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Record number of January graduates celebrated

December 23, 2013

Record number of January graduates celebrated

A record number of students - 980 - will graduate in January, and the winter graduate recognition event celebrated their accomplishments Dec. 21 in Barton Hall. read more

Student inventors receive innovation prizes

December 23, 2013

Student inventors receive innovation prizes

At the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, innovation is becoming part of everyday thinking. read more

Cornell Tech students show off their innovations

December 18, 2013

Cornell Tech students show off their innovations

Cornell NYC Tech hosted an "open studio" Dec. 13 to showcase projects from its first graduating class. read more

December 18, 2013

Two ECE students selected as 2013-14 Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship recipients

Julie Wang and Ivan Radojicic were chosen to receive scholarships along with Philip Berard, CBE and CS. read more

Two Cornell ECE teams reach finals in 2014 Qualcomm Innovation Competition

December 18, 2013

Two Cornell ECE teams reach finals in 2014 Qualcomm Innovation Competition

Two teams from Cornell School of Electrical and Computer Engineering were selected as finalists in the 2014 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF). read more

Announcing the winners of the Fall 2013 ECE Innovation Award Competition!

December 12, 2013

Announcing the winners of the Fall 2013 ECE Innovation Award Competition!

Cornell ECE announces the winners of the Fall 2013 Electrical and Computer Engineering Innovation Award Competition! read more

Fully functional loudspeaker is 3-D printed

December 12, 2013

Fully functional loudspeaker is 3-D printed

Researchers have 3-D printed a working loudspeaker, complete with plastic, conductive and magnetic parts, seamlessly integrated, and ready for use almost as soon as it comes out of the printer. read more

Stephen Wicker to teach one of Cornell’s first four MOOCs

December 10, 2013

Stephen Wicker to teach one of Cornell’s first four MOOCs

Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Stephen Wicker will teach “Wiretaps to Big Data: Privacy and Surveillance in the Age of Complete Interconnection,” which will explain how cellular technology... read more

Field member Christine Shoemaker wins the national engineering award

December 5, 2013

Field member Christine Shoemaker wins the national engineering award

Christine Shoemaker, the Joseph P. Ripley Professor of Engineering, has received the 2014 National Engineering Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies. read more

'Shaken, not stirred': Oscillator drives electron spin

December 3, 2013

'Shaken, not stirred': Oscillator drives electron spin

Physicists and engineers have found a new way to control electron spins - not with a magnetic field, but with a mechanical oscillator. read more

New website is 'one-stop shop' for climate change info

November 26, 2013

New website is 'one-stop shop' for climate change info

The new website, climatechange.cornell.edu, is a one-stop shop for everything climate change. It's searchable and includes research, outreach programs and issue-specific pages. read more

Eight on faculty named AAAS fellows

November 25, 2013

Eight on faculty named AAAS fellows

Eight Cornell scientists have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. read more

Autodesk donates 3-D software to Cornell

November 25, 2013

Autodesk donates 3-D software to Cornell

Last month, international software design company Autodesk gave Cornell one of the largest gifts-in-kind it has ever received: 3-D design, engineering and entertainment software. The software is... read more

ECE Professor Emeritus, Norman M. Vrana dies at 93

November 19, 2013

ECE Professor Emeritus, Norman M. Vrana dies at 93

ECE Professor Emeritus, Norman M. Vrana, passed away peacefully at home on November 9, 2013. read more

Bioengineered ears win first place at World Technology Summit

November 18, 2013

Bioengineered ears win first place at World Technology Summit

A method for bioengineering living human ears garnered a first-place award at the World Technology Summit in New York City, Nov. 15. read more

Alumnus leads Panama Canal’s massive expansion

November 12, 2013

Alumnus leads Panama Canal’s massive expansion

Jorge de la Guardia, M.Eng. ’74, executive manager for the Panama Canal expansion, gave a Nov. 7 talk, “The Political and Economic Challenges for the Construction of the New Panama Canal,” on campus. read more

Spirited Cornell-JPL agreement opens opportunities

November 11, 2013

Spirited Cornell-JPL agreement opens opportunities

Cornell President David Skorton and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director Charles Elachi signed a memorandum of understanding Nov. 8 making Cornell the California lab’s latest strategic partner. read more

Before cells, biochemicals may have combined in clay

November 7, 2013

Before cells, biochemicals may have combined in clay

Tiny spaces in a gel of clay mixed with seawater may have protected and enhanced the evolution of early biomolecules. read more

Cornell University-hosted workshop addresses the future technology demands of the data center and cloud

November 7, 2013

Cornell University-hosted workshop addresses the future technology demands of the data center and cloud

José Martínez and Jim Ballingal, Ph.D. '82 co-organize event at Cornell for cross-disciplinary academia and industry leaders read more

