Computer Science

Computer Science Professor Steven M. Bellovin has been appointed Chief Technologist by Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz. His was one of four appointments announced today.

Anyone who uses multithreaded computer programs—and that’s all of us, as these are the programs that power nearly all software applications including Office, Windows, Mac

Yechiam Yemini, professor of computer science

Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

What’s the connection among such innovations as the iPod Touch, Blu-ray Disc technology, the cancer drug Erbitux, DirecTV and Adobe Illustrator’s paintbrush options?

Not every child can dream up a smartphone application and see it come to life. But that’s what happened when 8-year-old William Belhumeur suggested his father make an app that identifies plants using visual recognition technology.

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