Past Event

Columbia at Home: Columbia, Driving New York's Tech Economy

April 1, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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A conversation with Mary C. Boyce, Dean Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Jeannette M. Wing, Avanessians Director of the Columbia Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science.

New York City is a tech hub that is growing as a center for technology at a rapid rate. The City is a melting pot of creativity and intertwining sectors ranging from big tech, artificial intelligence, and finance, to retail, real estate, fashion and advertising, to media and cybersecurity, and to biotechnology, medical technology, and pharmaceuticals—all sectors converging to further advance the region’s leadership in technological expertise and applications across the sectors.       

Columbia University is an anchor and leader in pioneering engineering and technology innovations and proficiency to propel breakthrough advancements that influence whole industries and our everyday lives. Columbia Engineering’s vision: Engineering for Humanity and the Data Science Institute’s vision Data for Good drive the University’s momentum on campus and beyond to bring these advancements to positive impact. The convergence of engineering advancements across so many disciplines drives our research frontiers: from technological areas of new materials, sensors and devices, to massive data, algorithms and artificial intelligence, to rapid computational capabilities and cloud computing. These frontiers are empowering rapid developments in health and medicine, sustainability and climate, manufacturing and automation, finance and business—all of which open important new questions on policy and law, fairness, and justice.       

Please join Dean Boyce and Avanessians Director Wing in a discussion delving into our rise, and more importantly examining our path forward as a University/community leader in technology related fields in NYC and beyond.