Data Science

Engineering Professor Vijay Modi built an interactive map of annual energy consumption in New York City. Click the image to view. Image credit: Vijay Modi, Columbia University

Over the last five years, the amount of digital information worldwide has increased almost 2,000 percent, exceeding 2.8 trillion gigabytes—perhaps as many bits of information as there are stars in the universe.

If Itsik Pe’er had a time machine, he would probably beam himself into the 11th century and collect DNA samples from the small community of Ashkenazi Jews living in Eastern Europe.

New computer model takes a page from weather forecasting to predict regional peaks in influenza outbreaks

The Columbia Engineering methodology enables carbon footprinting and hotspot analysis across thousands of products simultaneously. Shown here are examples of carbon intensities (i.e. total GHG by weight; broken down to stages of the supply chain) for individual products as well as rollup views of brands and countries.

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a new software that can simultaneously calculate the carbon footprints of thousands of products faster than ever before.

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Stanford University’s School of Engineering today announced that Mark Hansen has been named East Coast director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a July 30 news conference announcing the new Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering, which is partly funded by the city Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his economic development team and a host of local elected officials came to the Northwest Corner Building on July 30 to announce their support for Columbia's new Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering.

John Huber works with a student during a daily lab session in Cairo. Huber arranged for students to work with "Stata," a sophisticated software tool applied quantitatively to political science research questions.

As the eyes of the world focused on Egypt’s transition to democracy, Columbia University political science faculty members conducted a quantitative research workshop for aspiring social scientists at The American University in Cairo just weeks before Egypt’s historic presidential elections

David and Helen Gurley Brown in 1984. Photo/Hearst Corp. 
 

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Stanfor

Electrical engineer Dirk Englund works on processing and transmission of data in the form of photons, the tiniest particles of light. Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Englund, an assistant professor of electrical engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, works in quantum photonics, the transmission and processing of data in the form of photons, the smallest particles of light. This line of research has potential real-world applications for any agency or company dealing with confidential information, including banks, hospitals and the government.
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

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