CCLS receives its first international grant award. The granting agency is the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), part of its National Priorities Research Program (NPRP). Out of 1,400 letters of intent submitted to the current NPRP cycle, 631 proposals were considered for review, and 145 projects were awarded (for a total of $121M).
Drs. Salleb-Aouissi, Passonneau, Waltz, McCord, McGurk and Elhadad awarded a Research Initiatives in Science and Engineering (RISE) funding from the Columbia University Executive Vice President for Research
CCLS researchers, Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi, Rebecca Passonneau, David Waltz, their collaborators from Columbia University Medical School, Mary McCord, Harriet McGurk and CU Biomedical Informatics colleague Noémie Elhadad were awarded funding by Columbia University's Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, for their research on “Understanding Infantile Colic via Machine Learning”.
The CCLS submission “Creation of a Columbia Machine Learning System to Optimize the Recharging of Electric Delivery Vehicles in Large Urban Cities” has been chosen as the “Winning University Program” in General Electric’s Ecomagination Innovation Challenge of 2010.GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt presented the award funding the 3 year, $1.1 million project, at a live event in New York City on Novem
CCLS researcher, Claire Monteleoni, and her co-authors, Gavin Schmidt, and Shailesh Saroha, were awarded Best Application Paper at the NASA Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding (CIDU) 2010, for their paper, "Tracking Climate Models," which uses machine learning to combine the predictions of 20 global climate models.
CCLS researcher, Claire Monteleoni, and her collaborator Gavin Schmidt, were awarded funding by Columbia University's Earth Institute, for their research on Climate Informatics. The funding will support an undergraduate research assistant on the project.
Marine Carpuat, Yuval Marton and Nizar Habash received one of the two best paper awards at TALN 2010, the 17th "Conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles" (Conference on Natural Language Processing), which was held in Montréal from July 19 to 23, 2010.
MathWorks, Inc signs a pilot agreement with CCLS to test scalability of Distributed Computing Server on the Amazon Cloud Infrastructure
A team from CCLS (Haimonti Dutta, Hatim Diab and Manoj Pooleery) is collaborating with MathWorks, Inc. to test the scalability of MATLAB Parallel Computing Toolbox and Distributed Computing Server (MDCS) on the Amazon EC2 / S3 Cloud.