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.

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.

Prof. Kougioumtzoglou Receives Grant for Course Redesign

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

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

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

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.”

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.”
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