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Data Science Institute Director Kathleen R. McKeown was honored in the 2014 "Notable Women in Computing" project. This project and card set is associated with the long-term “CRA-W and Anita Borg Institute Wikipedia Project – Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing” project.

Consider the challenge of the modern-day researcher: Potentially millions of pages of information dating back hundreds of years are available to be read from a computer screen. How does a simple Internet search deliver appropriate findings?

Roxana Geambasu, assistant professor of computer science, has been named one of Popular Science’s Brilliant Ten, the magazine’s 13th annual list of the “brightest young minds in science and engineering.” Noting that these top 10 researchers are already changing the world, Popular Science cites Geambasu for her research that “teaches the cloud to forget personal data” and builds “software that allows the public to see where the information they share goes.”

Kevin Emmett, of the Department of Physics, has been awarded the George Thomas Post-Graduate Fellowship for his work titled, "Machine learning associations between Mendelian comorbidities and somatic genetic alterations in cancer".

Led by Itsik Pe’er, associate professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, a team of researchers has created a data resource that will improve genomic research in the Ashkenazi Jewish population and lead to more effective personalized medicine.

Allison Lewko, assistant professor of computer science, and a team of colleagues from the University of California at Los Angeles, Stanford University, Columbia University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Johns Hopkins University have won a significant Frontier grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the Center for Encrypted Functionalities (CEF).

Protecting privacy in today’s data-driven world is a key goal for Computer Science Assistant Professor Roxana Geambasu. For her groundbreaking work to fight what she describes as “aggressive data collection” in this growing age of mobile and cloud computing, Geambasu has recently been selected as a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow.

Working under the direction of Jason Nieh, professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, five students—all PhD candidates—have developed Cider, a new system that can run iOS apps on an Android device for the first time.

Data Science Institute Certification student Andrew Yuan recently published an article in The Economist about his FIFA World Cup prediction visualization, where he uses big data, trends, and indicators, to ascertain the potential winner of the competition.


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