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Are hiring algorithms fair? They’re too opaque to tell, study finds

New research from a team of Computing and Information Science scholars raises questions about hiring algorithms and the tech companies who develop and use them.

LGBTQ beauty vloggers draw on queer culture to stand out

New Cornell research explores how racially diverse LGBTQ beauty vloggers market themselves and make marginalized people more visible.

CIPA to integrate data science into its curriculum

The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs will revise its curriculum to ensure that all students graduate with proficiency in data science.

Roundtables to explore 2020 Biennial theme 'Swarm'

The Cornell Council for the Arts is holding lunchtime roundtables Nov. 18, 21 and 25, in preparation for the 2020 Cornell Biennial, on the theme "Swarm: Ecology, Digitality, Sociality."

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CS undergrads’ research sets sights on image hackers

Four undergraduates recently presented their research – conducted with the help of equipment donations from Facebook – at a major conference on computer vision.

Software helps planners design walkable cities

Urbano, a free software recently launched by Cornell researchers, employs data and metrics to help urban planners add walkability features to their designs.

New center will foster data science research

Cornell’s Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society, launching this fall and led by David Shmoys, will enhance research in the increasingly important field of data science.

Online birth stories reveal power imbalances

Cornell researchers performed a computational analysis on nearly 3,000 online birth stories, shedding light on new mothers’ feelings of powerlessness.

Expert: Design information networks that support democracy

Improved mediation and curation could strengthen the search engines and social media platforms dominating today's information ecosystem, Northeastern University's David Lazer said Oct 24 during the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences.