Young Alumni Share Why They Support Giving Day

Thanks to the generosity of Columbia Engineering alumni, friends, students, parents, faculty, and staff the School received $1,354,172 in gifts!

Columbia Engineering Professor Eitan Grinspun’s Research Animates Disney’s Moana

Columbia Engineering Professor Eitan Grinspun’s Research Animates Disney’s Moana

Kanishk Vashisht | Hacking Global Challenges

“Contrary to what a lot of people think, there isn’t always one correct answer, but many ways to approach a problem. It’s fascinating seeing how people come up with different solutions and then amalgamate them to find a solution that works best.”

Professor Sajda Named an AAAS Fellow

Paul Sajda, professor of biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and radiology, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Ally Peccia | Solving Riddles to Make an Impact

“I like riddles and problem-solving, and engineering is kind of an extension of that,” Peccia says.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Tunisia to New York

An envoy of Tunisian engineering and business university professors flew to Morningside Heights for a week devoted to sharing Columbia’s expertise in entrepreneurial education.

New Method Increases Energy Density in Lithium Batteries

Novel technique may lead to longer battery life in portable electronics and electrical vehicles

Gleb Vizitiv | Adding Color to the Sketch

Gleb Vizitiv | Adding Color to the Sketch

Fulbright Winner to Embark on Indonesian Odyssey

Stephanie O’Gara BS’16 will travel to Indonesia to study how their bustling agricultural sector can use leftover biological matter from harvesting crops to produce biofuels that are less environmentally harmful than traditional sources of energy.

Columbia Engineers Win Recognition and Prizes at NYC Media Lab Demo Showcase

Columbia engineers brought back glory and grant money from the NYC Media Lab’s annual summit and demo showcase

Erasing the Line Between Imaging and Analyzing

From the forthcoming Columbia Engineering magazine, Fall 2016 | Cover story: The Future. We’re Working On It.

Electrons in Graphene Behave Like Light, Only Better

Researchers discover that electrons mimic light in graphene, confirming a 2007 prediction – their finding may enable new low power electronics and lead to new experimental probes.

New $2M NSF Research Grant Aims to Expand Wireless Access

A Columbia-led research team earned a grant to help develop less expensive, high-data-rate wireless access

Honoring Excellence

Faculty gathered in Carleton Lounge Sept. 20 to honor colleagues’ achievements, welcome new professors, and toast the beginning of another academic year.

New $5M Grant to Support Robotics Research for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Sunil Agrawal's project to help spinal cord injury patients just won a $5 million grant.

Extreme Engineering: Rise of the Space Robots

Dr. Eddie Tunstel spoke as part of Columbia Engineering's Extreme Engineering program.

Memoirs of a SEAS Astronaut

Astronaut and Columbia Engineering Professor of Professional Practice Mike Massimino BS’84 is set to publish his first book this October

Our Driverless Future

Hod Lipson, professor of mechanical engineering, is coauthor of a new book, Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead

Senior Design Projects Lead to Biotech Startups

Two teams of brand-new graduates from the Department of Biomedical Engineering have won awards in a national competition to design innovative healthcare solutions.

Get Hyped About STEM!

In partnership with Columbia Engineering and Teachers College, Hypothekids, is an educational initiative that introduces students to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

All Eyes on 2020

Dean Mary C. Boyce officially welcomed the Class of 2020 to the start of their first year at SEAS.

Rio Design Challenges Push Forward

Thanks to two Rio-centered Design Challenges last year, Columbia students and faculty are pushing forward with innovative ideas designed especially for the city.

Dinner in 3D

Over the past year, Lipson and his students have been developing a 3D food printer that can fabricate edible items

New Working Group Takes On Massive Computing Needs of Big Data

The Data Science Institute’s newest working group will try to address some of the bottlenecks facing scientists working with massive data sets at Columbia and beyond.

Professor Tal Danino Programs Bacteria to Destroy Cancer Cells

When deployed together with a traditional cancer drug, the bacteria shrank aggressive liver tumors in mice.

Columbia Engineering Researchers Use Acoustic Voxels to Embed Sound with Data

New approach could lead to better tagging and coding, leveraging 3D printing of complex geometries

Columbia University Computer Scientists Presented Three Papers at DAC 2016

DAC is the most prestigious conference in the area of design and automation of electronic systems.

Columbia Engineering Start-up VidRovr Receives Grant, Mentorship from Publicis Groupe

VidRovr will receive funding and a year of guidance from executive mentors at Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading advertising and PR firms.

Something for Everyone at Reunion 2016!

Visiting alumni got an expansive look at topics ranging from groundbreaking interdisciplinary research to the future of STEM education.

Columbia Electrical Engineers Win Another Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship and $100,000 Stipend

For the fifth year in a row, a Columbia Engineering team has won a coveted Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship.

Scientists Uncover Striking Differences Between Adult, Newborn Mouse Brain

Findings reveal mismatch between neuronal activity and blood flow in the brains of newborn mice

Columbia Engineers Develop New, Low-Cost Way to Capture Carbon

Researchers discover new reverse chemical reaction at nanoscale that enables efficient carbon capture

Reunion 2016 Kick-Off Honors Leaders in Engineering and Science

Generations of Columbia engineers gathered to kick off Reunion Weekend and to celebrate the recipients of the School’s Pupin, Egleston, and Samuel Johnson Medals.

Face of the Future

A new technique developed by Prof. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic repairs large bone defects in the head and face by using lab-grown living bone, tailored to the patient and the defect being treated.

Fighting Virtual Reality Sickness

Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a way to combat VR sickness that can be applied to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony PlayStation VR, and Google Cardboard.

2015 Danckwerts-Pergamon Prize Awarded to Chris Boyce

The prize is awarded each year for the best PhD dissertation on Chemical Engineering.

Video: Hod Lipson | Digital Food

As part of its special on "The Future of Everything," the Wall Street Journal features Professor Hod Lipson’s pioneering food printing technology. Go behind the scenes in this video.

Expo Showcases Senior Design Innovation

Showcasing their ingenuity and a broad array of research interests, Columbia Engineering’s Class of 2016 made the third annual Senior Design Expo the most colorful and wide-ranging yet.

