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Panel: For tech in higher ed, humanity is the key ingredient

Higher education has been transformed by computing, but technological advances must incorporate human needs, according to university administrators at a panel on the role of technology in education.

Panel recalls CIS's controversial creation, collaborative culture

Speakers at the “Creating CIS: Fireside Chat,” which launched Computing and Information Science’s 20th anniversary celebration on Oct. 2, discussed the societal changes they foresaw at the time – as well as those they didn’t see coming.

Professor’s perceptron paved the way for AI – 60 years too soon

As the Faculty of Computing and Information Science celebrates its 20th year, Frank Rosenblatt’s prescient research into artificial intelligence underscores Cornell’s pivotal role in computing history.

AI helps shrink Amazon dams’ greenhouse gas emissions

A Cornell-led team has developed a computational model that uses artificial intelligence to find the most sustainable configurations of hydropower dam sites in the Amazon basin.

Cornell CIS to celebrate 20 years of impact Oct. 2-3

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Faculty of Computing and Information Science will host an academic symposium Oct. 2-3 exploring the history and future of computing at Cornell and around the world.

Students to converge on campus for Big Red Hacks

Around 500 students from across the country will gather on campus Sept. 20-22 for Big Red Hacks, Cornell’s oldest and largest student-run hackathon.

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Research gives robots a second chance at first impressions

A Cornell-led team was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Office of Naval Research to develop a computational model of how humans form and update their memories of robots.

AI analysis gives guidance to crisis counselors

Computing and Information Science scholars combed through more than 1 million anonymized texts from nearly 3,500 crisis counselors to better understand how job experience affects counselor language use.

Grants create engagement opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community engagement into majors and minors across the university.