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Andrea Califano

Clyde '56 and Helen Wu Professor

Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical Systems Biology in the Columbia Initiative in Systems Biology (CISB), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Institute for Cancer Genetics; Founding Director and Chair, Columbia Initiative in Systems Biology which includes the Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center (CGC) and the Center for Computational Biology and...

Mark A. Cane

G. Unger Vetlesen Professor

G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences and Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics; Deputy Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Department Chair Earth & Enviromental Science; Associate Director, The Earth InstituteResearch SpecialtyClimate dynamics; impacts of climate on society; climate forecasting; physical oceanography; geophysical fluid dynamics; computational fluid...

Agostino Capponi

Agostino Capponi

Assistant Professor

Agostino Capponi joined Columbia University in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. His main research interests are in the area of financial engineering with main focus on counterparty risk, systemic risk, and dynamic optimization. For his research, has been awarded a grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking. The outcome of his research contributes to a...

Luca Carloni

Associate Professor

Luca Carloni is an associate professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering. He received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation in 2006, was selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 2008, and received the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award in 2010. Carloni’s research interests include methodologies and tools for multi-core system-on...

Augustin Chaintreau

Assistant Professor

Augustin Chaintreau is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. His research, by experience in industry, is centered on real world impact and emerging computing trends, while his training, in mathematics and theoretical computer science, is focused on guiding principles. He designed and proved the first reliable, scalable and network-fair multicast architecture while working at IBM during...

Carri Chan

Assistant Professor

Carri Chan received a B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004 and also received a S.M. from Stanford University in 2006. She completed her Ph.D. at the Information Systems Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 2010. She joined the Columbia Business School in 2010.Carri Chan is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Decision, Risk, and Operationsat...

Shih-Fu Chang

Richard Dicker Professor

Shih-Fu Chang is Richard Dicker Chair Professor, Director of the Digital Video and Multimedia Lab, and Senior Vice Dean of Engineering School at Columbia University. He is an active researcher leading development of theories, algorithms, and systems for multimedia analysis and retrieval. In the last two decades, he and his students developed some of the earliest image/video search engines, such as VisualSEEk, VideoQ...

Robert S. Chen

Senior Research Scientist

Robert S. Chen is director of CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, a research unit of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He manages the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), part of NASA’s network of earth science data centers. He also co-manages the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Data Distribution Center, which provides access to data...

Fangruo Chen


Professor Chen’s main research area is supply chain management. He has published extensively in many of the field’s top academic journals such as “Management Science” and “Operations Research.” His research has addressed issues in production/distribution planning, procurement auctions, supplier management, supply chain coordination, supply chain information sharing, incentive contracts, salesforce incentives, etc....

Jan Claassen

Assistant Professor

Dr. Claassen is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the treatment of neurological intensive care. He is an expert in status epilepticus and brain hemorrhages. He is the co-chair for guidelines development for the Neurocritical Care Society (http://www.neurocriticalcare.org/education-training/ncs-guidelines). Dr. Claassen received a PhD in neurophysiology studying evoked potentials after traumatic...

Michael Collins

Vikram S. Pandit Professor

Michael Collins is a Vikram S. Pandit Professor of computer science at Columbia University. He completed a PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in December 1998. From January 1999 to November 2002 and from January 2003 until December 2010 he was a researcher at AT&T Labs-Research. Dr. Collins was an assistant/associate professor at MIT and then he joined Columbia University in January 2011...

Matthew J. Connelly


Matthew Connelly, professor of history, specializes in international and global history. He received his B.A. from Columbia (1990) and his Ph.D. from Yale (1997). His publications include A Diplomatic Revolution: Algeria's Fight for Independence and the Origins of the Post-Cold War Era (2002), and Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population (2008). He has written research articles inComparative...

Patricia J. Culligan

Patricia J. Culligan

Associate Director

A leader in the field of water resources and urban sustainability, Culligan has worked extensively with The Earth Institute's Urban Design Lab at Columbia University to explore novel, interdisciplinary solutions to the modern day challenges of urbanization, with a particular emphasis on the City of New York. Culligan is the director of a joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. program between Columbia Engineering and the...

John P. Cunningham

Assistant Professor

Many fields and industries are witnessing huge increases in the quantity and complexity of recorded data. This changing data paradigm will only lead to a similarly dramatic increase in theoretical understanding and useful technologies if we create the analytical methods to meaningfully interrogate this data. Creating and applying these statistical and machine learning algorithms is the focus of my research. My most...

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