Professor Roxana Geambasu Scores a Brilliant 10

Geambasu has been named one of Popular Science’s Brilliant Ten, the magazine’s 13th annual list of the “brightest young minds in science and engineering.”

David Blei | Embracing the Science of Teaching Topics to Machines

Professor Blei's research focuses on topic modeling, a mathematical approach to uncovering the hidden themes in collections of documents.

HYPOTHEkids See the Light!

Twenty-five NYC high school students were introduced this summer to engineering design and entrepreneurship through the new six-week program.

Milestones

Assistant Professor Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou has been awarded the 2014 Junior Research Prize by the European Association of Structural Dynamics.

NYC ASCENT Supports Emerging Engineers and Computer Scientists

Many of New York City’s most promising engineering postdocs joined leading representatives from academia and industry for the launch of NYC ASCENT, a new consortium from Columbia, Cornell, CUNY, and NYU connecting emerging engineers and computer scientists with established colleagues and mentors.

Faculty Welcome Reception

As an official kick-off to the new academic year, Dean Mary C. Boyce hosted a welcome reception for faculty Sept. 8 in Carleton Lounge.

Mapping the DNA Sequence of Ashkenazi Jews

A team of researchers has created a data resource that will improve genomic research in the Ashkenazi Jewish population and lead to more effective personalized medicine.

All Smiles at New Student Welcome

Marking the official start to the academic year, the Academic Assembly served as an official welcome to the new class of incoming freshmen, and an introduction to their exciting year ahead.

Data Science Institute Details New MS Program

The new program will give students a leg up in the exciting, burgeoning field of big data.

Professor Lewko Wins NSF Grant to Establish New Center for Encrypted Functionalities

Lewko's goal is to use new encryption methods to make the inner workings of a computer program invisible to an outside observer.

New Tool Makes Online Personal Data More Transparent

Columbia Engineering researchers have developed XRay, a first step in understanding how personal data is being used on web services.

First to Tweet from Space, Now a Professor at SEAS!

Mike Massimino, one of NASA’s most popular astronauts, is now a fulltime Professor of Professional Practice in Mechanical Engineering.

New Non-Invasive Technique Controls the Size of Molecules Penetrating the Blood-Brain Barrier

A new technique developed by Professor Elisa Konofagou has demonstrated for the first time that the size of molecules penetrating the blood-brain barrier can be controlled using acoustic pressure—the pressure of an ultrasound beam—to let specific molecules through.

Professor Wang Wins EMBS Early Career Achievement Award

EMBS, the world's largest society of biomedical engineers, cited Prof. Wang's “contribution to neural engineering and biomedical instrumentation."

Technique Simplifies Creation of High-Tech Crystals

Researchers from Columbia and Princeton propose that photonic crystals could be created from a mixture in which particles of one type are dispersed throughout another material.

Columbia Design Challenge: Confronting the Ebola Crisis

The Columbia community is invited to participate in an interdisciplinary challenge to design low-cost, technology-driven solutions, including both software and hardware, to address the Ebola crisis.

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