A two-year, $160,0000 Columbia grant will allow oceanographers to use computational methods to understand how a plankton-like species has spread so rapidly in the Arabian Sea, threatening to upset one of the world's great fisheries.
A writing intervention linked to improved academic performance among girls and minorities may work by triggering a sense of belonging, helping to ease the students' anxiety, say Columbia researchers. They are the first to apply text-mining techniques to analyze the content of experimental essays showing that some students do better in school when asked to write about values important to them.
In a massive analysis of New York City medical records, Columbia University scientists have found a link between birth month and an increased risk for 55 diseases. People born in May had the lowest disease risk, and those born in October the highest, according to their results published this week in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association.
A team of Columbia data science students has designed an app—Indeedoor—that merges job ads from Indeed with industry ratings on Glassdoor to list the best data science jobs in and around New York City. The app also offers resume-optimization tips and insights into the values that drive employee ratings of their industry.
Vivian Peng, a visual artist and recent Columbia graduate, is working with Doctors Without Borders on a campaign to make pneumonia vaccines affordable in developing countries. She recently spoke at the New York R Conference on “Storytelling with Data” and offered to share some career tips here.