Corporate Interactions

CS faculty members, researchers, and graduate students are conducting leading-edge research in architecture, artificial intelligence, computational biology, databases and digital libraries, languages and compilation, multimedia and graphics, operating systems, networks and distributed computing, scientific and parallel computing, security, and theory of computing. CIS, a new university initiative that includes CS, welcomes interactions with university researchers in interdisciplinary programs including information science and computational biology.

            Our broad research agenda provides excellent opportunities for partnering and collaboration, including campus visits and support in coordinating recruiting activities on campus for CS undergraduate and graduate students. Opportunities to support collaborative efforts include unrestricted donations in support of department initiatives, research grants to individual faculty members and researchers, matching funds to NSF or other granting agencies, fellowships for graduate students, equipment grants, startup funds for new faculty, support for BOOM (“Bits On Our Minds”), which showcases our student technology work, or course-development grants.

            We welcome corporate partners’ researchers to the department for long- and short-term visits to work with individual faculty members and research groups. The aforementioned research areas and two institutes, The Information Assurance Institute, and the Intelligent Information Systems Institute, as well as our programs in Computational Biology, Computer Graphics, Information Science, and Computational Science and Engineering offer potential collaborations.

CS Faculty Honors and Awards

CS faculty members have been recipients of many awards in the past, including

     2 Turing Award winners

     3 members of the National Academy of Engineering

     5 Guggenheim Fellows

     6 National Science Foundation Young Investigators

     1 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator

     1 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator

     3 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows

     4 Sloan Fellows

     1 Fulbright Scholar

     1 New York State Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Professor of the Year

            The Department of Computer Science at Cornell is ranked among the top six computer science departments internationally and includes

     34 faculty members

     19 full-time research associates

     95 Ph.D. candidates

     100 M.Eng. candidates

     200 undergraduate majors graduating each year

            You may address your inquires about potential collaborations to:

Nora Balfour
Department of Computer Science
Cornell University
4130 Upson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-7501
Telephone: 607 255-9197
Fax: 607 255-4428
Web site:

            This year CS faculty members and researchers continued collaborations with the following corporate partners, whose financial contributions support our educational and research missions.

            BEA Systems provided support for the development of a strong and innovative sequence of courses related to Web technologies. Credit Suisse First Boston sponsored Bits On Our Minds (BOOM) this past March. The General Electric Fund is providing support to identify new programs and approaches to increase the number of women and minorities in computer science. Green Hills Software provided support for the ACSU programming contest. Hewlett Packard donated equipment to Emin Gün Sirer to facilitate the integration of interactive wireless technology with teaching.

            IBM provided the 2001 Faculty Partnership Award for Johannes Gehrke. Lockheed Martin provided faculty development support to Johannes Gehrke, and also support for Ph.D. projects.

            Intel® supported undergraduate teaching labs and provided fellowships to Ph.D. students David Kempe (advisor, Jon Kleinberg) and Stephen Zdancewic (advisor, Andrew Myers). Intel® also supported Fred Schneider’s research on language-based security; and undergraduate research under Johannes Gehrke.

            Microsoft supported Johannes Gehrke’s project on online data-analysis, Werner Vogels’s cluster-computing project, the Information Assurance Institute under direction of Fred B. Schneider, Emin Gün Sirer’s project on security components in the .NET Framework Software, as well as .NET workshops and research and educational software.

            The Schlumberger Foundation provided support to Emin Gün Sirer for research on the security of Java Smart Cards. Sun Microsystems made available their 2002 U.S. Education Matching Grant. Verizon continued new faculty startup and project support for outstanding students in the Master of Engineering program.

Gifts and Grants

CS is grateful for the support, including equipment and software, provided by our industrial partners.

BEA Systems $50,000
Credit Suisse First Boston $7,500
General Electric Fund  $50,000
Green Hills Software, Inc. $1,200
Hewlett Packard Company  $106,800
IBM    $20,000
Intel® Corporation  $320,320
Intel® Foundation  $116,600
Lockheed Martin  $15,000
Microsoft Corporation $789,603
Reliable Network Solutions $22,380
Schlumberger Foundation, Inc.  $30,000
Sun Microsystems   $73,330
Verizon $50,000


 CIS is also grateful for gifts from the following individuals:

Juris Hartmanis Family: a gift for the establishment of a portrait gallery.

Charles F. and Barbara D. Weiss: a gift in support of the Information Science Program.