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To conserve energy, AI clears up cloudy forecasts: A team of master’s students in the Smith School helped to develop the Toboggan Lodge case study

By: Cornell Chronicle

A new approach developed by Fengqi You , the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Energy Systems Engineering, predicts the accuracy of the weather forecast using a machine learning model trained with years’ worth of data on forecasts and actual weather conditions. You combined that predictor with a mathematical model that considers building characteristics including the size and shape of rooms, the construction materials, the location of sensors and the position of windows.

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Alabi Group publication selected as one of Nature editors’ picks for their 1 year anniversary collection

Joseph Brown of the Alabi Group, was recognized again for the paper: “Antibacterial isoamphipathic oligomers highlight the importance of multimeric lipid aggregation for antibacterial potency.” The publication has been selected as one of Nature editors’ picks for their 1 year anniversary collection: https://go.nature.com/2WvYkko Stating, "we chose this paper for the collection because of the high quality of the work, its interdisciplinary nature, and the potential for this study to lead to novel antimicrobial agents." Additional authors include Zeinab Mohammed, Christine M. Artim, Dana N....

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Aravind Natarajan, of the DeLisa Group, was elected to the Bouchet Honor Society

This is a highly competitive honor, awarded to only five graduate students at Cornell. And given to individuals that embody the five founding principles of character, leadership, advocacy, service, and scholarship, as a way to encourage high-level scholarship to coexist with service and advocacy. Other notable Cornell inductees from the past include M-P Robinson, Jade Noble, and Prof. Avery August. To read more about the society, please visit: https://gradschool.cornell.edu/diversity-inclusion/bouchet-honor-society/bouchet-graduate-honor-society-scholars/ To read more about the DeLisa Group...

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Prof. Matt DeLisa elected to Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology

The American Academy of Microbiology , the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences. Academy Fellows are eminent leaders in the field of microbiology and are relied upon for authoritative advice and insight on critical issues in microbiology. To read about other Fellows in the American Academy of Microbiology, please visit: https://www.asm.org/index.php/aam-fellows.

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CBE Best Paper Award recipient: Joseph Brown, Alabi Group

Joseph Brown’s paper, Antibacterial isoamphipathic oligomers highlight the importance of multimeric lipid aggregation for antibacterial potency, was selected as Best Paper of the Year. Joey, of the Alabi group and in collaboration with the Daniel group, will present a 10 minute synopsis of this paper at the symposium next week. Congratulations to Joey and his co-authors (Zeinab Mohammed, Christine M. Artim, Dana N. Thornlow, Joseph F. Hassler, Vincent P. Rigoglioso, Susan Daniel, and Christopher A. Alabi.) on this important contribution to literature.

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Fengqi You receives Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award, 2018

Professor Fengqi You, the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received a Research Excellence Award at this year’s Engineering Faculty Meeting/Holiday Reception on Tuesday, December 4th. The award recognizes Professor You's leadership in innovative research. He was acknowledged by Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, and Abe Stroock, William C. Hooey Director in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

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