Farhan Rana receives "Best Professor at Cornell" accolades

November 6, 2013

Farhan Rana receives "Best Professor at Cornell" accolades

Business Insider partnered with Rate My Professor to highlight the top 10 professors at Cornell, as voted by its students. Cornell ECE's Farhan Rana received the #2 spot. read more

Cornell ECE student receives Intel Ph.D. Fellowship

November 5, 2013

Cornell ECE student receives Intel Ph.D. Fellowship

ECE Ph.D. student Biswajeet Guha has received an Intel Ph.D. Fellowship. The program awards fellowships to exceptional Ph.D. candidates pursuing leading-edge innovation in fields related to Intel's... read more

Program pairs Ithacans with international students

November 5, 2013

Program pairs Ithacans with international students

The Cornell International Friendship Program pairs local residents with international students and scholars to promote friendships and make the students' experiences more homey. read more

McCormicks give $5M to support teaching excellence

November 5, 2013

McCormicks give $5M to support teaching excellence

The McCormick family – James ’69, M.Eng. ’70; Marsha ’70; and son James Jr. ’05, M.Eng. ’06 – longtime supporters of teaching initiatives at the College of Engineering, have made a $5 million gift to... read more

Parents at fair advise passion, hard work to succeed

November 4, 2013

Parents at fair advise passion, hard work to succeed

Parents of freshmen advises students across campus at the inaugural First-Year Family Weekend Career Networking Fair on campus Nov. 1. read more

Cornell Local Roads Program wins national honors

November 4, 2013

Cornell Local Roads Program wins national honors

Larry Lin ’12 and the Cornell Local Roads Program received a National Roadway Safety Award Nov. 6 for their invention of an inexpensive way to assess the functioning of road signs. read more

Making electric energy efficient at bargain prices

November 4, 2013

Making electric energy efficient at bargain prices

Kilowatts found: To enhance efficiency in electric energy transfers from high-voltage grids to your home’s toaster and television, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $3.2 million grant to... read more

Brain-machine interface allows anesthesia control

October 31, 2013

Brain-machine interface allows anesthesia control

Researchers have developed a brain-machine interface that adjusts the anesthetic infusion rate to control the level of brain activation in a medically induced coma. read more

Six faculty win NSF CAREER awards

October 30, 2013

Six faculty win NSF CAREER awards

Six early-career Cornell faculty members are recent recipients of National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards. read more

Lost van Gogh painting validated via canvas weave

October 30, 2013

Lost van Gogh painting validated via canvas weave

Left in an attic and missing for decades, the long-lost Vincent van Gogh painting – “Sunset at Montmajour” – was authenticated by in September. Art historians identified the work, in part, thanks to... read more

Wicker examines NSA surveillance, cellular convergence and the ‘Death of Privacy’

October 30, 2013

Wicker examines NSA surveillance, cellular convergence and the ‘Death of Privacy’

ECE's Stephen B. Wicker, researcher, author and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, discusses NSA spying on cellular networks and the “death of privacy” at a media... read more

Cornell iGem Receives Gold Medal for Organofoam

October 29, 2013

Cornell iGem Receives Gold Medal for Organofoam

The Cornell iGEM team was recently awarded a gold medal at the 2013 North America Jamboree in Toronto, competing with 50 other universities from throughout the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, the team... read more

Expert: U.S. must do more to protect climate, environment

October 28, 2013

Expert: U.S. must do more to protect climate, environment

Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, spoke on campus Oct. 22 about the need for greater use of nonpolluting sources of energy. read more

Alyssa Apsel Elected to Board of Governors of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

October 24, 2013

Alyssa Apsel Elected to Board of Governors of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

Professor Alyssa Apsel has been elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. Her election indicates the strong recognition of her research accomplishments and... read more

Welcome new members of the Cornell faculty

October 24, 2013

Welcome new members of the Cornell faculty

To help introduce new members of the university's faculty to the Cornell community, the Cornell Chronicle is publishing brief new-faculty profiles for the 2013-14 academic year. read more

Food inspires lithium-sulfur battery breakthroughs

October 24, 2013

Food inspires lithium-sulfur battery breakthroughs

A pair of common kitchen ingredients inspired Cornell researchers’ improvement of the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries, a promising alternative to today’s lithium-ion batteries. read more

Four N.Y. companies receive JumpStart grants

October 23, 2013

Four N.Y. companies receive JumpStart grants

Four New York companies have received 2013 JumpStart Program grants for the spring semester, which assists New York state small businesses in developing and improving through university... read more

'Building Dashboard' website conveys real-time energy use

October 23, 2013

'Building Dashboard' website conveys real-time energy use

Transparent is the new green: Cornell’s new Building Dashboard website provides raw, real-time energy data to reduce energy consumption and step toward a smaller carbon footprint. read more

