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Science and Technology

Scholarly Publications

Impact of a rural solar electrification project on the level and structure of women's empowerment

September 2017

Although development organizations agree that reliable access to energy and energy services—one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals—is likely to have profound and perhaps disproportionate...

Mapping Smallholder Yield Heterogeneity at Multiple Scales in Eastern Africa

September 2017

Accurate measurements of crop production in smallholder farming systems are critical to the understanding of yield constraints and, thus, setting the appropriate agronomic investments and policies...

The shared and unique values of optical, fluorescence, thermal and microwave satellite data for estimating large-scale crop yields

August 2017

Large-scale crop monitoring and yield estimation are important for both scientific research and practical applications.

Other Publications

Data Science for Food Security

August 2017

Using agricultural and economic characteristics in African nations as test cases, new research by David Lobell and Marshall Burke demonstrates the use of satellite data to address the long-standing...

Social Media, New Technologies and the Middle East

June 2017

It is a global story, a new industrial revolution.

How to Think about Modi's Visit to Silicon Valley

September 2015

As Silicon Valley prepares to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Stanford historian Priya Satia argues that Indians and Americans should remember the state-abetted violence and...

News

Connecting Stanford University and Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

March 2018

Since the mid-19th century, the United States has had strong—albeit sometimes tense—historic ties with Kanagawa Prefecture. In 1853, U.S. Commodore Matthew C.

Social Media and Democracy

October 2017

CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama writes on social media and democracy in relaunched publication The American Interest. Read the article here.

Notes From the Farm: Blue Skies and Dark Clouds

September 2017

September means that it is time again for my annual Iowa farm report, the sixth edition in this series.

Events

Towards a New Japan: Connecting Japan’s Biggest Challenges with Global Technology Solutions

March 14, 2018

As the Tokyo-based co-founder and managing partner of global VC fund Fresco Capital, Allison Baum is frequently asked “Why are you in Japan?”  Indeed, with a global network of corporate partners,...

The Rise and Fall of Giants: ICT Disruptions from Silicon Valley, Nokia, China, and Japan

March 8, 2018

The rise of Nokia as a global ICT leader in the 1990s and early 2000s was dramatic, as a company from the small Nordic country of Finland became a global titan.

Seapower in the First and the Second Machine Ages: from self-propelled torpedoes to artificial intelligence

February 21, 2018

Abstract: What are the consequences of the emergence of robotics, big data, and artificial intelligence for international politics?

Projects

Remote sensing approaches to improving aid targeting and understanding aid effectiveness

This project aims to develop and test remote-sensing based approaches to gathering two typesof aid-relevant data: data on agricultural productivity and data on household assets, with a focus on Sub...
English

Empowering Women Leaders

Sweeping reforms of Indian government institutions created space for women’s political inclusion at an unprecedented scale.
English

Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project

 [Stanford Silicon Valley - New Japan Project Website]  Motivation There has been by a heightened interest in Silicon Valley as an innovation system.
English

Multimedia

Japan's Emergence as an Innovating Economy

February 2017

Japan's emergence in the 1970s and 1980s as a technological and innovative powerhouse impressed and fascinated the world. Many believed that Japan's technological gains stemmed from government-provided subsidies.

Japan and Silicon Valley: Origins, Trajectories, and Implications

February 2017

Silicon Valley and Japan have both been important areas of innovation, and have interesting histories that have altered the course of the world; however, they have approached innovation very differently.

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

People

Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
David Lobell Senior Fellow Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
George Azzari Research Scholar Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science, and Stanford Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Thomas Fingar Fellow
Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Professor
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Paul Edwards Paul N. Edwards William J. Perry Fellow
David Freyberg Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar
Elin Matsumae Research Assistant
Colleen Shang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, July - August 2016