New Media

New Media

The Center for New Media is interested in the human in data. It is comprised of students and faculty who are engaged in both creative as well as research practices grounded in data. We study the ways in which we can use data to understand human behavior, and we address questions about how data and data processing are shaping how we work, how we live, and what it means to be person in a networked, digitized world.

In the Center for New Media, we use data generated by people and data about people -- from the Tweets and status updates of social media, to images and video culled online, to large quantities of text. We design and build new tools for using data collections inside and outside of the University.

Projects include uncovering the pattern of official secrecy by examining databases of declassified documents, a “personalized” news engine that creates a kind of algorithmic editorial voice, and a visual study of Thomson-Reuter’s Web of Science. Columbia has a long track record of startups in the new media field, including Newsblaster, MPEG, Dygest, and Musically Intelligent Machines.

The Center for New Media draws on participants from the fields of Architecture, the Humanities, the Social Sciences, Education, Journalism as well as Computer Science and Engineering. We are a diverse group of creative technologists, designers and scientists. Join us!

COMMITTEE

Mark Hansen, Journalism (Chair)
Owen Rambow, Center for Computational Learning Systems (Co-Chair)
Peter Bearman, Sociology
Augustin Chaintreau, Computer Science
Matthew Connelly, History
Dan Ellis, Electrical Engineering
Laura Kurgan, Architecture
Gary Natriello, Sociology

AFFILIATED MEMBERS

Peter Allen, Computer Science
Asim Ansari, Business/Marketing
Eva Ascarza, Business/Marketing
Omar Besbes, Business/Decision, Risk, and Operations
Shih-Fu Chang, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Michael Collins, Computer Science
Steven Feiner, Computer Science
Luis Gravano, Computer Science
Eitan Grinspun, Computer Science
William Grueskin, Journalism
Nizar Habash, Center for Computational Learning Systems
Julia Hirschberg, Computer Science
John R. Kender, Computer Science
Bruce M. Kogut, Business
Smaranda Muresan, Center for Computational Learning Systems
Suresh Naidu, Economics
Shree K. Nayar, Computer Science
David K. Park, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy
Rebecca J. Passonneau, Center for Computational Learning Systems
Dan Rubenstein, Computer Science
Henning Schulzrinne, Computer Science
Dennis Tenen, English and Comparative Literature
Duy Linh Tu, Journalism
John Wright, Electrical Engineering

AFFILIATED LABS

EdLab - http://edlab.tc.columbia.edu
Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theories and Empirics (INCITE)
Lab for Recognition and Organization of Speech and Audio (LabROSA)
Spatial Information Design Lab
Written Interaction and Social Relations (WISR)


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