Cornell Bowers CIS hits milestone 2,000 majors

For the first time in its 23-year history, the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science has more than 2,000 undergraduate majors within its three departments – the latest milestone amid a sixfold growth in enrollment over the last decade.

Eleven professors win NSF early-career awards

Eleven assistant or associate professors representing four colleges have recently received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards to support their research objectives.

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Robot photographer has eye for aesthetics

A team from Cornell Bowers CIS has developed AutoPhoto, a robotic system that can roam an interior space and capture aesthetically pleasing photographs through a machine learning process.

Grant from Meta to spark Cornell research into AR, VR

Powering augmented and virtual reality technologies to tackle real-world problems is the focus of a two-year, $1.8 million grant from Meta and Spark AR to Cornell Bowers CIS and Cornell Tech’s XR Collaboratory.

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Computer-security researchers aim to prevent tech abuse

A Cornell Tech clinic has created a new approach to helping survivors of domestic abuse stop assailants from hacking into their devices and social media to surveil and harass them.

AI enables strategic hydropower planning across Amazon basin

Biologist Alex Flecker and computer scientist Carla Gomes co-led a project that employed AI and around 40 researchers in an attempt to determine optimal placement of around 350 hydropower dams in the Amazon river basin.

‘Underground maps’ segment cities using fashion, AI

Cornell computer scientists have developed a new framework to automatically draw “underground maps,” which accurately segment cities into areas with similar fashion sense and, thus, interests.

Smart necklace recognizes English, Mandarin commands

Cheng Zhang, assistant professor of information science, and doctoral student Ruidong Zhang have developed a silent-speech recognition device, SpeeChin, that can identify silent commands using images of skin deformation in the neck and face.

René Kizilcec named Jacobs Foundation Fellow

René Kizilcec has been named a 2022-2024 Jacobs Foundation Fellow and will examine effective, affordable hybrid learning in secondary-school education in low-resource areas.

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