CU GEM improves eco-friendly Styrofoam substitute

October 22, 2013

CU GEM improves eco-friendly Styrofoam substitute

Undergraduates on the Cornell University Genetically Engineered Machines (CU GEM) team won awards for designing a safe alternative to Styrofoam. read more

Waste heat could keep cows cool and comfortable

October 22, 2013

Waste heat could keep cows cool and comfortable

To help farmers keep dairy cows cool, Cornell engineers are collaborating on a research project, based on the concept of conductive cooling, that could provide an alternative to fans, misters and... read more

Ratan Tata inducted into National Academy of Engineering

October 17, 2013

Ratan Tata inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Ratan Tata ’59, B.Arch. ’62, chairman emeritus of India’s Tata Group, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering as a foreign associate last week during the NAE annual meeting. read more

Alumni entrepreneurs share career stories in New York City

October 16, 2013

Alumni entrepreneurs share career stories in New York City

More than 350 Cornell alumni, students, faculty and entrepreneurs enjoyed a full day of talks by entrepreneurs and venture capitalists at the entrepreneurship summit in New York City Oct. 11. read more

Tunable antenna could end dropped cell phone calls

October 16, 2013

Tunable antenna could end dropped cell phone calls

A Cornell collaboration has resulted in the world's best tunable dielectric material, which could greatly improve wireless communications technology. read more

Cornell Tech welcomes four more faculty members

October 16, 2013

Cornell Tech welcomes four more faculty members

Serge Belongie, Mor Naaman, Rafael Pass and Ramin Zabih have joined the faculty at Cornell Tech. read more

Rawlings lauds undergraduate research scholars

October 11, 2013

Rawlings lauds undergraduate research scholars

President Emeritus Hunter Rawlings applauded the work of current and former undergraduate research scholars at the first event for alumni of the Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research... read more

Bending world's thinnest glass shows atoms' dance

October 10, 2013

Bending world's thinnest glass shows atoms' dance

For the first time, researchers have directly imaged deformations in silica glass and the resulting “dance” of rearranging atoms. read more

Cornell’s first four MOOCs to launch next semester

October 2, 2013

Cornell’s first four MOOCs to launch next semester

Any person. Any study. And now - any corner of the globe. Beginning next semester, Cornell will offer its first four MOOCs to the world at-large, allowing any one to take classes from the comfort of... read more

Cornell Tech launches degree in 'connective media'

October 1, 2013

Cornell Tech launches degree in 'connective media'

On Oct. 1, Cornell Tech announced the launch of the first degree program to be offered by the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute, a master's degree in connective media. read more

Lucks, Seandel are NIH 'New Innovators'

September 30, 2013

Lucks, Seandel are NIH 'New Innovators'

Julius Lucks, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Marco Seandel, assistant professor of cell and developmental biology in surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, are... read more

Fennie, Nirenberg named MacArthur Fellows

September 25, 2013

Fennie, Nirenberg named MacArthur Fellows

Craig Fennie, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, and Sheila Nirenberg, associate professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medical College, have been named 2013... read more

ECE Innovation Award Competition: Deadline Extended until November 1st

September 24, 2013

ECE Innovation Award Competition: Deadline Extended until November 1st

Great ECE Ideas = Seed $$$ The Electrical and Computer Engineering Innovation Award Competition challenges students to design and develop an innovative technology based on electrical and computer... read more

Campus mourns death of graduate student Turi Alcoser

September 24, 2013

Campus mourns death of graduate student Turi Alcoser

Susan Murphy, vice present for student and academic services, issued a statement to the Cornell community on the death of graduate student Turi Alcoser, 23. read more

Michael C. Kelley, promoted to emeritus status as the James A. Friend and Family Distinguished Professor Engineering Emeritus

September 23, 2013

Michael C. Kelley, promoted to emeritus status as the James A. Friend and Family Distinguished Professor Engineering Emeritus

Michael C. Kelley was recently promoted to emeritus status as the James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor Engineering Emeritus. Kelley was elected to emeritus status upon his retirement on... read more

Christopher Batten Receives Awards for Advising and Teaching from the College of Engineering

September 19, 2013

Christopher Batten Receives Awards for Advising and Teaching from the College of Engineering

The College of Engineering has selected Christopher Batten as recipient of the Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award and the James M. and Marsha D. McCormick Award for Outstanding Advising of... read more

Project to teach innovation in ECE receives NSF Grant

September 17, 2013

Project to teach innovation in ECE receives NSF Grant

A multidisciplinary team interested in teaching innovation in ECE has been awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a program aimed at transforming... read more

Revamp Camp connects kids, software engineering

September 17, 2013

Revamp Camp connects kids, software engineering

Revamp Camp, Aug. 19-23, bolstered middle school students’ passion for computer programming and electronics engineering. read more

