2016 : Carla Gomes, Bart Selman and Henry Kautz receive co-win AAAI Classic Paper Award
2016 : Cornell study on (not) quitting Facebook hits the news
2016 : Wall Street Journal covers work on linguistic indicators of betrayal
2016 : Using NLP and Reddit to understand persuasion makes the news
2016 : Lillian Lee gives the annual Arnold Family Lecture at the IMA
2016 : Lillian Lee discussed in Talking Machines podcast
2016 : CS PhD student Vlad Niculae gives invited tutorial at 2016 ADSA Data Summit
2016 : Watch-Bot project covered by New Scientist
2016 : CS faculty Bart Selman and Carla Gomes speak at the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
2016 : Carla Gomes chair of AAAS Section on Information, Computing, and Communications
2016 : Brain4Cars journal paper receives full coverage on MIT Tech Review
2016 : Bart Selman quoted in the New Yorker on "Will AI bring us utopia or destruction?"
2016 : Bart Selman quoted on "unintelligent" artificial intelligence in Business Insider
ICML 2016 : Kilian Weinberger is co-program chair
ECML-PKDD 2015 : Test of time award to Jon Kleinberg and coauthors
EMNLP 2015 : Yoav Artzi and coauthors win best paper award
KDD 2015 : Best student paper award to Wenlei Xie, David Bindel, Alan Demers, and Johannes Gehrke for "Edge-Weighted Personalized PageRank: Breaking A Decade-Old Performance Barrier"
ICML 2015 : Jon Kleinberg keynote speaker
KDD 2015 : Test of Time award to Thorsten Joachims for "Optimizing Search Engines Using Clickthrough Data"
EC 2015 : Best paper award to Vasilis Syrgkanis, Eva Tardos and coauthor Denis Nekipelov for "Econometrics for Learning Algorithms"
2015 : Kilian Weinberger gives keynote presentation at BeNeLearn 2015 conference
2015 : Thorsten Joachims gives keynote at the inaugural Amazon Machine Learning conference
2015 : Chenhao Tan wins the Facebook Fellowship in HCI and Social Computing
2015 : Ashutosh Saxena named one of Smithsonian Magazine's "eight innovators to watch"
2015 : Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship to Xanda Schofield (does not preclude eligibility for the Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowship, which is open only to third- and fourth-year Ph.D. students)
WSDM 2015 : Karthik Raman receives an Outstanding Reviewer Award, Thorsten Joachims gives keynote
WACV 2015 : Serge Belongie and colleagues win best paper award in vision and learning
2014 : Thorsten Joachims named an ACM Fellow.
NIPS 2014 : Best paper award to Anshumali Shrivastava and Ping Li
2014 : Thorsten Joachims named a AAAI Fellow
2014 : Jason Yosinski's co-authored paper "Deep Neural Networks are Easily Fooled" receives press coverage in the Atlantic, Wired, and New Scientist, among other venues, and reached #1 on Hacker News
KDD 2014 : Inaugural Test of Time Award (one of three) goes to David Kempe (PhD '03), Jon Kleinberg and Eva Tardos for "Maximizing the Spread of Influence through a Social Network"
EC 2014 : Best paper award to Peter Frazier, David Kempe (PhD '03), Jon Kleinberg and Robert Kleinberg for "Incentivizing Exploration"
2014 : Chenhao Tan, Lillian Lee, and Bo Pang's work on the effect of wording on message propagation (like retweets) covered in the Upshot section of the New York Times
2014 : Google PhD Fellowship to Hema Koppula
ISMIR 2014 : Best student paper award given to Joshua Moore, together with Thorsten Joachims and Douglas Turnbull, for the paper "Taste Space versus the World".
SIGIR 2013 : Best student paper award given to Karthik Raman and MSR colleagues Paul Bennett and Kevyn Collins-Thompson
KDD 2013 : Innovations Award (the highest award for technical excellence, a lifetime honor granted by SIGKDD) to Jon Kleinberg
2013 : Lillian Lee named a AAAI fellow
RSS (Robotics: Science and Systems) 2013 : best student paper award to Hema Koppula and Ashutosh Saxena. The work was also covered in the LA Times, Wired, CNet, NCS NEws, CBS News, and National Geographic
2013 : Google PhD Fellowship in Search and Information Retrieval to Karthik Raman
2013 : NSF CAREER award to Ashutosh Saxena
2012 : Ashutosh Saxena named a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow
2012 : NSF CAREER award to Tanzeem Choudhury
2012 : NSF CAREER award to Peter Frazier
2011 : Sloan Research Fellowship to Ashutosh Saxena
2011 : Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges award to Karthik Raman
WSDM 2011 : Best paper award nomination to Christina Brandt (Cornell CS B.S. '10, MEng '11, CRA award honorable mention), Thorsten Joachims, Yisong Yue (Cornell PhD '10), and Jacob Bank (Cornell CS A.B. '11, CRA award honorable mention)
2010 : AFOSR Young Investigator award to Peter Frazier
ICMLA 2010 : Best paper award to Theodoros Damoulas, Carla Gomes and colleagues
2010 : Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges award to Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil
ECML 2009 : Best Paper Award to Thorsten Joachims and Chun-Nam Yu
Academic year 2008-2009 :
  • Best Student Paper runner-up at KDD: Lars Backstrom, Jon Kleinberg, and Ravi Kumar
  • Best 10-year paper award at ICML 2009 to Thorsten Joachims
  • Nomination for best paper award at WWW to Dave Crandall, Lars Backstrom, Dan Huttenlocher, and Jon Kleinberg
  • Thorsten Joachims wins a Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt foundation; shakes hands with the president of Germany
  • Jure Leskovec joins the department as a postdoc, deferring a tenure-track position at Stanford
2008 : Bobby Kleinberg named Microsoft New Faculty Fellow
COLT 2008 : Best student paper award to Robert D. Kleinberg, Alexandru Niculescu-Mizil and Yogeshwer (Yogi) Sharma
2008 : Microsoft Research Fellowship to Yisong Yue
2008 : Yahoo! Key Technical Challenges grant to Yisong Yue
ECML 2007 : Best Student Paper Award to Daria Sorokina, Rich Caruana, and Mirek Riedewald
KDD 2006 : Best Research Paper Award to Thorsten Joachims
2006 : Microsoft Research Fellowship to Filip Radlinski
ICML 2005 :
  • Best Paper Award to Thorsten Joachims
  • Distinguished Student Paper Award (of four) to Thomas Finley and Thorsten Joachims
  • Distinguished Student Paper Award (of four) to Alexandru Niculescu-Mizil and Rich Caruana
KDD 2005 :
  • 10% of accepted papers have Cornell (co-)authors
  • Best Student Paper Award to Filip Radlinski and Thorsten Joachims
  • Best Research Paper Award co-won by Jon Kleinberg (with Jure Leskovec and Christos Faloutsos)
HLT-NAACL 2004 : Best Paper Award to Regina Barzilay and Lillian Lee
KDD 2003 : Best Research Paper Award to David Kempe, Jon Kleinberg, and Eva Tardos