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Interdisciplinary computer scientist Daniel Huttenlocher named new dean of CIS

Interdisciplinary computer scientist Daniel Huttenlocher has been named dean of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science, as of July 1. He succeeds Robert Constable, whose second five-year term ends June 30.

Cornell expert tells Congress that more basic research in cybersecurity is critical

Federal expenditures on cybersecurity research are 'tiny compared to the severity of the threat' and are too focused on plugging holes, Cornell computer scientist Fred Schneider told Congress June 10. (June 10, 2009)

First 'computational sustainability' conference to draw an unexpected crowd

Nearly 200 researchers from universities, private laboratories and government agencies will converge on Cornell June 8-11 for the first conference on computational sustainability. (June 5, 2009)

Computer graphics researchers simulate the sounds of water and other liquids

Cornell researchers are developing ways to simulate sounds in real time, synchronized with computer graphic images. (June 1, 2009)

Eight on faculty named fellows of Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics

The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics honors members recognized by their peers as distinguished contributors to the discipline. (May 11, 2009)

Kleinberg wins $150,000 computer science prize

Computer scientist Jon Kleinberg has received the 2008 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for his contributions to improving Web search techniques and studies of networking. (May 5, 2009)

Analysis of Flickr photos could lead to online travel books

Cornell scientists have downloaded and analyzed nearly 35 million Flickr photos. Their research provides a new way to automatically organize, label and summarize large-scale collections of digital images. (April 28, 2009)

Estroff, Cosley and Perelstein honored by NSF

Lara Estroff, Daniel Cosley and Maxim Perelstein have received 2009 Early Career Development Awards from the National Science Foundation. (March 16, 2009)

Computer games (and pizza) help build K-12 computer skills

Cornell computer science students are using computer games to attract public school students to computer science with a free after-school course in game-making. (March 4, 2009)