Ithaca campus set to celebrate Cornell Tech dedication

WHAT:          Cornell Tech dedication on the Ithaca campus WHEN:          10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 WHERE:        Baker Portico and Clark Atrium in the Physical Sciences Building, Ithaca Campus MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-6121 or lmh267@cornell.edu by Tuesday Sept. 12 at […]

Brooklyn makeathon challenges students to develop assistive technology for people with disabilities

WHAT:          More than 180 engineers, coders and developers to create physical protoypes of assistive technology for people with disabilities at three-day makeathon event WHEN:          Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23 WHERE:        New Lab at Brooklyn Navy Yard, 19 Morris Avenue, Brooklyn MEDIA:         The event is open to the media. Reporters are asked […]

Say ‘chickadee’ – Merlin app now IDs birds from pics

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Merlin Bird Photo ID mobile app has been launched and, thanks to machine-learning technology, can identify hundreds of North American species it “sees” in photos. The app was developed by Cornell Tech and California Institute of Technology computer vision researchers in partnership with the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and bird enthusiasts. Because Merlin Bird Photo ID […]

Hundreds of connections, high energy and relevant speakers to inspire entrepreneurs

WHAT: Entrepreneurship at Cornell Summit 2016 WHEN: Friday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: The Times Center, NYC MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Debra Eichten, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, (607) 592-5159, doe5@cornell.edu. NEW YORK – “Elevate Your Network, Your Game, Your Story” […]

Voter confidence will dwindle if Russian cyber threats continue

Russian hackers targeted voter registration systems in Illinois and Arizona, according to the FBI. The most recent event is the latest cyber threat involving U.S. elections and party operations. Vitaly Shmatikov is a computer science professor at Cornell Tech whose research area includes security and privacy. He says the main danger of the election system […]

Gift establishes Tisch Professorship at Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

NEW YORK – A gift from Andrew ’71 and Ann Tisch to Cornell University and the American Technion Society has created an endowed professorship at the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. The Andrew H. and Ann R. Tisch Professorship will support the recruitment and retention of faculty who will drive the institute’s innovative […]

“Google dorking” not just a Google phenomenon

An alleged hacker used a technique called “Google dorking” to get into the computer system that controlled a dam in New York. The relatively simple technique is a way to find more hidden information and websites that wouldn’t normally show up in a regular Google search. Ari Juels is a professor at Cornell Tech whose […]

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

ITHACA, N.Y. – A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and biomolecular engineering and African-American and female students at Cornell University’s College of Engineering. The gift will also create a unique fellowship […]

Joan and Irwin Jacobs announce $133-Million naming gift for the Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE FOR RELEASE:  April 22, 2013 Contact: John Carberry Office: 607-255-5353 Cell: 607-227-0767 johncarberry@cornell.edu Joan and Irwin Jacobs announce $133-Million naming gift for the Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute is a key component of Cornell Tech in New York City; program will offer unique dual […]