The second annual Graduate Education Week at Rochester Institute of Technology will be held Feb. 23‑27 and features speakers, workshops and social events.
The keynote address at the Graduate Symposium luncheon on Friday, Feb. 27, will be delivered by Ray Ptucha, assistant professor of computer engineering from Kate Gleason College of Engineering and an RIT alumnus. Ptucha specializes in machine learning, computer vision, robotics and embedded control, and will demonstrate his emotion-detecting skeleton wired with intelligent sensors. The week culminates with the seventh annual Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium featuring oral presentations and poster presentations of graduate student work from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, Louise M. Slaughter Hall. All events are free but registration is required.
Graduate Education Week highlights include:
“The Graduate Education Week is, first and foremost, a celebration of our graduate students’ success and accomplishments,” said Hector Flores, RIT’s dean of graduate studies. “It will also provide the university community and prospective students with the chance to learn about graduate education and the doors that open when a graduate degree is earned. Our support of graduate education at RIT is unwavering and we’re proud to help faculty and graduate students succeed in their programs of study, research and creative endeavors.”
For more information and to register for Graduate Education Week events, go to https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/gradstudies/symposium/about.