Industrial affiliate programs are designed to facilitate the transfer of knowledge to society and the dialogue between academia and industry. Supported by corporate membership fees, these programs provide an avenue for industry to contribute to and sustain research and teaching in Stanford departments and programs of interest. Companies receive facilitated access to research programs and to participating faculty and students. Corporate members typically attend annual meetings, receive copies of reports and publications, and have opportunities to recruit students. Any interested company may join an affiliate program.
For more details about affiliate program guidelines, managing programs, and helpful information for companies interested in joining an affiliate program, visit the Industrial Affiliate Program website.
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Contact: Renee Quiroz
The Aero/Astro Affiliates Program facilitates interaction between the department and industry members interested in guidance, control, and navigation systems (including GPS and robotics); composite materials and smart structures; fluid mechanics; aircraft and satellite design; and multidisciplinary design optimization.
Contact: Kay Giesecke
The Stanford Advanced Financial Technologies Laboratory accelerates research, education and thought leadership at the intersection of finance and technology. Member companies in the AFTLab Affiliates Program share an interest in the research and educational activities of the Lab. The Affiliates Program is designed to foster a productive relationship between academia and industry.
Contact: Mark Horowitz
AHA develops technologies that enable designers to easily create and add powerful feature-rich applications, computing, and communications to any intelligent device or system. This vision requires custom application-specific accelerators and agile system and hardware development tools.
Contact: Erika Strandberg
AI for Health encourages a high level of engagement from Corporate Members. Corporate Members provide insight on real-world use cases, valuable financial support for research, and a path to large-scale impact.
Contact: Erika Strandberg
AI is an integral part of many exciting business and consumer tools such as speech recognition, semantic search, recommendation systems, machine translation, and 3D sensing in consumer gaming. The AI Lab Affiliates Program brings all of these efforts together and provides a structure for industry to engage effectively. The affiliates program represents a new era of close engagement with a small number of major companies. It supports corporate interaction through organized retreats, an Advisory Board, and informal interactions. The goal is bidirectional transfer of knowledge and excitement.
Contact: Denise Masumoto
Corporate affiliates enter into continuing relationships with Shorenstein APARC and benefit from enhanced access to the Center's research on contemporary Asia. Through the visiting fellows component of the program, affiliates may send personnel to live, study and conduct relevant research on the Stanford University campus.
Contact: Allegra Hosford Scheirer
The goal of the Basin and Petroleum System Modeling Affiliates Program is to become a recognized center of excellence for training and research in visualization and quantification of the geohistory of basins and petroleum systems.
Contact: Tze Leung Lai
The BIA program is co-developed with the Center for Innovative Study Design (http://med.stanford.edu/cisd/) to train graduate students for careers in the biopharmaceutical industry through curriculum development and internship experience; promote continuing education and innovations in clinical trial methodology; identify research opportunities in drug development that can be high-impact and transformative;collaborate in research projects of statisticians in the biopharmaceutical industry; disseminate new clinical trial designs and software for implementation.
Contact: Steven Bagley
BMIR is a research division in the Department of Medicine, whose mission is to develop and deploy novel computational and statistical methods to improve human health and clinical care.
Contact: Racquel Hagen
The Blume Center, part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has a strong commitment to serve the profession and the community in reducing earthquake risk. Through its activities, the Blume Center contributes to the understanding of earthquakes and their effects on structures.
Contact: Adele Tanaka
The goal of CARS is to radically re-envision the automobile for unprecedented levels of safety, performance, sustainability, and enjoyment. Our mission is to discover, build, and deploy the critical ideas and innovations for the next generation of cars and drivers.
Contact: Sandra Brenner
The Affiliate Program of the Center for the Advancement of Women’s Leadership brings together leaders who are advancing women’s leadership in their organizations and provides leading edge research together with insights into how to address real-world challenges and opportunities. The program offers a highly participative and interactive learning community of engaged partners working together to move the needle forward on women’s leadership.
Contact: Erika Strandberg
The mission of the Stanford Center for AI Safety is to develop rigorous techniques for building safe and trustworthy AI systems and establishing confidence in their behavior and robustness, thereby facilitating their successful adoption in society.
Contact: Crystal Pennywell
CDR’s mission is to support engineering design. Field studies of professional product development teams and laboratory studies of advanced graduate student teams lead to innovations in design process management and supporting collaboration technology. New design and prototyping tools are applied to problems in bio-inspired robotics, human-computer interaction and dynamic vehicle systems.
