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HIGHLIGHTS: December 2018

RESEARCH & EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Where You Go Tells Who You Are—and Vice Versa

Mining data to analyze tracking patterns, Sharon Di, assistant professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, has discovered that she can infer the population travel demand level in a region from the trajectories of just a portion of travelers.
Columbia neural engineers led by Qi Wang discovered a mechanism by which the locus coeruleus modulates information processing in the thalamus; their findings may lead to new treatments of neurological disorders.
A new collaborative study co-directed by Paul Sajda demonstrates that avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block the contents of their mind-wandering.

FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS

Columbia Engineering professors Christine Hendon and Kristin Myers sat down with Dean Mary C. Boyce and students for a tech talk on the intersection between engineering and medicine.
Garud N. Iyengar, professor and chair of industrial engineering and operations research, was one of 12 people recently inducted as a 2018 INFORMS Fellow
Chris Boyce, assistant professor of chemical engineering, was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” list, one of 30 young scientists who are “inventing the future from the atom up.”
Julia Hirschberg, Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science, received an honorary doctorate degree at Tilburg University in the Netherlands on November 15 for her “exceptional scientific accomplishments.”

Michal Lipson, Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering and professor of applied physics, was also awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Trinity College at the University of Dublin on December 7 for her “outstanding achievement in her field.” 

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

Hosted by Columbia Engineering Entrepreneurship on November 15, the Columbia Fast Pitch Competition offers opportunities for funding and recognition, along with valuable lessons in distilling a complex concept into a snappy elevator pitch.
The next generation of coders revealed their mobile applications and web sites at Project Demo Day, the capstone event of Columbia Engineering’s inaugural Coding Boot Camp.

IN THE MEDIA

UPCOMING EVENTS


 
Save the date! Alumni Reunion 2019 will take place Thursday, May 30 - Saturday, June 2!
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Calling NYC Area Biomedical Engineering Alumni

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is inviting all undergraduate students to a career panel featuring Alumni of Columbia’s Biomedical Engineering department to explore the diversity of career paths available after graduating with a degree in biomedical engineering! Come hear from and connect with professionals with experience in fields not limited to: biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology (R&D), research in academia (PhD) and Life Science consulting! Food will be served! 

BMES is currently looking for BME alumni panelists and would love to hear about your experiences after graduation as a panelist at this event. Would you be interested in answering questions from a moderator, and then individually, during a casual networking session for a total of an hour?

The event will be located at Lerner hall at Columbia's Morningside campus. Our tentative dates for the event are:
  • Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 5:00pm.
Please fill out this form if interested in speaking as a panelist and we'll reach out to you! 
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