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    1. University trying hand at online education

      University trying hand at online education
      At 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Columbia opened registration for its first two massive open online courses. The University is offering the two courses—Financial Engineering and Risk Management, and Natural Language Processing—through Coursera, an online education platform founded by Stanford University professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng last year. It’s Columbia’s first major venture into the online education market in a decade. “We’re doing a pilot program in the MOOC stage—massive open online cours
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    2. Engineer wins Churchill Scholarship

      Engineer wins Churchill Scholarship
      Jacob Andreas, SEAS ’12, screamed in excitement and jumped for joy when he was offered the Churchill Scholarship over the phone last week. Andreas is just the second Columbia student to win the prestigious scholarship—and the first since 1963. Every year, the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States gives the scholarship to at least 14 students who excel in science, engineering, or math. “I really wasn’t expecting to get it at all,” Andreas said. “It’s a great honor.” The scholarship­­—
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    3. Million Song Dataset allows academic researchers to keep up with commercial beat

      Million Song Dataset allows academic researchers to keep up with commercial beat
      Million Song Dataset allows academic researchers to keep up with commercial beatCU Columbia SpectatorBrian Whitman, co-founder of The Echo Nest and a 2001 graduate of Columbia's masters program in Natural Language Processing, was the other lead for the Million Song Dataset. He and Ellis have known each other since Ellis advised Whitman's Ph.D. work at ...
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