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New way to ‘see’ objects accelerates future of self-driving cars

Cornell researchers have discovered an inexpensive and accurate method for self-driving cars to detect three-dimensional objects, potentially revolutionizing the autonomous vehicle industry.

‘World According to Sound’ creators to be artists-in-residence

Cornell’s Media Studies Initiative has announced that radio producers Chris Hoff ’02 and Sam Harnett, co-creators of the 90-second public radio show and podcast, “The World According to Sound,” will be artists in residence in Fall 2019.

BOOM to showcase more student tech projects than ever

From robots playing video games to the next Uber competitor, cutting-edge technologies created by more than 200 students will be on display at BOOM 2019 on April 24, from 4-6 p.m. in the Duffield Hall atrium.

Online health searches in Africa reveal stigmas, needs

Researchers have collected and analyzed health-related internet search terms from all 54 countries in Africa, finding that searches such as “Does garlic cure AIDS?” can reveal pockets of disease prevalence, cultural stigmas and urgent needs for accurate health information.

Milstein program celebrated as its students make first trip to Cornell Tech

The Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity, which offers selected undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences a specialized curriculum to prepare them as leaders in an increasingly digital world, was celebrated April 12 at a ribbon-cutting at Cornell Tech.

Blockchain conference gets ringing start on Nasdaq floor

The Cornell Blockchain Conference got off to a ringing start April 11 as students, professors and blockchain industry dignitaries rang the Nasdaq bell to signify the start of the trading day as well as the advent of the conference.

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Cornell Tech’s Teacher in Residence program to expand in NYC

Cornell Tech’s Teacher in Residence program, which provides coaching to help public school teachers incorporate computer science into the school day, will expand into four additional schools in New York City.

Cornell hosts largest-ever High School Programming Contest

More than 180 students competed in Cornell’s annual High School Programming Contest, held simultaneously at Cornell Tech and in Rhodes Hall on the Ithaca campus.

Ten from CIS, engineering faculty win Google research awards

Ten Cornell faculty members in computer science and engineering have received Google Faculty Research Awards. Cornell has the third-highest number of recipients among the 80 institutions worldwide that received Google awards.