Interdisciplinary computer scientist Daniel Huttenlocher has been named dean of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science, as of July 1. He succeeds Robert Constable, whose second five-year term ends June 30.
Cornell scientists have downloaded and analyzed nearly 35 million Flickr photos. Their research provides a new way to automatically organize, label and summarize large-scale collections of digital images. (April 28, 2009)
By comparing the genomes of humans and five other mammals, Cornell researchers have identified 544 genes that have been shaped by positive selection over millions of years of evolution. (Sept. 15, 2008)