View from the Top

A ribbon-cutting ceremony held in December marked the dedication of the Data Science Institute’s new executive offices, located on the top floor of the Northwest Corner Building. Maria Torres-Springer, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, emphasized the Institute’s role in turning New York City into a powerhouse for innovation. “Our tech ecosystem has become the fastest growing in the world,” she said. Attendees included, below from left to right: Patricia Culligan, associate director of the Data Science Institute; David Madigan, executive vice president and dean of Columbia’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Columbia Engineering Dean Mary C. Boyce; University trustee Armen Avanessians MS’83; University President Lee C. Bollinger; Torres-Springer; G. Michael Purdy, executive vice president for research; and Data Science Institute Director Kathleen McKeown.