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Company Overview of Columbia University

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Columbia University is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, and research programs in the fields of business, social sciences, science, law, medicine, and public affairs. The schools of the university include School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies, School of Business, School of Humanities and Sciences, School of Law, School of Continuing Education, and School of Medicine. Columbia University was established in 1754 and is based in New York City.

116th Broadway

New York, NY 10027

United States

Founded in 1938



Key Executives for Columbia University

President and Member of Board of Trustees
Age: 67
Executive Vice President of Research
Age: 75
Executive Vice President of Government and Community Affairs and Special Advisor to Campus Planning
Executive Vice President of Health & Biomedical Sciences and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences & Medicine
Senior Executive Vice President
Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Columbia University Key Developments

Columbia University Names Suzanne B. Goldberg as First Executive Vice President for University Life

Columbia University has appointed Suzanne B. Goldberg, the Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law, to the new position of Executive Vice President for University Life. Goldberg, who joined the faculty in 2006, is also a founder and director of Columbia Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law. Since July 2014, she has been serving as President Bollingers Special Advisor on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

Columbia University Presents at Macquarie Global Quantitative Research Conference, Sep-22-2014 11:00 AM

Columbia University Presents at Macquarie Global Quantitative Research Conference, Sep-22-2014 11:00 AM. Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Speakers: Stephen Penman, George O. May Professor of Accounting, Chair of Accounting Division.

A Team of Computer Scientists at Columbia University Develops XRay, Research Tool for Tracking the Use of Personal Data Online

A team of computer scientists at Columbia university has developed a research tool for tracking the use of personal data online. Ms. Geambasu, together with another assistant professor at Columbia, Augustin Chaintreau, and a team of graduate students, led by Mathias Lecuyer, have come up with a tool that addresses the data transparency challenge. It is called XRay, and they will present a paper and explain their early research results on Wednesday at the Usenix Security Symposium in San Diego. They will release the XRay software under an open-source license, which allows programmers to use and modify the code as they see fit for any noncommercial purpose. XRay is essentially a reverse-engineering machine that models the correlations made by web services. The group's three initial efforts have tried to determine the kinds of ads shown to Gmail users based on the text in their email messages; the product recommendations Amazon shows users based on their wish lists and other data; and the video recommendations made by YouTube determined by the videos users have previously viewed. The researchers set up accounts and fed them 'inputs' like email messages, searches and products viewed. They then observed the 'outputs' like ads and product or viewing recommendations. And then they modeled the correlations between the inputs and outputs, so XRay could observe and predict the results of contextual and behavioral targeting by web services. XRay's research is by turns predictable, amusing and unsettling. With further development, the XRay team hopes to have a more robust, general tool ready within a year or so. The most likely users, members say, are technically adept staff members at privacy groups, regulators and journalists.

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