Strategic Plan

Executive Summary

The Stanford Computer Science (CS) Department continues to lead the world in computer science research and education. Throughout the past four decades, the Stanford CS Department has influenced society at levels that remain without parallel among academic institutions. Its spin-offs are among the most successful corporate ventures in the world, and many of the leaders in the academic and corporate research world are graduates of the Stanford CS Department.

With this strategic plan, the Stanford CS Department lays out its direction for the next two decades of research and education. The plan is the result of a unified vision, by which CS is becoming pervasive in all of society. This important development creates new challenges and opportunities for CS research and education.

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