Benefits

Visiting Scholars

  The closest form of affiliation is collaboration. Affiliates may send a company researcher or engineer to join a Stanford faculty member's research group as a visiting scholar for an extended period of time. This enhanced relationship affords companies the opportunity to directly participate in computer science and electrical engineering research at Stanford. The visiting scholar, mutually selected by the affiliate and the Forum, will be assigned office space in their faculty host's laboratory, may audit courses, attend research seminars, and use the University library and computer facilities, as well as recreational facilities. An additional fee is required to participate in this program.
   
 

Student-Advisor-Mentor (SAM)

  Affiliates can tap directly into the brainpower of Stanford computer science and electrical engineering students. Through the SAM program, Graduate students are able to work with Forum affiliates on real-world research problems and experiments closely related to industry. An additional fee is required which covers the student's stipend, research costs, and program administration.
   
 

Meetings & Workshops 

  Affiliates can keep current on the latest research at the several technical meetings and workshops the Forum facilitates every year at Stanford and abroad. The Annual Meeting, held every spring on campus, gathers Forum members together to hear faculty, graduate students, and industry leaders present their latest research theories and findings. Special interest workshops are organized year round on developing areas in Information Management, Security, Clean Slate Design for the Internet, and more.
   
 

Recruiting

  Affiliation offers companies a huge advantage in recruiting the best new talent. The Forum Recruiting Program networks affiliated companies with 1000+ Stanford CS/EE students. The Computer Forum facilitates on-campus interviews, coordinates company information sessions, hosts a bustling Career Fair (additional fee is required to participate), posts job listings for member companies, hosts Career Strategy Workshops, a noon-time workshop providing students with career tips and strategies, and facilitates company tours.
   
 

Faculty Liaison 

  The lines of communication between the Forum and its affiliates are always open. A Stanford CS/EE Faculty member is assigned as liaison to every Forum member company, based upon research areas. The faculty liaison assures a satisfactory response to affiliated companies' needs. This is accomplished through visits to the member's facilities; by providing the affiliate with information about current activities; and by supporting student recruiting activities. Members may also visit their faculty liaisons on campus, or ask the Forum to arrange a visit to a different faculty member with different research interests.