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Studer receives NSF CAREER Award

February 22, 2017

Studer receives NSF CAREER Award

Christoph Studer, Cornell ECE Assistant Professor recently received a U.S. NSF CAREER Award from the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CFF). read more

Group develops deep, non-invasive imaging of mouse brain

February 22, 2017

Group develops deep, non-invasive imaging of mouse brain

Using an imaging technology he developed at Cornell, applied physics professor Chris Xu and collaborators report sharp imaging of a subcortical region of the brain, using novel three-photon... read more

ECE Ph.D. Student wins Best Paper Award for Ultrasonic Fingerprint Reader

February 21, 2017

ECE Ph.D. Student wins Best Paper Award for Ultrasonic Fingerprint Reader

Justin Kuo, a graduate student from Prof. Amit Lal’s SonicMEMS research group, received an Outstanding Student Paper Award for the paper titled “64-Pixel Solid State CMOS Compatible Ultrasonic... read more

Brito, Lambert, Yapici, Lancaster receive Sloan Fellowships

February 21, 2017

Brito, Lambert, Yapici, Lancaster receive Sloan Fellowships

Cornell assistant professors Ilana Brito, Guillaume Lambert, Kyle Lancaster and Nilay Yapici have been awarded Sloan Foundation Fellowships, which support early career research and education. read more

Cornell helps Fijians use eyes in the sky for climate studies

February 21, 2017

Cornell helps Fijians use eyes in the sky for climate studies

To help Fijian scientists track oceanic climate change for their islands in the sun, Cornell's Bruce Monger unveils eyes in the sky: satellite remote sensing. read more

Cornell Tech app tracks bikers, reduces urban congestion

February 21, 2017

Cornell Tech app tracks bikers, reduces urban congestion

As part of Cornell Tech's Product Studio course, four Class of 2017 students developed technology to predict and avoid traffic jams via an app. read more

Aye, Shepherd win Young Investigator awards from Navy

February 20, 2017

Aye, Shepherd win Young Investigator awards from Navy

Yimon Aye and Rob Shepherd have both been awarded Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program awards, given annually to early-career academic scientists and researchers to support their work. read more

Kotlikoff QA: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

February 16, 2017

Kotlikoff QA: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

Last fall the Cornell Senior Leaders Climate Action Group submitted its report exploring heating and energy options for the Ithaca campus to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. Here, Provost Kotlikoff... read more

Mathematical models predict how we wait in line, traffic

February 16, 2017

Mathematical models predict how we wait in line, traffic

Jamol Pender, assistant professor in Cornell’s School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, collaborated with Cornell colleagues to determine how we choose which line to wait in. read more

Cornell engineers look to help arctic ships assess ice buildup

February 15, 2017

Cornell engineers look to help arctic ships assess ice buildup

Cornell engineers have demonstrated a novel method to accurately monitor topside icing in seafaring ships using a combination of applied mathematics and computational mechanics. read more

IEEE-HKN receives Outstanding Chapter Award

February 14, 2017

IEEE-HKN receives Outstanding Chapter Award

Cornell's IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Chapter receives 2015-2016 Outstanding Chapter Award. read more

Schlom elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 14, 2017

Schlom elected to National Academy of Engineering

Darrell Schlom, the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. read more

Collaborators use new strategies to study cancer's spread

February 9, 2017

Collaborators use new strategies to study cancer's spread

Finding new ways to study cancer and how it spreads is the goal of the Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism, a new translational research program between the College of Engineering and Weill... read more

Gallium nitride quantum dot emission at 232nm deep ultraviolet

February 8, 2017

Gallium nitride quantum dot emission at 232nm deep ultraviolet

The Jena/Xing group have claimed the shortest-wavelength electroluminescence so far using gallium nitride (GaN) active material. read more

Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business

February 7, 2017

Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business

A Cornell water sensor technology that began as basic research is blooming into a business that fills a vital need for grape, nut, apple and other growers. read more

Center for Materials Research supports N.Y. startups

February 6, 2017

Center for Materials Research supports N.Y. startups

The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program announced funding for six companies to participate in university collaborations. read more

Students test Hyperloop pod at SpaceX competition

February 1, 2017

Students test Hyperloop pod at SpaceX competition

An 18-foot-long pod engineered by a team that included Cornell students was put to the test during Hyperloop Competition Weekend, Jan. 27-30, at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. read more

Robert F. Smith is Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

January 31, 2017

Robert F. Smith is Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Robert F. Smith '85 has been named the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He will be honored Nov. 3 during Cornell’s annual Entrepreneurship Summit in New York City. read more

