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Alireza Vahid receives ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award

March 2, 2015

Alireza Vahid receives ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award

Alireza Vahid, Ph.D. ‘15 was recently honored with the 2015 ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award... read more

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

February 27, 2015

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

Cornell chemical engineers and astronomers have theorized a new kind of methane-based cell membrane... read more

Precision gas sensor could fit on a chip

February 26, 2015

Precision gas sensor could fit on a chip

Cornell engineers have miniaturized a light source in the elusive mid-infrared spectrum,... read more

Is Your TV Spying on You?

February 23, 2015

Is Your TV Spying on You?

Stephen Wicker interviewed about Smart TVs with voice recognition on WENY. "The problem is it's a... read more

Cornell sinks teeth into four new MOOCs

February 19, 2015

Cornell sinks teeth into four new MOOCs

Cornell will offer four new massive open online courses - or MOOCs - in 2016. Learn abouts sharks,... read more

Cornell Rewind: Phenomenal first women of engineering

February 18, 2015

Cornell Rewind: Phenomenal first women of engineering

Cornell’s pioneering, engineering women – Kate Gleason, Nora Stanton Blatch and Olive Wetzel Dennis... read more

Physicist Ernest Sternglass dies at 91

February 17, 2015

Physicist Ernest Sternglass dies at 91

Ernest Sternglass ’44, M.S. ’51, Ph.D. ’53, whose correspondence with Albert Einstein led to an... read more

Undergraduate uses Arduino to streamline high-speed photography

February 11, 2015

Undergraduate uses Arduino to streamline high-speed photography

Cornell ECE student Ope Oladipo ’17 recently created an Arduino-based project that triggers a flash... read more

Former engineering dean Edmund Cranch dies at 91

February 10, 2015

Former engineering dean Edmund Cranch dies at 91

Alumnus and former College of Engineering dean Edmund T. Cranch, who left Cornell to become... read more

NSF grant to fund ‘revolutionary’ electron microscope

February 9, 2015

NSF grant to fund ‘revolutionary’ electron microscope

The NSF has awarded Cornell $2.7 million to acquire a cryogenic, aberration-corrected scanning... read more

Zhiru Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award to improve the future of computing

February 9, 2015

Zhiru Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award to improve the future of computing

Zhang's work will improve computer performance under tight power and energy efficiency constraints. read more

Improving electric vehicle sales may require solving unique chicken and egg problem

February 4, 2015

Improving electric vehicle sales may require solving unique chicken and egg problem

Cornell's Lang Tong and Shanjun Li find that allowing the competitive forces of supply and demand... read more

$50M Verizon gift names Cornell Tech executive ed center

February 2, 2015

$50M Verizon gift names Cornell Tech executive ed center

A $50 million gift from Verizon will support the development of the Verizon Executive Education... read more

Manohar named Weiss fellow

January 30, 2015

Manohar named Weiss fellow

Rajit Manohar named Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellows for inspiring teaching of undergraduates,... read more

Bassuk, Caudill, Manohar named Weiss fellows

January 30, 2015

Bassuk, Caudill, Manohar named Weiss fellows

Faculty members Nina Bassuk, Marie Caudill and Rajit Manohar have been named Stephen H. Weiss... read more

Skorton speeds campus carbon neutrality goal to 2035

January 29, 2015

Skorton speeds campus carbon neutrality goal to 2035

Cornell President David Skorton today released the report of the Climate Action Plan Acceleration... read more

Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution

January 27, 2015

Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution

Cornell engineers have found that firing up diesel backup generators in non-emergency situations... read more

Cornell Rewind: A great school faces the Great War

January 22, 2015

Cornell Rewind: A great school faces the Great War

The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917. Scarcely a week later, 575 Cornell male... read more

Research repository arXiv hits 1 million submissions

January 15, 2015

Research repository arXiv hits 1 million submissions

1 million and counting: Scientific-paper repository arXiv has reached milestone with a million... read more

Hot fashion: DOE awards $3M grant for ‘air-conditioned’ clothing

January 15, 2015

Hot fashion: DOE awards $3M grant for ‘air-conditioned’ clothing

Warming up to a brisk idea to save building energy, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded... read more

Gehrke, Joachims honored for work in computer science

January 12, 2015

Gehrke, Joachims honored for work in computer science

Two Cornell computer scientists have been elected fellows of the Association for Computing... read more

January graduates saluted at intimate ceremony, reception

December 23, 2014

January graduates saluted at intimate ceremony, reception

A Dec. 20 Recognition Ceremony sent forth the January graduates, the first of Cornell's... read more

