Using accurate urban models to assess how autonomous robots can better understand their environment. Identifying the molecular signatures useful for cancer treatment. Using social media as a proxy for finding suitable Netflix suggestions. These are just some of the ongoing research projects that Columbia’s Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering is tackling in its first two years.
Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering
SEAS plans to phase out Mudd’s Engineering Library to make way for the new data science institute, but the proposed location of a new digital library has already met with student opposition.
At Columbia’s Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering, SEAS professors will begin research in January, host a data seminar series in the spring, and launch several academic programs in the fall.
Some concerns remain about Columbia’s impending entry into the online marketplace, among them questions about intellectual property rights, grading, and Columbia’s brand.
The city will provide funds for Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Applied Sciences NYC competition.
Construction of Columbia's Manhattanville campus continued through a demolition worker's death, several fraud investigations of construction firms, and the loss of potential city funding to Cornell.
NYU will build a campus for urban science in downtown Brooklyn.
Twenty-one City Council members sent Mayor Michael Bloomberg a letter on Tuesday asking him to include Columbia and City College in his plans to bring applied science schools to the city.
Over break, Cornell won the mayor's $100 million competition to bring a new tech campus to New York. Still, officials say Columbia may receive money for its Manhattanville campus yet.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today that Cornell had won a $100 million grant to build an engineering campus in NYC, but the city might still give support to Columbia, NYU, and Carnegie Mellon as well.
Jul 24, 3:28pm
University President Lee Bollinger announced on Thursday that Suzanne Goldberg will serve as the special advisor to the president on sexual assault prevention and response. You can read our story... Read More
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