Contact: Teddie Guenzer
The mission of CIFE is to be the world's premier academic research center for Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) for capital facility projects. VDC is the use of multi-disciplinary performance models of design-construction projects, including the Product (i.e., facilities), Work Processes, and Organization of the design-construction-operation team to support business objectives.
Contact: Andrea Gray
The CISAC Affiliates Program provides opportunities for industry and national laboratory leaders to participate in substantive discussions on international security and U.S. defense policies. Affiliate members attend Center events, receive Center publications, and may receive briefings from Center scholars and visitors.
Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology (CMN) (formerly CRISM)
Contact: Nuvia Pacheco
The mission of the Center is to stimulate research at Stanford in the area of magnetic nanotechnology, magnetic sensing, and information storage materials. The center also operates the Nanomagnetics Facility and the Magnetics Forum (annual reviews, workshops, short courses, and conferences on magnetics-based technologies including nanotechnology and information storage).
Contact: Martha Deevy
The mission of the Stanford Center on Longevity is to redesign long life. The Center studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 by improving the well-being of people of all ages.
Contact: Jennifer Scott
We create forums where our care innovation researchers and industry affiliates can spark each other's thinking. Examples of such forums include our “boot camp” training sessions on emerging sources of value in healthcare, and our periodic national scientific conferences on topics ranging from rethinking measurement of clinical productivity to novel uses of artificial intelligence to lower the cost of clinical workflow support systems. In addition, we create opportunities for recruitment of students and fellows.
Contact: Jason Lin
The Stanford Computer Forum provides a mechanism for developing interaction with industrial researchers and their academic counterparts, promoting the exchange of the most advanced technological ideas in fields of computer science and electrical engineering.
Contact: Lancy Nazaroff
CS Bridge partners with universities in host countries around the world, to teach high school students how to program. As part of a larger movement dedicated to effective, in-person computer science education worldwide, Stanford researchers also study how participation in CS Bridge improves student confidence with computer science, boosts interest in STEM-related fields, and transforms learning mindset–for both high school students and their undergraduate teaching assistants.
Contact: Erika Strandberg
Corporate members are an integral part of DAWN. They provide insights on real-world problems, opportunities, and constraints that inform and inspire our research. They engage with faculty and students. They provide a path to testing and applying our innovations, thus leading to large-scale impact.
Contact: Jan Liphardt
In the past, people have relied on trusted third parties to facilitate the transactions that define our lives: how we store medical records, where we get our news, how we share information about ourselves with scientists and advertisers, and how we communicate. Advances in distributed systems and cryptography allow us, in principle, to eschew such parties. Today, we can create a global, irrefutable ledger of transactions, events, and diagnoses, such that "rewriting history" is computationally infeasible. Our goal is to explore the consequences of contracts and promises written in mathematical ink. For example, these ledgers (and related cryptographic primitives) may empower individuals to have more control over their personal data and its use by others, including social networks, industry, the healthcare system, and scientists. Our Initiative is an open, highly connected place for everyone on campus, across the different departments and schools.
EMF seeks to improve the use and usefulness of energy and environmental analysis to the public and private sectors by organizing comparative tests of available models and complementary analyses. Current studies focus on global climate change and international natural gas markets and trade.
Contact: Angela McIntyre
Corporate members are an integral part of e-WEAR. Frequent communications between companies, venture capitalists, faculty, and graduate students provide valuable insights on potential opportunities, problems and solutions. e-WEAR works closely with diverse industries from various sectors, such as technology, manufacturing, defense, agriculture, communications, social networks, and health care.
Contact: Floyd McClung
The Futures in Engineering program is an Industrial Affiliates program designed to provide better connections between companies and the students and faculty in the Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering departments.
Contact: Ashby Monk
The Global Projects Center is an interdisciplinary research center that seeks to facilitate understanding of the financing, development, and governance of critical infrastructure worldwide. The program conducts interdisciplinary research, facilitate engagement among academic and industry leaders, and educate future leaders within the infrastructure finance and development space.
Contact: Margot Gerritsen
The ICME Education Affiliate Program aims to create long-term relationships with members to engage in dialog and thought leadership around areas such as algorithms and optimization, machine learning, data science, computational finance, geoscience, computational medicine and imaging.
Contact: Kristin Burns
In this program, student teams and/or individuals are involved in the synthesis of design solutions to problems that are supplied by industry. An important part of the affiliate's role is to ensure that faculty and students are aware of industrial conditions and needs, keeping them current on present development and future plans via a constant exchange of theory and methodology.
