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The application form for the 2024 Rising Stars workshop is now closed.


The Management Science and Engineering Department (MS&E) at Stanford University is holding our annual Rising Stars Workshop on Friday, April 26th. The workshop focuses on celebrating and fast-tracking the careers of exceptional young scholars (across the interdisciplinary fields represented by MS&E) at a critical inflection point in their academic career, and aims to support diversity in the fields represented by Management Science & Engineering. The workshop will showcase the exciting, innovative research by this group of rising scholars and provide them with the opportunity to learn about and network with the MS&E community.

Rising Stars 2024 Schedule

All sessions will be held in Y2E2 299 unless otherwise specified.

8:00-9:00 AM  Breakfast

9:00-9:45 AM  MS&E Faculty Talks

9:45-10:15 AM  Rising Stars Talks

     Wajeeha Ahmad: The Role of Advertisers and Platforms in Monetizing Misinformation: Descriptive and Experimental            Evidence

     Sina Aghaei: Learning Interpretable and Fair Housing Allocation Policy for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Los    Angeles

10:15-11:15 AM  Poster Session 1

     Poster lightning talks

     Poster session (Y2E2 382)

11:15-12:00 PM  Roundtable Discussions on DE&I

12:00-1:30 PM  Mentorship Lunch

1:30-2:15 PM  Q&A Breakout Groups with MS&E Faculty

     Room 1: Academic Job Market (Y2E2 382)

     Room 2: Navigating The Transition from Student To Postdoc/Faculty Life

     Room 3: What Is MS&E?

2:15-3:00 PM  BREAK

2:30-3:15 PM  Rising Stars Talks

     Nicholas Otis: The Uneven Impact of Generative AI on Entrepreneurial Performance

     Helen Wang: 30 Million Canvas Grading Records Reveal Widespread Sequential Bias and System-Induced Surname Initial Disparity

     Akshit Kumar: Dynamic Resource Allocation: Algorithmic Design Principles and Spectrum of Achievable Performances

3:15-4:15 PM  Poster Session 2

     Poster lightning talks

     Poster session (Y2E2 382)

4:15-4:30 PM  Group Photo + Closing

4:30-5:30 PM  Campus Tour 

6:00-8:00 PM Dinner (Bucca di Beppo)

Are you curious about our Rising Stars Participants? Check out their bios! 

Please contact Administrative Associate Matt Gonzales if you have any questions:

Past workshops: 

2023 Rising Stars