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Redesign dating apps to lessen racial bias, study recommends

Mobile dating apps that allow users to filter their searches by race – or rely on algorithms that pair up people of the same race – reinforce racial divisions and biases, according to a new paper by Cornell researchers.

NSF grants $1.3M to Cornell, partners to hunt eelgrass disease

To hunt a disease that threatens eelgrass – critical seaside meadows – the NSF has awarded researchers from Cornell and its partner institutions with a three-year $1.3 million grant.

CIS students head to diversity conference as numbers of minorities rise

More than 50 Cornell undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff attended the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing – an opportunity for those who may feel isolated to connect with colleagues and grow.

From fish DNA to Mars: STEM programs inspire kids across NYS

Cornell helps students in kindergarten through 12th grade explore science, technology, engineering and math through a variety of innovative programs.

Q&A: What we need to know about blockchain

Emin Gün Sirer, an associate professor of computer science, says the widespread adoption of blockchains and smart contracts is going to be an “extinction-level event” for many companies.

In historic shift, women comprise half of engineering undergrads

The College of Engineering now enrolls equal numbers of undergraduate women and men, a historic shift after decades of underrepresentation in the field.

With real-time decisions, Citi Bike breaks the cycle of empty stations

Cornell research has improved bike sharing in New York City, where a crowdsourcing system that makes real-time decisions helps make sure bikes are available when people need them.

Cornell’s Tech/Law Colloquium kicks off next week

Cornell’s Tech/Law Colloquium returns this fall semester with a slate of 12 free public talks from leading scholars in the areas of digital technology, ethics, law and policy.

How technology turns consumers into spies

A new paper explores how digital cameras and other surveillance tools compel people to spend time and energy monitoring others.