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December graduation features record number of participants

December 21, 2015

December graduation features record number of participants

Nearly half of the more than 900 January degree candidates took part in the Dec. 19 recognition ceremony, held before thousands of family and friends in Barton Hall. read more

Grad students aim to make nanotech fun, accessible for kids

December 18, 2015

Grad students aim to make nanotech fun, accessible for kids

Cornell hopes to bring nanotech to young students in the area with the establishment of CNF Ambassadors, an outreach program being run by the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility. read more

Robots learn by watching how-to videos

December 18, 2015

Robots learn by watching how-to videos

Cornell researchers are teaching robots to watch instructional videos and derive a series of step-by-step instructions to perform a task. read more

Creativity leads to measuring ultrafast, thin photodetector

December 18, 2015

Creativity leads to measuring ultrafast, thin photodetector

A Cornell graduate student employed two-pulse photovoltaic correlation to measure the speed of his team's ultrafast photodetector in research published in Nature Communications, Nov. 17. read more

Reducing current leakage in aluminium gallium nitride transistors on silicon

December 17, 2015

Reducing current leakage in aluminium gallium nitride transistors on silicon

Research from Xing/Jena lab highlighted in Semiconductor Today. read more

Building Blocks for GAN power switches

December 17, 2015

Building Blocks for GAN power switches

Nearly all electronics and electricity distribution infrastructures—including electric motors, power adapters, solar power plants, and smart grids—can benefit from a gallium nitride (GaN) power diode... read more

An Active Fall Semester for Cornell IEEE

December 15, 2015

An Active Fall Semester for Cornell IEEE

The Cornell Chapter of IEEE has been very busy this semester with events ranging from company information and recruiting sessions, professor talk, and even a dodge ball tournament. read more

Bling for dogs helps fight global problem

December 15, 2015

Bling for dogs helps fight global problem

A highly visible dog ear tag to mark and monitor treated and untreated strays is being developed by Cornell engineering and fiber science faculty though the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. read more

21st Century Pong

December 15, 2015

21st Century Pong

ECE 5760 project in IEEE Computer Magazine: Students built a system that tracks a Ping-Pong ball in real time and keeps score. read more

Meet new members of the Cornell faculty, 2015-16

December 15, 2015

Meet new members of the Cornell faculty, 2015-16

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 2014-15 academic year. read more

Zhang receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

December 15, 2015

Zhang receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

In this project, Zhang will work on a a radically more efficient circuit design methodology. read more

ECE Professor Emeritus Ed Wolf named as 2015 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

December 15, 2015

ECE Professor Emeritus Ed Wolf named as 2015 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Wolf is among 168 academic inventors and innovators honored with prestigious distinction. read more

Scholar describes pitfalls minorities face in academia

December 14, 2015

Scholar describes pitfalls minorities face in academia

At the Fall Diversity in Scholarship and Engagement Symposium Dec. 7, a Cornell faculty member gave advice for minority students on how to get through graduate school and succeed in academic careers. read more

Southern Tier $500M award a boon for agriculture, region

December 10, 2015

Southern Tier $500M award a boon for agriculture, region

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council has won $500 million over the next five years in New York's Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Cornell will be involved in about $100 million... read more

Steve Wicker discusses how to avoid identity theft & fraud

December 9, 2015

Steve Wicker discusses how to avoid identity theft & fraud

As a cyber-oriented culture, it’s natural to wonder whether and how our daily habits assist hackers in stealing our personal information. read more

Materials scientists learn how mother of pearl is made

December 4, 2015

Materials scientists learn how mother of pearl is made

Electron microscope images show how mollusks build the incredibly strong and beautiful material found inside their shells, offering new ideas for man-made materials. read more

Physical sciences at Cornell ranked No. 9 in world

December 3, 2015

Physical sciences at Cornell ranked No. 9 in world

The physical sciences at Cornell University jumped to No. 9 among institutions worldwide, up from No. 15 last year, according to the Times Higher Education 2015-16 World University Rankings. read more

Art series highlights creative discovery in 'A Needle Woman'

December 1, 2015

Art series highlights creative discovery in 'A Needle Woman'

A Needle Woman, artist Kimsooja's project with materials scientists that was displayed on the Arts Quad in the Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial, is the subject of a new PBS Art21 documentary. read more

Osteoarthritis finding sheds light on HA injection controversy

November 24, 2015

Osteoarthritis finding sheds light on HA injection controversy

Cornell researchers investigating why HA treatments have produced mixed results discovered that a molecule, lubricin, helps anchor HA at the tissue surface, which helps to move cartilage into a... read more

