Now in its ninth year, Cornell’s SoNIC summer workshop has exposed hundreds of minority students from across the country to the frontiers of computer science, as well as the prerequisites and rewards of advanced degrees.
Mathematical and computational models can make power grids, financial institutions and other networks less vulnerable to collapse, Jon Kleinberg, the Tisch University Professor of Computer Science, said at a June 13 presentation on Capitol Hill.
In a new collaboration, students from Dairy Herd Management teamed up with students in Topics in Cloud Computing to learn how to work together to develop the kinds of digital tools that could reshape farming.
Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new Research Innovation Fund.
Greg Morrisett, dean of Cornell’s Faculty of Computing and Information Science, has been named the Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 7.