January 10, 2018

Health Department Identifies 10 Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness Using Yelp Reviews Since 2012

A computer system developed by Columbia University with Health Department epidemiologists detects foodborne illness and outbreaks in NYC restaurants based on keywords in Yelp reviews.
January 3, 2018

Computer Science Professor Bjarne Stroustrup Wins Draper Prize for Creating Programming Language

Stroustrup was honored for his creation of the C++ programming language, which has had “a monumental, singular influence on the field of computing,” said National Academy of Engineering President C.D. Mote, Jr.
December 4, 2017

Collateral Consequences: Climate Change and the Arabian Sea

A plankton-like species is attacking the base of the food chain in the Arabian sea, disrupting water quality and killing fish. Researchers at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are learning how to fight back.
November 29, 2017

New Software Can Verify Someone’s Identity by Their DNA in Minutes

Researchers at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center have developed a method to quickly and accurately identify people and cell lines from their DNA.
November 20, 2017

Applied Mathematician Qiang Du Elected an AAAS Fellow

Qiang Du, the Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics, joins 391 new fellows awarded this honor from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society.