Professor Aurel Lazar’s Team a Finalist in Open Science Research Competition

Lazar and his team are developing an open software platform that will integrate healthy and diseased neurobiological and modeling data of the fruit fly brain, and its genetic markers, within a single unified database.

SEAS Energy Day Underscores Innovative Ideas on Sustainable, Affordable Energy

Leading experts addressed the issues of integrating high fractions of variable power into the grid and novel ideas for providing sustainable, affordable energy resources.

Professor Peter Schlosser Elected to the German National Academy of Sciences

Schlosser was recognized for his for his contributions to understanding water movement using trace substances such as radiocarbon.

Revealing the Nature of Magnetic Interactions in Manganese Oxide

A team of scientists, led by Prof. Simon Billinge, is using its recently developed mathematical approach to examine manganese oxide's magnetic interactions.

Martha Kim Receives Borg Early Career Award

The award is bestowed annually to one or two women in computer science or engineering, who like Kim, have made early-career research contributions and at the same time have committed themselves to encouraging young women to enter the computing field.

Milestones

Read about Columbia Engineers' recent awards, recognitions, and accomplishments.

Thomas Theis Named Executive Director of the Columbia Nano Initiative

Theis, who has extensive experience in leading physical sciences research at IBM, will lead the interdisciplinary group focused on advancing research efforts in nanotechnology.

Capstones Explore Problems in Medical Imaging, Finance, Public Health, and More

Six teams of master's students presented their capstone projects, taking on problems at the forefront of medical imaging, finance, public and environmental health, advertising, and marketing.

Senior Spotlight: Sarah Berlinger, Renewing Energy

For electrochemical engineer Sarah Berlinger, developing renewable energy alternatives is the ultimate creative expression.

The Journey's Just Begun

Class Day and Commencement marked the end of an incredible journey and celebrates the start of new beginnings for this year's graduates.

Columbia Space Initiative Taking Engineering to Extreme New Places

Columbia Space Initiative, one of Columbia’s newest clubs dedicated to all things space and space technology, is less than a year old, but it’s already seen success.

Senior Spotlight: Noor Freiha, Finding the Optimal Solution

At Columbia, Freiha says she’s become more analytical, and after graduation, she will join Strategy& at PWC as an associate in tech strategy focusing on retailers and consumers.

Senior Spotlight: Deborah Owolabi, Building Tomorrow

Owolabi is focusing on construction engineering management, aiming for projects that are “purposeful” and improve people’s lives.

Adam Cannon and Jae Woo Lee Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Cannon will receive the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching for Faculty, and Lee will receive the SEAS Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award.

Nanfang Yu Wins Young Investigator Award from the U.S. Office of Naval Research

Yu won the award for creative research with far-reaching implications for technological needs of the Department of Defense.

Star Sailor

In an April 21 Extreme Engineering talk hosted by Columbia Engineering, GHO President Greg Olsen discussed his remarkable journey from “entrepreneurship to spaceship.”

Senior Spotlight: Jahrane Dale, Neuroengineer + Entrepreneur

At the Engineering School, Dale was immediately drawn to biomedical engineering and the development of novel solutions to better understand, preserve, and treat the human body. 

Pay It Forward

Columbia Engineering’s female population is growing—and reaching out to the next generation.

Freudenstein Lecture Celebrates the “Father of Modern Kinematics”

This year's lecture was given by J. Michael McCarthy, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, Irvine.

SEAS Wins Big in Venture Competition

An innovative process that turns local, organic waste into a high-demand usable resource and a new app that customizes drug recommendations for patients are first-place winners in this year’s Columbia Venture Competition.

Student Spotlight: Ariane Coelho Brotto

Ariane Coelho Brotto has been unambiguous about her passion for science since childhood. Currently a PhD student focused in water sustainability solutions in Professor Kartik Chandran’s lab, Brotto is well on her way to achieving that goal.

Prof. Nanfang Yu Wins PowerBridgeNY Grant

A team lead by Prof. Nanfang Yu is one of five recipients of grants from the PowerBridgeNY program to pursue clean energy related research and commercialization.

Senior Spotlight: Mounir Ennenbach, Managing Water Smarter

Mounir Ennenbach ’16SEAS, earth and environmental engineering major and accomplished musician, is set to to join Citigroup's environmental risk management team after graduation.

Columbia-led Team Advances Single Molecule Electronic DNA Sequencing

DNA sequencing is the key technology for personalized and precision medicine initiatives.

From All Corners of Engineering, Sustainable Energy Solutions in the Works

Columbia Engineers face a complex problem: How do we assure clean, safe, sustainable, and low-cost energy resources for today and well into the future?

Water, Energy, Climate: Columbia Engineers Tackle the World's Biggest Problems

Columbia Engineering magazine highlights some of our faculty members whose groundbreaking research is chipping away at perhaps one of the most critical global challenges facing humanity today.

Top of Their Class

For this informal Q&A, we caught up with this year's valedictorian and salutatorian to find out post-graduation plans, life mantras, what they’ll miss about SEAS, and more.

Extreme Engineering Talk Spotlights Greg Olsen, Entrepreneur-Astronaut

On April 21, Extreme Engineering welcomes Greg Olsen, the third-ever private citizen to orbit the Earth aboard the International Space Station.

WiFi Capacity Doubled at Less than Half the Size

Columbia Engineers have developed the first on-chip RF circulator that doubles WiFi speeds with a single antenna.

Columbia Engineers Win Fourteen NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The recipients of this annual award are expected to become leaders in maintaining the nation’s technological infrastructure, security, and economic well-being.

Student Startup Wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Kinnos Inc. will receive an unrestricted cash prize of $10,000 as winners in the undergraduate “Cure it” category for their innovative new product, Highlight.

A Flexible Camera: A Radically Different Approach to Imaging

A team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has developed a novel sheet camera that can be wrapped around everyday objects to capture images that cannot be taken with one or more conventional cameras.

Big Data All Day

Columbia’s Data Science Institute held its second annual all-day conference devoted to big data on April 6, and it was information overload in the best sense.

Columbia Engineering Magazine: Read the Spring 2016 Issue

When it comes to Earth and its ever-changing environment, engineers are faced with a world of problems to solve. Our researchers are looking at a range of challenges including climate and water risk, coupled with financial risk management; carbon sequestration; urban infrastructure design; and more. Here, Columbia Engineering highlights some of our faculty members whose groundbreaking research is chipping away at perhaps one of the most critical global challenges facing humanity today.

