Engineering

Amir Imani

Amir Imani wrote his first computer program, a family phone book, at age 9. The experience sealed his interest in computing. “I always loved making and breaking things,” he said. “Coding gave me a way to explore the enigmatic world of computers.”

Vikas Arun

Tap dancing and engineering may not seem like they have anything in common. But for graduating senior Vikas Arun, pairing these two passions makes plenty of sense.

Jonny Cohen

By the time Jonathan (Jonny) Cohen started his freshman year at Columbia Engineering, he had launched a startup and been named—twice—to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of energy sector leaders for his work in gree

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Biomedical engineering professor, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, holds a bone bioreactor used in her research. Photo by Eileen Barroso

Professor Vunjak-Novakovic is a pioneer in the engineering of functional human tissue for use in regenerative medicine. Her work has led to new approaches for treating injuries and complex diseases and also have supported the development and evaluation of therapeutic drugs.
Lee C. Bollinger
President Lee C. Bollinger has agreed to serve as co-chair of the NAS committee on the Future of Voting, which is studying the issues of accessibility, reliability and verifiable technology in relation to voting in the U.S.
J. Thomas Vaughan

Photo by Jeffrey Schifman

Last year, J. Thomas Vaughan joined Columbia as director of Magnetic Resonance Research, a new University-wide position.

Wilmouth Elmes

Wilmouth Elmes, associate vice president for Engineering and Technical Services at Manhattanville. Photo Courtesy of Manhattanville Development Group

It isn’t just the important scientific research and art produced and exhibited at Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus that will be cutting edge.

Emily Ford

Photo by John Pinderhughes

Emily Ford directs several programs that bring students from New York City area public schools to the engineering school for lab tours and send Columbia faculty, students and researchers to local schools to talk about engineering and science.
Hod Lipson artificial intelligence robots

Photo by Columbia Engineering

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 autos

In the latest installment of Professor Mike Massimino’s Extreme Engineering series, he visits Eitan Grinspun, director of Columbia’s Computer Graphics Group, who develops computer programs to animate Hollywood mov

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