Shattering records: Thinnest glass in Guinness book

September 12, 2013

Shattering records: Thinnest glass in Guinness book

At just a molecule thick, it's a new Guinness record: The world's thinnest sheet of glass, identified in a Cornell research lab. read more

Nanosatellite CUSat to launch from California

September 10, 2013

Nanosatellite CUSat to launch from California

After eight years of planning, submitting, winning, building and waiting, Cornell University’s CUSat – a nanosatellite designed by engineering students to help calibrate GPS systems with pinpoint... read more

Ithaca may kindle America's budding hydrogen economy

September 10, 2013

Ithaca may kindle America's budding hydrogen economy

A new hydrogen filling station – nestled in Ithaca – could help to activate a new, national energy economy, since automakers plan to begin selling fuel-cell cars by 2016. read more

CUSat launch now delayed until Sept. 29

September 10, 2013

CUSat launch now delayed until Sept. 29

After eight years of planning, submitting, winning, building and waiting, Cornell University’s CUSat – a nanosatellite designed by engineering students to help calibrate GPS systems with pinpoint... read more

$1.5M NSF grant helps nanoparticle manufacturing

September 9, 2013

$1.5M NSF grant helps nanoparticle manufacturing

A $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant will support scalable nanomanufacturing and device integration. read more

CUSat, set to launch Sept. 29, making GPS precise

September 4, 2013

CUSat, set to launch Sept. 29, making GPS precise

After eight years of planning, submitting, winning, building and waiting, Cornell University’s CUSat – a nanosatellite designed by engineering students to help calibrate GPS systems with pinpoint... read more

Engineering launches 'Think Big, Live Green' campaign

September 4, 2013

Engineering launches 'Think Big, Live Green' campaign

Cut-out, smackdown, payback, tune-in and turn-off: It’s time for “Think Big, Live Green,” a major energy conservation and sustainability campaign being launched Sept. 4 by Cornell’s College of... read more

Relax! Slip on an electric vest to knead away stress

September 3, 2013

Relax! Slip on an electric vest to knead away stress

A new startup led by three Cornell students is developing a garment that gently gives a massage to reduce harmful amounts of stress in the body. read more

Five grad students named space technology fellows

August 27, 2013

Five grad students named space technology fellows

Graduate students Daniel Cellucci, Nicholas Cheney, Brian Koopman, Ethan Ritz and Jason Yosinski are five of 65 graduate students whom have been chosen as Space Technology Research Fellows by the... read more

Civil engineer William McGuire dies at age 92

August 27, 2013

Civil engineer William McGuire dies at age 92

William McGuire, professor of civil and environmental engineering emeritus, died Jan. 31 in Ithaca at age 92. A memorial service will be held Sept. 7 on campus. read more

ECE Proposal Selected by SAMSUNG Global Research Outreach Program

August 26, 2013

ECE Proposal Selected by SAMSUNG Global Research Outreach Program

Andrew Gallagher's proposal for improving the quality of images on a big display has been selected for funding by the SAMSUNG Global Research Outreach (GRO) program. read more

For heavenly radiance, Burns wins Brouwer Award

August 16, 2013

For heavenly radiance, Burns wins Brouwer Award

Citing research transforming our scientific view of the heavens, the American Astronomical Society will give astronomy professor Joe Burns the 2014 Dirk Brouwer Award. read more

Emeritus professor Lester Eastman dies at 85

August 13, 2013

Emeritus professor Lester Eastman dies at 85

Lester Eastman, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, died Aug. 9 at age 85. Calling hours will be Aug. 15, and a celebration of his life will be Aug. 16. read more

'Photo album' shows dances of droplets

August 9, 2013

'Photo album' shows dances of droplets

Researchers have produced a “photo album” of more than 30 shapes an oscillated drop of water can take – a fundamental insight into how droplets behave. read more

AguaClara expands water efforts to India

August 8, 2013

AguaClara expands water efforts to India

Two AguaClara facilities, under construction in the state of Jharkhand, India, are expected to be completed this fall. read more

CUAUV wins RoboSub competition

August 2, 2013

CUAUV wins RoboSub competition

Cornell's Autonomous Underwater Vehicle project team won first place for the second consecutive year at the RoboSub student competition in July. read more

Versatile polymer film synthesis method invented

August 1, 2013

Versatile polymer film synthesis method invented

Materials researchers have devised a so-called hierarchical porous polymer film synthesis method that may help make these materials useful for applications ranging from catalysis to bioengineering. read more

Cornell named a mentoring center by Sloan Foundation

August 1, 2013

Cornell named a mentoring center by Sloan Foundation

Cornell has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant to become one of three new University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced. read more

Cornell ECE Names New Associate Director

July 29, 2013

Cornell ECE Names New Associate Director

Cornell University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Albonesi as associate director. read more

