In creating Moana and other animated movies, artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios use techniques developed by Grinspun and his students to give characters lifelike hair that flows, bounces, and twists.
Research & Papers
“Whenever a new topic becomes popular in NLP, we find out that Kathy worked on it ten years ago.”
Encryption is strong in WhatsApp, Signal, and other apps, Bellovin explains in a blog post, forcing the CIA to hack the endpoints (phones) and collect data before it is encrypted.
Their paper, published last week in Science, describes a DNA storage method capable of encoding 215 petabytes in a single gram of DNA. It is believed to be the highest-density data-storage device ever created.
The approach—scalable, highly robust, and resistant to errors—is 60% more efficient than previous DNA storage strategies and approaches 90% of the theoretical maximum amount of information per nucleotide.
Student & Alumni News
His startup Parsegon also has an education focus, explains Pregasen in this Q&A by The Columbia Lion, helping students learn the language of math while enabling interactive math in the classroom and online.
Beginning this spring, five graduating computer science students—one senior from each of the four undergraduate schools and one student from … Continue reading Computer Science Department establishes Jonathan Gross Prizes to recognize top CS graduates
EyeStyle—a visual platform for connecting shoppers with retailers—was recently accepted into both the NYC Media Lab Combine program and the … Continue reading EyeStyle, a PhD side project, is accepted into two accelerator programs
A former student of Mihalis Yannakakis, Diakonikolas is now Assistant Professor and the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Early Career Chair in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California.
Cui’s research, which examined security risks of printers and other overlooked office devices, is the subject of a Fast Company article. Cui with his advisor, Salvatore Stolfo, founded Red Balloon Security to protect such devices.