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Gene editing, brand acquisition, neural dust: Kessler Fellows devote summer to startups

While some returning students left behind long days at the beach and summer barbeques, the student entrepreneurs in the 2021 cohort of the Kessler Fellows program returned having completed 10-week internships with startups around the nation.

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Tying quantum computing to AI prompts a smarter power grid

Fumbling to find flashlights during blackouts soon may be a memory, as quantum computing and AI may quickly solve an electric grid’s hiccups so fast, humans may not notice.

NIH grant will support strengthening faculty diversity

Cornell is one of only seven institutions across the U.S. that will receive a funding award from the National Institutes of Health through a program aimed at increasing minority faculty in the biomedical sciences.

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Alumni gifts will support Cornell Bowers CIS

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.

Grant funds machine learning discovery in quantum physics

Physicist Eun-Ah Kim is leading the way toward applications of quantum mechanics, including the discovery of new quantum materials and the development of quantum computing.

Cornell team wins ALFRED Challenge at 2021 EAI@CVPR

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). 

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Teaching Gradually: book shares classroom strategies with new graduate instructors

New graduate teaching assistants or early-career faculty members often find teaching daunting as they prepare to step into the classroom for the first time. Knowing what to expect in the classroom and having a set of strategies for addressing situations as they arise comes from experience.

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DRNets can solve Sudoku, speed scientific discovery

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.

Project aims to prevent abuse in encrypted communication

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.