
Elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society
His citation reads: 'For seminal contributions to biomagnetics,
nanomagnetics, and magnetic recording emphasizing fundamental physics and
innovative applications of magnetic nanoparticles, spintronic sensors, and
First Prize for the Best Student Paper of 2012
First Prize for the Best Student Paper of 2012 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology (POWERCON 2012)
Paper entitled: Frequency Stability for Distributed Generation Connected through Grid-Tie Inverter
The team developed methodology that allows to analyze whether electrical power distribution systems would remain stable as the fraction of inverter-connected distributed generation, such as solar and wind, increases.
Stanford Advisors: Dimitry Gorinevsky and Sanjay Lall
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