Len Blavatnik (M.S. ’91) is 27th on the Forbes 400 list. Blavatnik has given $500 million to charities, including Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Kai-Fu Lee (B.S. ’83) included in WIRED’s anniversary issue for his work that brings humanity to artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has seeped into the daily lives of people in the developed world. From virtual assistants to recommendation engines, AI is in the news, our homes and offices. There is a lot of … Continue reading AI For Humanity: Using AI To Make A Positive Impact In Developing Countries
Alex Calderwood, Shreya Vaidyanathan, and Erin Riglin reviewed 2,700+ Twitter accounts in a story that was published in Wired. The three are grad students under the CS and Columbia Journalism School’s dual degree program.
The ACL organizing committee announced that Winn and the team won one of two short paper awards given at this year’s conference.
Seven years ago, Yin Qi founded a company called Megvii with two college friends in Beijing. Now people from over 220 countries and regions use Megvii’s face-recognition platform, Face++. The company has more than 1,500 … Continue reading CS alum Yin Qi part of MIT’s 35 Innovators under 35 for face recognition platform
The Jonathan Gross Prize honors students who graduate at the top of their class with a track record of promising … Continue reading Top CS graduates awarded Jonathan Gross Prize
With millions of AI professionals needed, we need to reach beyond elite schools, says Sameer Maskey (PhD’08, advisor Julia Hirschberg), writing in Forbes. His company Fusemachines trains AI engineers in Nepal and other developing countries.
“How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and … Continue reading Not the usual hackathon: Five Columbia students travel to Rome for the Vatican’s VHacks competition
Maynard Marshall Ball has been selected to receive a two-year IBM PhD Fellowship for the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 academic years. … Continue reading Maynard Marshall Ball awarded IBM PhD Fellowship
Unequal parts hackathon and learnathon—the emphasis is solidly on learning—the annual DevFest took place last month with 1300 participants attending. … Continue reading DevFest draws 1300 beginner, intermediate, and experienced coders