Cornell Hires Deborah Estrin as First NYC Tech Campus Faculty Member
Cornell University today announced the hiring of Deborah L. Estrin as a Professor of Computer Science, and the first professor for CornellNYC Tech. She is the Founding Director of the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS), funded by the NSF, and a professor of computer science at the University of California Los Angeles.
Estrin is a pioneer in networked sensing, which uses mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real time data about the physical world. She was named as one of the Brilliant 10 in Popular Science magazine, one of Wired Magazine’s 2012 50 People Who Will Change the World and one of CNN’s 10 Most Powerful Women in Tech. Her work connects directly with CornellNYC Tech’s healthy living and built environment hubs, where she believes that mobile technology will be used to transform both the worlds of public health and patient care, urban planning, design, and sustainability.
“CornellNYC Tech will help us use technology to lead healthier lives, to protect our environment and to change the way we communicate with each other, and it was something of which I just had to be a part.”
- Deborah Estrin
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