News Archive

Friday, August 11, 2023

The Statistics Department is revamping the way it teaches introductory probability. After a careful review of the Stats 116 curriculum and student feedback, faculty determined that the amount of important content was challenging to cover effectively in a single 5-unit course. 

Jeremy Weinstein is the faculty director of the BA in Data Science and Social Systems and a professor of political science. Mallory Nobles, right, is the...

Monday, July 31, 2023

The gateway course for the new Data Science & Social Systems major blends a social science approach rooted in understanding causal inference and an engineering approach to algorithmic design.  (Stanford Report)

Friday, April 21, 2023

Dear Data Science and MCS Majors,

I hope you’re all doing well! It’s the time of year when we’re looking to hire next year’s Peer Advisors. I really hope you’ll consider this exciting opportunity!

Friday, April 21, 2023


Friday, March 10, 2023

The MCS Diploma Ceremony takes place Sunday, June 18th, starting with a reception at 11:45AM, immediately following the main ceremony in the stadium. We're so excited to celebrate with you! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Construction has begun on the Stanford Data Science & Computation Complex, our future home.  Watch this video to see floorplans and hear from Dean Widom and Dean Satz about this exciting new building. 

Thursday, September 1, 2022

September 1, 2022 marks the launch of the new Data Science program, which offers a B.S. option that is very similar to MCS. If you know someone who was interested in MCS, the Data Science B.S. would likely be an excellent fit for them! Data Science also offers an exciting B.A.

Monday, August 8, 2022

We're thrilled to introduce you to the new peer advisors for the 2022-2023 academic year!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Dear Students,

We have some big news to share!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Peer Advisor Position Description