Cornell Tech

Introduction

Cornell Tech is a revolutionary model for graduate education that fuses technology with business and creative thinking. Cornell Tech brings together like-minded faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary ideas grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live.

The Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute embodies the academic partnership between Cornell University and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology at Cornell Tech.

Cornell Tech’s temporary campus has been up and running at Google’s Chelsea building in New York City since 2012, with a growing world-class faculty, master’s and PhD students, and postdocs who work with tech-oriented organizations and companies and on their own startups.

Construction is underway on Cornell Tech’s permanent, sustainable 12-acre campus on Roosevelt Island, with a first phase due to open in 2017. When fully completed, the campus will include 2 million square feet of state-of-the-art buildings, over 2 acres of open space, and will be home to more than 2,000 graduate students and nearly 280 faculty and staff.

Our Mission

Cornell Tech focuses on creating pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age, through research, technology commercialization, and graduate-level education at the professional masters, doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

Our premise is that the rapid pace of innovation in the digital age calls for new approaches to commercializing university technology, new levels of strategic collaboration between companies and universities, and new curricula for graduate education. We are creating new academic programs that blend technical depth, business knowhow, design skills and a “builder” mindset.

Our Home Campuses

The Cornell Tech network expands beyond New York City to the other institutions that help us pursue our mission every day.

Cornell is a private, Ivy League university and the land-grant university for New York State. Cornell’s mission is to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge; produce creative work; and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Cornell Tech offers degrees in conjunction with these schools:

  • Cornell College of Engineering
  • Johnson Graduate School of Management
  • Cornell Law School

When Cornell was preparing a bid for New York City’s Applied Science competition, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology was a logical choice for an academic partner. With Israel’s reputation as the “StartupNation” and the Technion’s history of producing the country’s leading tech entrepreneurs, Cornell knew there was a common vision:

  • Israel is home to the greatest concentration of high-tech startup companies outside of the Silicon Valley.
  • Technion graduates comprise the majority of Israeli-educated scientists and engineers, constituting over 70% of the country’s founders and managers of high-tech industries.
This school offers programs in:
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Master in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chelsea

The technology field is increasingly fast-paced and entrepreneurial, and the most successful developers and programers are the ones who understand how technology turns into product. Our CS masters degree will give you that understanding. [+]

