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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

arXiv.org, 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.



‘Revolutionary’ Cornell Tech campus in NYC dedicated

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:09:11 UTC

Cornell officially strengthened its already sizable New York City presence Sept. 13 with the dedication of the glittering, futuristic Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island.



Cornell Tech will help make computers ‘accountable’

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:09:51 UTC

Cornell Tech researchers will lead a nationwide team of computer scientists in a project to make automated decision-making systems “accountable,” ensuring that they respect privacy and make decisions fairly.



Cornell Tech fosters community connection and collaboration

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:09:00 UTC

Cornell Tech has fostered community connections through partnerships with Roosevelt Island residents, the City University of New York, and local schools in New York City and Ithaca in advance of the dedication of the Roosevelt Island campus Sept. 13.



Neafseys fund Cornell Tech's top academic post

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:09:28 UTC

John P. Neafsey ’61, M.Eng. ’62, MBA ’63, and his wife, Rilla, have endowed the top academic leadership position at Cornell Tech, currently held by Dean and Vice Provost Daniel P. Huttenlocher.



Ithaca campus set to celebrate Cornell Tech dedication

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:09:02 UTC

Cornellians on the Ithaca campus can watch the Sept. 13 dedication of Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island live via CornellCast on jumbo screens placed in the Physical Sciences Building.



Initial Cornell Tech vision has been realized, Huttenlocher says

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:09:15 UTC

Days before the Cornell Tech campus dedication Sept. 13 on Roosevelt Island, Founding Dean and Vice Provost Dan Huttenlocher talks about his vision for the campus and how Cornell Tech fits into an ever-changing and increasingly digital world, now and in the future.



Freshman’s company uses big data to improve cancer diagnoses

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:09:49 UTC

Freshman Abu Qader is running a company, GliaLab, which is developing software that can improve the accuracy of breast cancer diagnoses, especially in developing countries.



Cornell projects to cultivate digital agriculture landscape

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:08:01 UTC

A slate of six projects totaling more than $1 million has been announced to generate innovative research in the combined fields of agriculture, computation and engineering.



Lecture series to explore how law, new technologies interact

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 19:08:54 UTC

Emerging technologies and the legal and policy challenges surrounding them are the focal points of a new lecture series beginning this fall.



Mark Zuckerberg gives CIS research paper a shoutout

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:08:00 UTC

Not only did a Cornell CIS research paper receive the best paper award at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2017), it also got a shoutout on Facebook from the site’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, July 25.



Fulbright recipients head off to global destinations

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:08:28 UTC

Fourteen Cornell students and recent alumni are setting out this fall for destinations around the world, thanks to grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.



Cornell Tech fortifies computer science ed in Ithaca area

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:08:00 UTC

Cornell Tech hosted a workshop Aug. 8-9 in Gates Hall, helping eight local school districts and a cooperative educational service agency create plans to integrate computer science education throughout the entire school day.



Computer 'anthropologists' study global fashion

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:08:32 UTC

Cornell computer science researchers are figuring out ways to analyze billions of photographs uploaded to photo-sharing services through deep-learning methods.



Alumnus returns to Cornell as Tisch University Professor

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:07:16 UTC

Lorenzo Alvisi, M.S. '94, Ph.D. '96, and Cornell's newest Tisch University Professor, has found that all doors eventually lead back to Cornell.



Two groups both win $7.5M to study AI, autonomous systems

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:07:19 UTC

Research teams led by professors Robert Bruce van Dover and Hadas Kress-Gazit have both been granted up to $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for autonomous systems and AI research.



China scholarship honors John Hopcroft

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:07:07 UTC

John Hopcroft, the IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics, has been honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.



Collaboration across (baseball) fields leads to Amazonian rivers

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 21:07:55 UTC

An ambitious project that deploys big data and uses machine learning to understand the ecological impacts of hydropower dams in the Amazon Basin started in a mundane enough setting: on the sidelines at youth baseball games.



CIS researchers receive $2.5M NSF grant for cybersecurity

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:06:14 UTC

Researchers Andrew Myers, Elaine Shi, Greg Morrisett and Rafael Pass will explore a new approach that will make it easier to use cryptography to build more-secure systems.



Course explores our future with robots and AI

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:06:52 UTC

A new computer science course offered last semester explored the ethical and social issues raised by the emergence of robots and artificial intelligence.



Workshop to bolster minority computer science Ph.D.s

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:06:54 UTC

A SoNIC (software-defined network interface) Summer Research Workshop will increase exposure to computer science for for 13 minority students on campus this June.



Cornell Tech has final Open Studio before move to new campus

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:05:26 UTC

Cornell Tech's Open Studio, held for the final time at the Google building campus, gives budding entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their ideas to several hundred people, including business leaders.



How workers push back against unwanted technology

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:05:00 UTC

Karen Levy, assistant professor of information science, spoke April 17 about how intrusive technology has sparked a revolt in the workplace.