Computer Science

Brad Garton by an electric keyboard and digital board

Photo by Barbara Alper

Founded in 1958, and originally known as the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, it is the oldest center for electro-acoustic music in the United States.
Two Columbia professors — a neuroscientist whose work on the visual system could lead to a cure for blindness and a theoretical computer scientist who has helped define the limits of computation — are among the 84 new members elected this week to the National Academy of Sciences.
Instagram selfie of study coauthor Ana-Andreea Stoica

A network effect known as homophily may reduce women’s visibility on social media when recommendation algorithms are added, says a new study. Above, a selfie from study coauthor Ana-Andreea Stoica's Instagram account. (Courtesy of Stoica)

When recommendation algorithms are turned loose on a social network with homophily, women become less visible, says a new study by Columbia researchers.

A debugging tool developed by researchers at Columbia and Lehigh generates real-world test images meant to expose logic errors in deep neural networks. The darkened photo at right tricked one set of neurons into telling the car to turn into the guardrail. After catching the mistake, the tool retrains the network to fix the bug. Image Courtesy of Columbia Engineering

Researchers at Columbia and Lehigh universities have come up with a new approach to self-driving cars and other self-taught systems.
The four winners of the MacArthur Genius Grant 2017.
Urban Design Program Director Kate Orff and Architecture Adjunct Damon Rich won 2017 MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants. Musician Tyshawn Sorey and Computer Scientist Regina Barzilay, both Columbia alumni, were also named MacArthur Fellows.

Digital technology is about to add big data to the bird enthusiast’s traditional tools of binoculars and a field guide.

Digital technology is about to add big data to the bird enthusiast’s traditional tools of binoculars and a field guide.

In recent years, human interactions with intelligent machines and software have become increasingly commonplace.

(Editor's note: This story was originally published on November 4, 2009. Shree Nayar's Bigshot digital camera is now available and the video has been updated.)

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