Jacobs Technion-Cornell Dual Master of Science Degrees with a Concentration in Health Tech
Changing Academia. Revolutionizing Industry.
Radical experimentation at the intersection of research, education, and entrepreneurship.
Build, Test, Transform
Prototype & Test
Health Tech at Cornell Tech
From applied machine learning to human-computer interaction and more, you’ll code, prototype, theorize, and design in rigorous computer science and engineering courses.
Anchor your tech skills with a deep understanding of healthcare delivery, digital health, decision support, precision and global medicine.
Practice entrepreneurship, product design, startup management and other skills in cross-disciplinary teams with MBA, law, and engineering students in this essential component of all Cornell Tech programs.
About the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Dual Master of Science Degrees with a Concentration in Health Tech
This dual-degree program provides advanced technical training with an emphasis on machine learning, software development, cybersecurity, and HCI. Students will apply these state-of-the-art technologies to address consumer health and wellness, clinical decision-making, and healthcare operations. Through project-based learning, students acquire valuable experience in end-to-end digital product development and management. The program prepares students for technical careers in a wide range of companies, including startups, established companies, and healthcare enterprises. Moreover, this program confers exceptional preparation for career paths in digital technologies, generally.
- Applied Machine Learning
- Augmented & Virtual Reality
- Computer Vision
- Cryptography, Cybersecurity, and Blockchain
- Data Science
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Technologies for Development
- Interactive Device Design
- Natural Language Processing
- Optimization Methods
- Software Engineering
- Behavioral Economics
- Digital and Mobile Health
- Global Health
- Healthcare System Organization
- Health Tech, Data, and Systems
- Predictive Analytics and Clinical Decision-Making
- Intellectual Property
- Law for Non-Lawyers
- Leadership for Digital Transformation
- Product Management
- Startup Funding & Pitching
Health Tech Specialization Project
Take a deep dive into a health tech project of your choosing. As part of a small agile team, you’ll work with an expert advisor from the commercial, research, or public sector to develop a usable solution to a real system need. From implementing novel prototypes to analyzing complex data sets, your required two-semester Specialization Project can take various forms. But every project results in tangible, marketable experience and a completed project to stand out on your resume.
Associate Dean and Robert V. Tishman ’37 Professor
Deborah Estrin is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech where she holds The Robert V. Tishman Founder’s Chair, serves as the Associate Dean for Impact, and is an Affiliate Faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine. Estrin’s research activities include technologies for caregiving, immersive health, small data, participatory sensing, and Public Interest Technology.
Before joining Cornell University Estrin was the Founding Director of the NSF Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) at UCLA; pioneering the development of mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real-time data about the physical world. Estrin co-founded the non-profit startup, Open mHealth, and has served on several scientific advisory boards for early-stage mobile health startups. She is currently an Amazon Scholar (2019-present).
Estrin is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and was chosen as a 2018 fellow of the MacArthur Foundation.
Itai Gurvich is a Visiting Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Operations Research and Information Engineering Department at Cornell University. Department. He earned a PhD from the Decision, Risk and Operations department at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. He spent 8 years teaching at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His research interests include performance analysis and optimization of human-operated processing networks, the theory of stochastic-process approximation and the application of operations research and statistical tools to healthcare processes.
Nicola Dell is an Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and in the Information Science Department at Cornell University. Her research interests are in information and communication technologies for development (ICTD), human-computer interaction (HCI) and mobile computing. Nicki’s main focus is on designing, building and evaluating systems that improve the lives of under-served populations in low income regions. To do this, she partners with NGOs and government ministries to create and deploy systems that have a positive impact in the world. Nicki completed her PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington.
Nathan Kallus is an Assistant Professor in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering and Cornell Tech at Cornell University. Nathan’s research interests include personalization; optimization, especially under uncertainty; causal inference; sequential decision making; credible and robust inference; and algorithmic fairness. He holds a PhD in Operations Research from MIT as well as a BA in Mathematics and a BS in Computer Science both from UC Berkeley. Before coming to Cornell, Nathan was a Visiting Scholar at USC’s Department of Data Sciences and Operations and a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT’s Operations Research and Statistics group.
Ramin Zabih is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University. Professor Zabih’s group focuses on algorithmic techniques for computer vision problems, with an emphasis on discrete optimization methods. Applications include traditional vision areas such as stereo, motion, image stitching and segmentation, as well as emerging topics in medical imaging. The group has ongoing collaborations with a wide range of colleagues, including theoretical computer scientists interested in algorithms, industrial researchers focused on applications, and clinical scientists addressing patient care.
Cornell Tech offers best-in-class career management services to set you up for success after graduation. Recent graduates work at companies such as Pfizer Innovation, Datalogue, Oscar Health, Weight Watchers, Paige.AI, and many others. Learn about placement rates, employers, and more.
Diversity & Inclusion
Cornell Tech was founded to advance technology as a means to a better quality of life for all communities in New York City, across the nation, and around the world. Our best work results in ethical, inclusive, accessible technology for all users, especially the underserved and underrepresented.
Vital to that mission is building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff. We seek to build things with — not just for — real people and believe in the power of participation and representation.
Health Tech in NYC
With its central location in New York City, Cornell Tech students benefit from fluid interactions with some of the foremost medical experts and institutions in the country. Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Northwell Health clinicians mentor specialization projects, provide summer internships, and sometimes even serve on advisory boards of student startups.
Who Should Apply?
Whether your background is in engineering or life sciences, you can customize our curriculum to best complement your existing skills. While no prior experience in healthcare or medicine is needed, we do require students to demonstrate prior coursework or professional experience in foundational aspects of software development and mathematics.
Cornell Tech was a launchpad that gave me the skills, confidence, and community I needed to develop as a digital health technologist.”
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