Contact: Danny Ho
Affiliates of the Program in Law, Science & Technology (LST) contribute through sponsorship and program input and support cutting-edge research, teaching, and program development across the centers currently housed within the program.
Contact: Melinda McGee
The MS&E Industry Affiliates Program directly connects corporations with our department’s vast resources: renowned faculty, cutting-edge research centers and a thriving student community. It is a partnership with industry designed to assist organizations in meeting their challenges while expanding educational and employment opportunities for our students.
Contact: Martha Russell
The Media X research network sponsors Stanford faculty and researchers studying basic issues about the design and use of interactive technologies. The multidisciplinary projects that result are influencing the next generation of commerce, learning and entertainment.
Contact: Dan Moreau
The mission of MobiSocial is to create disruptive mobile and social computing technology that serves consumers' interests and benefits the economy in the long term. The program's current focus is to let everyone interact socially with each other, without having to join the same proprietary social network. The success of the project lies in making it fun for the users and easy for software developers.
Contact: Charles Eesley
The MS&E Career Collaborative Program connects and promotes corporations with our thriving student community, offering key collaborative opportunities to engage with the department's faculty and students. Affiliate members gain access to a variety of student and faculty interactions and receive facilitated access to career placement reports, resumes, and research programs.
Contact: Martin W. McCann Jr.
The NPDP is a cooperative effort of engineers and dam safety professionals in the U.S. to create an information resource on dams and their performance. The objectives of the NPDP are to retrieve, archive, and disseminate information on the performance of dams.
Contact: Anne Blenman Hare
The Nanoscale Prototyping Laboratory Affiliate Program (NPL-AP) formed as a partnership between the Nanoscale Prototyping Laboratory and the Jaramillo Laboratory. The Jaramillo lab conducts fundamental research into the chemistry and physics of materials and engineers their surface and bulk properties to ultimately improve the efficiency of chemical transformations in renewable energy. The Nanoscale Prototyping Laboratory at Stanford addresses fundamental issues related to materials design and processing at the nanoscale. The labs work together to create next generation catalysts for fuel cells and hydrolizers and other electrochemical applications. Other interests include correlated electronic states which are potentially applicable to energy storage and catalysis.
Contact: Lancy Nazaroff
The goal of this industrial affiliates program is to stimulate research at Stanford in the area of HfOx-based ferroelectric thin film memory devices and their application to neuromorphic synapse devices and other related emerging technologies by facilitating collaboration between Stanford reseachers and their industrial colleagues. The program is based on developing the understanding of ferroelectric properties of HfOx-based thin films, and includes, but is not limited to, the following three thrust areas: 1) Theoretical research on the ferroelectricity of HfOx-based thin film; 2) Evaluation and analysis of device characteristics of HfOx-based 1T FeDRAM; 3) Evaluation and analysis of device characteristics of HfOx-based synapse devices.
Contact: Lancy Nazaroff
This initiative for nonvolatile memory research aims at dealing with challenges of increasing needs for embedded memory with high density and low cost with power minimization. NMTRI does this by looking into technical feasibility at the device level, circuit/system level as well as develop a fundamental understanding for a variety of new nonvolatile memory phenomena, materials and processes.
Contact: Kathy Robinson
Stanford Open Virtual Assistant Lab (OVAL) is dedicated to advancing virtual assistant technology and creating an industrial ecosystem that protects consumer privacy and promotes open competition.
Contact: Lesley Sept
The Program is intended to facilitate a flow of ideas between industry and academia. Companies share real-world opportunities, insights, and problems that inform and inspire research. PHS, in turn, shares breakthroughs that can accelerate business growth and advance social responsibility.
Contact: Dr. Stephanie van de Ven
The PHIND center studies the transition from health to disease in broad terms, whereas the Canary Center has a specific focus on the detection of cancer at its earliest, most curable stage. Both centers capitalize on the substantial synergies between both of their highly related initiatives. Companies have the opportunity to actively participate in in ground breaking science and technology development through working with faculty and students in specific areas of interest. All research results arising from the use of affiliate membership fees will be shared with the PHIND and Canary Center communities and the general public.
