Speaker Date Topic
Mehran Sahami, Senior Fellow Freeman Spogli Insti. Jun 12, 2023
Confronting Ethical Challenges in a High Tech World

Mehran Sahami is Tencent Chair of the Computer Science Department and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Google.

His research interests include computer science education, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and ethics. He served as co-chair of the ACM/IEEE-CS joint task force on Computer Science Curricula 2013, which created curricular guidelines for college programs in Computer Science at an international level. He has also served as chair of the ACM Education Board, an elected member of the ACM Council, and was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to the state's Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan Advisory Panel.

He maintains a foot in the start-up world by serving on the advisory boards to various companies. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford.

Henrietta Burroughs interviews Loretta Green Jun 19, 2023
Juneteenth, What this Day Means to These Two Longtime Palo Altans

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipaption of enslaved African Americans. Deriving its name from combining June and nineteenth, it is celebrated on the anniversary of the order issued by Major General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas.

President Joe Biden signed the legislation that made Juneteenth a federal holiday in June 2021. Nearly half of the states now recognize it an an official holiday.

Liz Kniss and Board of Directors Jul 10, 2023
Club Assembly

Meet your new Board and hear how you can make this a great year for our club!

3 New Members Jul 17, 2023
New Member Talks

Get to know some of our new members as they tell you about themselves

Lerone A. Martin, Dir., MLK,Jr. Institute@Stanford Jul 24, 2023
The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover: How the FBI Aided and Abetted the Rise of White Christian Nationalism

Lerone A. Martin, Director, Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute and Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Bjoern Escofier, Visiting Prof. @Stanford Jul 31, 2023
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Bjoern Escofier, Visiting Professor @Stanford University and Head of the Machine Learning and Data Analytics Lab, FAU Germany

Ben Stefonik, Chair, Psychology Dept. Foothill Col Aug 14, 2023
Open AI and ChatGPT
Ben Stefonik is the chair of the psychology department at Foothill College.  He has been an instructor at Foothill College for 14 years, teaching The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination, Biopsychology, and Research Methods among other classes.  Ben is the founder and former coordinator of the Foothill College Research and Service Leadership Symposium, which is an annual college-wide symposium that showcases the excellent scholarship and service leadership activities of Foothill students. 


Mary Hughes, Founder, Close the Gap California Aug 21, 2023
Close the Gap CA
Joe Simitian, Supervisor 5th District, SC County Sep 25, 2023
Bridging the Divide