“Contrary to what a lot of people think, there isn’t always one correct answer, but many ways to approach a problem. It’s fascinating seeing how people come up with different solutions and then amalgamate them to find a solution that works best.”
Stephanie O’Gara BS’16 will travel to Indonesia to study how their bustling agricultural sector can use leftover biological matter from harvesting crops to produce biofuels that are less environmentally harmful than traditional sources of energy.
Lazar and his team are developing an open software platform that will integrate healthy and diseased neurobiological and modeling data of the fruit fly brain, and its genetic markers, within a single unified database.
The award is bestowed annually to one or two women in computer science or engineering, who like Kim, have made early-career research contributions and at the same time have committed themselves to encouraging young women to enter the computing field.
An innovative process that turns local, organic waste into a high-demand usable resource and a new app that customizes drug recommendations for patients are first-place winners in this year’s Columbia Venture Competition.
Ariane Coelho Brotto has been unambiguous about her passion for science since childhood. Currently a PhD student focused in water sustainability solutions in Professor Kartik Chandran’s lab, Brotto is well on her way to achieving that goal.
A team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has developed a novel sheet camera that can be wrapped around everyday objects to capture images that cannot be taken with one or more conventional cameras.
When it comes to Earth and its ever-changing environment, engineers are faced with a world of problems to solve. Our researchers are looking at a range of challenges including climate and water risk, coupled with financial risk management; carbon sequestration; urban infrastructure design; and more. Here, Columbia Engineering highlights some of our faculty members whose groundbreaking research is chipping away at perhaps one of the most critical global challenges facing humanity today.
The recognition honors leaders “who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.”
His project, entitled “Collisional Energy Transfer in Multi-Component Mixtures of Combustion Systems,” will be supported by a grant from the ACS Petroleum Research Fund, whose intention is to enable a new investigator to “initiate a new research direction.”
Columbia Engineering hosted a timely forum exploring how leading engineers and entrepreneurs are innovating sustainable solutions to nourish more people with fewer resources, less environmental damage, and no loss of flavor.
Two professors in the Computer Science department at Columbia University have been elected 2015 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellows: Julia Hirschberg for "contributions to spoken language processing," and David Blei, for "contributions to the theory and practice of probabilistic topic modeling and Bayesian machine learning."
Columbia Engineering’s minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is off to an impressive start—roughly 80 students from all departments have declared it to be their minor, a number that has increased each year since the program’s 2010 inception.
In partnership with non-profit education provider edX, a distinguished team of Columbia professors will cover the fundamentals of data science—statistics, machine learning and algorithms—and the technologies it has spawned, from automated translation to recommendation engines to personalized medicine to wirelessly connected devices.
Columbia Engineering and The Columbia Global Center | Rio de Janeiro are launching a design challenge Dec. 7 around innovative engineering, planning, and policy solutions to the multi-faceted challenge of urban water.
Columbia University will lead a $1.25 million project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to share data, tools, and ideas for tackling some of the big challenges facing the northeastern United States.
The Jenkins award recognized Noyan’s contributions to the development of residual stress measurements and their applications in materials science and for his teaching and research in neutron and x-ray diffraction methods for analyses of micro- and nano-scale structures.
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory are studying a new way to apply a widely used local-structure analysis tool to X-ray scattering data from thin films, quickly yielding high-quality information on the films' atomic structure.
Professors Keren Bergman, Michal Lipson, and Alex Gaeta, are part of an exciting new Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Rochester, NY, announced by Vice President Joseph Biden on July 27.
Prof. Vunjak-Novakovic gave Columbia Engineering magazine access to her lab and discussed the start of her tissue engineering career, her love of music, and works of art that she returns to time and again.
The award will support Sun's research on modeling how microscopic water and air seepages inside each pore of granular materials, such as sand, silt, and sediment, affect the bearing capacity and stability of the ground.
Blanchet is one of 89 of the nation’s most promising engineering researchers from industry, academia, and government, ages 30 to 45, who are conducting exceptional engineering research and technical work in a broad range of disciplines.
Columbia’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is the recipient of the third annual Robert D. Lilley Prize for Socially Responsible Engineering, in recognition of the group’s “commitment to pursuing engineering projects in the developing world through the unique perspective of the Columbia student.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Their achievements demonstrate “a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.”
To celebrate its rich history of discovery and innovation through the years, Columbia Engineering is hosting a thought-provoking symposium—Columbia's Engineering Renaissance: Foundation for the Future—on Friday, November 14.