Visionary Engineer Lynn Conway BS’62, MS’63 Heralds Dawn of the Techno-Social Age

Conway spoke about the coming technological renaissance at the Magill Lecture, an annual event hosted by Columbia Engineering.

Heat and Light Get Larger at the Nanoscale

A Columbia-led research team is the first to demonstrate a strong, non-contact heat transfer channel using light with performances that could lead to high efficiency electricity generation.

Alumnus Alan Willner Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Electrical Engineering alumnus Willner was recognized for his research contributions in the areas of optics, photonics, and high-speed optical networks.

Jon Steinberg ’03BUS to Speak at Class Day

The former president and COO of Buzzfeed will give the keynote address at this year's ceremony, to be held on May 16.

New GE Partnership to Advance MRI Research

In the new partnership, Columbia faculty, students, and researchers will have access to new, state-of-the-art imaging machines on campus.

Four Professors Win 2016 NSF CAREER Awards

CAREER grants are the NSF’s most prestigious award in support of the early career-development activities of junior faculty.

Engineering Faculty Excel in University Research Competition

Columbia Engineering is represented in five of the six winning research teams in the University’s annual RISE competition.

Startup NimbleDroid Speeds Up Android Apps

The new tool provides an automated, comprehensive analysis of an app’s speed, memory usage, bandwidth consumption, and more.

Qing Qu Awarded Microsoft Research Fellowship

Only 12 fellows were selected from a pool of 211 applicants in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics.

Foodie Alvin Zhou ’17SEAS Competes on the Food Network’s Chopped

Zhou was selected for the college edition, and competed over a 12-hour day at the Food Network’s studios in Chelsea.

Say It on a Shirt: Senior Design Expo Contest

Have an eye for fashion? Help us design the first official Senior Design Expo T-shirt.

IEEE Student Chapter Organizes MAKECU 2016

Undergraduate hackers of all skill levels gathered to participate in Columbia’s second annual hardware hackathon.

Luce Professorship Honors Karen Kasza’s Research in Cell and Tissue Mechanics

Kasza's research combines tools and approaches from engineering, biology, and physics, and relies on in vivo experimental investigations, primarily in fruit flies.

Electrical Engineers Reach Out to the Community

EE faculty and students took part in the School at Columbia University's Imagine the Future 2016 Science and Engineering Expo for young explorers and their families.

Out of this World

Columbia hosted a cosmic triple-header when an astronaut and two elite NASA engineers set down on campus as part of the School’s Extreme Engineering series.

Faculty Land NASA Research Grants for Early Stage Innovations

Profs. Keren Bergman, Michal Lipson, and Matei Ciocarlie won grants worth up to $500,000 for research and development.

SEAS Researchers Build Winning Technologies with NYC Media Lab, Verizon

Nine teams, including three from Columbia Engineering, were selected for the inaugural cohort that will advance their concepts into a market validation program.

Three Columbia Engineering Professors Win Sloan Fellowships

Matei Ciocarlie, Roxana Geambasu, and Daniel Hsu have been honored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as rising stars.

Columbia Engineer Wins Presidential Award for Scientists

The award is the highest honor the U.S. government gives to young scientists and engineers.

Wiggins Appointed to Business-Higher Education Forum's Data Science & Analytics Working Group

BHEF members design and deploy solutions in emerging fields critical to innovation and national security.

Computer Vision Laboratory Develops Cambits, a Modular Imaging System

The Cambits blocks can easily be assembled to make a variety of cameras with different functionalities.

Bellovin Named First Technology Scholar by Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

The PCLOB’s mission is to ensure that the federal government’s efforts to prevent terrorism are balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties.

Professor Goyal’s Students Tops at 2015 INFORMS Conference

The four IEOR finalists at the recent INFORMS Annual Meeting had one thing in common: Vineet Goyal.

New Course Unites SEAS and Business School to Fast-Track Ideas to Market

Columbia has world-class research and industry-leading business leaders—and a new class at the Engineering School looks to bring them even closer together.

New Edition of Prof. Irving Herman’s Physics of the Human Body

The new edition includes expanded treatments of motion, sports, multi-segment modeling, pregnancy, diseases and disorders, and aging.

The Future of DNA Sequencing Is Already in the Classroom

Prof. Yaniv Erlich is using MinION mobile DNA sequencers to give students direct experience handling DNA samples in a classroom setting.

Columbia to Present Four Papers at International Solid-State Circuits Conference

The ISSCC is the international flagship conference in the field of solid-state integrated circuits design where the latest advances in integrated electronic circuits are introduced.

Using Electrical Signals to Train the Heart's Muscle Cells

Columbia Engineers have shown, for the first time, that electrical stimulation of human heart muscle cells engineered from human stem cells aids their development and function.

Elisa Konofagou’s New DARPA Grant Advances Work in Focused Ultrasound

Konofagou’s team will work on developing a new way to use focused ultrasound for stimulation of peripheral nerves that will ultimately be able to control organ function.

Professor Mike Mauel Is New Editor-in-Chief of Physics of Plasmas

Mauel has published more than 150 refereed journal articles and, since 2003, has served on the editorial boards of several journals.

Akshay Shah BS’14 Named among Inaugural Schwarzman Scholars

The Schwarzman Scholars program aims to help talented future leaders change the world at the global scale.

Student Startup that Monitors Neonatal Vitals Is One Step Closer to Reality

The design uses engineered “hats” to measure heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, and blood oxygen saturation in critically ill infants.

Columbia Engineers Highlight Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Several Columbia engineers were recently named to the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list of bright talent already making waves in and beyond their professions.

Columbia Design Challenge Innovates Solutions for Urban Water

Columbia teams spanning disciplines and continents are tackling the complex challenges of water in Rio de Janeiro and burgeoning cities across the developing world.

Prof. Richard M. Osgood Named to the National Academy of Inventors

The recognition honors leaders “who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.”

Prof. Shih-Fu Chang Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Amsterdam

Chang received the award “in recognition of his pioneering contribution to our understanding of the digital universe.”

