PhD Student Wins Google Fellowship

Riley Spahn will pursue research on operating and distributed systems with a focus on security, privacy, and data management.

Brazil Partnership to Launch New Innovation Hub in Rio

Columbia University, led by the School of Engineering, and the city of Rio de Janeiro have partnered on a new innovation center that will spur technological growth and research advances in critical areas such as sustainability, sanitation, data science, smart cities, and precision medicine.

USAID Highlights Team Behind Pigmented Bleach

The student team behind Highlight, a pigmented bleach solution that improves decontamination of infectious diseases, has won the USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge.

Electrical Engineering Student Wins at Bell Labs Student Research Competition

Electrical engineering PhD candidate Rabia Tugce Yazicigil won second place at the Bell Labs Future X Days Student Research Competition.

Electrical Engineering PhD Students Win Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Jelena Marasevic and Jin Zhou won the award for their research proposal to increase wireless throughput in WiFi and cellular networks.

Elisa Konofagou: Headway in Harmonic Health Care

Professor Elisa Konofagou and her research team are bringing medical marvels closer to reality using the acoustic energy of ultrasound technology.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Engineers

Some 90 young women attended the 4th annual Engineering Exploration Experience, hosted by Columbia Engineering’s Society of Women Engineers.

Columbia Engineer Invents Video Camera that Runs without a Battery

The prototype video camera can produce an image each second, indefinitely, of a well-lit indoor scene.

Got Bufferbloat? Prof. Vishal Misra’s Work Is Behind a New Fix!

An algorithm devised by Misra and his colleagues enables users to simultaneously achieve high throughput, low latency, and low packet loss on Internet links.

Eat, Sleep, Collaborate: Res.Inc.

Res.Inc., the immersive Living Learning Center program, is giving Columbia Engineering students a head start on their entrepreneurial careers.

SEAS Class of 2015: Top Honors

Top academic honors for the Class of 2015 go to Nicole Lewis and Andrew Kaluzny, who have been named class valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

Two Columbia Engineering Students Receive Presidential Global Fellowships

Mabel Luo ’18 and Sophia Stadler ’18 were selected from a pool of more than 120 for the University’s undergraduate global summer program.

Sophomore’s Startup a Finalist in MIT Clean Energy Prize

Cohen's device, GreenShields, affixes to the tops of school buses and has been tested and shown to improve gas mileage by 10 percent.

Columbia to Host NAE Symposium on “The Engineering in Medicine”

The all-day symposium will bring together leading engineers, scientists, scholars, and researchers to discuss “The Engineering in Medicine.”

Columbia Engineering Magazine: Read the Spring 2015 Issue

In this issue of the magazine, we celebrate our creativity, which manifests itself in myriad ways at the School.

Biomedical Engineering Junior Receives Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is awarded for undergraduate excellence in mathematics, science, or engineering.

Senior Spotlight: Mariah Lynn Gladstone

Even before coming to Columbia Engineering, Mariah Lynn Gladstone knew she wanted to bring alternative energy solutions to Indian reservations.

Professor Jingguang Chen Wins ACS George Olah Award

Chen was honored for his research on “experimental and theoretical investigations that have led to fundamental understanding and discovery of novel catalytic materials for hydrocarbon transformation reactions.”

Fulbright Winner to Research Low Birth Weight in Mumbai

Molleshree “Molly” Karna, a senior biomedical engineering major, has won a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to support a year of research among impoverished women in Mumbai.

Software to Pinpoint Where Sustainability and Profits Meet

Software developed at Columbia University, and expanded upon by CoClear, a Harlem-based startup, allows companies to compare the costs and benefits of reducing a product's impact on the environment.

Data Science Institute at Columbia University

Columbia's Data Science Institute is developing technology to unlock the power of global data to help solve some of society's most challenging problems.

NYC Entrepreneurship Night Explores Future of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity was the headline topic at Columbia Engineering’s NYC Entrepreneurship Night, where students, alumni, and faculty also got a glimpse at some of the exciting new startups from Columbia entrepreneurs.

Frequency of Tornadoes, Hail Linked to El Niño, La Niña

A new study shows that El Niño and La Niña conditions can help predict the frequency of tornadoes and hail storms in some of the most susceptible regions of the United States.

New Technology May Double Radio Frequency Data Capacity

Columbia Engineers have invented a nanoscale IC that enables simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio.

Steroids Rapidly Restore Blood-Brain Barrier Function after Blast

The research should stimulate renewed clinical interest in developing glucocorticoid therapies to treat blast-induced traumatic brain injury.

Professor Christine Hendon Wins NSF CAREER Award

The five year $500,000 grant will support Hendon's work on using optical imaging and spectroscopy as a means to monitor radiofrequency ablation.

Running Like 60

Prof. Richard M. Osgood marked a milestone recently as he celebrated the graduation of his 60th graduate student, Zhisheng Li.

Discovery + Innovation: Prof. Dan Ellis Explores the Sound of Science

Ellis is creating an intelligent machine listener able to interpret live or recorded sound of any type in terms that would make sense to a human listener.

Yaniv Erlich | Dissecting the Complex Relationships of Genes, Health, and Privacy

For Yaniv Erlich, the complex relationship between genes and health is understood through quantitative analysis and computer algorithms.

James C. Hone Named Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Hone in an innovative researcher and scholar whose work has led to significant breakthroughs in atomically thin two-dimensional materials.

EE Unveils New Lab Suite

The Department of Electrical Engineering recently marked the completion of the first phase of its newly renovated lab suite with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Ben Horowitz ’88CC to Speak at Class Day

Horowitz, cofounder and partner at Andreessen Horowitz, will give the keynote address at Class Day on May 18, 2015.

Senior Spotlight: Jennifer Mahan

Jennifer Mahan’s time as a Columbia Engineering student have brought her closer to a key goal: making a societal difference through her love of engineering.

Prof. Changxi Zheng Wins NSF CAREER Award

Zheng received the award for his proposal to create realistic, computer-generated sounds for immersive virtual realities.

Student Team Wins USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge

A team of third-year students has won the USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge with their solution, Highlight, a powdered additive for bleach solutions that improves decontamination of infectious diseases.

Shining New Light on Vascular Diseases in Diabetics

Prof. Andreas Hielscher is developing a novel technology to improve diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease and make it easier to monitor patients.

Professor David D. Yao Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Yao was cited for his leading scholarship and research of stochastic systems and their applications in engineering and service operations.

Smartphone, Finger Prick, 15 Minutes, Diagnosis—Done!

A team of researchers, led by Prof. Samuel K. Sia, has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes.

Professor Mingoo Seok Wins NSF CAREER Award

He won the award for his project focused on computing chip design: “Addressing Deepening Variability Challenges for Next-Generation Margin-Free VLSI Computing Platform Design.”

Senior Spotlight: Haris Durrani

Whether it’s pioneering space law, writing science fiction novels, or fighting for the rights of disenfranchised communities, Haris Durrani’s ambitions are as big and bold as his already stellar collection of achievements.
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