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 10, 2018

Rivers Predicted to Jump Banks More Often as World Warms

Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flooding risks across the globe by the 2040s, says a new study. The increases will be greatest in the United States, central Europe, Indonesia, and parts of India and Africa.
January 10, 2018

Improving Tropical Cyclone Risk Assessment

Research by Chia-Ying Lee, an atmospheric scientist at Columbia's International Research Institute for Climate and Society, will result in improved understanding of tropical cyclone risk, allowing societies to better plan for the impacts of tropical cyclones and minimize losses.
January 8, 2018

Seismic Sensors Record Hurricane Intensity, Study Finds

Seismometers often record vibrations from storms. A new study by Columbia scientists shows it’s possible to use those small blips to learn a hurricane’s intensity, which could help predict the storms’ future strength under climate change.
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.