At Cornell Silicon Valley, technology meets the arts

November 19, 2015

At Cornell Silicon Valley, technology meets the arts

At a Cornell Silicon Valley presentation Nov. 11, college deans and others discussed ways to foster innovation between technology and the arts. The Johnson Museum will also create new courses. read more

125 students commit Random Hacks of Kindness

November 19, 2015

125 students commit Random Hacks of Kindness

More than 125 students brainstormed, coded and met with community nonprofits as they sought solutions to problems as part of the Random Hacks of Kindness event Nov. 13-15 on campus. read more

Cornell Tech, Engineering launch new master's degree

November 18, 2015

Cornell Tech, Engineering launch new master's degree

Cornell Tech and the College of Engineering have announced a new Master of Engineering degree in Operations Research and Information Engineering based at the tech campus in New York City. read more

Collaboration celebrated at 2015 Town-Gown Awards

November 17, 2015

Collaboration celebrated at 2015 Town-Gown Awards

Local and campus leaders met to recognize town-gown partnerships and celebrate the long history of cooperation for mutual benefit that the university, city and county have enjoyed. read more

'Super natural killer cells' destroy lymph node tumors

November 12, 2015

'Super natural killer cells' destroy lymph node tumors

Cornell biomedical engineers have developed specialized white blood cells – dubbed super natural killer cells – that seek out cancer cells in lymph nodes with only one purpose: destroy them. read more

Faculty, students, staff study Iceland's geothermal energy

November 11, 2015

Faculty, students, staff study Iceland's geothermal energy

Last month, a team of Cornell staff, graduate students and faculty members attended workshops in and around Reykjavik to learn more about geothermal resources and science in collaboration with... read more

Batten receives research excellence award

November 9, 2015

Batten receives research excellence award

Assistant Professor Christopher Batten has been recognized as one of seven winners of the Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award for 2015. read more

Delchamps receives excellence in teaching award

November 6, 2015

Delchamps receives excellence in teaching award

Associate Professor Dave Delchamps has received the Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award from Cornell Engineering. read more

Wagner receives award for teaching distinction

November 6, 2015

Wagner receives award for teaching distinction

Associate Professor Aaron Wagner has received the Douglas Whitney ’61 Excellence in Teaching Award from Cornell Engineering. read more

Cornell teams join NSF campaign for cybersecurity

November 6, 2015

Cornell teams join NSF campaign for cybersecurity

Six Cornell researchers will receive grants totaling $2.4 million as part of the National Science Foundation Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program. read more

Albonesi receives distinguished teaching award

November 6, 2015

Albonesi receives distinguished teaching award

ECE Professor Dave Albonesi has received the Ralph S. Watts ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award from Cornell Engineering. read more

Cornell Tech Runway Program accepting postdoc applications

November 5, 2015

Cornell Tech Runway Program accepting postdoc applications

The Runway Startup Postdoc Program – described as part business school, part research institution, part startup incubator – is designed to advance the participants' research and launch new business... read more

A beautiful defense for smart grids

November 4, 2015

A beautiful defense for smart grids

The next generation of engineering algorithms help protect the evolving smart grid. read more

HKN and IEEE introduce students to computer engineering

November 3, 2015

HKN and IEEE introduce students to computer engineering

HKN and IEEE teach digital logic to middle and high school students at Splash! Cornell. read more

Cornell nanomaterials lab opens doors to public

November 2, 2015

Cornell nanomaterials lab opens doors to public

The 4,000-square-foot Center for Nanomaterials Engineering and Technology is open for business with students, researchers and companies looking to use its state-of-the-art equipment. read more

Cornell Tech, Law School announce new degree program

October 27, 2015

Cornell Tech, Law School announce new degree program

Cornell Tech and Cornell Law School announced Oct. 27 the launch of a Master of Laws degree in law, technology and entrepreneurship at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. Enrollment will begin... read more

Cornell Neurotech launched with multimillion dollar gift

October 27, 2015

Cornell Neurotech launched with multimillion dollar gift

A gift from Mong Family Foundation, through Stephen Mong '92, MEN '93, MBA '02, will create Cornell Neurotech, a cross-campus effort to understand how individual brain cells function. read more

Grants available for projects that span Ithaca, Cornell Tech

October 27, 2015

Grants available for projects that span Ithaca, Cornell Tech

Provost Michael Kotlikoff has called for proposals for feasibility and planning grants for academic programs that span the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses. The deadline to submit proposals is Jan.... read more