Birds' good vibrations power mini backpacks

July 25, 2013

Birds' good vibrations power mini backpacks

To obtain data about shifts in avian migratory patterns, birds are being fitted with sensor-filled backpacks. A Cornell lab is developing the ultra-lightweight energy source to power those sensors... read more

Computer can infer rules of the forest

July 23, 2013

Computer can infer rules of the forest

Researchers have new insight into automated stochastic inference that could help unravel hidden laws in fields as diverse as molecular biology and chemistry. read more

Cornell ECE grad Jeremy Blum publishes book, Exploring Arduino

July 17, 2013

Cornell ECE grad Jeremy Blum publishes book, Exploring Arduino

Cornell ECE graduate, Jeremy Blum has recently published his first book, Exploring Arduino, Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry. read more

Device mimics cancer cell environment

July 16, 2013

Device mimics cancer cell environment

Bioengineers are examining a critical step in the metastatic process using a microfluidic device that mimics the cancer cell microenvironment. read more

Imperfect graphene renders 'electrical highways'

July 11, 2013

Imperfect graphene renders 'electrical highways'

Researchers have moved a step closer to making graphene a useful, controllable material: They have shown that when grown in stacked layers, graphene produces defects that influence its conductivity. read more

Innovation: GNSS Spoofing Detection: Correlating Carrier Phase with Rapid Antenna Motion

July 10, 2013

Innovation: GNSS Spoofing Detection: Correlating Carrier Phase with Rapid Antenna Motion

GPS World: GPS and other GNSS are susceptible to spoofing, or in this case sophisticated false signals, which poses a serious threat to military and highly classified operations. Is there anything... read more

Smartphone app for bipolar patients wins $100K prize

July 3, 2013

Smartphone app for bipolar patients wins $100K prize

A team led by Tanzeem Choudhury, assistant professor of computing and information science, has won the $100,000 first prize in the Heritage Open mHealth Challenge with a mobile app designed to... read more

Cornell ECE Professor Batten named to Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program

July 2, 2013

Cornell ECE Professor Batten named to Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program

Professor Christopher Batten has been named as a recipient of the 2013 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program (ECFHP) Award. The ECFHP was created to help Intel connect with the best and brightest... read more

Chilean earthquake made volcanoes sink

July 2, 2013

Chilean earthquake made volcanoes sink

Cornell earth scientists are trying to understand why several volcanoes near a 2010 earthquake in Chile sank several inches into the ground. read more

Two student teams win coveted EPA prize

July 1, 2013

Two student teams win coveted EPA prize

Two Cornell student teams – a cookstove fuel/biochar group and the AguaClara water filtration project – won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious People, Prosperity and the Planet... read more

Soaring CUAir wins unmanned air systems competition

July 1, 2013

Soaring CUAir wins unmanned air systems competition

CUAir, a group of high-flying Cornell engineering students, soared into first place at the Student Unmanned Air Systems Competition held at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, June... read more

High schoolers explore careers at 4-H conference

July 1, 2013

High schoolers explore careers at 4-H conference

The annual 4-H Career Explorations Conference, held June 25-27, hosted 600 high school students from 45 New York state counties on campus. read more

Cowen, Travis appointed ACSF associate directors

June 28, 2013

Cowen, Travis appointed ACSF associate directors

Edwin “Todd” Cowen, professor in the College of Engineering, and Alex Travis, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, become associate directors of the David R. Atkinson Center for... read more

Industry, academia to share Cornell Tech building

June 26, 2013

Industry, academia to share Cornell Tech building

Cornell NYC Tech has announced it will develop its first "corporate co-location" building, a major advancement in its effort to bring industry and academia together on its Roosevelt Island campus. read more

Model recreates wear and tear of osteoarthritis

June 18, 2013

Model recreates wear and tear of osteoarthritis

Cornell engineers have created a model that simulates prolonged joint loading, leading to similar conditions found in osteoarthritis sufferers. read more

Students Receive ECE Innovation Awards

June 17, 2013

Students Receive ECE Innovation Awards

The ECE Innovation Award Competition challenges students to design and develop an innovative technology based on electrical and computer engineering, and to demonstrate the potential of the idea to... read more

Device mimics cancer cell environment

June 16, 2013

Device mimics cancer cell environment

Bioengineers are examining a critical step in the metastatic process using a microfluidic device that mimics the cancer cell microenvironment. read more

'Living vicariously' has marked Gruner's time at CHESS

June 12, 2013

'Living vicariously' has marked Gruner's time at CHESS

On July 1, Sol Gruner will step down as director of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, to be succeeded by Joel Brock, professor of applied and engineering physics. read more

NSA data collection

June 12, 2013

NSA data collection

Stephen Wicker, professor of electrical and computer engineering and an expert on wireless networks and digital security, discusses the National Security Agency's collection of information from... read more

ECE Professor Avestimehr Wins IEEE Paper Award

June 6, 2013

ECE Professor Avestimehr Wins IEEE Paper Award

Salman Avestimehr, Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award. read more

