Cornell CS Prospective Grad Student Visit Day 2016

March 15 – March 17

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

The Cornell Visit Days will run from Tuesday, March 15th to Thursday, March 17th, with an optional day in New York City on Friday, March 18th to visit the Cornell Tech campus. If you would like to visit New York on Friday, please let us know as early as possible as it requires additional travel and accommodation registration (arranged and covered by Cornell). Those going to New York will leave Ithaca on Thursday afternoon. There will also be a few students and faculty from New York City in Ithaca on Wednesday and Thursday.

The most important day is Wednesday, March 16th, with the full official program running from breakfast on Wednesday through lunch on Thursday. That said, we would love for you to attend for as much time as you can so you can see more of graduate student life here in Ithaca and have extra fun!

If you have any questions about the Ithaca portion of visit day, please don't hesitate to contact us at . For questions about the New York City portion, please contact Sarah Abdelnour at .

We will continue to update this page and add more details as we finalize plans.

See you soon!

Ashudeep, Eric, Ethan, Geoff, Molly, Soumya, and Tianze
(The Visit Day Czars)

Visit Day Schedule

All Days March 15 March 16 March 17 March 18
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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 activity
Go to Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
16:15 – 17:15 Computer Science Colloquium
(Talk by Nisarg Shah, a visiting speaker)
G01 Gates Hall
18:30 – 20:00 Dinner in Collegetown, home to a variety of restaurants
20:30 – 22:00 Viewing session at Cornell's on-campus observatory (subject to weather)
Around 22:30 Activities for Night Owls
Meet in Gates Hall Atrium
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
09:00 – 09:30 Breakfast
Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
09:30 – 10:10 Welcome to Cornell (Fred Schneider)
114 Gates Hall
10:10 – 10:25 What is Cornell Tech? (Tom Ristenpart)
114 Gates Hall
10:40 – 12:00
  • Meetings with Faculty
  • AND
  • Research Happening at Cornell
    Drop in and listen to anything that interests you!
    114 Gates Hall then 310 Gates Hall
    Show talks
    • Four Questions: Natural language processing, computational social science, and the wide open frontier
      10:40 – 10:55
      114 Gates Hall
    • "You can't change your mind now": Dynamics-based feedback for high-level robot tasks
      11:00 – 11:15
      114 Gates Hall
    • New abstractions for making systems secure by construction
      11:20 – 11:35
      310 Gates Hall
    • Long-Range Goals, Procrastination, and Some Questions at the Interface of Theoretical Computer Science and Behavioral Economics
      11:40 – 11:55
      310 Gates Hall
12:00 – 14:00
Area Lunches
Show areas
  • AI/ML/NLP/Robotics/Graphics/Vision
    12:00 – 14:00
    310 Gates Hall
  • Systems/Networking/PL
    12:00 – 13:30
    114 Gates Hall
  • Theory/Scientific Computing
    12:30 – 14:00
    122 Gates Hall
14:00 – 15:00
  • Meetings with Faculty
  • OR
  • Women in Computing
    310 Gates Hall
15:00 – 17:00
  • Meetings with Faculty
  • AND
  • Research Happening at Cornell
    Drop in and listen to anything that interests you!
    310 Gates Hall
    Show talks
    • Computational Sustainability
      15:00 – 15:15
    • Blockchains: Yesterday, Today, and the Next 10 Minutes
      15:20 – 15:35
    • Machine Learning
      15:40 – 15:55
    • Security and Privacy
      16:00 – 16:15
    • Things and Stuff, People and Places: Visual Search and Recognition
      16:20 – 16:35
    • NetKAT: From Packets to Finite Automata and Back
      16:40 – 16:55
17:00 – 17:45 Break Time
17:45 – 19:45 Dinner
Meet in Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
20:00 – 22:00 Visit Day Party
Gates Hall Atrium
Around 22:30 Activities for Night Owls
Meet in Gates Hall Atrium
Thursday, March 17, 2016
09:00 – 10:00
  • Meetings with Faculty
  • OR
  • International Student Coffee
    310 Gates Hall
10:00 – 11:00 Brunch
Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
11:00 – 12:00 Grad Student Panel
Cookies provided by Computer Science Graduate Organization (CSGO)
Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
12:00 – 15:00
  • Buffet Lunch (Indian Food)
    Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
  • Open Discussion with Grad Students
    Show labs
    • AI/ML/NLP
      344 Gates Hall
    • Graphics/Vision
      345 Gates Hall
    • Networking
      429–430 Gates Hall
    • Programming Languages
      456 Gates Hall
    • Robotics
      325 Gates Hall
    • Systems
      440 Gates Hall
    • Theory
      324–336 Gates Hall
  • Bus to Cornell Tech Leaves
    13:30
15:00 – 16:00
16:00 – 18:00 Student-led Tours of Cornell and Ithaca
18:00 – 18:30 Break Time
18:30 – 20:00 Dinner
Collegetown or NYC
Around 20:30 Party at Ross Tate's Lake-side House
Friday, March 18, 2016 (New York City)
09:00 – 09:30 Coffee and Bagels
09:30 – 10:20 Welcome and Faculty Talks
10:20 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:30 Meetings with Faculty
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00
  • Meetings with Faculty
  • AND
  • Pixar Talk
14:00 – 15:00 Meetings with Faculty
16:00 – 17:00 Happy Hour

Visit Day Student Organizers

Name Contact
Ashudeep Singh ashudeep
Eric Lee erichanslee
Ethan Cecchetti ethan
Geoff Pleiss geoff
Molly Feldman molly
Soumya Basu soumya
Tianze Shi tianze