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CAM celebrates end of semester

CAM celebrates end of semester

December 18, 2014

CAM students and field members celebrated the end of the semester. read more

Holden, Zhou honored by math department

Holden, Zhou honored by math department

December 9, 2014

CAM's Matthew Holden and Zhengyi Zhou have won this year's math department graduate teaching award. read more

CAM's Strogatz helps students find the magic in math

CAM's Strogatz helps students find the magic in math

November 12, 2014

Mathematical Explorations, a new class by Steve Strogatz, brings math alive through engaged learning techniques. read more

CAM field member Jon Kleinberg named interim dean of CIS

CAM field member Jon Kleinberg named interim dean of CIS

November 11, 2014

Provost Kent Fuchs has appointed Professor Jon Kleinberg ’93 interim dean of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science through December 2015, while Dean Haym Hirsh takes a personal leave. read more

Math reveals benefits of taxi sharing

Math reveals benefits of taxi sharing

September 2, 2014

Steven Strogatz collaborated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers to reveal the vast untapped potential of New York City’s taxi system, with results that could be applied to other... read more

Strogatz quantifies how ‘one thing leads to another’

Strogatz quantifies how ‘one thing leads to another’

August 14, 2014

In a new paper, Cornell's Steven Strogatz tries to quantify the commonsense concept of “correlated novelties” - that one new thing sometimes triggers another. read more

Are Facebook And Twitter Ruining Our Lives?

Are Facebook And Twitter Ruining Our Lives?

June 26, 2014

CAM Professor Steven Strogatz comments on the negative aspects social media can create in life. read more

Should you go to grad school?

Should you go to grad school?

June 17, 2014

Buzzfeed: The following piece is by Duncan Watts Ph.D. '97 TAM and is excerpted from Should I Go to Grad School?, an essay collection featuring more than 40 essays by writers, artists, academics,... read more

To chase prey, tiger beetles do a superfast dance

To chase prey, tiger beetles do a superfast dance

April 15, 2014

If a tiger beetle drew a line as it chased its next meal, the resulting pattern would be a tangled mess. But there’s method to the mess, CAM field member Jane Wang says. read more

IBM researcher to give seminar

IBM researcher to give seminar

April 2, 2014

IBM researcher Lilian Wu will give an Enterprise Engineering Seminar Wednesday, April 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in B17 Upson Hall. read more

Field member Christine Shoemaker named 2014 SIAM Fellow

Field member Christine Shoemaker named 2014 SIAM Fellow

March 28, 2014

Christine Shoemaker is among 32 SIAM members recognized as Fellows of the society for making outstanding contributions to fields served by SIAM. read more

Flies That Do Calculus With Their Wings

Flies That Do Calculus With Their Wings

March 19, 2014

A Cornell research team - including CAM field members Jane Wang and John Guckenheimer and CAM alum Sarah Iams - have been studying how flies recover when their flight is momentarily disturbed. read more

Celebrating Irrational, Transcendental Pi

Celebrating Irrational, Transcendental Pi

March 14, 2014

In Science Friday's celebration of Pi Day (March 14, or 3.14), CAM field member Steven Strogatz talks about how the ancients calculated pi—and how you can do it at home with a box of toothpicks. read more

Jon Kleinberg receives Technion's Harvey Prize

Jon Kleinberg receives Technion's Harvey Prize

February 14, 2014

The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology has awarded the Harvey Prize for outstanding efforts in the areas of science, technology, human health and peace to computer scientist Jon Kleinberg. read more

Facebook tells the computer who you love

Facebook tells the computer who you love

February 12, 2014

Computer analysis of Facebook connections can identify which friend is the romantic partner. read more

Strogatz wins AAAS public engagement award

Strogatz wins AAAS public engagement award

February 5, 2014

The AAAS has named Cornell's Steven Strogatz the recipient of the 2013 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award for his “exceptional commitment to and passion for conveying the beauty and importance... read more

Euler Book Prize Goes to Strogatz’s Joy of x

Euler Book Prize Goes to Strogatz’s Joy of x

January 16, 2014

The Joy of x has earned CAM's Steven Strogatz the 2014 Euler Book Prize awarded by the Mathematical Association of America at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland, January 15-18. read more

Two faculty receive  Presidential Early Career Awards

Two faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

January 8, 2014

Greg Fuchs, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, and Noah Snavely, assistant professor of computer science, are among 102 winners this year of the Presidential Early Career Awards... read more