In a paper presented this week at the Web Conference, authors Ana-Andreea Stoica, Christopher Riederer, and Augustin Chaintreau identify an algorithmic glass ceiling in social networks after analyzing effects of gender, homophily, and growth dynamics.
By imperceptibly changing, or perturbing, the shapes of fonts, Columbia researchers have invented a way to embed hidden information in ordinary … Continue reading FontCode: Hiding information in plain text, unobtrusively and across file types
“An Analysis of the Skype Peer-to-Peer Internet Telephony Protocol” (2006) was first paper to use traffic analysis to reverse-engineer an intentionally obscured network application. The other coauthor, Salman Baset, was Schulzrinne’s student at the time.
For their collaborative project “Acceleration of Deep Neural Networks via Heterogeneous Computing for Real-Time Processing of Neutrino and Particle-Trace Imagery,” Luca … Continue reading Luca Carloni and Georgia Karagiorgi (Physics) are among 2018 RISE awardees
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $1.2M, four-year grant to computer science theorists Christos Papadimitriou and Mihalis Yannakakis for their … Continue reading Christos Papadimitriou and Mihalis Yannakakis receive $1.2M NSF grant
Student & Alumni News
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
A PhD candidate advised by Shree Nayar, Smith is the creator of RAD (racing auditory display), which uses audio cues so players who are visually impaired can play existing video racing games.
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