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Technology breakthroughs and $4.1 million NSF grant to help mine Census Bureau data, while keeping it confidential

A gold mine of information collected by the U.S. Bureau of the Census but previously inaccessible to researchers could be used to tackle a range of social issues, according to John M. Abowd, professor of labor economics in Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Cornell student teams come in first and second in regional computing contest

Teams of Cornell computer science students took both first and second place in the Association for Computing Machinery Greater New York Regional Programming Contest held Nov. 7 at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

Two Cornell professors take computer expertise to Wall Street

Although financial markets might seem to be ruled by emotion and speculation, there are ways to take a scientific approach to investing, particularly with the help of high-performance computers.

Cornell undergrad wins IBM award for computer graphics project

The Cornell Theory Center has announced that Warren Andrew Menzer is the winner of the second annual IBM Undergraduates in Computational Science Award.

NSF awards $1.5 million for Cornell-led, four-university project for advanced simulation and connecting desktops to supercomputers

The National Science Foundation has awarded Cornell University $1.5 million for a new facility for research on multiscale problems in materials science and molecular biology.

New Cornell dean for computing and information science will expand computing knowledge to many disciplines

To emphasize the role computing is taking across a broad range of disciplines, Cornell Provost Don M. Randel has created the new post of dean for computing and information science. He has appointed Robert Constable.

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.

Three Cornell faculty members win 1998 Sloan Research Fellowships, giving support to scientists early in their careers

Three Cornell faculty members have been awarded Sloan Research Fellowships for 1998: Dong Lai, assistant professor of astronomy; Gregory Morrisett, assistant professor of computer science, and Michael J. Spivey-Knowlton, assistant professor of psychology.

Cornell University announces IBM fellowship in computational science

Cornell announced today the endowment of a $50,000 fellowship, the IBM University Partnership Award, to support outstanding students of computer and computational science at Cornell. The fellowship, which will begin in Fall 1998, will be administered through the Cornell Theory Center.