Prof. Wiggins was recently featured in the Fast Company article, "Most Creative People: New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins on the Way We Create and Consume Content Now," by Leah Hunter. “At The New York Times, we produce a lot of content every day, but we also have a lot of data about the way people engage with that content,” Wiggins says. “[The Times] wanted to build out a data science function not only to curate and make available those data, but to learn from those data.
Prof. Chris Marianetti and Ph.D. candidate, Eric Isaacs, were recently featured in the article, "Supercomputers Reveal Strange, Stress-Induced Transformations in World's Thinnest Materials:Columbia researchers used Brookhaven Lab supercomputer simulations to map and compare the transformations and breaking points of graphene and other promising monolayers," by Justin Eure.
Just as a watchmaker is enamored with the beauty of the miniature cogs and wheels that make a timepiece work, Simon Billinge, professor of materials science and of applied physics and applied mathematics, is equally enraptured by the minuscule world of nanoparticles. By learning how these ultrafine particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size behave within nanomaterials measured in billionths of a meter, Billinge hopes to optimize their performance and utility in biomedical, optical, and electronic applications. Columbia Engineering Magazine
Prof. Adam Sobel has been awarded the 2014 AGU Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award. Established in 2012, the Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award aims to reward exceptional mid-career scientists in the fields of the atmospheric and climate sciences. The award recognizes excellence in research and leadership in this field.
Prof. Nanfang Yu, is part of a team of researchers from Columbia, Harvard, Purdue, Stanford, and UPenn who have won a $6.5 million five-year grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program. Their project, "Active Metasurfaces for Advanced Wavefront Engineering and Waveguiding," is targeted at developing “flat” optical devices based on “metasurfaces”—ultra-thin optical components—to control light propagation in free space and in optical waveguides.