Master in Computer Science Technology exists to meet human needs and solve human problems. And today's technology-driven start-ups need engineers and computer scientists who also understand the business side of bringing innovative solutions to market. Cornell Tech's Master in Computer Science will give students the technical skills needed to develop cutting edge solutions while exposing them to entrepreneurship and product management. Learn Through Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration No matter where you apply your computer science and engineering skills, you'll most likely be working in collaboration with product and project managers, sales and marketing executives, even lawyers. Your success will depend on your ability to speak their language, to see how your technological expertise fits into the greater whole of the company, and to draw inspiration from every part of the business. In Cornell Tech's Master in Computer Science program, you'll not only get a rock solid technical education, you'll learn side-by-side with business and law students as well as other technology students. You'll work together in teams to develop your own business in the Startup Studio and develop innovative solutions for real business clients as part of your Company Challenge in Product Studio. In the process, you'll develop the kind of business savvy and communication skills—as well as peerless technical know-how—that have made previous graduates prime recruiting targets of companies like Google, Facebook, and numerous startups. Who Should Apply? You should apply to Cornell Tech's Master in Computer Science if you have an academic background in computer science or a related technical field, a strong entrepreneurial streak, and a passion to lead in the tech industry. If you do not have a technical academic background, you should have taken courses in software engineering and linear algebra and have working knowledge of data structures and algorithms. A Master of Engineering in Computer Science is also offered on Cornell's Ithaca campus with more opportunities for elective courses than Cornell Tech’s entrepreneurship and product development focused studio curriculum. Learn more. Topics Covered Machine Learning Data Science Computer Security & Privacy Computer Vision NLP HCI Systems (Computer) FEATURED COURSE Applied Machine Learning Credits 3.00 This course will help students learn and apply key concepts of modeling, analysis and validation from Machine Learning, Data Mining and Signal Processing to analyze and extract meaning from data. Students will implement algorithms and perform experiments on images, text, audio and mobile sensor measurements. They will also gain a working knowledge of supervised and unsupervised techniques including classification, regression, clustering, feature selection, association rule mining and dimensionality reduction. Careers in the Field Software Developer Product Manager Data Scientist Startup Founder or CTO Curriculum The Master in Computer Science curriculum includes a variety of rigorous courses that will give you the the skills you need to develop digitally enabled solutions to emerging business challenges and human needs. In an educational innovation unique to Cornell Tech, you'll also participate in an immersive Studio experience, in which you'll hone your team-building and leadership skills while developing a new product idea in response to the strategic needs of a real organization and create your own startup. What Your Schedule Might Look Like In the fall you’ll take Startup Systems Engineering and technical electives like Applied Machine Learning, Security & Privacy in the Wild, and Physical computing. In the afternoons you’ll work on team-based projects in Product Studio and Startup Ideas and learn firsthand from industry leaders in Conversations in the Studio. In the spring you’ll take technical electives like Data Science in the Wild, Natural Language Processing, HCI & Design or business electives like Design Thinking and Disruptive Tech. In the afternoons, you’ll pursue team-based projects in Startup Studio and Product Management. MEng Application Timeline Cornell Tech offers three application rounds. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application when ready. We will consider applicants that apply in each application round. We review applications as we receive them. The 2016-2017 application deadlines for Computer Science are as follows: Round 1 - October 3, 2016 Round 2 - January 20, 2017* Round 3 - March 3, 2017 *Scholarship: To be considered for a merit-based scholarship, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the January 20th Round 2 application deadline. ** Complete applications received by April 10, 2017 will still be given full consideration for admission, capacity permitting; but applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.Submitting applications early ensures early response. Application Requirements To be considered, all applicants must provide the following in their online application: Résumé You must submit a current résumé along with your application. With the use of LinkedIn, you will have the option to auto-populate the employment and education information listed within your online professional profile. Please note, any information that is auto-populated from LinkedIn can be edited. Personal Statement Here at Cornell Tech, you will be part of an environment where creativity, technical depth and leadership share seats at the table. We value expressions of who you are and what you add to this formula. Please submit a one- to two-page statement that describes your interest in this program at Cornell Tech. Your submission should highlight personal experiences that demonstrate your creativity, leadership and technical abilities. In particular, feel free to elaborate on technical projects you have completed, their creative and technical aspects; any entrepreneurial or leadership experiences; your professional career goals; the benefit you envision being part of the tech ecosystem in New York City; and, why this program is the one for you. Two Recommendations Recommenders should be faculty members or other individuals who know the applicants professionally and have seen them play a major role on substantial projects. Recommendations must be submitted online. GRE The GRE is required for admission to Cornell Tech. All official test scores should be reported directly to Cornell University. Students who have received (or will have received) a Bachelor degree from Cornell University are exempt from the GRE requirement for the Master of Engineering program. The GRE institution code for Cornell is 2098. Please be consistent in the spelling of your name on both your application and test score report. Transcripts Transcripts from each previously-attended college or university are required and must be uploaded online with the application. Admitted students will be required to submit an official transcript directly to Cornell University Graduate School prior to matriculation. Application Fee A nonrefundable application fee of $95 must be submitted with the online application. International Applicants Transcripts In addition to the aforementioned program requirements, international applicants must provide a certified English translation of transcripts if the original language is not English. Successful international applicants will have received a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing. TOEFL Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Official TOEFL scores must be sent to the Cornell University Graduate School. The institution code is #2098. Cornell’s official minimum sub-scores for each element of the TOEFL are as follows: Writing: 20 Reading 20 Listening 15 Speaking 22 The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the applicant meets at least one of these criteria: Is a native citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom. Has studied in full-time status for at least two academic years within the last five years in the United States, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or with English language instruction in Canada or South Africa. You must submit a transcript that shows you have attended college in one of these approved locations. [-]

