Humans (and many animals) construct complex predictive models of the world, giving them “common sense.” LeCun will describe promising approaches to enable machines to learn predictive models capable of handling intrinsic uncertainty.
Interdisciplinary collaborations are needed today because the hard problems—in medicine, environmental science, biology, security and privacy, and software engineering—are interdisciplinary. … Continue reading Computer Science and Interdisciplinary Collaboration at Columbia: Projects in Two Labs
“NEZHA: Efficient Domain-Independent Differential Testing” won a 2nd place prize at the 14th Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW). Put on by NYU, CSAW is world’s largest student-run cybersecurity event, featuring competitions, workshops, and industry events.
Researchers create an algorithm that computes a reflector shape that boosts signals for desired indoor areas while weakening them elsewhere. The reflector can be 3D-printed for $35. Limiting signal coverage also helps prevent nearby cyberattacks.
The symposium, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, November 8-10, examines the enormous promise of AI technologies as well as the risk that uneven access to AI may amplify digital inequalities across the world.
Student & Alumni News
Dingzeyu Li was one of eight PhD students selected to the Doctoral Symposium organized by the User Interface and Software … Continue reading Dingzeyu Li, lead author of best paper at UIST, selected to UIST Doctoral Symposium
Six SEAS students traveled this summer to Ghana to train university students to lead CS outreach that will impact hundreds of Ghanian students. The trip was organized by a nonprofit headed by Chelsey Roebuck (BS’10).
The timing isn’t great—mid-semester with early projects coming due and midterms beginning—but still they come; 37 from Columbia and Barnard … Continue reading 37 from Columbia and Barnard attend bigger-than-ever Grace Hopper Celebration
A former student of Kathy McKeown and now an MIT professor, Barzilay developed novel solutions for multi-document summarization along with new algorithms for identifying paraphrases. Her work was integrated as part of Columbia’s Newsblaster system.
In this interview, Adrian Tang describes how the CLKSCREW attack exploits the design of energy management systems to breach hardware … Continue reading Devices shown to be vulnerable via remote CLKSCREW attack on energy management system