Mapping the DNA Sequence of Ashkenazi Jews

A team of researchers has created a data resource that will improve genomic research in the Ashkenazi Jewish population and lead to more effective personalized medicine.

All Smiles at New Student Welcome

Marking the official start to the academic year, the Academic Assembly served as an official welcome to the new class of incoming freshmen, and an introduction to their exciting year ahead.


Computer Science Professor Steve Bellovin has been elected to the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame.

Data Science Institute Details New MS Program

The new program will give students a leg up in the exciting, burgeoning field of big data.

Professor Lewko Wins NSF Grant to Establish New Center for Encrypted Functionalities

Lewko's goal is to use new encryption methods to make the inner workings of a computer program invisible to an outside observer.

New Tool Makes Online Personal Data More Transparent

Columbia Engineering researchers have developed XRay, a first step in understanding how personal data is being used on web services.

First to Tweet from Space, Now a Professor at SEAS!

Mike Massimino, one of NASA’s most popular astronauts, is now a fulltime Professor of Professional Practice in Mechanical Engineering.

New Non-Invasive Technique Controls the Size of Molecules Penetrating the Blood-Brain Barrier

A new technique developed by Professor Elisa Konofagou has demonstrated for the first time that the size of molecules penetrating the blood-brain barrier can be controlled using acoustic pressure—the pressure of an ultrasound beam—to let specific molecules through.

Professor Wang Wins EMBS Early Career Achievement Award

EMBS, the world's largest society of biomedical engineers, cited Prof. Wang's “contribution to neural engineering and biomedical instrumentation."

Technique Simplifies Creation of High-Tech Crystals

Researchers from Columbia and Princeton propose that photonic crystals could be created from a mixture in which particles of one type are dispersed throughout another material.

Adam Sobel | Sustainability: Extreme Weatherman

Professor Adam Sobel has turned to the tropics as the focus of his research on the dynamics of climate and weather.

Columbia Startup Lab in Full Swing

Columbia Engineering Dean Mary C. Boyce joined University President Lee C. Bollinger, fellow Columbia deans, and elected officials at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 15.

Recent Honors for Prof. Lavaei’s Innovative Research in Networks

Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei has recently garnered a string of honors for his research in building an innovative, computational backbone to transform the power grid.

Steve WaiChing Sun | Predicting Faulting, Landslides, & Soil Liquefaction

Steve WaiChing Sun, assistant professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, is improving predictions of large-scale field problems with insight from small-scale observations and simulations.

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