Master in Operations Research and Information Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chelsea

Any business in any industry gains a competitive edge when they can harness data to inform strategic decisions. Our ORIE Masters will give you the mathematical and modeling skills you need to put data to work. [+]

Master in Operations Research and Information Engineering Businesses of all types and sizes are awash in data and hungry for skilled analysts and information scientists who can use that data to make insightful, real-time business decisions. Cornell Tech's Master in Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) will provide you with the mathematical modeling and data analysis skills you need to drive the decisions that improve customer satisfaction and operational efficiency. Learn Where Rigor Meets Innovation Cornell Tech's ORIE Masters combines Cornell University's academic rigor with the energy and opportunity that come with studying in the heart of New York's tech start-up community. Led by faculty who are actively shaping the future of Big Data, you'll master the intricacies of data modeling, machine learning and predictive analytics. You'll gain commercial context for your technical expertise through classes in business and entrepreneurship. Working in cross-functional teams with your classmates—who will include ambitious young lawyers, engineers, marketers and product managers— you'll create your own businesses in the Startup Studio and develop real solutions for clients in the Product Studio program. In just one year, you'll graduate with the skills, experience, and network you need to help startups and established companies alike harness data to drive customer value. Who Should Apply? Cornell Tech's ORIE Masters is ideal for students with a passion for querying data and using data-derived insights to shape business decisions. The minimum technical requirements are that you have completed one course on optimization, one course of intermediate-level probability and statistics and one course on intermediate-level programming before applying. A Master of Engineering in Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) is also offered on Cornell's Ithaca campus, with a focus on building traditional math, scientific, and engineering skills, rather than Cornell Tech’s more data-driven approach to teaching mathematical and modeling skills to inform strategic decisions. Topics Covered Optimization Methods Probabilistic Analysis Machine Learning Data Science Modeling Under Uncertainty FEATURED COURSE Optimization Methods Credits 3.00 This course covers algorithmic and computational tools for solving optimization problems with the goal of providing decision-support for business intelligence. We will cover the fundamentals of linear, integer and nonlinear optimization. We will emphasize optimization as a large-scale computational tool, and show how to link programming languages, such as Python, Java and C++, with optimization software, such as Gurobi and CPLEX, to develop industrial-strength decision-support systems. We will demonstrate how to incorporate uncertainty into optimization problems. Throughout the course, we will cover a variety of modern applications and show how to deploy large-scale optimization models. Careers in the Field Analyst Data Scientist Product Manager Startup Founder What Your Schedule Might Look Like In the fall you’ll take morning classroom courses in Optimization Methods, Modeling Under Uncertainty, and Applied Machine learning. You’ll spend afternoons working on team-based projects in Product Studio and Startup Ideas and learn firsthand from industry leaders in Conversations in the Studio. In the spring you’ll take morning classroom courses in Service Systems & Online Markets and e-Logistics. You’ll also take one business and one tech elective. In the afternoons, you’ll pursue team-based projects in Startup Studio and Product Management. MEng Application Timeline Cornell Tech offers three application rounds. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application when ready. We will consider applicants that apply in each application round. We review applications as we receive them. The 2016-17 application deadlines for Operations Research & Information Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering are as follows: Round 1 - December 5, 2016 Round 2 - January 20, 2017* Round 3 - March 3, 2017** *Scholarship: To be considered for a merit-based scholarship, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the January 20th Round 2 application deadline. ** Complete applications received by April 10, 2017 will still be given full consideration for admission, capacity permitting; but applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.Submitting applications early ensures early response. Application Requirements To be considered, all applicants must provide the following in their online application: Résumé You must submit a current résumé along with your application. With the use of LinkedIn, you will have the option to auto-populate the employment and education information listed within your online professional profile. Please note, any information that is auto-populated from LinkedIn can be edited. Personal Statement Here at Cornell Tech, you will be part of an environment where creativity, technical depth and leadership share seats at the table. We value expressions of who you are and what you add to this formula. Please submit a one- to two-page statement that describes your interest in this program at Cornell Tech. Your submission should highlight personal experiences that demonstrate your creativity, leadership and technical abilities. In particular, feel free to elaborate on technical projects you have completed, their creative and technical aspects; any entrepreneurial or leadership experiences; your professional career goals; the benefit you envision being part of the tech ecosystem in New York City; and, why this program is the one for you. Two Recommendations Recommenders should be faculty members or other individuals who know the applicants professionally and have seen them play a major role on substantial projects. Recommendations must be submitted online. GRE The GRE is required for admission to Cornell Tech. All official test scores should be reported directly to Cornell University. Students who have received (or will have received) a Bachelor degree from Cornell University are exempt from the GRE requirement for the Master of Engineering program. The GRE institution code for Cornell is 2098. Please be consistent in the spelling of your name on both your application and test score report. Transcripts Transcripts from each previously-attended college or university are required and must be uploaded online with the application. Admitted students will be required to submit an official transcript directly to Cornell University Graduate School prior to matriculation. Application Fee A nonrefundable application fee of $95 must be submitted with the online application. International Applicants Transcripts In addition to the aforementioned program requirements, international applicants must provide a certified English translation of transcripts if the original language is not English. Successful international applicants will have received a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing. TOEFL Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Official TOEFL scores must be sent to the Cornell University Graduate School. The institution code is #2098. Cornell’s official minimum sub-scores for each element of the TOEFL are as follows: Writing: 20 Reading 20 Listening 15 Speaking 22 The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the applicant meets at least one of these criteria: Is a native citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom. Has studied in full-time status for at least two academic years within the last five years in the United States, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or with English language instruction in Canada or South Africa. You must submit a transcript that shows you have attended college in one of these approved locations. [-]

Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Connective Media

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chelsea

This first-of-its-kind degree, developed with input from tech-driven companies like Facebook and The New York Times, puts you at the intersection of technology, human psychology and cognition, and entrepreneurship. [+]

Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Connective Media DEGREE:MS INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CORNELL) & MS APPLIED INFORMATION SCIENCE (TECHNION) Digital devices and platforms have transformed the way we interact with the world, becoming an important and increasingly necessary part of how we work, learn, shop, communicate—even drive. Yet the utility of connective media has yet to be fully realized, and the ways we interact with them are undergoing constant innovation. The Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Connective Media, offered through the Jacobs Techion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, will prepare you to thrive in this dynamic intersection of the human and the technical. Learn Where the Digital and the Human Interact The first degree of its kind in the world, the Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Connective Media educates a new generation of human-centric software engineers, new product developers, and technical user experience specialists by drawing on the disciplines of computer science, engineering, sociology, psychology, business, and design. The program was designed with input from such tech-driven companies as Twitter, Facebook and The New York Times. Its hands-on, two-year curriculum is centered on computer science and engineering, the human and social impacts of technology, and entrepreneurship. Working in cross-functional teams with classmates from across Cornell Tech's diverse student body, you'll solve problems for real clients during Product Studio and develop your own business in the Startup Studio. In between, you'll complete a Specialization Project, an extensive exploration of a topic of your choosing. In addition to excellent technical skills and a profound understanding of the human aspects of technology, you'll graduate with the experience, confidence, and professional network you need to fast-track your career in this exciting and ever-changing field. Who Should Apply? The Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Connective Media is open to ambitious students with a strong academic background in science or engineering, a fascination with people-driven technologies, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. If you don't have a strong academic background in science or engineering, we'll take into account significant personal or professional experience in programming or mathematics. Topics Covered Machine Learning Computer Security & Privacy NLP Systems (Computer) Data Science Computer Vision HCI Psychology and Sociology Aspects of Tech Ethics, Values, Law and Policy of Tech User-centered Design FEATURED COURSE Psychological and Social Aspects of Connective Media Credits 3.00 This course explores the behavioral foundations of communication technology and the information sciences, and the ways in which theories and methods from the behavioral sciences play a role in understanding people’s use of, access to and interactions with information and communication technologies. Multiple levels of analysis—individual, small group, and larger collectives—will be included, along with multiple disciplinary perspectives. Course topics will include: introduction to behavioral research methods; principles of human perception and cognition; cognitive perspectives on design, attention and memory; emotion/affect; psychological theories of language use and self-presentation in computer-mediated communication; social psychological perspectives on coordination and group work (digital interaction), organizational science theories of social ties and relationships; user motivation, persuasion. Methodological topics will include the design of lab and field experiments, survey studies, and field observations, common statistical techniques used in the behavioral sciences and how to interpret them, and strategies for reporting results from behavioral science studies. Careers in the Field Software Developer Product Manager Data Scientist Technical User Experience Specialist Startup Founder or CTO Curriculum The Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Connective Media curriculum mixes coursework and project work to provide you with a strong technical background that focuses on innovation, product development, human involvement and social aspects present throughout the tech world. In an educational innovation unique to Cornell Tech, you'll also