Four CIS professors from Cornell's Ithaca and New York City campuses have been recognized with National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program awards, given annually to support junior faculty members' research projects and outreach efforts. All awards are for five years, and all projects have an outreach component, generally involving K-12 students and people from underrepresented communities.

CIS faculty receiving awards are:

Yoav Artzi, Computer Science at Cornell Tech, who will study how natural language understanding can improve the quality and accessibility of autonomous systems.

Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Information Science in Ithaca, for developing an artificial conversational intuition that can improve online discussion platforms and curb anti-social behavior.

Nicola Dell, Information Science at Cornell Tech, for research on global digital privacy innovation. 

Karthik Sridharan, Computer Science in Ithaca, for work on making socially responsible machine learning a readily accessible technology that is applicable in large, multiuser interactive systems.