Student research helps county envision 2050 energy roadmap

October 27, 2015

Student research helps county envision 2050 energy roadmap

Using 15 months of energy research conducted by Cornell students, the Tompkins County Planning Department unveiled ideas Oct. 21 to substantially reduce the county's carbon footprint by 2050. read more

New Members Inducted into HKN, ECE Honor Society

October 26, 2015

New Members Inducted into HKN, ECE Honor Society

The Cornell ECE chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the national honor society dedicated to Electrical and Computer Engineering recently inducted 13 new members for the Fall 2015 semester. read more

3-D organoids allow tests of lymphoma treatments

October 22, 2015

3-D organoids allow tests of lymphoma treatments

Cornell researchers have engineered a tissue culture that mimics the complex environment of lymphomas – a technology that promises to rapidly advance our understanding and treatment of these tumors. read more

Cornell Rewind: Lantern slides illuminated lectures

October 21, 2015

Cornell Rewind: Lantern slides illuminated lectures

In the late 19th century, Cornell students enjoyed visually striking class lectures and extracurricular talks thanks to lantern slides – 4-by-3.25-inch projected glass slides that illustrated all... read more

Student team reels in genetic engineering awards at competition

October 21, 2015

Student team reels in genetic engineering awards at competition

Cornell University’s entry for the International Genetically Engineered Machine synthetic biology competition earned three prizes and a gold medal at the 12th annual iGEM Giant Jamboree in Boston. read more

Students deploy seismometers to gain underground view

October 21, 2015

Students deploy seismometers to gain underground view

Cornell undergraduate students from a geophysics class will deploy a network of 15 seismometers around campus into the late fall, through which they will collect data for a year. read more

Three researchers receive NIH 'new innovator' awards

October 19, 2015

Three researchers receive NIH 'new innovator' awards

Three young Cornell researchers have won National Institutes of Health New Innovator Awards. The awards provide up to $150,000 over five years for innovative, high-impact projects. read more

Engineering to host sesquicentennial celebration Oct. 23-25

October 14, 2015

Engineering to host sesquicentennial celebration Oct. 23-25

Cornell Engineering celebrates its legacy of leadership and innovation weekend of sesquicentennial celebration events Oct. 23-24 with panels and festivities throughout the weekend. read more

Engineering celebrates Sesquicentennial Oct. 23-25

October 14, 2015

Engineering celebrates Sesquicentennial Oct. 23-25

Cornell Engineering celebrates its legacy of leadership and innovation weekend of sesquicentennial celebration events Oct. 23-24 with panels and festivities throughout the weekend. read more

Alyssa Apsel promoted to Full Professor

October 12, 2015

Alyssa Apsel promoted to Full Professor

ECE’s Alyssa Apsel has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor following approval from the Cornell Engineering Board of Trustees, effective November 1, 2015. read more

Cornell ECE Innovation Award Winner DogStar Life launches Indiegogo campaign

October 6, 2015

Cornell ECE Innovation Award Winner DogStar Life launches Indiegogo campaign

The secret lives of dogs: Emotional sensor helps owners understand their pups’ feelings read more

Cornell Rewind: Exploring our world and beyond

September 16, 2015

Cornell Rewind: Exploring our world and beyond

Not long after Cornell University opened its doors, professors organized expeditions. For 150 years, the faculty and students have traveled around our globe and others. read more

Cornell nanotech facility receives $8M NSF grant

September 16, 2015

Cornell nanotech facility receives $8M NSF grant

The National Science Foundation has selected the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility to be part of a newly established infrastructure. The facility will receive $8 million over five... read more

Zhiru Zhang receives 2015 CEDA Early Career Award

September 14, 2015

Zhiru Zhang receives 2015 CEDA Early Career Award

Zhiru Zhang has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 CEDA Early Career Award for outstanding contributions to algorithms, methodologies, and successful commercialization of high-level synthesis... read more

eHub grows space for student entrepreneurs

September 14, 2015

eHub grows space for student entrepreneurs

Cornell and the Student Agencies Foundation have create eHub, slated to open in spring 2016, a 14,000 square foot entrepreneurship innovation center on College Avenue and in Kennedy Hall. read more

Steve Wicker Ph.D. student Stephanie Santoso, Maker in Chief

September 10, 2015

Steve Wicker Ph.D. student Stephanie Santoso, Maker in Chief

Stephanie Santoso, a Ph.D. student of Prof. Stephen Wicker is the first senior adviser for making in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. read more