participate in an immersive Studio experience, in which you'll develop your team-building and leadership skills while developing a new product idea in response to the strategic needs of a real organization and create your own startup. What Your Schedule Might Look Like In your first fall semester, you’ll take required and elective classroom courses in the mornings. You’ll spend afternoons working on team-based projects in Product Studio and Startup Ideas and learn firsthand from industry leaders in Conversations in the Studio. In your first spring semester, you’ll continue taking required and elective classroom courses and begin work on your two-semester, deeply technical Specialization Project. In your second fall semester, you’ll continue taking required and elective classroom courses and finish work on your Specialization Project. In your final spring semester, you’ll spend your mornings on required and elective classroom courses. In the afternoons, you’ll pursue team-based projects in Startup Studio and Product Management and continue to attend Conversations in the Studio. Master of Science in Information Systems Connective Media and Health Tech Application Timeline Cornell Tech offers three application rounds. The 2016-2017 application deadlines are as follows: Round 1 - October 3, 2016 Round 2 - January 20, 2017 Round 3 - March 3, 2017 Scholarship Decision: All admitted candidates will be considered for a limited number of merit-based scholarships based on the strength of your admission application. Application Requirements To be considered, all applicants must provide the following in their online application: Résumé You must submit a current résumé along with your application. With the use of LinkedIn, you will have the option to auto-populate the employment and education information listed within your application. Please note, any information that is auto-populated from LinkedIn can be edited. Personal Statement Here at Cornell Tech, you will be part of an environment where creativity, technical depth and leadership share seats at the table. We value expressions of who you are and what you add to this formula. Please submit a one- to two-page statement that describes your interest in this program. Your submission should highlight personal experiences that demonstrate your creativity, leadership and technical abilities. In particular, feel free to elaborate on technical projects you have completed, their creative and technical aspects; any entrepreneurial or leadership experiences; your professional career goals; the benefit you envision being part of the tech ecosystem in New York City; and, why this program is the one for you. Two Recommendations Recommenders should be faculty members, supervisors or other individuals who know you professionally and have seen you play a major role in substantial projects. Recommendations must be submitted online. GRE The GRE is required for admission to the Master of Science in Information Systems programs. All official test scores should be reported directly to Cornell University. The GRE institution code for Cornell is 2098. Please be consistent in the spelling of your name on both your application and test score report. Transcripts Transcripts from each previously-attended college or university are required and must be uploaded online with the application. Admitted students will be required to submit an official transcript directly to the Cornell Graduate School prior to matriculation. Application Fee A nonrefundable application fee of $95 must be submitted with the online application. International Applicants Transcripts In addition to the aforementioned program requirements listed, international applicants must provide a certified English translation of transcripts if the original language is not English. Successful international applicants will have received a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing. TOEFL Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Official TOEFL scores must be sent to the Cornell University Graduate School. The institution code is 2098. Cornell’s official minimum sub-scores for each element of the TOEFL are as follows: Writing: 20 Reading 20 Listening 15 Speaking 22 The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the applicant meets at least one of these criteria: Is a native citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom. Has studied in full-time status for at least two academic years within the last five years in the United States, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or with English language instruction in Canada or South Africa. You must submit a transcript that shows you have attended college in one of these approved locations. [-]

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