January 2011 e-News

January 2011


In the News

Professor Emeritus Carl Gryte Dies, Jan. 10

Former EE Prof. Cyril Harris Dies, The New York Times, Jan. 8

Prof. Nayar's Gigapixel Camera
, Scientific American, Jan. 6

Climate Patterns to Help Predict the Next Big Flood?, National Geographic, Dec. 28

What’s Just Around the Bend? Soon, a Camera May Show You, The New York Times, Dec. 19

Holograms Deliver 3-D Without the Goofy Glasses, The New York Times, Dec. 4

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510 Mudd Building, MC 4714
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Feniosky Peña-Mora, Dean

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University Opens Interdisciplinary Research Building

Columbia University marks the official opening of its new 188,000 square foot Northwest Corner Building. The innovative structure houses cutting-edge labs gathering together researchers in biology, chemistry, physics and engineering, as well as a science and engineering library, lecture hall and café, completing the outlines of the University’s original Morningside Heights campus plan. READ MORE


Prof. Bellovin on Wikileaks Q&A
Computer Science Professor Steven Bellovin discusses whether the Wikileaks release of classified information was unavoidable, as part of a Q&A first published in The Record. MORE

Prof. Marianetti Discovers Graphene's Limits
Chris Marianetti, an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, has determined how and why the strongest known material breaks. MORE

AAAS  Elects Prof. Chang as a Fellow
EE Prof. Shih-Fu Chang has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his "pioneering contributions to multimedia content analysis and search." MORE

Billinge Helps Make Thermoelectric Discovery
APAM Prof. Simon Billinge is part of a team scientists to make an important discovery that could help scientists identify other useful thermoelectrics and help capture energy lost as heat. MORE


Video Profile: Luis Alonso, MS'07 CS
Luis Alonso joined Google in 2007 after completing his Master's in Computer Science at Columbia University. He recently moved to California to join the Systems Infrastructure team. MORE

National Society of Black Engineers and Alumni Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Jan. 19

Dean Peña-Mora invites alumni to a networking reception connecting African-American alumni, students and faculty to be held at the Columbia Club, 15 West 43rd St. To RSVP or find out more information, please e-mail Cliff Massey at cam2171@columbia.edu.

CEYA Winter Tech Social
9-11 p.m., Jan. 19

Come join Columbia Engineering Young Alumni (CEYA) at the next Tech Social in New York City.  Meet and network with other Columbia Engineering alumni as well as alumni from Caltech, Cambridge, and MIT.  The social is being held at Brass Monkey (www.brassmonkeynyc.com) at Little W. 12th St. and 10th Avenue. REGISTER

SAVE THE DATE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Alumni Networking Reception
Wed. Feb. 2. 6:30 p.m.,
Further details to follow.

Café Science
6 p.m., Feb. 15

What's Happening to Tropical Forests: From Pixels to Policy, with Geographer Ruth DeFriesMORE

Speed Networking for Engineers
7 p.m., Wed., Feb. 23rd
Alumni are invited to share insights about their industry with students and help them hone their networking skills in brief networking sessions held at Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall. REGISTER


Alumni Career Development Webinar
How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Profile
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (EST)
If you are a professional in any industry, you simply can't afford to have a mediocre LinkedIn profile.  Your clients and potential employers will all be scrutinizing your profile, and you want to make a great impression. Brenda Bernstein, a LinkedIn expert, will take you through the most important sections and strategies of LinkedIn. MORE

IvyLife-Columbia Networking Events
Networking Breakfasts and Evening Events Each Month
IvyLife-Columbia is a LinkedIn group, which is also part of the parent group, IvyLife. Both groups hold various networking events in NYC as well as around the world. For more information, visit the group on LinkedIn or http://www.ivylife-columbia.net. If you have questions, please contact William@caa.columbia.edu.

Provide Internships for STEP Next Summer
Help SEAS students gain real life work experience by providing a summer engineering internship! Invite your firm to participate in the Science, Technology and Engineering Program. Please share this opportunity with your Human Resources department. Contact Patrick Smith at 212-854-5496 or ps2211@columbia.edu for registration information.

Share Job Leads
Introduce us to hiring managers or human resource recruiters by contacting Patrick Smith in Employer Outreach at ps2211@columbia.edu or 212-854-5496. If you have internship or full-time opportunities to post, you can list them on LionSHARE CCE's online job and internship database, which is open to students and alumni.

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