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HIGHLIGHTS: March 2018

Near-Infrared Light May Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Will Benefit Most from Chemotherapy

A new optical imaging system developed at Columbia University uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond to chemotherapy.

FACULTY

Karen Kasza (mechanical engineering) and James Teherani (electrical engineering) have won Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation.

Researchers under the direction of Professors Michal Lipson and Alexander Gaeta have miniaturized dual-frequency combs by putting two frequency comb generators on a single millimeter-sized chip.

Columbia computer scientist Yaniv Erlich has assembled the world's largest family tree to date.

Brian A. Smith, a PhD candidate in Computer Science, has developed the RAD—a racing auditory display—to enable gamers who are visually impaired to play the same types of racing games that sighted players can play with the same speed, control, and excitement that sighted players experience.

The Columbia Engineering community mourns the loss of Robert A. Gross, who served as the School’s 11th dean from 1982 until 1990.

STUDENTS

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the Longest-Serving American in Space, spoke to students as part of the Extreme Engineering Series.
As part of Columbia University’s three-day, “She Opened the Door” women’s conference, Dean Mary C. Boyce moderated a panel on entrepreneurship that brought together three accomplished alumna.
Thanks to a new augmented reality tool being developed by Nelson Lin MS’19 and Monica Chan EdD ’17TC, you could soon be debugging hardware without even picking up the phone.

IN THE MEDIA

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAR 24: CEYA Blue & White Gala 2018
Current, Pier 59

 
The CEYA Blue & White Gala is set to take place on Saturday, March 24, 2018! All SEAS graduates of the past decade are invited!
Come Back to Campus for Reunion!
Classes ending in 3 or 8 (e.g. 1973 or 2008) are invited to return to campus to celebrate their Class Reunion from Thursday, May 31-Saturday, June 2, 2018. Registration opens on March 16, 2018. In the meantime, check out the schedule of events here!
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