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Hopcroft receives Harry M. Goode award

John Hopcroft, the IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics, has been awarded the Harry M. Goode award of the IEEE Computer Society in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the study of algorithms and their applications in information processing. (November 29, 2005)

As Cornell Theory Center winds up Microsoft pact, it seeks faculty advice on future, direction

Cornell Theory Center has announced new, faster computing facilities and is inviting members of the Cornell research community to a "town hall meeting" to discuss new directions. (November 15, 2005)

Jon Kleinberg receives 2005 MacArthur 'Genius Award'

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today (Sept. 20) named Jon Kleinberg, Cornell professor of computer science, among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows - the so-called "Genius Awards" - for 2005. He will receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years.

Computer program learns language rules and composes sentences, all without outside help

Shimon Edelman of Cornell and colleagues have developed a method for enabling a computer program to scan text, infer the grammar behind it and generate new sentences.

Gates sees a software-driven future led by computer science

Bill Gates sees a future in which technology manages all our information for us, with devices at work, at home and in our pockets all seamlessly linked. The hardware is already here or coming soon, he says, but the challenge is to create the software. And, he said in a campus visit Feb. 26, he needs today's college students to produce it.

Sufferers from glaucoma, cataracts and other low-vision disorders could be aided by Cornell computer graphics technology

A computer graphics project at Cornell could lead to an improved quality of life for people with visual disorders classified as "low vision."

Wireless browsing in class can hurt grades, especially in traditional classes, Cornell researchers find

Look, Professor, no wires! More and more colleges are installing wireless networking, so that a student sitting in a lecture hall, a classroom or even outside the building can pop open a laptop computer and connect to the Internet at high speed.

Look, Ma, no wires! Cornell class project tests wireless networking

Students in CS 502 were issued Dell laptops equipped with wireless networking cards, and Kennedy/Roberts is one of eight buildings on campus equipped with wireless transceivers linked to the campus network.

Sifting through the jumble: A Cornell researcher finds a new way of retrieving just the right information from the web

The World Wide Web is an endless source of information, but it's getting harder and harder to find precisely the right information. Now a Cornell University researcher has come up with a method of searching the web that can return a list of the most valuable sites on a given topic, as well as a list of sites that index the subject.