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Research Labs & Initiatives

Cornell Tech’s labs and initiatives are highly collaborative environments where faculty and students pursue new lines of inquiry across theoretical and applied areas of technology. In addition to generating world-class academic work, our labs and initiatives engage deeply with external communities, organizations, and industry to address real-world problems and contexts that amplify the direct societal and commercial impact of our research. Explore the research projects and partnerships underway right now in our labs and initiatives.

Initiative for Cryptocurrencies & Contracts (IC3)
Security & Privacy

Based at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell  Institute, IC3 meets the blockchain community's urgent need for world-class expertise in computer science that spans cryptography, distributed systems, programming languages, game theory, and system security techniques. IC3 applies this depth of expertise to deliver value on blockchain science and blockchain code.

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Digital Life Initiative (DLI)
Security & Privacy

Inspired by the core values of justice, democracy, privacy, responsibility, security, and freedom, DLI supports collaborative research projects that explore ethics, policy, politics, and quality of life within socio-technical systems. Directed by Helen Nissenbaum, DLI’s research has been covered by The New Yorker, CNN, The Washington Post, The Economist, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and other media.

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Clinic to End Tech Abuse (CETA)
Security & Privacy

In collaboration with the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, CETA volunteers meet with survivors of intimate partner violence in person to uncover — and end — technology-related abuses they are experiencing. The clinic also facilitates cutting-edge research and advocates for laws that provide protection from technology abuse.

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Research on Campus

Spaces for research and innovation are embedded throughout the Cornell Tech campus. Learn about the Tata Innovation Center (the campus hub for research and commercialization), the Bloomberg Center (the intellectual nerve center of campus), and several other collaborative spaces designed to nurture new ways of thinking and working.

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An evening view of the Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center, Tata Innovation Center, and The House at Cornell Tech.