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Rovers and robots and beats, oh my! BOOM celebrates 20th year

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:04:31 UTC

The 20th annual Bits on our Minds technology showcase brought together approximately 140 students and their cutting-edge projects, from a city bus tracking app to a robot that serves cocktails.

Cornell Tech, Ithaca campus host high school programming contest

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:04:58 UTC

For the first time, the Annual Cornell University High School Programming Contest teamed up with Cornell Tech to host simultaneous events on each campus.

Eleven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:04:10 UTC

Eleven assistant professors from Cornell's Ithaca and New York City campuses have received five-year awards from the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development program.

Media Studies lecture on networks and proxy politics is April 25

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:04:37 UTC

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, professor of modern culture and media at Brown, will speak on “Critical Data Studies: The Case of Proxy Politics” April 25.

Sarah Kreps, Jeremy Braddock named inaugural Milstein Faculty Fellows

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:04:00 UTC

Sarah Kreps, government, and Jeremy Braddock, English, are the first fellows in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity.

A Conversation with Geek Girls, April 18

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:04:36 UTC

A Conversation with Geek Girls, a panel discussion on breaking barriers for women in technology, will feature the co-author of “Geek Girl Rising,” Heather Cabot, April 18.

Grad student leads group on algorithms and AI for social good

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:04:16 UTC

Rediet Abebe, a doctoral candidate in computer science, co-founded the Mechanism Design for Social Good group in 2016.

BOOM 2018 to celebrate 20 years of student tech

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:04:00 UTC

More than 140 Cornell students will unveil their best work in cutting-edge technologies at Bits On Our Minds, Wednesday, April 18.

eCornell presents online learning session at SXSW EDU

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 21:03:48 UTC

Members of eCornell’s leadership team presented to nearly 400 education leaders from across the world March 5 in Austin, Texas.

App links to virtual 'guardians' on Ithaca campus

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 17:03:09 UTC

The RAVE Guardian app for Cornell Ithaca faculty, students and staff turns your smartphone into a personal safety device.

Online tech is changing the dynamics of gift-giving

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:03:00 UTC

Online gift-giving is spreading in social networks and causing people to give more gifts – online and in person – according to a new study led by René Kizilcec, Cornell assistant professor of information science.

Computers may help K-8 math teachers understand students’ thought processes

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:03:00 UTC

CIS researchers will present computer software to help K-8 math teachers grade math assignments at a conference in Montreal April 21-26.

Algorithms use at work subject of May 4-5 New York City workshop

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:03:47 UTC

ILR School faculty will teach “Algorithms at Work” May 4-5 at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. 

Professor explores complexities of communicating the 'norms of science'

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:03:00 UTC

Bruce Lewenstein argued Feb. 20 that public communication is fundamental to science and that public disputes about reliable knowledge are not unique to our time.

Cornell helps unlock doors to careers in data science

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:02:39 UTC

A course offered by Computer Science, Operations Research and Information Engineering and the Department of Statistics introduces data science to any student.

Business faculty weigh the promise, pitfalls of technology

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:02:52 UTC

Three Cornell SC Johnson College of Business professors offered their thoughts on the value of technology during a Jan. 18 alumni event in San Francisco.

Team wins international competition merging fashion, science and technology

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:02:00 UTC

Three graduate students won an award for their garment concepts using technology geared toward the fitness and gaming communities.

Einaudi Center, Keio University join forces on cyber research

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:02:08 UTC

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and Keio University in Tokyo has signed an agreement to work on cybersecurity together.

Augmented reality takes 3-D printing to next level

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:02:16 UTC

Researchers are taking 3-D printing and 3-D modeling to a new level with augmented reality, which allows users to design in-situ while a robotic arm rapidly prints the work.

CIS professor teaches ethics in data science course

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 18:02:12 UTC

Solon Barocas, assistant professor of computing and information science, is teaching about bias and discrimination in machine learning this fall.

An outdoor cat can damage your sustainability cred

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:01:00 UTC

A new study shows birders who allow pet cats out of the house are judged to be less concerned about the environment by other birders.

CIS offers two diversity-focused summer programs

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:01:00 UTC

Computing and Information Science is offering two summer programs designed to recruit and support underrepresented minorities in graduate computing fields.

CIS students win two of 10 Microsoft Ph.D. fellowships

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:01:32 UTC

Two Computing and Information Science doctoral students are among 10 elite students to win 2018-19 Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowships.

Create something at mannUfactory makerspace, opening Feb. 1

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:01:23 UTC

The mannUfactory, Cornell University Library’s makerspace, opens Feb. 1 in 112 Mann Library.

Cornell Tech has boosted excitement, interest universitywide, dean says

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:12:00 UTC

Dan Huttenlocher, the Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean of Cornell Tech, gave an update on the New York City campus Dec. 19 at the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce.

Cornell Tech startup ideas get bigger, brighter, bolder

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:12:55 UTC

Team energy warmed the Tata Innovation Center as winter blasted outside along New York City's East River Dec. 14 at Cornell Tech's first Open Studio on Roosevelt Island.