Grad student honored for teaching, cancer patient program

January 31, 2017

Grad student honored for teaching, cancer patient program

Peter DelNero, doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering, received the 2017 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award for his teaching and creation of a program connecting cancer patients to research. read more

Cornell celebrates Johnson gift and legacy of support

January 31, 2017

Cornell celebrates Johnson gift and legacy of support

Warm anecdotes of the Johnson family's long and inspiring engagement with Cornell set the tone of a thank you event Jan. 31, celebrating the recent $150 million gift from Fisk Johnson and SC Johnson. read more

The Johnson family legacy at Cornell University

January 28, 2017

The Johnson family legacy at Cornell University

The $150 million gift given by Fisk Johnson and his company to endow the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business marks the latest chapter in a relationship between the Johnson family and Cornell... read more

$150M gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

January 28, 2017

$150M gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Alumnus H. Fisk Johnson and SC Johnson have committed $150 million for the College of Business, which has been renamed the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. It is the largest single gift to the... read more

Tong Group Wins Best Paper Award at HICSS'50

January 25, 2017

Tong Group Wins Best Paper Award at HICSS'50

Professor Lang Tong and former students Weisi Deng and Yuting Ji received the Best Paper Award for Energy Systems at the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. read more

New technique IDs micropollutants in New York waterways

January 23, 2017

New technique IDs micropollutants in New York waterways

Cornell engineers hope that clean water runs deep. They have developed a new way to test for more micropollutants in lakes and rivers that vastly outperforms conventional methods. read more

New host-microbe institute connects campus researchers

January 19, 2017

New host-microbe institute connects campus researchers

The university launched the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease, an organization that connects the community of Cornell researchers studying host-microbe biology and disease. read more

19 Cornell faculty chosen as 2017 Public Voices fellows

January 19, 2017

19 Cornell faculty chosen as 2017 Public Voices fellows

Cornell’s Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program seeks to increase the public impact of top underrepresented thinkers in the U.S. and to help them contribute to public conversations. read more

Microbiome experts to speak at World Economic Forum

January 17, 2017

Microbiome experts to speak at World Economic Forum

Three Cornell University faculty will present big ideas on microbiome science to a gathering of influential thought leaders at the World Economic Forum Jan. 18 in Davos, Switzerland. read more

Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield

January 17, 2017

Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield

Cornell professor Ludmilla Aristilde is unraveling how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels by studying the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum's sugar-processing complexities. read more

Engineers eat away at Ms. Pac-Man score with artificial player

January 17, 2017

Engineers eat away at Ms. Pac-Man score with artificial player

Using a novel approach for computing real-time game strategy, engineers have developed an artificial Ms. Pac-Man player that chomps the existing high score for computerized play. read more

EEWeb Featured Engineer: Francesco Monticone

January 12, 2017

EEWeb Featured Engineer: Francesco Monticone

Francesco Monticone, assistant professor, answers questions from EEWeb as its featured engineer. read more

Slo-mo unwrapping of nucleosomal DNA probes protein's role

January 11, 2017

Slo-mo unwrapping of nucleosomal DNA probes protein's role

Study probes how DNA unwrapping and the release of protein are linked inside the macromolecular complex known as the nucleosome core particle, which could inform therapeutic strategies for cancer. read more

'Radical collaboration' sets its sights on cancer treatment

January 9, 2017

'Radical collaboration' sets its sights on cancer treatment

Lewis C. Cantley and Kristy Richards are growing radically collaborative research connections between Weill Cornell Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine. read more

After Deepwater Horizon spill, oyster size did not change

January 6, 2017

After Deepwater Horizon spill, oyster size did not change

Contrary to their own scientific intuition, Cornell researchers found that the body size of intertidal oysters went unchanged after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. read more

Tailored organoid may help unravel immune response mystery

January 5, 2017

Tailored organoid may help unravel immune response mystery

Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine researchers report on the use of biomaterials-based organoids in an attempt to reproduce immune-system events and gain a better understanding of B cells. read more

Softening of tumor tissue could aid in cancer drug delivery

January 4, 2017

Softening of tumor tissue could aid in cancer drug delivery

A Cornell research group reports that a mechanical factor - stiffening of a cancer cell and its matrix - and not a chemical cause could contribute to metastasis in some forms of cancer. read more

The Cybernetic Humanities

January 3, 2017

The Cybernetic Humanities

The Los Angeles Review of Books reviews Ron Kline's latest tome, The Cybernetics Moment, Or Why We Call Our Age the Information Age. read more