The National Science Foundation (NSF) has honored Columbia University professor Ponisseril Somasundaran, Director of Center for Particulate and Surfactant Systems (CPaSS) at Columbia University, with the 2015 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation.
Professor and DSI Affiliate Paul Sajda is working to give our machines a window into our brain waves. Mr. Sajda believes that if we could just give our machines a window into our brain waves—the fleeting thoughts we have before we even know we’re thinking them—we have a shot at that bold future where computers don’t just make our commodities and houses better; they make our brains better.
A deck of playing cards honors 54 notable women in computing. Produced by Duke University and Everwise (in conjunction with CRA-W and Anita Borg Institute Wikipedia Project), the first card decks were distributed at this year's Grace Hopper conference. One of the women to be honored with her own card is Kathy McKeown, the director of the Data Science Institute.