A not-quite-random walk demystifies the algorithm

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:12:00 UTC

Looking at the world through the lens of an algorithm illuminates some aspects but obscures others, says Malte Ziewitz, assistant professor of science and technology studies.

eLab students pitch business ideas at NYC event

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:12:18 UTC

Nearly 50 Cornell eLab students participated in the third annual mid-year pitch night in Manhattan Dec. 1.

Cornell Tech celebrates Tata Innovation Center’s launch

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:12:00 UTC

Cornell University leaders, a team from Tata Consultancy Services and New York City officials celebrated at Cornell Tech Dec. 4 as the Tata Innovation Center was named and launched.

Cornell Tech inaugurates Tata Innovation Center

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:12:00 UTC

Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced Dec. 4 a $50 million investment in Cornell Tech. The investment includes a significant gift for the first phase of capital development on the Roosevelt Island campus.

Amy Villarejo to lead Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:11:23 UTC

Professor Amy Villarejo, former chair of Performing and Media Arts, has been named the first faculty director for the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity.

Digital technology weaves its way into custom design world

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:11:01 UTC

New technology will allow woven fabrics to be super automated and customized – completely altering the mindset that fabrics can’t be made in custom small batches.

Library preserves at-risk worker center websites

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:11:52 UTC

The library has created an online collection of the websites of worker centers to collect internet sites with scholarly significance before they.

One billion downloads and counting for arXiv

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:11:25 UTC, the scientific pre-print database, has surpassed 1 billion downloads.

ILR School forum: Tech promises jobs for people with disabilities

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:11:57 UTC

An ILR School forum in New York City focused on improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities in the tech sector.

Denise Young Smith is Cornell Tech’s next executive-in-residence

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:11:00 UTC

Denise Young Smith, Apple vice president of inclusion and diversity, will become executive-in-residence at Cornell Tech in January 2018.

Library ‘portal’ to connect campus with people worldwide

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:10:21 UTC

In fall 2018, Cornellians will engage with people all over the world through an on-campus audiovisual "portal."

Exhibition, research project highlight learning from Rembrandt’s art

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:10:46 UTC

Rembrandt van Rijn’s art and artistic practice have fascinated scholars and collectors for centuries. His printmaking methods, and prints from across his career, are revealed as an inspirational resource for research and teaching in a new exhibition of his etchings at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

From an ocean away, students design a girls’ school in Ghana

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:10:00 UTC

About 5,287 miles from Ithaca, near the banks of Ghana’s Volta River, a primary and junior high school for girls is rising from the collective imagination and brain power of the Cornell University Sustainable Design team.

Cornell launches Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:10:00 UTC

A $20 million gift from the Milstein family will launch the new Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity, a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and Cornell Tech that will pioneer a new approach to liberal arts education for the digital age. It is the first undergraduate program to link the Ithaca and Roosevelt Island campuses.

Cornell Tech, CUNY launch internship for women in tech

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:10:03 UTC

Cornell Tech, the New York City Mayor’s Office and the City University of New York launched a new winter internship program Oct. 11 as part of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY) initiative.

Magic Moving Mansion Mania game takes prize

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:10:37 UTC

A Computing and Information Science team won best student game at the Boston Festival of Indie Games.

Student delegates to attend Clinton Global Initiative conference

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:10:00 UTC

Fourteen Cornell student delegates were selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University conference Oct. 13-15 in Boston.

Organized chaos spells creativity at Brooklyn school science event

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 19:10:06 UTC

A Brooklyn elementary school was transformed into a high-tech laboratory during a Cornell-led science discovery day Oct. 4.

Making big data serve the little guy

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:10:00 UTC

Cornell computer scientists have formed the Center for Data Science for Improved Decision-Making to find ways to handle data responsibly and use it as a resource for the public benefit.

Cornell Tech leverages academic links with Cornell campuses

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 20:09:04 UTC

The new Roosevelt Island campus of Cornell Tech has catalyzed a slew of innovative academic programs that will benefit not only Cornell Tech students but also students from the Ithaca campus.

New app collects pre-vet students’ real-world preparation

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:09:00 UTC

Students planning to apply to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program can track their veterinary and animal experiences on a new app developed by the College of Veterinary Medicine and a software engineering class in Computing and Information Science.

To create efficiency, startup OR Link joins McGovern incubator

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:09:52 UTC

OR Link – a cloud-based software company that aims to save lives, reduce surgical supply waste and make operating rooms more efficient – joined Cornell’s business incubator, the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, Sept. 1.

Faculty train to use new technologies to share their research widely

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:09:11 UTC

Knowledge Matters, a workshop series designed for Cornell faculty members and academic staff, is helping participants translate their research into a variety of digital media platforms.

Cornell students to investigate computing careers at Atlanta conference

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:09:26 UTC

Computing and Information Science will be well represented Sept. 20-23 at the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing in Atlanta Sept. 20-23.