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Cornell NYC Tech: A New Take on Graduate Education & Research

About this event


Cornell NYC Tech is a new graduate campus in the heart of New York City, established as a result of Mayor Bloomberg's applied sciences competition in 2011. The campus began operations last July in temporary quarters donated by Google, and enrolled a small "beta" class of Computer Science Master of Engineering students this January. It will move to its permanent location on Roosevelt Island in 2017. Cornell Tech is creating a new culture of graduate education and research which combines deep expertise in high-tech disciplines with interdisciplinary programs that engage scholars, companies and nonprofits from a broad range of areas. A key component of the new campus is the Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute, which has a particular focus on interdisciplinary research with commercial impact. This talk will discuss the goals, initial programs and longer-term plans for this innovative new campus.



Dr. Daniel Huttenlocher has overall responsibility for programmatic aspects of Cornell University's new Cornell NYC Tech campus, including the academic quality and direction of the campus's degree programs and research. More specifically, he identifies effective strategies of working with companies and early stage investors in New York City as well as overseeing faculty recruitment and the campus's entrepreneurial initiatives. Huttenlocher has a mix of academic and industry background and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and both his master's and doctorate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Huttenlocher also serves as a trustee of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


For more information, please visit Dan's website: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~dph/.