Contact: Sonoo Thadaney
To provide an efficient way for corporations, non-profits and other entities to support and engage in the work and mission of the Stanford Presence Center. In addition to facilitated access to Presence faculty, students, and events, organizations can collaborate around the three strategic focus areas: improving the patient-physician relationship; leveraging technology for the human experience of medicine (specifically considering equity and inclusion); and reducing medical error.
Contact: Kara Baker
ReNUWIt partners with experts from across the water industry. Interactions range from information sharing at meetings to collaborating on large, pilot-scale projects. These industry partnerships are vital to ReNUWIt’s efforts to translate ideas from university research into professional practice.
Contact: Danny Ho
Advancing the global scholarship, practice and understanding of corporate governance, the Rock Center is a joint initiative between Stanford Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. In this cross-disciplinary environment, the Center provides research, education and events for leading academics, business leaders, policy makers, practitioners and regulators that support and promote sound corporate governance worldwide.
Contact: Eiko Rutherford
The real-time monitoring, model updating and optimal control of oil and gas fields is known in the industry by various names, including Smart Fields, i-fields, e-fields, closed-loop reservoir management, etc. Such a system could be implemented in existing fields or in new fields that are developed by using optimization techniques to determine the location, number and type of wells.
Contact: Ramesh Johari
The Social Algorithms Lab brings together a group of researchers in the Department of Management Science and Engineering, working on problems at the interface of social and economic sciences on one hand, and computational science and algorithms on the other.
Stanford Center for Carbon Storage (SCCS) (formerly SUPRI-C)
Contact: Anshul Agarwal
The research of the Stanford Center for Carbon Storage focuses on the accurate and efficient prediction of compositional and thermal subsurface flow processes and on improving our understanding of their flow physics. We have expertise in physical and mathematical modeling, lab experimentation, and computer simulation and numerical analysis.
Contact: Joyce Farrell
SCIEN involves faculty from five departments at Stanford University working on the mathematical, computational, and experimental aspects of imaging systems. The program addresses all stages of the digital image pipeline - including methods of acquiring, processing, analyzing, communicating, rendering, and displaying visual information.
Contact: Denise Baughman
The mission of the Stanford Center for Induced and Triggered Seismicity is to conduct fundamental research on the physical processes responsible for induced and triggered seismicity, to carry out intensive case studies and to develop a scientifically-based framework for seismic risk assessment.
Contact: Tom Langenstein
Research at the SCPNT is aimed at vastly extending and expanding the benefits of GPS in society. Researchers are exploring several techniques for supplementing the system’s reach, accuracy, and resistance to radio frequency interference to make possible diverse new applications.
Contact: Thuy Nguyen
The research focus of the SCRF is the general problem of reservoir characterization and performance, including forecasting, interpreting reservoir geology and geophysics, geostatistics, reservoir engineering, and simulation.
Contact: Duc Wong
The Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness at Stanford engages in research and educational programs that integrate business development strategies with leadership practices that will ensure enterprise growth and success within a healthy and sustainable natural environment.
Contact: Douglas Chafee
The Stanford Compression Forum (SCF) is a partnership between academic and industrial leaders in the fields of Data Compression. The Forum’s mission is to facilitate research and collaborations, to expedite the transfer of academic research into technology, to supply academia with timely research problems, and to support learning and training in the field of compression.
Contact: Erika Strandberg
SDSI works closely with diverse industries including information technology, communications, social networks, finance, insurance, health care, semiconductors, retail, manufacturing, utilities, oil and gas, and transportation. Corporate membership fees provide unrestricted support for SDSI research and other activities where the emphasis is on two-way communication between researchers and companies.
Contact: Lauren Nicholson
SESAAI intends to (1) Evaluate modern High Performance Computing (HPC) architectures for reservoir-simulation and seismic-imaging algorithms, (2) Develop new algorithms that take advantage of modern HPC architectures, (3) Develop "data streaming" abstractions that facilitate efficient porting of reservoir-simulation and seismic-imaging codes to modern HPC architectures, and (4) Influence the future technological offering by Information Technology companies to better meet needs of reservoir-simulation and seismic-imaging algorithms.
Contact: Jim Chen
Stanford Energy 3.0 (formerly the Energy and Environment Affiliates Program) creates a connection between member industrial firms and Stanford University. The program supports advanced research, policy study, outreach, and education across a broad range of issues related to the world's energy future.
Contact: Lauren Nicholson
The Stanford Exploration Project's purpose is to improve the theory and practice of constructing 3-D and 4-D images of the earth from seismic echo soundings. Today our focus is on 3-D seismic applications such as velocity estimation, wavefield-continuation prestack migration, multidimensional image estimation, and 4-D (time-lapse) reservoir monitoring.