'Text overlap' clutters scientific papers, arXiv analysis finds

December 22, 2014

'Text overlap' clutters scientific papers, arXiv analysis finds

Computerized text analysis of scientific papers in the arXiv repository shows that many authors use... read more

Looking behind the paint, Cornell professor Rick Johnson finds hidden patterns

December 19, 2014

Looking behind the paint, Cornell professor Rick Johnson finds hidden patterns

Rick Johnson has developed a computer algorithm for finding weave patterns in painted canvas. read more

ECE Postdoc Subhonmesh Bose named to inaugural class of Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellows in Sustainability

December 16, 2014

ECE Postdoc Subhonmesh Bose named to inaugural class of Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellows in Sustainability

When energy captured from renewable resources is highly variable, how do we reliably procure and... read more

Robert Langer named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2015

December 16, 2014

Robert Langer named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2015

Inventor and MIT professor David Langer '70, who holds nearly 1,100 patents and founded more than... read more

Cornell to buy all of proposed Black Oak Wind Farm's energy

December 8, 2014

Cornell to buy all of proposed Black Oak Wind Farm's energy

Making a stride toward reducing carbon emission, Cornell has agreed to purchase all electricity... read more

White House holiday decor goes digital, with dog-bots and crowdsourced tree lights

December 2, 2014

White House holiday decor goes digital, with dog-bots and crowdsourced tree lights

Wicker student Stephanie Santoso takes the lead at the White House in issues involving 3D printers... read more

Cornell ranked #7 in The Daily Beast’s Down and Dirty Guide to the Best Colleges 2014

December 2, 2014

Cornell ranked #7 in The Daily Beast’s Down and Dirty Guide to the Best Colleges 2014

The list takes into account nine factors, with future earnings, affordability, and academics... read more

University saddened by loss of student over Thanksgiving

November 28, 2014

University saddened by loss of student over Thanksgiving

President David Skorton issued a message of condolence following the death of Shannon Jones, a... read more

Roller coaster fans form a club and win a prize

November 26, 2014

Roller coaster fans form a club and win a prize

A group students have formed a club dedicated to the engineering side of roller coasters and other... read more

Iceland president: Green energy forges good business

November 24, 2014

Iceland president: Green energy forges good business

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the president of Iceland, told a Cornell audience how his country remade... read more

Johnson unlocks mysteries of paintings

November 19, 2014

Johnson unlocks mysteries of paintings

Richard Johnson can see right through the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. The Cornell... read more

Cornell engineers join $2M DARPA Robotics Challenge

November 17, 2014

Cornell engineers join $2M DARPA Robotics Challenge

Cornell engineers are adding their expertise in robot autonomy to the DARPA Robotics Challenge, a... read more

AOL gift launches Connected Experiences Lab

November 13, 2014

AOL gift launches Connected Experiences Lab

A gift from AOL to Cornell Tech will fund the creation of the Connected Experiences Laboratory, or... read more

Provost Kent Fuchs reflects on Cornell's future, and his own

November 6, 2014

Provost Kent Fuchs reflects on Cornell's future, and his own

In an interview with the Cornell Chronicle, Kent Fuchs outlines the challenges and opportunities... read more

Cornell researchers find find 'changing landscape' for women in academic science

November 5, 2014

Cornell researchers find find 'changing landscape' for women in academic science

A newly published examination of reasons for female academics’ ongoing underrepresentation in... read more

Two Cornell ECE projects and Innovation Award Winners published in November 2014 Circuit Cellar Magazine

November 3, 2014

Two Cornell ECE projects and Innovation Award Winners published in November 2014 Circuit Cellar Magazine

Cornell ECE dually-represented in the November 2014 issue of Circuit Cellar Magazine! read more

New Members Inducted into HKN, ECE Honor Society

November 3, 2014

New Members Inducted into HKN, ECE Honor Society

The Cornell ECE chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the national honor society dedicated to Electrical... read more

ECE's David Albonesi to teach one of four new MOOCs offered for spring 2015

October 29, 2014

ECE's David Albonesi to teach one of four new MOOCs offered for spring 2015

With Cornell's four new MOOCs for spring 2015, students from all over the world can survey global... read more

Prof. Lipson ranked among top 1% of researchers for most cited papers in physics

October 29, 2014

Prof. Lipson ranked among top 1% of researchers for most cited papers in physics

Prof. Lipson ranked among top 1% of researchers for most cited papers in physics by Thomas Reuters. read more

New ECE Faculty receive Lunquist Sesquicentennial Fellowships

October 28, 2014

New ECE Faculty receive Lunquist Sesquicentennial Fellowships

Incoming ECE faculty members Debdeep Jena and Huili (Grace) Xing have been named Richard E.... read more