Prof. Burke Wins Doctoral New Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society

His project, entitled “Collisional Energy Transfer in Multi-Component Mixtures of Combustion Systems,” will be supported by a grant from the ACS Petroleum Research Fund, whose intention is to enable a new investigator to “initiate a new research direction.”

Sustaining the Future of Food

Columbia Engineering hosted a timely forum exploring how leading engineers and entrepreneurs are innovating sustainable solutions to nourish more people with fewer resources, less environmental damage, and no loss of flavor.

Students Demo “Smart” Products Built for Internet of Things Course

Columbia Engineering students presented their vision for the future, with three projects being singled out for special recognition.

A Year in Review

Take a look back at some of the year's news highlights in our 2015 wrap-up.

Julia Hirschberg and David Blei Elected 2015 ACM Fellows

Two professors in the Computer Science department at Columbia University have been elected 2015 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellows: Julia Hirschberg for "contributions to spoken language processing," and David Blei, for "contributions to the theory and practice of probabilistic topic modeling and Bayesian machine learning."

Hey Mr. Spaceman

Scott “Scooter” Altman spoke about his extraordinary career as an F-14 pilot and NASA astronaut Nov. 19 at the Kraft Center.

Entrepreneurs in the Making

Columbia Engineering’s minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is off to an impressive start—roughly 80 students from all departments have declared it to be their minor, a number that has increased each year since the program’s 2010 inception.

Prof. Helen Lu Wins $1.125M Grant on New Approach to Rotator Cuff Repair

The funding will support preclinical trials to test the potential of a nanofiber-based device to enable biological healing between tendon and bone post rotator cuff surgery.

The Nanostructure Problem: Simon Billinge

Billinge tackles the nanostructure problem with the help of the world’s newest and brightest synchrotron light source—BNL’s National Synchrotron Light Source II.

Vishal Misra Named IEEE Fellow

Misra was named a Fellow for his contributions to "network traffic modeling, congestion control, and Internet economics."

Researchers Find Repetitive DNA Provides a Hidden Layer of Functional Information

The study broadens understanding of the genetic basis of different illnesses such as Crohn’s disease.

Columbia and edX Launch Online Data Science Education Series

In partnership with non-profit education provider edX, a distinguished team of Columbia professors will cover the fundamentals of data science—statistics, machine learning and algorithms—and the technologies it has spawned, from automated translation to recommendation engines to personalized medicine to wirelessly connected devices.

Columbia Engineers Build Biologically Powered Chip

The new system combines biological ion channels with solid-state transistors to create a new kind of electronics.

SEAS Launches Urban Water Design Challenge Dec. 7

The challenge, held in partnership with the Columbia Global Center | Rio de Janeiro, centers on the multi-faceted challenges of urban water.

Professor Elizabeth Hillman Wins BRAIN Initiative Grant for High Speed Microscopy Technique

The $1.83 million three-year grant will support her work on SCAPE, a high-speed 3D microscope for imaging the living brain.

Columbia Design Challenge: Urban Water

Columbia Engineering and The Columbia Global Center | Rio de Janeiro are launching a design challenge Dec. 7 around innovative engineering, planning, and policy solutions to the multi-faceted challenge of urban water.

Women Who Inspire Girls Who Code

In February, senior Jessica Valarezo cofounded Columbia’s first-ever Girls Who Code chapter with friend and Columbia College computer science major Lauren O’Connor.

Minute to Win It

Columbia entrepreneurs took center stage at the Engineering School’s annual Fast Pitch competition on Nov. 17.

Engineering Icon: Santiago Calatrava, Engineer-Architect-Artist

The world-renowned engineer and architect shared his career highlights, detailing how art impacts his life and continues to influence his engineering designs.

Professor V. Faye McNeill Honored for Research on Atmospheric Chemistry and the Climate

McNeill is being recognized for her influential research “changing the way we think about atmospheric organic chemistry, its effect on aerosol properties, and its impact on clouds and climate.”

A Culture of Real-World Research

Columbia Engineering's research opportunities for undergrads offer students a real-world look at engineering careers.

Innovating Next-Generation Bioinstrumentation

A team of recent Columbia Engineering graduates won first place at the Biomedical Engineering Society’s inaugural Undergraduate Design Competition.

Engineers without Limits

Columbia Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering have recently launched Extreme Engineering, a new program of events “where exploration meets innovation.”

Exploring Big Data Solutions for the Northeast

Columbia University will lead a $1.25 million project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to share data, tools, and ideas for tackling some of the big challenges facing the northeastern United States.

Aron Pinczuk + Shalom Wind: Artificial Graphene—Better than the Real Thing?

Aron Pinczuk and Shalom Wind are developing new ways to access quantum mechanical phenomena by manipulating matter at nanoscale dimensions.

Annual Research Symposium Spotlights Undergrad Researchers

A recent symposium at Carleton Commons highlighted the breadth and diversity of Columbia Engineering’s rising undergraduate researchers.

Prof. Richard Osgood Receives 2015 IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics Award

He received the award for “seminal contributions to novel laser systems, laser‐surface photochemistry, and integrated linear and nonlinear Si waveguides.”

Researchers Develop Algorithm to 3D Print Vibrational Sounds

They designed an optimization algorithm and used computational methods and digital fabrication to control acoustic properties by altering the shape of 2D and 3D objects.

Keren Bergman + Michal Lipson + Alex Gaeta: Combing through Streams of Light

After almost a decade of long-distance collaborations, the trio is working together at Columbia to break new ground in nanophotonics.

A Snapshot of SEAS First-Years

Here’s a look at just a handful of the outstanding students who are already hitting the ground running at Morningside.

SEAS Teams Dominate at NYC Media Lab Summit

Teams from Columbia Engineering won the grand prize, as well as second and third place prizes.

Faculty News: New Faces and Promotions

Meet SEAS' newest faculty and read the latest news in faculty promotions.

James Hone + Colin Nuckolls: Creating Novel Materials on the Nanoscale

Columbia Engineers are creating new materials on the nanoscale that have the potential to solve some of the world’s most persistent problems.

Columbia Engineering Magazine: Read the Fall 2015 Issue

The Fall 2015 issue of Columbia Engineering magazine is here! Read our nanoscience features, go behind the scenes with Prof. Katayun Barmak, and much more.

