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‘Dislike’ button would improve Spotify’s recommendations

Researchers developed an algorithm that shows just how much more effective Spotify would be if it incorporated both likes and dislikes, in the style of platforms like Pandora.

Nate Foster wins most influential paper for a Network Programming Language

At this year’s International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2021), the article that announced the network programming language—called Frenetic—at the 2011 meeting was feted as its “Most Influential Paper.”

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$25M center will use digital tools to ‘communicate’ with plants

The new Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems, or CROPPS, funded by a five-year, $25 million National Science Foundation grant, aims to grow a new field called digital biology.

Weaving inclusivity, style into wearable tech

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology, uses knitting and weaving techniques to make on-skin devices that express the wearer’s personality.

Tech/Law Colloquium features privacy, COVID and incarceration

The Technology and Law Colloquium – a hybrid Cornell University course and public lecture series – returns this semester with talks from 13 leading scholars who study the legal and ethical questions surrounding technology’s impact in areas like privacy, sex and gender, data collection, and policing.

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Cornell Bowers CIS welcomes 13 faculty members

The Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science is welcoming 13 new faculty members in the departments of Computer Science, Information Science and Statistics and Data Science. Collectively, their work ranges from developing robots that assist people with mobility limitations to using computational tools to study inequality and graphical models to solve real-world problems.   

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Students can explore resources at entrepreneurship kickoff event

A Sept. 9 event will introduce students to all of Cornell's vast resources related to entrepreneurship, business creation, venture capital, technology, startups and social enterprises.

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Four assistant professors win early-career awards

Cornell assistant professors researching artificial intelligence, sustainable energy, digitization in manufacturing and chemistry have recently received early-career awards from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.

Summer program preps new students for Cornell

Cornell’s seven-week Prefreshman Summer Program offers new students the opportunity to learn more about the university and its resources before they start their first year on East Hill.