A Message from the Interim Dean

Welcome to Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
As we approach the 150th anniversary of our founding, our future and its promise have never been better. I have witnessed and participated in the amazing growth and advancement of the School over the recent decades. We are proud that the legacy of inquiry in the applied sciences and engineering created by the founders of King’s College in 1754, the predecessor school to Columbia, continues today in our laboratories and our classrooms. This legacy has resulted in a long history of entrepreneurship and invention, beginning with steamships and steam engines created by John Stevens, Class of 1768.
Today, our faculty continues this tradition, working on breakthrough research that is advancing medical imaging, ensuring computer security, harnessing the data deluge for financial markets, and creating smart cities. Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, have the opportunity to further this research and much more as they become the next generation of Columbia Engineering and Applied Science leaders.    
This is a particularly exciting time for all of us at the School as we take advantage of the additional interdisciplinary research space created by the Northwest Corner Building, and look forward to the new laboratories and classrooms that will be part of the exciting developments on the Manhattanville campus.
Welcome to this vibrant intellectual community that is Columbia Engineering!
Donald Goldfarb
Interim Dean
Alexander and Hermine Avanessians Professor of IEOR


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