Aditi Sheshadri Named Simons Society Junior Fellow

Sheshadri, a postdoctoral research scientist working with Prof. Lorenzo Polvani, will receive three years of support from the foundation.

Engineering Faculty Lead Nanoscience Discoveries

In our latest issue, Columbia Engineering spotlights just a few of our professors whose work is advancing the field of nanoscience and, in many ways, pushing boundaries far beyond the nanoscale.

Prof. Francesco Volpe Receives 2015 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award

Volpe was selected for his contributions "to fusion science and engineering in many areas, including MHD instability and control and RF heating."

A New Academic Year, New Collaborations

Columbia Engineering faculty gathered at the newly renovated Carleton Commons September 28 to welcome new colleagues.

Legendary Submariner Surfaces at Columbia Engineering

Captain Alfred McLaren addressed an enthusiastic audience as part of the School’s new Extreme Engineering speaker series co-sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Professor Nanfang Yu Wins DARPA Young Faculty Award for Optoelectronics Research

Yu's research group is looking to demonstrate a new class of planar optical devices called spatial light modulators.

Big Data for Designing Amazingly Useful Materials

Simon Billinge, a physicist at Columbia Engineering and the Data Science Institute, is on a hunt for the next wonder material.

Professor Kartik Chandran Wins MacArthur “Genius” Grant

He joins a distinguished group of 24 talented people who have all demonstrated exceptional originality and dedication to their creative pursuits, as well as a marked capacity for self-direction.

HP to Use Prof. Sal Stolfo’s Cybersecurity Technology for Embedded Devices

Stolfo has developed defense technology that significantly reduces the threat of embedded device malware attacks on end users.

Prof. Barclay Morrison Lecture Underscores Advances in Brain Injury Research

Morrison discussed the opportunity for researchers to prevent additional damage and preserve living brain tissue following a traumatic brain injury.

Dynamic Braces for Kids with Scoliosis Now in Development

Mechanical Engineering Professor Sunil Agrawal and his collaborators are developing a dynamic spine brace that is more flexible than the rigid braces now in use.

Professor Barclay Morrison III to Deliver Brain Insight Lecture Sept. 17

Morrison researches the biomechanics of traumatic brain injuries to develop better means for preventing them and new therapies for treating them.

Columbia Engineering Team Develops Targeted Drug Delivery to Lung

The new method may provide more effective treatments of many lung diseases.

Deans' Student Assistance Fund Provides Support to Students in Need

The resource is designed to assist students with the greatest financial need who face unanticipated personal expenses.

School Welcomes Class of 2019

Some 300 first-year students attended the annual SEAS Academic Assembly—the official kickoff to the academic year.

Columbia Engineers Develop New Approach to Modeling Amazon Seasonal Cycles

The new model will improve understanding of the impact of deforestation and climate change on the Amazon basin.

In Memoriam: Joseph F. Traub (1932-2015)

Joseph F. Traub, a pioneering computer scientist and founder of the Computer Science department at Columbia University, died Monday, August 24, 2015 in Santa Fe, NM.

In a Warming Arctic, Listening for Birds

Columbia Engineering is teaming up with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to understand how songbird breeding habits may be changing as the Arctic warms.

Columbia to Co-Lead $12 Million Livable Cities Research Project

Columbia will co-lead a $12 million research project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to explore sustainable models for urban infrastructure in the United States and India.

Prof. Vishal Misra Goes Before Indian Parliament Committee to Present Views on Net Neutrality

The contentious issue of net neutrality is now playing out in India, with Misra an active participant.

Professor Cev Noyan Receives Jenkins Award at X-Ray Conference

The Jenkins award recognized Noyan’s contributions to the development of residual stress measurements and their applications in materials science and for his teaching and research in neutron and x-ray diffraction methods for analyses of micro- and nano-scale structures.

2015 MIT Rising Stars Workshop Features Three Columbia Engineers

Jelena Marašević, Rabia Tugce Yazicigil, and Dessislava Nikolova have been selected to participate in the annual program.

BME Senior Design Wins Honors in Innovation Competition

A team of five Columbia Engineering students received second place honors in the national BMEStart competition for their invention OstoCare, a device to prevent leakage from ostomy bags.

Professor Qiang Du and Colleagues Win MURI Grant

The five-year $6 million grant was awarded for the project “Fractional PDEs for Conservation Laws and Beyond: Theory, Numerics and Applications.”

Professor Simon Billinge Explores Nanoscale Structure of Thin Films

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory are studying a new way to apply a widely used local-structure analysis tool to X-ray scattering data from thin films, quickly yielding high-quality information on the films' atomic structure.

Prof. Schulzrinne Offers Technology Solutions to Unwanted Calls

Prof. Henning Schulzrinne testified at hearings held by the Senate Special Committee on Aging to offer technological solutions to unwanted calls.

Columbia Engineers Part of New Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Hub

Professors Keren Bergman, Michal Lipson, and Alex Gaeta, are part of an exciting new Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Rochester, NY, announced by Vice President Joseph Biden on July 27.

Columbia Engineering Magazine: Alumna Samantha John Programs the Future

It may not have been her degree, but Samantha John BS’09 found the keys to a whole new career path—and to launching a company that lets her pursue a passion—at Columbia Engineering.

Columbia Engineering Magazine: Q&A with Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Prof. Vunjak-Novakovic gave Columbia Engineering magazine access to her lab and discussed the start of her tissue engineering career, her love of music, and works of art that she returns to time and again.

Professor Julia Hirschberg Discusses Natural Language Processing

In a review paper published this week in the journal Science, computer scientists Julia Hirschberg and Christopher Manning discuss the past, present, and future of natural language processing.

Professor Steve Sun Receives Army’s Young Investigator Award

The award will support Sun's research on modeling how microscopic water and air seepages inside each pore of granular materials, such as sand, silt, and sediment, affect the bearing capacity and stability of the ground.

Prof. Blanchet to Participate in NAE Symposium

Blanchet is one of 89 of the nation’s most promising engineering researchers from industry, academia, and government, ages 30 to 45, who are conducting exceptional engineering research and technical work in a broad range of disciplines.