A fast track for data between Ithaca and New York City

October 23, 2014

A fast track for data between Ithaca and New York City

A new system will enable Cornell researchers to transfer large data files smoothly between the... read more

ECE senior selected as 2014-15 Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship recipient

October 17, 2014

ECE senior selected as 2014-15 Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship recipient

Brecken Blackburn was chosen to receive scholarships along with Jovana Andrejevic (AEP). read more

Deans Boor, Collins, Knuth reappointed to second terms

October 17, 2014

Deans Boor, Collins, Knuth reappointed to second terms

CALS Dean Kathryn Boor, Engineering Dean Lance Collins and Vice Provost and Graduate School Dean... read more

Provost Kent Fuchs named president of University of Florida

October 16, 2014

Provost Kent Fuchs named president of University of Florida

Cornell Provost W. Kent Fuchs has been named the 12th president of the University of Florida, the... read more

Alum urges students to drive clean tech revolution

October 16, 2014

Alum urges students to drive clean tech revolution

Venture capitalist Dan Miller '78 asked Cornell students to leverage their degrees in agriculture,... read more

Fuchs will excel as UF president, Skorton says

October 15, 2014

Fuchs will excel as UF president, Skorton says

President David Skorton offers congratulations to Provost Kent Fuchs on his being named the next... read more

Computer science times are a-changing

October 2, 2014

Computer science times are a-changing

A panel of Cornell computer science veterans recalled what it was like to pioneer a new discipline,... read more

Welcome new members of the Cornell faculty, 2014-15

October 2, 2014

Welcome new members of the Cornell faculty, 2014-15

To help introduce new members of the university's faculty to the Cornell community, the Cornell... read more

Philanthropist Bill Gates helps dedicate CIS's Gates Hall

October 1, 2014

Philanthropist Bill Gates helps dedicate CIS's Gates Hall

On Oct. 1 Microsoft's founder and Cornell leaders dedicated the new building for Computing and... read more

Jason Hoople, ECE Ph.D. Student wins Best Student Paper Award

September 26, 2014

Jason Hoople, ECE Ph.D. Student wins Best Student Paper Award

Cornell ECE Ph.D. student Jason Hoople received the Best Student Paper award at the 2014 IEEE... read more

Computer Science to mark 50 years with three-day symposium

September 25, 2014

Computer Science to mark 50 years with three-day symposium

Cornell's Department of Computer Science will celebrate its 50th year with a series of events Sept.... read more

ECE students Max Rothstein and Richard Speranza create real-time wireless laser tag system

September 25, 2014

ECE students Max Rothstein and Richard Speranza create real-time wireless laser tag system

Blasterworks is a new spin on laser tag with wireless real-time updates read more

Nanoscale facility 'open for business,' leaders say

September 22, 2014

Nanoscale facility 'open for business,' leaders say

The latest and greatest scientific achievements at the nanoscale were on display at the 2014... read more

Bill Gates to visit Oct. 1 for dedication and conversation

September 18, 2014

Bill Gates to visit Oct. 1 for dedication and conversation

Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will be on campus Oct. 1 to dedicate Bill &... read more

Hackathon showcases smart content search engine

September 15, 2014

Hackathon showcases smart content search engine

Participants in Big Red//Hacks Sept. 26-28 will get access to a new smart content search engine in... read more

Defying physics, engineers prove a magnetic field for light

September 11, 2014

Defying physics, engineers prove a magnetic field for light

Using an interferometer, Michal Lipson and colleagues have demonstrated an effective magnetic field... read more

Meeting for students, friends of Ephrahim Garcia set for 4:30

September 11, 2014

Meeting for students, friends of Ephrahim Garcia set for 4:30

A community support meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in McManus Lounge, Hollister... read more

Cornell moves up a notch in 2015 U.S. News rankings

September 10, 2014

Cornell moves up a notch in 2015 U.S. News rankings

Cornell has moved up one spot in the annual college rankings from U.S. News and World Report, which... read more

Student video games score on the national scene

September 10, 2014

Student video games score on the national scene

Games created by students in the Game Design Initiative at Cornell are winning attention in... read more

Experiment makes energy savings a game

September 10, 2014

Experiment makes energy savings a game

An experiment in partnership with Con Edison this summer has shown that consumers might be willing... read more

Chen, Martinez, Molnar & Suh receive teaching awards

September 9, 2014

Chen, Martinez, Molnar & Suh receive teaching awards

Four ECE faculty members receive teaching awards from the College of Engineering. read more

Sunil Bhave receives Young Investigator Award

September 8, 2014

Sunil Bhave receives Young Investigator Award

Bhave was cited for his work in novel devices combining MEMS, solid-state electronics and photonics... read more