October 24, 2017

Researchers Unveil Tool to Debug ‘Black Box’ Deep Learning Algorithms

Scientists at Columbia and Lehigh Universities have developed a way to make self-taught machine learning systems transparent. Their tool feeds confusing, real-world inputs into the network to expose rare instances of flawed reasoning by clusters of neurons.
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October 24, 2017

Ice Sheets May Melt Rapidly in Response to Distant Volcanoes

Volcanic eruptions have been known to cool global climate, but they can also exacerbate the melting of ice sheets, says a new Columbia University study.
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October 23, 2017

Under the Sea Ice, Behold the Ancient Arctic Jellyfish

A video filmed by Andy Juhl, a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory marine biologist, reveals mature jellyfish under the Arctic sea ice, where they aren’t supposed to be.
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October 23, 2017

New York Is Still Feeling the Effects of Hurricane Sandy, Five Years Later

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated large swaths of the city with floods and fire. Not everyone has bounced back from the storm, and not everyone is prepared for the next one.
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October 23, 2017

Professor Donald Goldfarb Wins the John von Neumann Theory Prize

Donald Goldfarb, Alexander and Hermine Avanessians Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, has won the award in recognition of his contributions to mathematical analysis and breakthroughs in scientific computing.
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October 20, 2017

Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute Awarded $25.1M by BRAIN Initiative to Drive Neuroscience Discovery

A team of Zuckerman Institute neuroscientists, data scientists, and engineers together received a grant to answer one of biology’s most fundamental questions: How does the brain tell the body to move?
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October 20, 2017

Expedition Explores Undersea Rift off Greece

The Corinth rift is one of the most seismically active areas in Europe. Starting this month, researchers — led by Columbia University seismologist and co-chief scientist Donna Shillington — will drill into the rift to discover its past and future.
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