Julia Hirschberg: Lies and Linguistics—Machine Learning Gets Closer to the Truth

According to research by Prof. Julia Hirschberg, a key to detecting deception could reside in a person’s verbal cues.

Prof. Michael Weinstein Named Simons Foundation Math+X Investigator

The five-year $1.5 million award is a program established by the foundation in 2014 to encourage novel collaborations between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering.

Discovery + Innovation—Shih-Fu Chang: Finding a Visual Needle in the Digital Haystack

Prof. Shih-Fu Chang is exploring how images can be used to help people communicate ideas, sense physical environment, or even express personal emotions.

Alumni Return to Campus for Reunion Weekend 2015

More than 300 alumni returned to New York for Columbia Engineering Reunion Weekend, May 28 to 31.

SEAS Faculty Teams Win University Research Support

Of the six teams that were chosen to receive funding for their projects, five of them included Columbia Engineering faculty.

Carleton Lab Research Spans Continents

Columbia Engineering’s Carleton Laboratory is conducting a comprehensive cable condition assessment for two Turkish suspension bridges linking Asia and Europe.

Civil Engineering Students Win Most Best Paper Student Awards

Columbia’s Civil Engineering students won five awards, the most among all universities represented.

Challenging Negative Stereotypes to Narrow the Achievement Gap

A new Columbia study suggests that intervention emphasizing social themes is linked to academic improvement.

APAM Research Scientists Coauthor Highly Cited Plasma Physics Research Paper

Research scientists Jack Berkery and Steven A. Sabbagh coauthored one of the 20 most cited papers in Physics of Plasmas.

NSF Symposium Kicks Off Launch of New Columbia MechanoMedicine Center

The new center is focused on mechanobiology, an emerging field that studies biological mechanisms through the lens of engineering.

Prof. Nima Mesgarani Named Pew Scholar for Innovative Biomedical Research

The prestigious honor was awarded this year to just 22 innovative early-career researchers in the biomedical sciences.

Staying Cool: Saharan Silver Ants

Prof. Nanfang Yu and his colleagues have discovered two key strategies that enable Saharan silver ants to stay cool in one of the hottest terrestrial environments on Earth.

World's Thinnest Light Bulb—Graphene Gets Bright!

A team of scientists has demonstrated—for the first time—an on-chip visible light source using graphene, an atomically thin and perfectly crystalline form of carbon, as a filament.

Surfaces Get Smooth or Bumpy on Demand

An MIT team, along with Columbia Engineering Dean Mary C. Boyce, has developed a way of making soft materials with surface textures that can be modified at will.

Columbia Electrical Engineers Sweep Awards at IEEE’s RFIC

PhD students Tolga Dinc and Yang Xu won top honors at the 2015 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium.

Alumni Association Honors Leaders in Engineering and Science

This year’s awards honor three distinguished Columbians: Richard Axel ’67CC, Donald E. Ross BS’53, ’52CC, and Ehud Geller BS’70.

What’s Fair? New Theory on Income Inequality

Professor Venkat Venkatasubramanian proposes that the fairest inequality of income is a lognormal distribution under ideal conditions.

Patricia Culligan, Urban Sustainability Leader, Receives Great Teacher Award

The honor is bestowed annually upon professors who excel in undergraduate teaching at Columbia College and Columbia Engineering.

One Step Closer to a Single-Molecule Device

Under the direction of Prof. Latha Venkataraman, researchers have designed a new technique to create a single-molecule diode.

New Computational Technique Advances Color 3D Printing Process

Prof. Changxi Zheng has developed a technique that enables hydrographic printing to color surfaces with the most precise alignment ever attained.

Columbia Video Network Ranked No. 1 Online Graduate Engineering Program for Veterans

The rankings named CVN No. 1 in both student engagement and admissions selectivity.

Congratulations, Class of 2015!

Nearly 1,000 future engineers and applied scientists participated on Engineering Class Day May 18, 2015, with faculty, alumni, families, and friends.

Honoring Engineers Without Borders for Socially Responsible Engineering

Columbia’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is the recipient of the third annual Robert D. Lilley Prize for Socially Responsible Engineering, in recognition of the group’s “commitment to pursuing engineering projects in the developing world through the unique perspective of the Columbia student.”

Prof. Pierre Gentine Awarded DOE Early Career Research Grant

Gentine received the award for research on land‐atmosphere interactions and the role they play in weather and climate prediction.

The Eternal Camera

Professor Shree Nayar's breakthrough technology enables a camera to run without an external power supply.

Columbia Engineering's Awards of Distinction

A special off-campus dinner celebrated the recipients of Columbia Engineering’s top student prizes, to be awarded at Class Day May 18.

Senior Spotlight: Tolu Akinade—An Amazing Four Years

Already looking ahead to a medical career as she applied to colleges, she was intrigued by Columbia Engineering’s diverse opportunities in biomedical engineering.

Senior Design Expo Showcases Engineering Design and Innovation

Columbia Engineering seniors had the opportunity to showcase their capstone projects at the School’s May 7 event, held in Lerner Auditorium.

Prof. Matei Ciocarlie Wins Young Investigator Program Grant for Hands-on Research

Ciocarlie's research focuses on human-in-the-loop systems in which humans and robotic manipulators work together, side by side, on the same task.

Inaugural Morton B. Friedman Prize Honors Robotics Innovator

PhD candidate Jonathan Weisz received the award for exemplifying Friedman's legacy of academic excellence, visionary leadership, and outstanding promise for the future.

Tinkering with Course Design: New Approaches to Teaching Engineering

At Columbia Engineering, several instructors are exploring innovative methods of teaching that include more hands-on experience, applicable knowledge, and insight into the process of design.

Nanotechnology at the Core of Columbia’s New Materials Research Center

The center comprises two research groups focused on building higher-dimensional materials from lower-dimensional structures.

New Grant Funds Personalized Minimal Residual Disease Monitoring in Multiple Myeloma

Prof. Qiao Lin's research will target multiple myeloma, a cancer of antibody-producing plasma cells.

Prof. Nima Mesgarani Wins $2M NIH Grant to Study How People Hear

Mesgarani is working to develop an innovative approach that records from electrodes that have been surgically implanted in the cortex of epilepsy patients as part of their clinical evaluation.

