Consider the challenge of the modern-day researcher: Potentially millions of pages of information dating back hundreds of years are available to be read from a computer screen. How does a simple Internet search deliver appropriate findings?
Roxana Geambasu, assistant professor of computer science, has been named one of Popular Science’s Brilliant Ten, the magazine’s 13th annual list of the “brightest young minds in science and engineering.”
Kevin Emmett, of the Department of Physics, has been awarded the George Thomas Post-Graduate Fellowship for his work titled, "Machine learning associations between Mendelian comorbidities and somatic genetic alterations in cancer".
Led by Itsik Pe’er, associate professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, a team of researchers has created a data resource that will improve genomic research in the Ashkenazi Jewish population and lead to more effective personalized medicine.