Using a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Peter McMahon, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, aims to harness the power of photonics to build processors for neural networks that are more than 1,000 times more energy efficient.
Gifts totaling $10 million – $5 million from Steve Conine ’95 and his wife Alexi Conine ’96, and $5 million from Niraj Shah ’95 and his wife Jill Shah – will support construction of a new building for the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science.
During the pandemic, IT and audio-visual staff equipped many classroom spaces on the Ithaca campus with specialized Zoom Rooms software. These setups allowed instructors to deliver course material, including views of presentations, board notes, and documents, to both in-person and remote students. Recently, Zoom presented Cornell with an award recognizing this innovative use of their applications.
A Cornell team won first place in the ALFRED Challenge (Action Learning From Realistic Environments and Directives) at the 2021 EAI@CVPR (Embodied Artificial Intelligence workshop at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition).
An interdisciplinary research team led by Carla Gomes, professor of computing and information science, has developed Deep Reasoning Networks, which combine deep learning with an understanding of the subject’s boundaries and rules.
Mitigating abuses of encrypted social media communication, on outlets such as WhatsApp and Signal, while ensuring user privacy is the focus of a five-year, $3 million NSF grant to a multidisciplinary Cornell research team.