Smartphone use contributes to teacher ‘technostress’ in India

Rama Adithya Varanasi, a Ph.D. candidate in the field of information science, spent six months studying hundreds of teachers in rural and urban communities to understand how different aspects of smartphone use and governance were causing significant technology-related stress.

AI innovators to speak at Cornell BrAIn symposium Dec. 9-10

Cornell BrAIn, initiated and led by the College of Arts & Sciences, will host a two-day symposium Dec. 9-10, bringing together innovators in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and neuroscience.

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New initiative elevates Cornell as leader in AI

Cornell is launching a bold new initiative in artificial intelligence that will expand faculty working both in core areas, as well as the nearly unlimited domains affected by advances in AI.

Estrin, health tech pioneer, wins von Neumann medal

Deborah Estrin, associate dean and the Robert V. Tishman ’37 Professor at Cornell Tech, has been named the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) John von Neumann Medal. 

Overly positive feedback leads to poor assistive tech

Being overly positive about new tech is a type of response bias – a hazard of all studies involving people, where participants give less than accurate reactions, whether consciously or unconsciously.

Graduate School recognizes over 80 new Dean's Scholars

The Graduate School welcomed over 80 new Dean’s Scholars into the community of over 300 current Dean’s Scholars at Cornell. The Dean’s Scholars program honors recipients of competitive diversity-focused fellowships.

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Rural Bangladeshis turn to faith, family for fact-checking

New Cornell research finds that in remote parts of Bangladesh with little internet access, people have relied on local experts, spiritual views and their sense of social justice to evaluate new coronavirus information.

Grant will support female student research in computing

Cornell Bowers CIS has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM to increase the number of undergraduate women pursuing research in computer science.

$5M grant will tackle pangenomics computing challenge

As scientists continue to catalog genomic variations in everything from plants to people, today’s computers are struggling to provide the power needed to find the secrets hidden within mass amounts of genomic data.