Donations help create 'supercomputer' for students

September 10, 2015

Donations help create 'supercomputer' for students

State of the art donated equipment by Intel and Dell will create a computer cluster dedicated to a course on parallel computing. read more

Cornell No. 15 in U.S. News ranking; Dyson, Eng in top 10

September 9, 2015

Cornell No. 15 in U.S. News ranking; Dyson, Eng in top 10

In the 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings released today, Cornell University was ranked No. 15 among top national schools. The Dyson School and the College of Engineering both ranked in the top... read more

New atlas could help wind energy sweep across Great Lakes

September 8, 2015

New atlas could help wind energy sweep across Great Lakes

By compiling meteorological wind data, Cornell scientists have assembled the first full observational wind atlas of the Great Lakes in hopes of developing wind energy in the region. read more

Batten to create new class of heterogeneous computer architectures with novel software/hardware abstraction

September 4, 2015

Batten to create new class of heterogeneous computer architectures with novel software/hardware abstraction

ECE’s Christopher Batten recently received an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program Award for his proposal, “Exploiting Amorphous Data Parallelism... read more

Martínez Program Chair of HPCA-22

August 27, 2015

Martínez Program Chair of HPCA-22

Prof. José Martínez is this year's Technical Program Chair of IEEE's 22nd International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture. read more

CURIE Academy fuels girls' passion for engineering

August 27, 2015

CURIE Academy fuels girls' passion for engineering

Fifty-two high school junior and senior girls spent a week at the CURIE Academy at Cornell to examine engineering as a possible career, and to do some real engineering on their own. read more

Martínez to give Distinguished Lecture at SHPE 2015

August 27, 2015

Martínez to give Distinguished Lecture at SHPE 2015

Prof. José Martínez will be a keynote speaker at this year's SHPE Conference, the major annual event for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and one of the largest technical+career... read more

Cornell joins pleas for responsible AI research

August 26, 2015

Cornell joins pleas for responsible AI research

Computer scientists are among those joining a growing chorus of experts eager to harness the future of artificial intelligence research, while remaining responsibly vigilant to its potential pitfalls. read more

Hardware demo day includes visit from Rep. Tom Reed

August 14, 2015

Hardware demo day includes visit from Rep. Tom Reed

Brew beer better. Clean hotel rooms better. Monitor the health of your horse better. These were a few of the pitches at the Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator’s first Demo Day, Aug. 13. read more

37 Latin American students jump into summer research

August 4, 2015

37 Latin American students jump into summer research

Guatemalan grad student Oscar Castañeda is working with ECE's Christoph Studer to develop an algorithm for data detection in wireless systems. read more

Tech-oriented NYC students visit Cornell

August 4, 2015

Tech-oriented NYC students visit Cornell

A busload of New York City high school students hit pause on city life to visit Cornell’s Ithaca campus, as part of a summer program that’s equipping the next generation of technical entrepreneurs. read more

Awards nurture Cornell, N.Y. industry partnerships

July 29, 2015

Awards nurture Cornell, N.Y. industry partnerships

Center for Advanced Technology awards support Cornell life science faculty and research associates to develop biotechnologies with commercial potential. read more

Ph.D. student Yunfei Ma wins third place in student paper competition at IMS 2015

July 9, 2015

Ph.D. student Yunfei Ma wins third place in student paper competition at IMS 2015

Ma wins for his paper entitled “Passive Ranging by Low-Directivity Antennas with Quality Estimate”. read more

Students spend summer incubating their business ideas

July 8, 2015

Students spend summer incubating their business ideas

While most Cornell students headed home for the summer, a group of entrepreneurial undergrads and graduate students are staying in Ithaca for intensive business development as part of the new Life... read more

IT has helped scholars collaborate, now may diversify

July 2, 2015

IT has helped scholars collaborate, now may diversify

At a conference for Cornell IT workers, panelists reviewed the history of computer networking and discussed the role of women in computer science. read more

Long-awaited biomedical engineering major gets green light

June 23, 2015

Long-awaited biomedical engineering major gets green light

Cornell University has received state approval to offer a long-awaited undergraduate major in biomedical engineering (BME) and will begin taking sophomores into the program this fall. read more

$50M gift creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

June 23, 2015

$50M gift creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

A decade after its creation, the Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a $50 million gift that will expand and elevate it as the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical... read more

