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Google announces inaugural cohort in cybersecurity initiative

Researchers from Cornell Tech and the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science are part of the first cohort of participants from four institutions to receive funding from the Google Cyber NYC Institutional Research Program, a Google-funded initiative to improve standards of online privacy, safety and security, and to establish New York City as the epicenter of cybersecurity research.

In partnership with Google, seven projects from Cornell faculty have been selected that combine basic research with computer innovations to expand our understanding of – and provide solutions to – cybersecurity issues in society. Each team will work with a Google sponsor and receive funding and access to Google Cloud Platform credits for up to three years.

“Through support from Google and in collaboration with our partners, New York will emerge as the hub for cutting-edge exploration and innovation in the fields of cybersecurity, trust and safety,” said Greg Morrisett, the Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech and principal investigator for Cornell.

Along with Cornell, three other schools will receive funding through the program: City University of New York, Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. The Google Cyber NYC Institutional Research Program is part of the $10 billion cybersecurity initiative announced in 2021.

Read the full story on the Cornell Bowers CIS website.

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