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A team of researchers from Columbia Engineering, Disney Research and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a method to control sound waves using a computational approach to inversely design acoustic filters that fit within an arbitrary 3-D shape, while achieving target sound-filtering properties.

Credit: Changxi Zheng, Columbia University

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Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering

  • Chaitanya Baru, Senior Advisor for Data Science, CISE/OAD,

  • John Cherniavsky, Senior Advisor for Research, EHR/DRL,

Navigating the New Arctic

  • Diane McKnight, Artic System Sciences Program Director, GEO/PLR,

The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution

Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Shaping the Future