Atkinson Center grants $1.2 million to sustainable ideas

June 18, 2015

Atkinson Center grants $1.2 million to sustainable ideas

Cornell’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) has given $1.2 million from its Academic Venture Fund to 11 new university projects from 37 proposals. read more

Cornell Tech to build first passive house residential high-rise

June 17, 2015

Cornell Tech to build first passive house residential high-rise

Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus earns bragging rights when the world's first high-rise residential building built to passive house standards - a rigorous energy use standard - rises on campus. read more

The Bridge at Cornell Tech to connect academia, business

June 17, 2015

The Bridge at Cornell Tech to connect academia, business

A building to rise at the heart of Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus - the Bridge at Cornell Tech - will offer space to startups and established companies pushing the edge of digital technology. read more

$100M gift names Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech

June 17, 2015

$100M gift names Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech

On Roosevelt Island June 16, with the Manhattan skyline in the background, Cornell Tech announced a $100 million gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies to help fund construction of the campus. read more

Disputed Painting Is Declared an Authentic Rembrandt After Decades

June 10, 2015

Disputed Painting Is Declared an Authentic Rembrandt After Decades

Johnson's contributions on canvas weave analysis assisted in reassessment of painting. read more

Air Force awards grant to ECE Asst. Prof. Christopher Batten

June 8, 2015

Air Force awards grant to ECE Asst. Prof. Christopher Batten

ECE's Christopher Batten receives Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program grant. read more

The art of seeing: Course gathers new data on old masters

May 28, 2015

The art of seeing: Course gathers new data on old masters

Using image processing tools and data analysis, Cornell scientists, scholars and curators shared their expertise with students and each other in a spring course on art and science intersections. read more

Better mouse model enables colon cancer research

May 26, 2015

Better mouse model enables colon cancer research

Engineers at Cornell and clinicians at Weill Cornell Medical College have created a comprehensive mouse model of exactly how colorectal tumors behave in real life, not just in a petri dish. read more

Graduating students soak up final hours at Cornell

May 24, 2015

Graduating students soak up final hours at Cornell

Under brilliant blue sky peppered with wispy clouds and comfortable temperatures, Cornell University graduated its 147th class May 24, sending about 6,000 accomplished women and men into the future... read more

Symposium explores broadening Cornell's global curriculum

May 21, 2015

Symposium explores broadening Cornell's global curriculum

Faculty, students and administrators discussed global experiences, opportunities and challenges on campus and abroad at a recent symposium on Internationalizing the Curriculum at Cornell. read more

35 seniors honored as 2015 Merrill Scholars

May 21, 2015

35 seniors honored as 2015 Merrill Scholars

Merrill Scholars' high school teachers and Cornell faculty members were recognized by President David Skorton and the college deans at a luncheon and ceremony at Willard Straight Hall May 20. read more

Computation bringing 3-D imaging to light

May 12, 2015

Computation bringing 3-D imaging to light

Suren Jayasuriya, a graduate student in the lab of Alyosha Molnar, is developing a 3-D camera with specially designed image sensors that could lead to previously unimagined applications. read more

Students to showcase new computer games at May 15 event

May 7, 2015

Students to showcase new computer games at May 15 event

The public is invited to watch and play at the annual Cornell Game Design Showcase, May 15 in Carpenter Hall. The showcase features PC and mobile games created by students in various classes and... read more

Diversity efforts will focus on engagement and 'lived experience'

May 7, 2015

Diversity efforts will focus on engagement and 'lived experience'

During 2015-16 and 2016-17, Cornell will build upon ongoing diversity initiatives by focusing efforts on the lived experience of diversity, with an emphasis on engagement. read more

ECE M.Eng student present posters, win awards

May 7, 2015

ECE M.Eng student present posters, win awards

ECE M.Eng students showcased their hard work on their design projects with a Poster Session in the Duffield Hall Atrium on May 5, 2015. read more

Student Mars Rover team will compete in Utah desert

May 5, 2015

Student Mars Rover team will compete in Utah desert

A Cornell student team has advanced to the finals in a national competition to build a prototype machine to assist human explorers on Mars. They will compete in the Utah desert May 28-30. read more

Kleinberg to receive Allen Newell Award

April 29, 2015

Kleinberg to receive Allen Newell Award

Jon Kleinberg has been named the recipient of the 2014 ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award, given to an individual selected for career contributions that have breadth in computer science or across... read more