Contact: Denise Baughman
The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative examines the dynamic, multifaceted questions raised by the tremendous growth in natural gas production by focusing the efforts of Stanford’s faculty, researchers, and students in six key areas: Resource Development, Environmental Impacts and Climate Change, Uses of Natural Gas, Global Markets and Finance, Policy and Regulatory Reform, and Geopolitical Impacts.
Contacts: Tom Baer
SPRC's goal is to support photonics for the mutual, sustained benefit of both Stanford's teaching and research and SPRC's corporate members. SPRC aims to connect members to the fullest possible range of photonics activities across multiple departments at Stanford such as electrical engineering, applied physics, materials science and engineering, chemistry, and mechanical engineering.
Contact: Alex Pinedo
The program is designed to facilitate the relationship between academia and industry. These funds support research and facilitate the exploration of new innovative ideas.
Contacts: Steve Graham and Donald Lowe
SPODDS is a research program in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences focused on the study of ancient and modern course-clastic deep-water deposits from around the world. Affiliate members of this institutional consortium include numerous international energy companies that seek greater understanding of deep-water deposits as reservoir systems for oil and gas.
Contact: Jared Gregory
The Stanford Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics Project studies the properties of and processes in rocks as related to geophysical exploration, crustal studies, tectonic and borehole processes. It consists of two groups: The Rock Physics Laboratory and The Stress and Crustal Mechanics Group.
Contact: Karin Sligar
Previously known as the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS), SystemX emphasizes application-driven, system-oriented research. Its areas of interest include hardware and software at all levels of the system stack from materials and devices to systems and applications in electronics, networks, energy, mobility, bio-interfaces, sensors, and other real-world domains. SystemX Focus Areas, Ph.D. fellowships, and knowledge exchange programs draw on the unique strengths of the university and industry to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of both.
Contact: Jack Baker
The SURI Affiliates Program is supported by corporate membership fees and is designed to facilitate the relationship between academia and industry. The program encourages a high level of engagement from Members. Our Members provide insight into real-world use cases, valuable financial support for research, and a path to large-scale impact.
Contact: Ellen Van Stone
The Statistics Department Industrial Affiliate Program was established to develop a practical relationship between the Department and University and the industrial community. Statisticians require data! More importantly, we need to be in touch with the real world, to make sure we are working on relevant problems.
Contact: Pooja Sadarangani
SUNCAT (SUstainable eNergy through CATalysis) Center for Interface Science and Catalysis is a partnersip between SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University. The Center explores challenges associated with the atomic-scale design of catalysts for chemical transformations of interest for energy conversion and storage.
Contact: Yolanda Williams
The research of SUPRI-A is relevant to so-called unconventional resources that are hard to produce with conventional techniques. Unconventional resources of current interest to the group are heavy and viscous oils and fractured, heterogenous porous media containing hydrocarbons.
Contact: Thuy Nguyen
The Reservoir Simulation Research program (SUPRI-B) is dedicated not only to the research and development of techniques that enhance the value of the reservoir simulation technology, but also to the education of future leaders in this field and the broader energy industry. The SUPRI-B program is integrated with the consortiums on Advanced Wells (SUPRI-HW) and Smart Fields.
Contact: Yolanda Williams
Innovative well test interpretation techniques that can make use of the new measurements and new computer capabilities now available have already been shown to provide more results, more reliable results and less expensive tests. We aim to explore new ways to improve further on these successes, and to investigate novel approaches in the interpretation of oil, gas, geothermal and water well tests.
Contact: Yolanda Williams
SUPRI-Tides is a research collaboration to explore the behavior of earth tides and how the data might be used to understand the physical properties of the Earth.
Contact: Corinne Beck
The Thermal & Fluid Sciences Affiliates Program is the industrial liaison program of the Thermosciences Group and Flow Physics and Computation Group of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford. The program is administered at the faculty level and emphasizes person-to-person communications between the Stanford faculty and the industrial representatives.
Contact: Briana Burrows
The US-Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC) conducts research, develops educational content, and delivers outreach programs about patterns of technology management and innovation across different Asian economies, with the U.S. as a point of reference. By examining problems at the intersection of business systems, technology trends, and distinct socio-cultural patterns, our program aims to deepen the understanding of the dynamics that drive forward technology-intensive industries in an era of global operation and competition.