Research

Artificial intelligence touches every aspect of engineering at Columbia. Across our labs and classrooms, we’re using AI to imagine a sustainable, healthy, secure, connected, and creative future.

Our researchers create neural networks that pilot driverless cars and autonomous robotics systems, write algorithms to help doctors identify disease-carrying genetic mutations, build models to help predict and discover new materials, and devise new tools to enhance trust and security in communication. We’re educating leaders who will bring humans and machines together to create new products, introduce new business models, and find as-yet-unforeseen avenues for their own creativity. 

Our faculty led the creation of Columbia Center of Artificial Intelligence Technology in collaboration with Amazon, launched in 2020, the Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency, launched in July 2018, and Columbia's Data Science Institute, established in 2012.