Corporate Interactions

Gifts and Grants

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

Association for Behavior Analysis $5,500
Green Hills Software, Inc. $3,800
IBM $40,000
Intel Foundation $96,239
Microsoft Corporation $544,478
Sun Microsystems, Inc. $97,915
Verizon $57,500
CIS is grateful for gifts from the following partners:
Bloomberg L.P. $8,000
Bridging the Rift $40,000
Creative Realities, Inc. $1,004
Credit Suisse First Boston $7,000
Intel Foundation $92,060
Microsoft Corporation $316,467

CS faculty members, researchers, and graduate students are conducting leading-edge research in many broad areas, including 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 (research summaries).

CIS, a university initiative that includes CS, encourages and sponsors interactions with university researchers in interdisciplinary programs including information science and computational biology. Our relationships with corporate partners provide many opportunities for partnering and collaboration. We realize that a true partnership results in mutual satisfaction and gain. Toward this end, we invite our corporate partners to appoint a corporate contact who will work with CIS to build a strategic corporate–CIS partnership, build strong personal relationships on campus, and organize recruiting activities on campus for CS undergraduate and graduate students.

CIS welcomes unrestricted donations by corporate partners in support of department initiatives, research grants to individual faculty members and researchers, matching funds to NSF or other granting agencies, creation of fellowships for graduate students, equipment grants, startup funds for new faculty members, 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 IAI and the IISI, as well as affiliated programs in computational biology, digital arts and graphics, information science, and computational science and engineering, are available to joint researchers on a case-by-case basis.

You may address any correspondence regarding corporate interactions 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 sites:

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

Creative Realities, Inc. provided support for research on culturally-embedded computing.
Credit Suisse First Boston and Bloomberg L.P. co-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 continued its support in funding two teams that participated in the New York regional ACM contest. The lead team went on to participate in the World Championship Competition.
IBM provided a 2003 Faculty Partnership Award for Professor Jayavel Shanmugasundaram.
Intel supported the computer graphics instructional lab, provided a fellowship for Ph.D. student Nathaniel Nystrom, and funded Professor Fred B. Schneider’s language-based security project.
Microsoft supported Professor Johannes Gehrke’s research, Professor David Schwartz’s course on gaming, provided a fellowship for Ph.D. student Ranveer Chandra, and donated software to the department. They also supported Werner Vogel’s research on “Distributed Systems Support for the Global Real-time Enterprise” and continued support for Professor Gün Sirer’s research “Assuring the Security of Components in the .NET Framework”. They also provided significant support for research being done by the Information Assurance Institute under the direction of Professor Fred B. Schneider.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. awarded Professor Golan Yona an Academic Excellence Grant and provided support for Professor Fred Schneider in his research on “Language-based Security for Malicious Mobile Code”.
Verizon provided support for several Verizon Fellowships, as well as continued funding for the M.Eng. program to enhance efforts in faculty hiring.
The Association for Behavior Analysis provided support for Zoheb Sait’s studies in the M.Eng. program.

CS at Cornell is ranked among the top five computer science departments internationally, and includes
44 faculty members
2 Turing Award winners
3 members of the National Academy of Engineering
5 Guggenheim Fellows
6 faculty members who have received honorary doctoral degrees
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
7 Sloan Fellows
1 Fulbright Scholar
1 New York State Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Professor of the Year
19 full-time research associates
110 Ph.D. candidates
100 M.Eng. candidates
200 undergraduate majors graduating each year