Golisano College Presents Progress Report

With the graduation of its first Ph.D. students and its 5,000th undergraduate students, Golisano College has been producing not only professionals, but also many exciting initiatives and successful industry collaborations. Read the GCCIS Annual Report here.

New York State Gov. David Paterson Appoints Dean to Serve on State's Broadband Development and Deployment Council

Dean Jorge Díaz-Herrera will serve on the Digital Literacy & Adoption committee, one of four technical committees that operate as part of the newly created council. View news release.

Local PBS Station Invites Dean to Local Show, Need to Know

Dean on Local Show

Local PBS Station WXXI invited Jorge Díaz-Herrera, dean, onto its program "Need to Know" to discuss his appointment by Gov. Paterson to the Digital Literacy & Adoption committee and its importance. Watch the interview at the RIT University News YouTube channel.


Dean Opens Asian Pacific Software Engineering Conference

Jorge Díaz-Herrera, dean, opened the 16th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference that took place in early December in Malaysia with his presentation on "Research Challenges for Institutionalizing Software Product Lines."

Software Engineering Professor Leads Girls FIRST LEGO League Team

All-Girls LEGO Team

Dr. Stephanie Ludi, software engineering associate professor, will lead an all-girls team to compete in the FIRST LEGO League, a competition that introduces middle school students to engineering by building Lego-based robots. Ludi has recruited four of her Golisano College students to serve as mentors.

Computer Science Students Demonstrated the Virtual Theatre at Geva Theatre


Computer Science students involved in the Virtual Theatre project demonstrated motion capture technology at the TEDxRochester event at GEVA Theatre. Motion captured on site at GEVA, as well as on campus, was used to drive the motions of avatar actors on the virtual stage in real time. Learn more about the Virtual Theatre project.

Computer Science Faculty to Lead Panel Discussion on Undergraduate Research at Computing Conference

CS faculty members Dr. Hans-Peter Bischof, Dr. Minseok Kwon, Dr. Reynold Bailey, and Dr. Rajendra Raj recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program to establish a summer research site at RIT. As a result of their efforts, they have been invited to host a panel discussion on undergraduate research in computing at SIGCSE 2010—the premiere conference on computer science education. Learn more about the conference.

Receiving President's Cup

Golisano College Wins the Cup

On October 9, the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences was once again awarded the President's Cup at the President's Alumni Ball for having the highest percentage of alumni in attendance. This is the second year in a row that Golisano College has received this award.

Jason Amore
Susan Herzberg

RIT Staff Recognition

Golisano College applauds Jason Amore and Susan Herzberg for their 2009 RIT Staff Recognition Award nominations and congratulates Jason for his Rising Star Award.

2009 Online Learning Awards

Joseph Geigel

Golisano College recognizes computer science associate professor Joseph Geigel for winning the Staff Choice Award for Innovative Teaching with Technology for his exemplary use of the RIT Island in Second Life. Learn more about the RIT Island.

Student Honored for Skill in Public Speaking

Congratulations to Michael Peechatt, a second year Game Design and Development major! Michael's winning speech entitled "The Ethics of Video Game Design" won RIT's 21st annual fall edition of the Institute Public Speaking Contest on October 28.


Golisano College Assistant Research Professor Organizes Panel on TeleHealth Collaborations

Gurcharan Khanna, director of research computing and assistant research professor in the Golisano College Ph.D. program, organized an international panel on TeleHealth Collaborations.

Ralph Pennino, MD, chief of plastic surgery and associate chief of surgery at Rochester General Health Systems (RGHS) presented a talk on the "Seamless Integration of Telehealth Services into a Tertiary Surgical Practice" at the Fall 2009 Internet2 Meeting on October 6, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas.

This talk highlighted the extensive work that RGHS has been doing in the telemedicine field and their collaboration with RIT.

The panel was broadcast live over the internet.

Ph.D. Program Director and Assistant Professor Represent RIT at UNYCES

At the 19th Annual Upstate New York Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (UNYCES) Meeting held at Cornell University on October 30, Dr. Linwei Wang, assistant professor in the Golisano College Ph.D. program, was invited to give her presentation entitled "Noninvasive Volumetric Cardiac Electrophysiological Imaging: Application in Infarct Imaging and Quantitation." More than 60 clinicians and researchers from upstate New York as well as Universities of Alabama, California at San Francisco, Cologne, Michigan, Pittsburgh, and Toronto attended the annual meeting, which was sponsored by Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and St. Jude Medical. Dr. Pengcheng Shi, director of the Golisano College Ph.D., has been invited to serve on the executive committee of the society.