Dan Bienstock, Mark Cane, Qiang Du, David Keyes, Kyle Mandli, and Chris Marianetti (co-chair) are part of the Data Science Institute’s newest working group —Frontiers in Computing Systems. The group will try to address some of the bottlenecks facing scientists working with massive data sets at Columbia and beyond. From astronomy and neuroscience, to civil engineering and genomics, major obstacles stand in the way of processing, analyzing and storing all this data.
Prof. Adam Sobel's' op-ed was recently published in The New York Times: "Climate scientists like me believe that human-induced climate change will strengthen hurricanes and lead to worse disasters. We know that significant global warming, over a degree and a half Fahrenheit, has already occurred since preindustrial days. So where, you might ask, are the powerful hurricanes? They’re coming, if we don’t take more aggressive action to slow climate change."
Irving Herman has been named the Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Applied Physics in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. His appointment has been approved by the Trustees of Columbia University and he will be honored at the SEAS Faculty Excellence Celebration on September 20th, 2016.
For nearly 60 years, scientists have been trying to determine how manganese oxide (MnO) achieves its long-range magnetic order of alternating up and down electron spins. Simon Billinge and Benjamin Frandsen used their recently developed mathematical approach to study the short-range magnetic interactions that they believe drive this long-range order. The research was described in a paper published on May 11 in Physical Review Letters. Photo credit: Columbia Engineering/Timothy Lee Photographers.
Prof. Nanfang Yu, assistant professor of applied physics, has won a 2016 Young Investigator Award from the U.S. Office of Naval Research for exceptionally creative research with far-reaching implications for technological needs of the Navy and the Department of Defense. For his proposal, “Phase-Change Correlated Perovskites as a New Platform for Photonics,” he is slated to receive approximately $510,000 over a three year period for equipment, graduate student stipends and scholarships, and other expenses to sustain his research.