Foundational and Applied Research for the AI Era

Born out of Cornell University’s historic Faculty of Computing and Information Science and College of Engineering, Cornell Tech is the next iteration of the university’s 150 years of leadership in engineering and computer science. We continue Cornell’s long tradition in foundational academic research with the practical, hands-on, builder-mindset needed to bring it into use in the world.

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Interdisciplinary collaboration

We bring together top-ranked faculty and researchers across disciplines to consider the societal implications of our research from the outset— not as an afterthought. From privacy to transparency and bias, in contexts spanning healthcare to urban systems, our research reflects real-world challenges.

Learning by building

From fully-equipped robotics and fabrication labs to initiatives shaping global economic policy and social justice, our labs and initiatives prove what’s possible when world-renowned researchers can experiment freely.

The Car Simulator Lab is one of the world’s leading sources of automotive interaction research and empirical on-road research.

Research Highlights

Merlin Bird Photo ID is a mobile app developed by Cornell Tech researchers that uses machine learning and computer vision to identify more than 3,000 bird species it “sees” in photos. Learn More

The MakerLAB at Cornell Tech has state of the art facilities to bring technologies and products to life. Learn More

Applying technology to real-world challenges

The Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech fosters radical experimentation at the intersection of research, education, and entrepreneurship. Our interdisciplinary approach focuses on three industry-centric hubs that address contemporary social and economic needs:

Urban Tech Hub

Developing and applying technological solutions to make cities more livable, sustainable, and resilient.

Health Tech Hub

Promoting technologies for healthier living, healthcare information systems, and medical monitoring and diagnosis.

Connective Media Hub

Examining the social impacts and full utility of ecosystems formed when communication, information, and media converge.

About the Jacobs Institute