Data Science

Hod Lipson Lab with students

Hod Lipson and the Creative Machines Lab team. Photo by Columbia Engineering/Jeffrey Schifman

Mechanical Engineering Professor Hod Lipson’s latest book, Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead, coauthored with Melba Kurman, gained attention when it came out last fall for its prediction that these auto

Matthew Jones (left) and Chris Wiggins. Photo by John Pinderhughes

Matthew Jones (left) and Chris Wiggins. Photo by John Pinderhughes

The seminar in Fayerweather Hall required a new four-letter code in the directory of classes—HSAM—because it combines disciplines that are rarely taught in tandem, history and applied mathematics.

Habanero super computer Columbia University

Photo by Dali Plavsic

Deep in the subbasement of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, the first building on Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus, there is enough computing power to perform 269 trillion mathematical calculations per second.

You Are Where You Go Quiz

Researchers at Columbia University's Data Science Institute built an online tool—You Are Where You Go—to let people audit their social media trail.

John Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Statistics

Photo by Michael DiVito

The quest to unravel the mysteries of the brain has made neuroscience one of today’s most exciting research fields.

As online privacy continues to decline, Professor Eben Moglen is taking matters into his own hands. With the development and production of what he calls the Freedom Box, Moglen hopes to forever change the way we use the Internet. In the process, he may also change the world.

Dennis Tenen, an assistant professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia, has an unusual background for a humanities scholar.

Chris Wiggins, associate professor of applied mathematics, has just been appointed to an exciting new role at "The New York Times:" chief data scientist.

For centuries, researchers in fields as disparate as astrophysics and political science have faced the same hurdle before they could win acceptance for their theories—their peers must replicate and verify their results.

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