Senior Spotlight: Jose Mendez, Community Outreach Advocate

Last summer, Mendez helped develop a new outreach program called Engineering Next Generation, which exposes outstanding minority students to STEM fields.

Girls Who Mentor Girls Who Code

Columbia Engineering’s chapter of Girls Who Code is helping young women from NYC schools learn fundamentals of computer science.

Senior Spotlight: Aniekeme Umoh, Budding Engineer with a Flair for Fashion

Aniekeme Umoh grew up in Abuja, Nigeria, and hopes to one day return to her hometown and start her own business.

Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Comes Clean

Prof. James Hone and colleagues have demonstrated that, like graphene, they can dramatically improve the performance of another 2D material, molybdenum disulfide, in boron nitride.

Engineering Entrepreneurs Shine at Columbia Venture Competition

Some of Columbia's most exciting startups competed for seed capital at the Columbia Venture Competition, held at Davis Auditorium April 23.

Tech Wear: Engineering Challenge Spotlights Wearable Devices

From an initial field of 20, five teams were selected to receive $500 to develop, build, and program their prototypes in the Makerspace.

Senior Spotlight: John Poppe, From the Ballet Barre to SEAS

IEOR senior John Poppe is finding opportunities to combine his interests in engineering with his love for the arts.

PhD Student Wins Google Fellowship

Riley Spahn will pursue research on operating and distributed systems with a focus on security, privacy, and data management.

Brazil Partnership to Launch New Innovation Hub in Rio

Columbia University, led by the School of Engineering, and the city of Rio de Janeiro have partnered on a new innovation center that will spur technological growth and research advances in critical areas such as sustainability, sanitation, data science, smart cities, and precision medicine.

USAID Highlights Team Behind Pigmented Bleach

The student team behind Highlight, a pigmented bleach solution that improves decontamination of infectious diseases, has won the USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge.

Electrical Engineering Student Wins at Bell Labs Student Research Competition

Electrical engineering PhD candidate Rabia Tugce Yazicigil won second place at the Bell Labs Future X Days Student Research Competition.

Electrical Engineering PhD Students Win Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Jelena Marasevic and Jin Zhou won the award for their research proposal to increase wireless throughput in WiFi and cellular networks.

Elisa Konofagou: Headway in Harmonic Health Care

Professor Elisa Konofagou and her research team are bringing medical marvels closer to reality using the acoustic energy of ultrasound technology.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Engineers

Some 90 young women attended the 4th annual Engineering Exploration Experience, hosted by Columbia Engineering’s Society of Women Engineers.

Columbia Engineer Invents Video Camera that Runs without a Battery

The prototype video camera can produce an image each second, indefinitely, of a well-lit indoor scene.

Got Bufferbloat? Prof. Vishal Misra’s Work Is Behind a New Fix!

An algorithm devised by Misra and his colleagues enables users to simultaneously achieve high throughput, low latency, and low packet loss on Internet links.

Eat, Sleep, Collaborate: Res.Inc.

Res.Inc., the immersive Living Learning Center program, is giving Columbia Engineering students a head start on their entrepreneurial careers.

SEAS Class of 2015: Top Honors

Top academic honors for the Class of 2015 go to Nicole Lewis and Andrew Kaluzny, who have been named class valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

Two Columbia Engineering Students Receive Presidential Global Fellowships

Mabel Luo ’18 and Sophia Stadler ’18 were selected from a pool of more than 120 for the University’s undergraduate global summer program.

Sophomore’s Startup a Finalist in MIT Clean Energy Prize

Cohen's device, GreenShields, affixes to the tops of school buses and has been tested and shown to improve gas mileage by 10 percent.

Columbia to Host NAE Symposium on “The Engineering in Medicine”

The all-day symposium will bring together leading engineers, scientists, scholars, and researchers to discuss “The Engineering in Medicine.”

Columbia Engineering Magazine: Read the Spring 2015 Issue

In this issue of the magazine, we celebrate our creativity, which manifests itself in myriad ways at the School.

Biomedical Engineering Junior Receives Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is awarded for undergraduate excellence in mathematics, science, or engineering.

Senior Spotlight: Mariah Lynn Gladstone

Even before coming to Columbia Engineering, Mariah Lynn Gladstone knew she wanted to bring alternative energy solutions to Indian reservations.

Professor Jingguang Chen Wins ACS George Olah Award

Chen was honored for his research on “experimental and theoretical investigations that have led to fundamental understanding and discovery of novel catalytic materials for hydrocarbon transformation reactions.”

Fulbright Winner to Research Low Birth Weight in Mumbai

Molleshree “Molly” Karna, a senior biomedical engineering major, has won a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to support a year of research among impoverished women in Mumbai.

Software to Pinpoint Where Sustainability and Profits Meet

Software developed at Columbia University, and expanded upon by CoClear, a Harlem-based startup, allows companies to compare the costs and benefits of reducing a product's impact on the environment.

Data Science Institute at Columbia University

Columbia's Data Science Institute is developing technology to unlock the power of global data to help solve some of society's most challenging problems.

NYC Entrepreneurship Night Explores Future of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity was the headline topic at Columbia Engineering’s NYC Entrepreneurship Night, where students, alumni, and faculty also got a glimpse at some of the exciting new startups from Columbia entrepreneurs.

Frequency of Tornadoes, Hail Linked to El Niño, La Niña

A new study shows that El Niño and La Niña conditions can help predict the frequency of tornadoes and hail storms in some of the most susceptible regions of the United States.

New Technology May Double Radio Frequency Data Capacity

Columbia Engineers have invented a nanoscale IC that enables simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio.

Steroids Rapidly Restore Blood-Brain Barrier Function after Blast

The research should stimulate renewed clinical interest in developing glucocorticoid therapies to treat blast-induced traumatic brain injury.

Professor Christine Hendon Wins NSF CAREER Award

The five year $500,000 grant will support Hendon's work on using optical imaging and spectroscopy as a means to monitor radiofrequency ablation.

Running Like 60

Prof. Richard M. Osgood marked a milestone recently as he celebrated the graduation of his 60th graduate student, Zhisheng Li.

Discovery + Innovation: Prof. Dan Ellis Explores the Sound of Science

Ellis is creating an intelligent machine listener able to interpret live or recorded sound of any type in terms that would make sense to a human listener.

