Teaching Gradually: book shares classroom strategies with new graduate instructors

New graduate teaching assistants or early-career faculty members often find teaching daunting as they prepare to step into the classroom for the first time. Knowing what to expect in the classroom and having a set of strategies for addressing situations as they arise comes from experience.

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DRNets can solve Sudoku, speed scientific discovery

An interdisciplinary research team led by Carla Gomes, professor of computing and information science, has developed Deep Reasoning Networks, which combine deep learning with an understanding of the subject’s boundaries and rules.

Project aims to prevent abuse in encrypted communication

Mitigating abuses of encrypted social media communication, on outlets such as WhatsApp and Signal, while ensuring user privacy is the focus of a five-year, $3 million NSF grant to a multidisciplinary Cornell research team.

‘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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