Oct. 11: The Science and Technology of Cornell NYC Tech

After winning Mayor Bloomberg’s bid to create a new technical campus for New York City, Cornell will build their first building on Roosevelt Island – expected to open in 2017. Until then, Cornell has begun to create a tech campus, currently in temporary space in Chelsea.

In a special program designed for Science Writers in New York, learn what this new campus brings to New York City. You are invited to participate in a panel session with with Dan Huttenlocher, the new dean of the Cornell NYC Tech campus, and with Greg Pass, the new chief entrepreneurial officer. Pass was formerly the chief technical officer for Twitter.

This panel session, “The Science and Technology of Cornell NYC Tech,” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Cornell ILR Conference Center, 16 East 34th Street (6th Floor) in Midtown Manhattan. (Refreshments/Hors d’oeuvres served.)

RSVP: Blaine Friedlander, bpf2@cornell.edu, 607.254-8093.

Dan Huttenlocher joined the Cornell faculty in 1988 and he left at various times to work in industry. At the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, he founded the Image Understanding Group and served on the senior management team. At Intelligent Markets, a small financial technologies firm, he served as CTO. In addition to his academic focus in computer science, particularly computer vision, he has worked in other domains, including autonomous vehicles (competing in the DARPA Urban Challenge) and analysis of online social networks.

Greg Pass is the former chief technology officer for Twitter and a leading tech entrepreneur, and he is the founding entrepreneurial officer for Cornell NYC Tech. As the entrepreneurial officer, Pass will lead efforts to establish the entrepreneurial culture of the new campus and to collaborate with the tech industry, working closely with the dean, faculty and administration to reflect an industry perspective in Cornell NYC Tech’s academic programs.

WHAT: “The Science and Technology of Cornell NYC Tech” – featuring Dan Huttenlocher (the new dean of the campus) and Greg Pass (chief entrepreneurial officer and former Twitter chief technical officer)

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Cornell ILR Conference Center, 16 East 34th Street (6th Floor) in Midtown. (Refreshments/Hors d’oeuvres served.)

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