Graduate student Kyle Wecker dies at age 30

June 3, 2013

Graduate student Kyle Wecker dies at age 30

Kyle Wecker, 30, a graduate student in the field of electrical and computer engineering, died June 1 in Ithaca. read more

Nanoscale facility tool map makes manufacturing sense

May 28, 2013

Nanoscale facility tool map makes manufacturing sense

Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility is partnering with a statewide educational and research powerhouse to solve the problem of design-for-manufacturing. read more

'Well-equipped' grads can proceed with confidence, Skorton says

May 26, 2013

'Well-equipped' grads can proceed with confidence, Skorton says

Members of the graduating Class of 2013 can be assured that the skills they've developed as Cornell students will serve them well as they take their next steps, President David Skorton said in his... read more

'Cheers' to the Class of 2013

May 26, 2013

'Cheers' to the Class of 2013

Undergraduate and graduate students gathered on the Arts Quad in full regalia to celebrate Cornell's 145th Commencement with friends and family May 26. read more

Top seniors and their teacher-mentors honored

May 23, 2013

Top seniors and their teacher-mentors honored

On May 22, the Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honored 32 outstanding graduating seniors and the high school teachers and university faculty members who mentored them. read more

Alan Alda: Science shouldn't be like a blind date for the public

May 23, 2013

Alan Alda: Science shouldn't be like a blind date for the public

Speaking to a sold-out Schwartz Auditorium May 22, Alan Alda brought his experience as an actor to initiate a dialogue on communication's vital role in science. read more

Makers of 'Splat' to attend startup summer camp

May 16, 2013

Makers of 'Splat' to attend startup summer camp

A device that plugs into a smartphone to transform it into a video game console has caught the attention of a global venture capital firm. read more

Many paths led 'beta' class to Cornell Tech

May 14, 2013

Many paths led 'beta' class to Cornell Tech

Members of Cornell NYC Tech's inaugural class were all attracted to the program's startup feel, and they all wanted to take part in a trailblazing master's degree program. read more

'Beta' Cornell Tech students open up for industry leaders

May 14, 2013

'Beta' Cornell Tech students open up for industry leaders

At a May 10 open studio, Cornell Tech's seven-member beta class offered a glimpse of graduate high-tech education reinvented. read more

Game design showcase combines innovation, whimsy

May 14, 2013

Game design showcase combines innovation, whimsy

Students and community members flocked to Carpenter Hall May 11 to try out brand new computer games developed by students in the Game Design Initiative. read more

NSF, Intel and GE help retain Cornell engineers

May 9, 2013

NSF, Intel and GE help retain Cornell engineers

Cornell’s College of Engineering has received a five-year, $908,000 grant from a joint National Science Foundation, Intel and GE program called Graduate 10K+. read more

NYC Council says 'yes' to Cornell Tech

May 8, 2013

NYC Council says 'yes' to Cornell Tech

On May 8, with final approval from the New York City Council, Cornell NYC Tech completed the land use review process for its new campus. read more

Alumni experts on game-changing tech innovations

May 8, 2013

Alumni experts on game-changing tech innovations

Alumni experts and several faculty members addressed 470 Cornellians and friends April 30 at the "A New Wave of Innovation" event, in Mountain View, Calif. read more

Energy harvester rolls to market production

May 2, 2013

Energy harvester rolls to market production

MicroGen's nanotechnology based energy harvester – researched and developed by the company at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility – begins commercial scale production this summer. read more

Turn out the light: 'Switch' determines cancer cell fate

May 2, 2013

Turn out the light: 'Switch' determines cancer cell fate

Like picking a career or a movie, cells have to make decisions – and cancer results from cells making wrong decisions. read more

Students win kudos, cash for service projects

April 30, 2013

Students win kudos, cash for service projects

Three Cornell student groups each recently received the Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Award, which comes with a grant of $1,500 to further their community service projects. read more

2013 ECE Early Career Research Scholars Award winners announced

April 29, 2013

2013 ECE Early Career Research Scholars Award winners announced

The Cornell ECE Early Career Research Scholars Program encourages gifted undergraduate students to pursue research interests with faculty members in ECE-related topics. Designed for students between... read more

Think ahead: Robots anticipate human actions

April 29, 2013

Think ahead: Robots anticipate human actions

Visualizing the future enables robots to provide assistance without getting in the way. read more

Baja racing team takes first place

April 25, 2013

Baja racing team takes first place

The Cornell Baja Racing Team brought home a first-place victory at the 2013 Baja SAE International Competition in Cookeville, Tenn. read more

E-text rivals paper in these 'United Slates'

April 25, 2013

E-text rivals paper in these 'United Slates'

Cornell researchers have created a digital age active-reading system using an array of tablets to combine the best features of paper and electronic text. read more