Dog tail tracker, circuit printer win $10K prizes

April 29, 2015

Dog tail tracker, circuit printer win $10K prizes

A dog emotion tracker and a desktop circuit printer took this year's ECE Innovation Award prizes of $10,000. The competition challenges students to develop technology and demonstrate the idea’s... read more

Students present wide range of humanities research

April 27, 2015

Students present wide range of humanities research

Research presented at the humanities undergraduate showcase April 23 tackled the linguistics of lying, the architecture of Rio de Janeiro and violence against native Alaskan women, among other things. read more

Professors gaze toward a secure, sustainable future

April 26, 2015

Professors gaze toward a secure, sustainable future

Deliberating security and a sustainable future, six professors from a variety of disciplines offered quick-takes on destiny – and how our society adjusts - at Charter Day Weekend. read more

Eye-popping, mind-expanding scenes of science

April 26, 2015

Eye-popping, mind-expanding scenes of science

At “Illuminating Images: A First Step to Scientific Discovery,” a panel of Cornell faculty and alumni illustrated how images help further scientific study as part of Charter Day Weekend April 25 at... read more

How 'six degrees' can connect the world – and scientists

April 26, 2015

How 'six degrees' can connect the world – and scientists

A Charter Day Weekend panel explains how the famous Six Degrees of Separation experiment has led to new understanding of networks across a variety of disciplines. read more

Any person, any planet: Squyres, Nye charm audience

April 25, 2015

Any person, any planet: Squyres, Nye charm audience

With gifted oratory, scientific insight and humor, Cornell icons Steve Squyres ’78, Ph.D. ’81, and Bill Nye ’77 fired their main engines and launched the “idea” portion of the university’s Charter... read more

Amit Lal honored as the Robert M. Scharf 1977 Professor of Engineering

April 24, 2015

Amit Lal honored as the Robert M. Scharf 1977 Professor of Engineering

ECE Professor Amit Lal has been recognized as the Robert M. Scharf 1977 Professor of Engineering by the Cornell University College of Engineering. read more

Cornell Tech hosts computer hack day for kids, seniors

April 23, 2015

Cornell Tech hosts computer hack day for kids, seniors

More than 30 Cornell Tech students taught coding and computer literacy to middle school students and senior citizens last week on Manhattan's Roosevelt Island. read more

Students present their research at 30th CURB forum

April 23, 2015

Students present their research at 30th CURB forum

Studying everything from potential medicine to the aromatic properties of popular beverages, about 120 undergraduates put project posters on display April 22 at the 30th Annual Spring Research Forum. read more

2015 Innovation Award Competition Winners Announced

April 23, 2015

2015 Innovation Award Competition Winners Announced

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Innovation Award Competition challenges students to design and develop an innovative technology based on electrical and computer engineering, and to... read more

University resources are boon for alum's Ithaca business

April 23, 2015

University resources are boon for alum's Ithaca business

Kwame Amponsah is one of several alumni entrepreneurs to establish businesses in Ithaca. He founded Xallent, a semiconductor device and test equipment manufacturing startup, while doing postdoctoral... read more

Don't Miss The Fun: ECE Day 2015!

April 22, 2015

Don't Miss The Fun: ECE Day 2015!

All Engineering students are invited to join in the excitement of ECE Day 2015 on Wednesday, May 6! read more

Amandy Nwana wins Bouchet Graduate Honor Society research award in sciences

April 22, 2015

Amandy Nwana wins Bouchet Graduate Honor Society research award in sciences

Amandy Nwana, a Ph.D. candidate in ECE and a Cornell Sloan Fellow, won the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society's research award in the sciences for his research presentation at the 2015 Bouchet Conference. read more

Nine inducted into graduate honor society

April 21, 2015

Nine inducted into graduate honor society

Nine Cornell doctoral candidates, including ECE's Amandy Nwana were inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in April. read more

Alumni, students share business ideas at Celebration

April 21, 2015

Alumni, students share business ideas at Celebration

More than 200 alumni returned to campus April 16-17 for the Entrepreneurship at Cornell's annual conference, a Student Business of the Year luncheon and eLab’s Demo Day. read more

Suren Jayasuriya receives Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

April 20, 2015

Suren Jayasuriya receives Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Suren Jayasuriya recently received a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for his joint proposal with Achuta Kadambi, a Ph.D. student of Dr. Ramesh Raskar at the MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture group. read more

Dave Delchamps receives 2015 Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award

April 17, 2015

Dave Delchamps receives 2015 Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award

