New York, NY 10027  John Stevens (Class of  1768) developed steam engines that powered both the first steamships to navigate the open ocean and the first steam locomotive. In 1899, he patented the “Pupin Coil,” which made long-distance telephony feasible; he later sold the patent to American Telephone and Telegraph. Our school’s curriculum still reflects Columbia’s unfailing commitment to liberal arts instruction, while pushing the frontiers of technology and applied science. Graduating with a master's degree, Hyman George Rickover, working with the Navy's Bureau of Ships, directed the development of the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus, which was launched in 1954. Engineering professors are making key contributions to the Earth Institute’s initiatives in water, climate, energy, and sustainability. Mary C. Boyce is Dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University in the City of New York and the Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor of Engineering. After graduate study in England and Germany, in 1889 Pupin joined the faculty of the newly formed Department of Electrical Engineering. Horatio Allen (Class of 1823) was an early president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 1952, Ragazzini and faculty colleague Lotfi A. Zadeh PhD’49 established the z-transform method that is still the standard in digital signal processing and other discrete-time systems. In mechanical engineering, Vijay Modi uses engineering to transform both developing and highly developed regions of the world. It began to support new research initiatives, including the Earth Engineering Center and the Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council, and organized the First International Conference on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Minerals Production. Rudolf E. Kálmán PhD’57 developed the Kalman filter, a mathematical algorithm widely used in many prediction models. Robert Moog MS’56 revolutionized music with his invention of the Moog synthesizer, the first voltage-controlled subtractive synthesizer played via keyboard. Computer Science expanded into new areas as well. In the early 1990s, Dimitris Anastassiou and his student Fermi Wang PhD’91 developed a key patent essential to the MPEG-2 video and systems coding standards used in TVs, DVD players and recorders, personal computers, computer gaming, and cameras. As for SAT scores, SEAS students within the Columbia University community have raised the composite SAT statistic for the undergraduates at Columbia University. The school consists of approximately 300 undergraduates in each graduating class and maintains close links with its undergraduate liberal arts sister school Columbia College which shares housing with SEAS students. It offers programs to both undergraduate and graduate students. In 2005, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering. [13] Its biomedical engineering program is among the top 15 according to US News and is ranked 7th by PhDs.org. Traub’s doctoral thesis examined computational quantum mechanics, and he continued his pioneering work in optimal iteration theory, developing significant new algorithms at Bell Labs, the University of Washington, and Carnegie Mellon University before returning to Columbia in 1979 as the founding chair of the Department of Computer Science. His firm, now called Parsons Brinckerhoff, remains a leader in the design, construction, and operation of critical infrastructure around the world. In 1894, Parsons became chief engineer of the New York Rapid Transit Commission, designing the Interborough Rapid Transit subway, which opened in 1904. The school also has two wind tunnels, a machine shop, a nanotechnology laboratory, a General Dynamics TRIGA Mk. An example of work from a student at the School of Mines was William Barclay Parsons, Class of 1882. Most importantly he worked for New York, as a chief engineer of the city's first subway system, the Interborough Rapid Transit Company. In 1968, Edward F. Leonard conducted path-breaking research in the engineering and design of artificial organs. The yield rate for the class of 2014 was 59%.[5]. Advising Resources @ Columbia. Over the next four decades, Pupin won more than 30 patents in fields ranging from electricity to medicine, from telephony to sonar. In 2010, the US National Research Council revealed its new analyses and rankings of American university doctoral programs since 1995. Carleton Strength of Materials Laboratory, and a 200g geotechnical centrifuge. Raymond D. Mindlin (Class of 1931), who joined the Civil Engineering faculty in 1940, was the most outstanding elastician of his  generation, making contributions to the fields of applied physics, applied mechanics, and engineering science. Today Hollerith is recognized as the father of modern automatic computation. Alumni of Columbia Engineering have gone on to numerous fields of profession. We  are privileged to build on our school’s remarkable legacy in a time when engineering and the applied sciences have never been more important to the progress of society. But then, Anastassiou shifted his research to systems biology, specifically cancer research. Those accepting enrollment at Columbia SEAS typically completed engineering programs at the undergraduate level and are pursuing professional graduate school in engineering, business, law, or medical school, so as to become what Columbia terms "engineering leaders." Awarded a PhD in 1890, Hollerith went on to found the Tabulating Machine Company in 1896, which merged with three other companies to form what became International Business Machines (IBM) in 1924. Alumni of Columbia Engineering have gone on to numerous fields of profession. A pioneering chemist, Irving Langmuir (Class of 1903) worked at the intersection of chemistry, physics, and engineering, investigating the properties of adsorbed films and the nature of electric discharges in high vacuum and in certain  gases. 500 W. 120th Street #510 Today his newest robots assist in human care, especially with the elderly. The School is the site of an almost overwhelming array of basic and advanced research installations which include both the NSEC and the MRSEC NSF-funded interdisciplinary research centers, as well as the Columbia High-Beta Tokamak, the Robert A.W. Like any great institution, Columbia Engineering has been shaped by strong personalities, weathered terrible storms, and enjoyed remarkable individual and institutional success. The School of Engineering and Applied Science celebrates its ties and affiliations with at least 9 Nobel Laureates. Many have become prominent scientists, astronauts, architects, government officials, pioneers, entrepreneurs, company CEOs, financiers, and scholars. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, Columbia Engineering had developed a new paradigm of highly interdisciplinary engineering and applied science research. That subway network secured Parsons’s place in history and revolutionized  transportation in the metropolis. Using  a fluorescent screen given to him by Thomas Edison, Pupin developed an X-ray method that produced usable images while reducing radiation exposure from one hour to just a few minutes. As we embark on our next 150 years, our school continues its proud tradition of educating leaders, whose vision, creativity, and innovation have enabled us to enjoy a more advanced and livable world. During this time, the University was offering more than the previous name had implied, thus the change of name. Pupin himself was a graduate of the Class of 1883 and the inventor of the "Pupin coil", a device that extended the range of long-distance telephones.