Redesigning videoconferencing for, and by, people who stutter

New research and an app aim to make Zoom and other video conferencing platforms less stressful for people with speech diversities, while improving the experience for everyone.

Leak, Vashistha recognized for excellence in promoting diversity

Professors Tashara M. Leak and Aditya Vashistha are recipients of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service through Diversity.

Cornell startup offers AI-powered math help

Nour Gajial ’26, left, and Yanni Kouloumbis ’26, founded MathGPT to help high school and college students struggling with math understand how to approach their problems step by step.

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Help or hindrance? ER robots have potential to aid health care workers

Researchers developed a robotic version of a crash cart – a rolling storage cabinet stocked with medical supplies – to see if it can help out in unpredictable health care settings, like emergency and operating rooms.

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Model estimates groups most affected by intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence is notoriously underreported and correctly diagnosed at hospitals only around a quarter of the time, but a new method provides a more realistic picture of which groups of women are most affected, even when their cases go unrecorded.

Jon Kleinberg named to American Philosophical Society

Jon Kleinberg is one of 37 new members from diverse fields to be selected for membership in the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the U.S.

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When Fulbright disappeared, Mohammad found opportunity at Cornell

When the U.S. military pulled out of Afghanistan in August 2021, Hussain Ahmad Mohammad lost his chance at a Fulbright Fellowship. With a little help from Cornell Bowers CIS, Mohammad completed his M.Eng. degree and will begin a Ph.D program in systems and networking this fall.  

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AI speech-to-text can hallucinate violent language

Speak a little too haltingly and with long pauses, and OpenAI’s speech-to-text transcriber might put harmful, violent words in your mouth, Cornell researchers have discovered.

Female AI ‘teammate’ generates more participation from women

A new study suggests that the gender of an AI’s voice can positively tweak the dynamics of gender-imbalanced teams and could help inform the design of bots used for human-AI teamwork.