Dr. Monteleoni awarded Earth Institute funding for research on Climate Informatics


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.





Drs. Dutta, Passonneau and Waltz win a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to use crowd-sourcing technologies for tagging and learning from historic newspaper articles of the New York Public Library.

NEH_logo_1.jpegComputers may have defeated humans in chess and arithmetic, but there are many areas where the human mind still excels such as visual cognition and language processing (Comm. of ACM, Vol 52, No 3, March ’09). If one mind is good, it has been argued that several minds are likely to be superior in certain tasks than individuals and even experts.

Announcing a new book publication by a CCLS research scientist

Introduction to Arabic Natural Language Processing 
Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies

2010, 187 pages, (doi:10.2200/S00277ED1V01Y201008HLT010)
Nizar Y. Habash 
Columbia University


Drs. Carpuat, Marton, and Habash Receive Award at TALN Conference, Montreal

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.


CCLS research to inform the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

CCLS researcher Dr. Claire Monteleoni and student Shailesh Saroha are collaborating with NASA climate modeler Dr. Gavin Schmidt, on a project that Dr. Schmidt will present this month at the IPCC Expert Meeting on Assessing and Combining Multi Model Climate Projections. The IPCC, established by the United Nations in 1988, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, shared with Al Gore.

Kudos to the Secondary Group: Best Poster award at 2009 ICMLA

Secondary best posterThe poster - "Report Cards for Manholes: Eliciting Expert Feedback for a Learning Task" by Radeva, Axinia; Rudin, Cynthia; Passonneau, Rebecca J. (CCLS) and Isaac, Delfina (Con Ed) won the best poster award at 8th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 2009). Miami, FL.

Columbia Working with Con Edison on Smart Grid Technology

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Patented controller will
deliver power quickly and cheaply 

Drs. Dutta, Waltz, Schevon and Emerson win an NSF award to work on a Distributed Framework for Learning on EEG Data obtained from Epilepsy Patients

Project Name: EEGMine: A Distributed Framework for Learning 
on EEG Data obtained from Epilepsy Patients 

PI/Co-Pis: Haimonti Dutta, David Waltz, Catherine A Schevon
and Ronald Emerson
NSF Project ID: IIS-0916186
Award: $440,000 for 2 years

Drs. Waltz and Vapnik win an NSF grant to study Learning Using Hidden Information

Dr. David Waltz and Dr. Valdimir Vapnik has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to perform researcNSF Award Logoh in the area of "An Advanced Learning Paradigm: Learning Using Hidden Information". This project will be focusing on developing algorithms in the SVM family that allow extra information to be used effectively during training, with the understanding that this extra information will not be available during actual operation.

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