Cornell Engineering students have elected ECE’s David Delchamps as the Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015, recognizing him as one of the College of Engineering’s most outstanding... read more

Jared Strait receives National Research Council Fellowship

April 17, 2015

Jared Strait receives National Research Council Fellowship

Jared Strait, ECE Ph.D. ‘15 has received a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the National Research Council's Research Associateship Program to work in the Center for Nanoscale Science and... read more

Eakspay igpay atinlay? High school programmers did

April 15, 2015

Eakspay igpay atinlay? High school programmers did

Teams from two downstate schools took top prizes in the second annual Cornell University High School Programming Contest April 7. First and third prizes went to two teams from the Dalton School in... read more

Charter Day panelist preview: roboticist Hadas Kress-Gazit

April 15, 2015

Charter Day panelist preview: roboticist Hadas Kress-Gazit

Hadas Kress-Gazit, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will speak about robotics at Charter Day: A Festival of Ideas and Imagination, April 26 in Rockefeller Hall. read more

Car safety system could anticipate driver's mistakes

April 14, 2015

Car safety system could anticipate driver's mistakes

It may be a while yet before we have cars that drive themselves, but in the near future your car may help you drive. In particular, it could warn you when you’re about to do something stupid. read more

Female reproductive tract assists swimming sperm

April 14, 2015

Female reproductive tract assists swimming sperm

A study asserts that, in the presence of a gentle fluid flow, the biophysics of the female reproductive tract – in particular, the grooves that line parts of it – critically assist sperm migration. read more

Doctoral candidate Zhiming Shen lands IBM Fellowship

April 9, 2015

Doctoral candidate Zhiming Shen lands IBM Fellowship

Zhiming Shen, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Computer Science, has received a 2015 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award to support his research in cloud computing. read more

'Shield' gives tricky proteins a new identity

April 9, 2015

'Shield' gives tricky proteins a new identity

Chemical engineers have developed a new method for making large quantities of integral membrane proteins simply and inexpensively, without the use of detergents typically used today. read more

Lighted clothing that flashes to beat of music will hit runway

April 8, 2015

Lighted clothing that flashes to beat of music will hit runway

These clothes soon may be all the rave: Fiber science and physics students have teamed to create fashionable “smart” garments with vivid, luminescent panels that pulse to music. read more

Cornell makes strides in science, engineering diversity

April 8, 2015

Cornell makes strides in science, engineering diversity

Women make up 39 percent of Cornell's engineering undergraduates – almost twice the national average, according to a National Science Foundation report. The report also found Cornell has made strides... read more

High fashion comes to the Hill April 11

April 7, 2015

High fashion comes to the Hill April 11

Student fashion designers are sketching and making patterns, finding and fitting models, and cutting and sewing fabrics for the 31st Cornell Fashion Collective runway show, Saturday, April 11 at 8... read more

Students, teachers unite in India for science literacy

April 2, 2015

Students, teachers unite in India for science literacy

As part of the Cornell GK-12 Grass Roots program, four Cornell graduate students and two local teachers traveled to India to exchange best practices in science education with Indian schoolteachers. read more

Anderson receives NSF CAREER Award

April 1, 2015

Anderson receives NSF CAREER Award

C. Lindsay Anderson, assistant professor and Norman R. Scott Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, has recently received the prestigious NSF... read more

Adding renewable energy to power grid requires flexibility

March 31, 2015

Adding renewable energy to power grid requires flexibility

A Cornell study offers a comprehensive reimagining of the power grid that involves the coordinated integration of small-scale distributed energy resources. read more

One team from ECE takes home two awards during the 2015 BOOM

March 27, 2015

One team from ECE takes home two awards during the 2015 BOOM

ECE seniors Connor Archard and Feiran Chen’s project Rapid Circuit Prototyping, took home two awards during 2015 BOOM. read more

Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants awarded

March 26, 2015

Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants awarded

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs has awarded $350,000 to 25 faculty projects designed to internationalize undergraduate teaching, learning and research at Cornell. read more

Fellowship winners will intern with Silicon Valley startups

March 26, 2015

Fellowship winners will intern with Silicon Valley startups

Three computer science students will spend this summer as paid interns in small startup companies, helpinmg them with their problems and getting a crash course in entrepreneurship. read more

ECE senior Sang Min Han honored as Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholar

March 25, 2015

ECE senior Sang Min Han honored as Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholar

Sang Min is among 35 outstanding graduating seniors to be honored by the Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholars Program in 2015. read more

