Computer Science

Shree Nayar has dedicated much of his computer science career to improving the way cameras take pictures. Four years ago, he decided to move in a new direction: to design a camera that could improve the way children learn about science and one another. 

Joseph Traub (GSAS'59) was honored for his contributions to computer science.

When Joseph Traub joined Columbia’s Engineering School in 1979, it had a single computer, only three tenured faculty members teaching computer science and huge demand for the classes—but no computer science department.

Maybe you have heard of robots that can fly. But how about a robot that is able to learn through its own experiences to drive itself to the airport?

Kathleen McKeown
Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science

Q. Tell us about your project and how it relates to the election.

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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