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Cornell’s CIS Dean Explains Future of NY Tech Campus

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Daniel Huttenlocher, the Dean of Faculty of Computing and Information Science at Cornell Unversity, recently explained to TechCrunch the details of the tech ecosystem ahead for NY with the future building of its new applied science campus on Roosevelt Field.  Joining with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, the future university will be officially called NYCTech Campus, which he hopes to be completed by 2027.

One of the specialties of the campus will be that the 2, 500 students will have mentors to look to for advice and help. Huttenlocher tells TechCrunch of its immediate plans that, “We’re starting to look for new [temporary] space, with some leased already, and some possibilities for others. Cornell has a lot of operations in the city already, including the medical college and architecture school.” He explains that the future school will move away from traditional campus disciplines and focus more on hubs such that combine technology and media, which he believes is an active area especially in NY.