Images that fool computer vision raise security concerns

March 20, 2015

Images that fool computer vision raise security concerns

Computers are learning to recognize objects with near-human ability. But Cornell researchers have found that computers, like humans, can be fooled by optical illusions, which raises security concerns. read more

BOOM showcases high-tech student projects March 25

March 19, 2015

BOOM showcases high-tech student projects March 25

The annual "Bits on Our Minds" (BOOM) event displays projects from across campus that use digital technology - from an automated beer-brewing system to video games and apps not yet on the... read more

Suren Jayasuriya receives ECE Outstanding Ph.D. TA Award

March 18, 2015

Suren Jayasuriya receives ECE Outstanding Ph.D. TA Award

Suren Jayasuriya was recently honored with the 2015 ECE Outstanding Ph.D. Teaching Assistant Award. read more

Juliet Weissman named Cornell Tech chief administrative officer

March 16, 2015

Juliet Weissman named Cornell Tech chief administrative officer

Juliet Weissman, Cornell Tech’s new chief administrative officer, will oversee administrative, financial and operational aspects of Cornell Tech and will serve as a key advisor to Dean Dan... read more

HKN, ECE Honor Society inducts new members

March 16, 2015

HKN, ECE Honor Society inducts new members

The Cornell ECE chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) has inducted four new members for the Spring 2015 semester. read more

Greg Morrisett to return to Cornell as CIS dean

March 13, 2015

Greg Morrisett to return to Cornell as CIS dean

Greg Morrisett, the Allen B. Cutting Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, has been named dean of Computing and Information Science. A former member of the Cornell faculty, he will... read more

Engineering grad programs rank in top 10 in U.S. News

March 12, 2015

Engineering grad programs rank in top 10 in U.S. News

Several graduate engineering fields at Cornell are in the top 10 in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 "Best Graduate Schools" rankings, released March 10. Cornell Law School was ranked 13th... read more

Beating bird wings generate electricity for data collector

March 10, 2015

Beating bird wings generate electricity for data collector

A technology that generates electricity from the beating wings of birds, bats or even moths could produce enough power to run a device that collects data used by biologists. read more

From Ithaca to Washington: Dipayan Ghosh (Ph.D. ’13) at the White House

March 10, 2015

From Ithaca to Washington: Dipayan Ghosh (Ph.D. ’13) at the White House

Dipayan Ghosh, Ph.D. ’13 brings research expertise to the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President at the White House. read more

Popular origami pattern makes the mechanical switch

March 9, 2015

Popular origami pattern makes the mechanical switch

Reporting in Nature Materials March 9, Cornell physicists have made a mechanical switch out of the origami folding pattern known as the square twist. read more

Electron spins controlled using sound waves

March 6, 2015

Electron spins controlled using sound waves

Cornell applied physicists have demonstrated an unprecedented method of control over electron spins using extremely high-frequency sound waves. read more

Dave Albonesi to teach MOOC exploring the computing technology behind smartphones

March 4, 2015

Dave Albonesi to teach MOOC exploring the computing technology behind smartphones

Have you ever wondered how your smartphone works underneath the covers? read more

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 from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Cornell University. 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 that could thrive in the harsh, cold conditions of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. 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, effectively squeezing the capabilities of a large, tabletop laser onto a 1-millimeter silicon chip. 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 surveillance technology. The service provider gets all the data and kind of of information is leaked... 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, GMOs, engineering simulations and how mergers and acquisitions get done. 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 – advanced the science of their discipline beyond all expectation of their male peers. 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 electron amplification discovery that allowed millions to watch Apollo 11 astronauts walking on the... 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 when it hears a sound above a certain threshold. 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 president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, died Feb. 4 at age 91. 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

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 transmission electron microscope. The microscope could revolutionize research in biology, physics and... 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 to determine market outcomes without government involvement may not be the best approach for electric... 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 Center on the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, Cornell Tech officials announced Feb. 2. 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 Presidential Fellows for their inspiring teaching of undergraduates, President David Skorton announced. 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, President David Skorton announced. 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 Working Group, which recommends actions the campus should take to become carbon neutral by 2035. 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 triggers rising atmospheric ozone concentrations due to additional nitrogen oxide emissions. 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 undergraduates registered for military service, the university began a flight ground school soon after... 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 Cornell researchers (including ECE's Edwin Kan) a $3 million grant to create new clothes that integrate... 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 submissions. Cornell University Library has provided stewardship for arXiv, since its founder, Paul... 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 Machinery, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. Thorsten Joachims recognized... read more