Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the university to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing its students for leadership in today's complex world. The university is located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Legal Aspects of Autonomous Driving program is a unique collaboration between Stanford Law School and Stanford Engineering that explores the legal, policy, and social aspects of increasing vehicle automation. Recent program highlights include the first-ever course on the topic, a white paper on the current legal status of automated driving, and a panel session on Nevada's autonomous driving law.
The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is a public interest technology law and policy program and a part of the Law, Science, and Technology Program at Stanford Law School. The Center brings together academics from a variety of disciplines with policy makers and a wide range of stakeholders to study the interaction of new technologies and the law. The Center strives to improve both technology and law, encouraging decision makers to design both as a means to further democratic values. Along with conducting research and policy analysis, the Center sponsors legal fellowships, organizes events to foster discussion of critical policy issues, and provides educational opportunities for law students to conduct applicable research and policy analysis in this field.
The Revs Program at Stanford established a new trans-disciplinary field connecting the past, present and future of the automobile. The program aims to put the automobile at the center of the university and raise the quality of academic discourse at Stanford and beyond. More information about Revs, including its projects, classes and events, can be found here.The Communication between Humans and Interactive Media (CHIMe) Lab focuses on uncovering fundamental relationships between humans and interactive technologies. Its core areas of reseach include social and psychological aspects of human-robot interactions and the psychology of automotive interfaces.