Squishy robots evolve to run

April 24, 2013

Squishy robots evolve to run

Incorporating concepts from developmental biology, researchers have used computers to evolve soft-bodied robots with various gaits and gallops. read more

Three on faculty win Guggenheim fellowships

April 23, 2013

Three on faculty win Guggenheim fellowships

They are Brian Crane (chemistry and chemical biology), Gary Evans (design and environmental analysis and human development) and Natalie Mahowald (atmospheric sciences). read more

Haym Hirsh named dean of Computing and Information Science

April 22, 2013

Haym Hirsh named dean of Computing and Information Science

Haym Hirsh, professor and chair of computer science at Rutgers University, has been named Cornell’s dean of Computing and Information Science, effective July 1. read more

Joan and Irwin Jacobs give $133M to name Cornell Tech institute

April 22, 2013

Joan and Irwin Jacobs give $133M to name Cornell Tech institute

Irwin Mark Jacobs '54, founding chairman and CEO emeritus of Qualcomm, and his wife, Joan Klein Jacobs '54, have made a $133 million gift to create the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell... read more

Nano compartments may aid drug delivery, fuel cell design

April 18, 2013

Nano compartments may aid drug delivery, fuel cell design

Cornell researchers have created compartment nanoparticles that could carry two or more different drugs to the same target. read more

Two ECE Teams Win Qualcom Innovation Fellowships

April 18, 2013

Two ECE Teams Win Qualcom Innovation Fellowships

Ilan Shomorony and Alireza Vahid, along with their advisor Salman Avestimehr were awarded the fellowship for their project titled “Collaborative Interference Management.” read more

Scientists develop world's smallest drug deliverer

April 11, 2013

Scientists develop world's smallest drug deliverer

'Cornell Dots' may not only help light up cancer cells, but could provide a new patient-friendly, viable option to battle cancer. Researchers have created pores in the nanoparticles that can carry... read more

Micro transistor prototypes made at Cornell map the mind

April 11, 2013

Micro transistor prototypes made at Cornell map the mind

Mind mapping: Building on prototypes developed at the Cornell NanoScale Facility, French scientists have produced the world's first microscopic transistors that can amplify signals from within the... read more

BOOM offers games, gadgets and job opportunities

April 8, 2013

BOOM offers games, gadgets and job opportunities

If you want to see the future of technology, look at what today's students are inventing. An array of examples was on display April 3 at the annual BOOM (Bits on Our Minds) exhibition in the Duffield... read more

Teachable moments: Robots learn our humanistic ways

March 21, 2013

Teachable moments: Robots learn our humanistic ways

Robots can observe human behavior and - like a human baby - deduce a reasonable approach to handling specific objects. read more

NYC Planning Commission approves Cornell Tech plan

March 21, 2013

NYC Planning Commission approves Cornell Tech plan

New York City's Planning Commission has approved Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island Campus plan as part of the city's public land use review process. read more

New York's fossil fuel: Gone with the wind, water and sun

March 12, 2013

New York's fossil fuel: Gone with the wind, water and sun

Converting New York's energy sources from natural gas, coal and fossil fuel to wind, water and sunlight by 2030 will stabilize electricity prices, reduce power demand and create thousands of jobs. read more

Engineering, English grad programs ranked Top 10

March 12, 2013

Engineering, English grad programs ranked Top 10

Cornell's English Ph.D. programs and seven of its graduate engineering fields are ranked in the top 10 in U.S. News and World Report's 2014 report on 'Best Graduate Schools.' read more

Computer Systems Laboratory researchers have five papers accepted to ISCA 2013

March 8, 2013

Computer Systems Laboratory researchers have five papers accepted to ISCA 2013

ECE's Computer Systems Laboratory (CSL) researchers have five papers accepted to ISCA 2013 (International Symposium on Computer Architecture) read more

Julius Lucks receives 2013 Sloan Fellowship

March 7, 2013

Julius Lucks receives 2013 Sloan Fellowship

The assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering was among 126 researchers recognized for distinguished performance and potential. read more

X-ray imaging sheds new light on bone damage

March 6, 2013

X-ray imaging sheds new light on bone damage

Researchers have uncovered cellular-level detail of what happens when bone bears repetitive stress over time, visualizing damage at smaller scales than previously observed. read more

Eight honored for improving campus climate for women

March 4, 2013

Eight honored for improving campus climate for women

Eight Cornellians received Constance E. Cook and Alice H. Cook Recognition Awards Feb. 28 for their contributions to improving the climate for women at Cornell. read more

'New face' of engineering works on Cornell Tech

March 4, 2013

'New face' of engineering works on Cornell Tech

The American Society of Civil Engineers has named Abena Sackey Ojetayo '07, M.Eng. '09, an engineer with Cornell Facilities Services, to its list of 2013 'New Faces of Civil Engineering.' read more

José Martinez becomes Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2013

José Martinez becomes Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Jose Martinez has been named Editor in Chief of IEEE Computer Architecture Letters. IEEE-CAL is a highly selective forum for fast publication of novel, high-quality ideas, in the form of short,... read more

New graduate fellowship supports Cornell Tech

February 25, 2013

New graduate fellowship supports Cornell Tech

Cornell NYC Tech has announced the creation of the James H. and Marilyn H. Simons Graduate Fellowship, established with a $2.5 million commitment. The gift is the first such fellowship for the new... read more

ECE DTsuhan Chen elected vice president of the ECE Department Heads Association.

