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 forefr

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

Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

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.

Diagram representing the annual block-by-block building energy consumption in New York City, expressed in kilowatt hours per square meter. Developed by Columbia’s Professor Vijay Modi and Bianca Howard, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering.

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.

A scanning tunneling microscope in Abhay Pasupathy’s lab used to measure the chemical properties of graphene. The tall cylindrical component on the right is a cryogenic chamber used to keep the ultra-strong carbon material at a temperature of minus-450 degrees Fahrenheit. Top left inset: A color-coded image of electrons around a nitrogen atom (red) embedded in the honeycomb-like surface of graphene (blue).

In a soundproof room in Pupin Hall, a futuristic-looking metallic apparatus is creating three-dimensional images of a material that may one day power a new generation of smaller and faster electronic devices.

3-D confocal fluorescence imaging showing the links between the neurons over multiple regions in the brain in the BBB-opened region.

A new study co-authored by Columbia Engineering professor Kartik Chandran and recently published in the journal, Environmental Science & Technology, shows that reducing nitrogen pollution generated by wastewater treatment plants can come with "sizable" economic benefits, as well as the expected benefits for the environment.