Cornell Computer Science – Admitted Grad Student Visit Day 2018

Admitted Grad Student Visit Day 2018

March 20 – March 22

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Hall – Home to Cornell's Computer Science Department
  • Cascadilla Gorge Trail – One of the many picturesque locations in and around Ithaca
  • Tata Innovation Center – Brings together students, entrepreneurs, and tech companies

To all students admitted to the Cornell Computer Science PhD Program,

On behalf of Cornell and the CS graduate student community, congratulations! Cornell is an excellent school, home to many enthusiastic researchers with diverse interests. We are excited to host you as you consider Cornell for your graduate studies.

This year Cornell's Admitted Student Visit Day will run for three days, starting Tuesday, March 20th in Ithaca and concluding Thursday, March 22nd in New York City at our Cornell Tech campus. The key day is Tuesday, March 20th, with our full official program running from breakfast on Tuesday through lunch on Wednesday. Those visiting NYC will leave Ithaca on Wednesday afternoon. There will also be a few students and faculty from New York City in Ithaca on Tuesday and Wednesday. We would love for you to attend for as much time as you can so you can see more of graduate student life in Ithaca and NYC and have extra fun!

We recommend that everyone attend the Ithaca portion and arrive in Ithaca a day before, on Monday, March 19th since Tuesday's program starts quite early. We also recommend those interested in an area of research covered by Cornell Tech faculty visit NYC. You can see a list of all CS faculty on both campuses on the department faculty page. Please let us know as soon as possible if you can come and which days you will attend, as visiting NYC requires extra travel and accommodation (arranged and paid for by Cornell).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at .

See you soon!

Cheng, Claire, Dietrich, John, Jonathan, Julia, Shannon (Ithaca), Alane, and Eugene (New York)
(The Visit Day Czars)

Visit Day Schedule

All Days March 19 March 20 March 21 March 22
Monday, March 19, 2018 (Ithaca)
Noon If you are already here, come to Gates Hall and go to the third floor lounge and/or contact us for lunch.
13:00 – 18:00 Drop-in activities
Go to Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
18:30 – 20:00 Dinner in Collegetown, home to a variety of restaurants
Groups depart from Gates 3rd Floor Lounge and from the Hilton
Around 20:30 Activities for Night Owls
Meet in Gates Hall Atrium
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (Ithaca)
08:00 Bus from Hilton to Gates Hall
Additional shuttle service provided by the hotel at other times
08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast
Gates Ground Floor Atrium
09:00 – 09:05 Dean's Welcome (Greg Morrisett, Dean of CIS)
G01 Gates Hall
09:05 – 09:50 Welcome to Cornell (Fred Schneider, Department Chair)
G01 Gates Hall
09:50 – 10:00 What is Cornell Tech? (Thomas Ristenpart)
G01 Gates Hall
10:00 – 12:00
  • Graduate Student Poster Session
    Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
  • AND
  • Meetings with Faculty
  • AND
  • Diversity Programs in Engineering Event (11:30 – 12:00)
    416 Gates Hall
12:00 – 13:30
Area Lunches
Show areas
  • Databases/Security/Systems
    310 Gates Hall
  • Programming Languages
    3rd Floor Lounge
  • Crypto/Theory
    122 Gates Hall
  • AI/ML/NLP/Robotics
    114 Gates Hall
  • Graphics/Vision/Scientific Computing
    325 Gates Hall
13:30 – 14:30
  • Women in Computing
    310 Gates Hall
  • OR
  • Meetings with Faculty
14:30 – 16:00 Informal Information Session with Grad Students
Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
16:00 – 17:00
  • International Student Coffee
    310 Gates Hall
  • OR
  • Meetings with Faculty
17:00 – 17:45 Break Time
17:45 – 20:00 Dinner
Leave from Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
20:00 – 22:00 Visit Day Party
Gates Hall Atrium
22:00 Bus from Gates Hall to Hilton
In front of Gates Hall
Around 22:30 Activities for Night Owls
Meet in Gates Hall Atrium
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (Ithaca / NYC)
08:00 Bus from Hilton to Gates Hall
Additional shuttle service provided by the hotel at other times
08:30 – 10:00
  • Breakfast
    Gates 2nd Floor Lounge
  • AND
  • Underrepresented Minorities in Computing Breakfast
    122 Gates Hall (grab breakfast from 2nd floor lounge first)
  • AND
  • Meetings with Faculty
10:00 – 12:00 Student-led Tours of Cornell and Ithaca
12:00 – 14:00 Buffet Lunch (Indian Food)
Gates 2nd Floor Lounge
To-go boxes provided for those visiting Cornell Tech
12:30 Bus to Cornell Tech (NYC) Departs
In front of Gates Hall
14:00 – 17:00 Meetings with Faculty
17:00 – 18:00 Break Time
18:00 – 20:00 Dinner (Ithaca)
Collegetown, meet in Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner (NYC)
Bloomberg Center Master's Studio
Thursday, March 22, 2018 (NYC)
09:15 – 09:45 Breakfast
131 Tata Innovation Center
09:45 – 10:10 Campus Introduction and Dean's Welcome
023 Tata Innovation Center
10:10 – 11:40 Computer Science Research Talks
023 Tata Innovation Center
11:40 – 12:00 Housing Talk
023 Tata Innovation Center
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
131 Tata Innovation Center
13:00 – 15:00 Research Group Visits / Tours
15:00 – 16:00 Grad Student Panel
023 Tata Innovation Center
16:00 – 17:00 Happy Hour
131 Tata Innovation Center
After 17:00 Free time to explore New York City

Visit Day Student Organizers

Name Campus Contact
Cheng Perng Phoo Cheng Perng Phoo Ithaca
Claire Liang Claire Liang Ithaca
Dietrich Geisler Dietrich Geisler Ithaca
John Ryan John Ryan Ithaca
Jonathan Chang Jonathan Chang Ithaca
Julia Proft Julia Proft Ithaca
Shannon Joyner Shannon Joyner Ithaca
Alane Suhr Alane Suhr New York
Eugene Bagdasaryan Eugene Bagdasaryan New York