February 22, 2013

ECE DTsuhan Chen elected vice president of the ECE Department Heads Association.

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen has been elected vice president of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association. Chen will serve a one-year term until June 30, 2013, after which he... read more

Bioengineers print ears that look and act real

February 20, 2013

Bioengineers print ears that look and act real

Cornell bioengineers and physicians have created an artificial ear - using 3-D printing and injectable molds - that looks and acts like a natural ear. read more

Mobile phones may make us healthier, research suggests

February 18, 2013

Mobile phones may make us healthier, research suggests

Phones and other networked devices can monitor patients, encourage healthy behavior and gather data for public health research. read more

Three new executives in residence at McGovern Center

February 15, 2013

Three new executives in residence at McGovern Center

Three new executives in residence have joined the staff of the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences. read more

Book offers broad view of 3-D printing's future

February 15, 2013

Book offers broad view of 3-D printing's future

A new book by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman explores the promises and perils of a technological revolution: 3-D printers that can quickly and cheaply make anything from bicycle parts to low-fat foods. read more

Civil engineer William McGuire dies at age 92

February 12, 2013

Civil engineer William McGuire dies at age 92

William McGuire, professor of civil and environmental engineering emeritus, died in Ithaca at age 92. read more

Isabel Hull wins European research award

February 12, 2013

Isabel Hull wins European research award

Isabel V. Hull, the John Stambaugh Professor of History, has won the inaugural International Research Support Prize of the Max Weber Stiftung and the Historisches Kolleg. read more

Blame Barney: Students' perception of T. rex is outdated

February 6, 2013

Blame Barney: Students' perception of T. rex is outdated

Students' perceptions of the Tyrannosaurus rex anatomy is still stuck in the early 1900s, according to a Cornell research team. read more

AguaClara wins Katerva Award for urban design

February 5, 2013

AguaClara wins Katerva Award for urban design

For its work bringing thousands of people in Honduras safe, clean drinking water, Cornell's AguaClara research team has been honored with a 2012 Katerva Award. read more

Work needed to make algal biofuel viable, study suggests

January 30, 2013

Work needed to make algal biofuel viable, study suggests

Though biofuels from algae hold great promise, Cornell researchers find that more innovation is needed to make the technology economically and energetically viable at a commercial scale. read more

Scientists find 'holy grail' of modular networks

January 30, 2013

Scientists find 'holy grail' of modular networks

Computer scientists say biological modularity evolved as a byproduct of selection to reduce the number and length of network connections, or 'wiring.' read more

Cornell Tech receives borough president's approval

January 25, 2013

Cornell Tech receives borough president's approval

Cornell NYC Tech has received conditional approval from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, a key step in the city's Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. read more

Researchers discover link between inflammation, metastasis

January 24, 2013

Researchers discover link between inflammation, metastasis

Biomedical engineers have uncovered a groundbreaking link between the body's natural inflammatory response, and how malignant breast cancer cells use the bloodstream to metastasize. read more

Women in physics network, mentor at conference

January 22, 2013

Women in physics network, mentor at conference

About 140 undergraduates and 40 invited guests attended the Northeast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, Jan. 18-20. read more

Cornell Tech welcomes first class of students

January 22, 2013

Cornell Tech welcomes first class of students

On Jan. 21, Cornell Tech began instruction for its 'beta' class of eight full-time students pursuing a one-year Cornell Master of Engineering degree in computer science. read more

Three-photon microscopy improves biological imaging

January 21, 2013

Three-photon microscopy improves biological imaging

Researchers have demonstrated a new way of taking high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the brain's inner workings by improving on the depth limits of multiphoton microscopy. read more

Intrinsic superconductor behavior revealed

January 15, 2013

Intrinsic superconductor behavior revealed

Scientists have verified that superconductors called cuprates respond differently when adding versus removing electrons from them, resolving a central issue about their most basic properties. read more

Cornell graphics researchers win Academy Awards

January 8, 2013

Cornell graphics researchers win Academy Awards

Faculty and alumni share Academy Awards for software to simulate fire and smoke and tools for managing complex animations. read more

AguaClara featured in NAE report

January 4, 2013

AguaClara featured in NAE report

The National Academy of Engineering featured AguaClara in their most recent report. read more