Yaniv Erlich | Dissecting the Complex Relationships of Genes, Health, and Privacy

For Yaniv Erlich, the complex relationship between genes and health is understood through quantitative analysis and computer algorithms.

James C. Hone Named Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Hone in an innovative researcher and scholar whose work has led to significant breakthroughs in atomically thin two-dimensional materials.

EE Unveils New Lab Suite

The Department of Electrical Engineering recently marked the completion of the first phase of its newly renovated lab suite with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Ben Horowitz ’88CC to Speak at Class Day

Horowitz, cofounder and partner at Andreessen Horowitz, will give the keynote address at Class Day on May 18, 2015.

Senior Spotlight: Jennifer Mahan

Jennifer Mahan’s time as a Columbia Engineering student have brought her closer to a key goal: making a societal difference through her love of engineering.

Prof. Changxi Zheng Wins NSF CAREER Award

Zheng received the award for his proposal to create realistic, computer-generated sounds for immersive virtual realities.

Student Team Wins USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge

A team of third-year students has won the USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge with their solution, Highlight, a powdered additive for bleach solutions that improves decontamination of infectious diseases.

Shining New Light on Vascular Diseases in Diabetics

Prof. Andreas Hielscher is developing a novel technology to improve diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease and make it easier to monitor patients.

Professor David D. Yao Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Yao was cited for his leading scholarship and research of stochastic systems and their applications in engineering and service operations.

Smartphone, Finger Prick, 15 Minutes, Diagnosis—Done!

A team of researchers, led by Prof. Samuel K. Sia, has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes.

Professor Mingoo Seok Wins NSF CAREER Award

He won the award for his project focused on computing chip design: “Addressing Deepening Variability Challenges for Next-Generation Margin-Free VLSI Computing Platform Design.”

Senior Spotlight: Haris Durrani

Whether it’s pioneering space law, writing science fiction novels, or fighting for the rights of disenfranchised communities, Haris Durrani’s ambitions are as big and bold as his already stellar collection of achievements.

Shiho Kawashima Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Kawashima is being recognized for her work in experimental cement and concrete research.

Prof. Kougioumtzoglou Receives Grant for Course Redesign

The funding supports redesign and delivery of courses using innovative, technology-rich pedagogy, and learning strategies.

Nanoshuttle Wear and Tear: It’s the Mileage, Not the Age

Researchers observed a molecular shuttle powered by kinesin motor proteins and found it to degrade when operating, marking the first time that such degradation has been studied in detail.

Professor Myers Wins NSF CAREER Award

Myers' project focuses on exploring the mechanics of the cervix and determining the biomechanical mechanisms that cause preterm birth.

Columbia Engineers Win 2015 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize

CPaSS was recognized for its “exemplary research contribution to technology innovation and its positive impact on the technology, industry, and to society as a whole.”

New High-Speed 3D Microscope—SCAPE—Gives Deeper View of Living Things

The new microscopy system is faster, simpler, and cheaper than current alternatives.

A Year in Review

2014 proved to be a busy and exciting one for the School. Here are some of the year’s highlights.

Professors Nayar and Vunjak-Novakovic Elected to the National Academy of Inventors

Their achievements demonstrate “a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.”

Startup Seamless Devices Launches from Prof. Peter Kinget’s Lab

Seamless Devices aims to address critical limitations faced by semiconductor technologies.

IEEE Magazine Pays Special Tribute to Professor Yannis Tsividis

The latest issue of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine is devoted to Tsividis' remarkable career and strong influence.

SEAS Attracts Large Cohort of Talented Graduate Students from South America

This fall, the School welcomed 63 South American Master of Science and doctoral students.

Prof. Vunjak-Novakovic Named AAAS Fellow

Vunjak-Novakovic is being honored "for distinguishing contributions to the field of tissue engineering."

An Interview with Kathy McKeown

Professor McKeown talks about women in science, using natural language processing to describe disasters, and more.

Unusual Electronic State Found in New Class of Unconventional Superconductors

A team of scientists has discovered an unusual form of electronic order in a new family of unconventional superconductors.

SEAS Construction Ongoing

Major changes to the Mudd Building, Engineering Terrace, Schapiro CEPSR, Havemeyer Hall, and the Northwest Corner Building are underway.

Agrawal Lab Working to Ease Symptoms of Parkinson's (CBS New York)

Prof. Sunil Agrawal's team is working on a mechanism to assist the walking gait of Parkinson's patients.

Columbia Entrepreneurs Battle It Out in Elevator Pitch Competition

Nearly 40 teams got just 60 seconds to pitch their new business ideas to a group of judges during the Columbia Engineering Fast Pitch competition.

Want the Attention of the Audience? Introduce a New Gesture

Columbia researchers set up an experiment to correlate the level of audience interest with specific hand gestures made by a speaker.

Foundation for the Future: Symposium Highlights 150 Years of Discovery and Innovation

Growing human bone, building smarter infrastructures, harnessing big data, and developing new tools for brain imaging were just some of the exciting topics that took center stage.

Gala Celebrates the School’s 150th Birthday

A record-breaking crowd of more than 800 guests celebrated Columbia Engineering's 150th anniversary with an elegant gala held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Five Astronauts Touch Down at Columbia Engineering

Five astronauts from STS-125, the record-setting final Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission, convened Nov. 13 at Columbia’s Rennert Hall for a special look back at their incredible journey.

Prof. Mow Receives ASME's Highest Honor

The ASME Medal was established by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to recognize “eminently distinguished engineering achievement.”

Room for Innovation: School Opens New Makerspace

At the newly opened Columbia Makerspace, students will have a dedicated place on campus to collaborate, learn, explore, experiment, and create prototypes.

Nov. 14 Symposium Showcases 150 Years of Innovation, Then and Now

To celebrate its rich history of discovery and innovation through the years, Columbia Engineering is hosting a thought-provoking symposium—Columbia's Engineering Renaissance: Foundation for the Future—on Friday, November 14.

Undergraduate Arunavha Chanda Publishes and Presents Research at Top Natural Language Processing Conference

Arunavha Chanda ’18, was the youngest attendee at the Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) conference in Austin, TX.

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