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David Williamson Receives 2022 Steele Prize from the American Mathematical Society

David Williamson, chair of the Department of Information Science in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science and professor of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE), will receive the 2022 American Mathematical Society (AMS) Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research.

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Cornell Tech professor tells Congress crypto can go greener

Blockchain technology expert Ari Juels testified Jan. 20 before a Congressional subcommittee that digital currency – a notorious energy guzzler – can be validated in greener ways.

Startup roundup: New alliances for Ava Labs

Cornell startups Ava Labs have new key partnerships with Deloitte and Mastercard, while university startup companies SwiftScale Biologics and Novomer have been acquired.

Choudhury, Kleinberg and Marschner named ACM Fellows

The Association for Computing Machinery, the world's largest and most prestigious society of computing professionals, has named Tanzeem Choudhury, Robert D. Kleinberg, and Steve Marschner 2021 ACM Fellows. 

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Diane Bailey to head Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture

Diane Bailey, the Geri Gay Professor of Communication, has been named director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture.

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Robot-assisted feeding the focus of $1.5M NSF grant

Tapo Bhattacharjee, assistant professor of computer science at Cornell Bowers CIS, will use a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop assistive robotics for people with physical disabilities and their caregivers.

arXiv hits 2M submissions

The research-sharing platform is a free resource for scholars around the world in fields including physics, math and computer science, who use the service to share their own cutting-edge research and read work submitted by others.

Alternative statistical method could improve clinical trials

An alternative statistical method honed and advanced by Cornell researchers can make clinical trials more reliable and trustworthy while also helping to remedy what has been called a “replicability crisis” in the scientific community.

Pioneering professor Trevor Pinch dies at 69

Trevor Pinch, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Science & Technology Studies, who helped found multiple areas of study related to science, technology and sound, died Dec. 16 after living with cancer for more than four years. He was 69.