Data Science

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 Stanfo

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, Ma

Despite the limited laboratory space available in Manhattan’s dense urban environment, Columbia’s basic and applied scientists and engineers have long been at the foref

Steven Bellovin. Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Steven Bellovin always had a knack for catching computer hackers—even before most people knew what they were.

Yechiam Yemini, professor of computer science

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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?

Spoken language expert Julia Hirschberg has received a nearly $1.5 million grant to study deception in speech across cultures.

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Better be careful about telling a lie to 

Engineering professor Shih-Fu Chang is developing technology to make visual search as effortless as typing keywords into a search engine. Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Engineering professor Shih-Fu Chang is trying to make visual search technology as effortless as typing a keyword like “Morningside restaurants” into Google.

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