Research News

December 7, 2018 2:19PM - Research involving North American river otters based at Monroe County's Seneca Park Zoo has concluded the fascinating animals can visually discriminate between two-dimensional objects and detect differences in shapes and colors. "That is a significant finding because otters may use visual object recognition to detect predators and prey," said Caroline DeLong, an...
December 6, 2018 4:27PM - Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are sharing their work amongst the world's top artificial intelligence experts this week at NeurIPS 2018, the premier AI conference. The RIT team designed and implemented an algorithm that allows AI to analyze high-dimensional data sets more efficiently. A paper on the RIT work, called "Sparse...
December 4, 2018 4:10PM - Researchers at RIT are developing an improved visual tracking system that can more accurately locate and follow moving objects under surveillance. Using deep learning, an artificial intelligence technology, the system could generate more reliable readings of moving objects-even of those objects become obscured or change patterns and direction. Andreas Savakis, a professor...
December 4, 2018 2:03PM - As a graduate student in Ghana, Brenda Abu witnessed the toll of anemia, a condition that afflicts as many as 70 percent of the children and 45 percent of the women in that West African nation. Her experiences convinced Abu to pursue a career researching nutrition, specifically looking for ways to reduce...
November 21, 2018 1:26PM - Rochester Institute of Technology researchers are taking on Big Data to reduce the negative impact of faulty measurements in data collected from complex sensing systems. "Based on tremendous developments in hardware, and we can now collect, store and process very large amounts of data across many different sensing modalities. However, for these...
November 20, 2018 9:30AM - Some of RIT's professors are teaching very different kinds of students. Their classrooms are labs, and the students are high-tech computers being taught to think. There is a growing group of RIT researchers working in a field broadly known as artificial intelligence, or AI. They are building increasingly complex algorithms-the rules that...
November 20, 2018 8:24AM - Making a robotic fish means researching and studying how real fish move. It's an assignment Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard gives to her engineering students, and although they give her puzzled looks, it is the first step in designing a robotic creature that moves as sinuously as a real fish. "I was looking for a fun...
November 13, 2018 3:00PM - Tourist locations are hardest hit during natural disasters, but also provide significant, and often unheralded, resources during recovery efforts. A research group at Rochester Institute of Technology is measuring those efforts and the value of the contributions hotel and lodging sector personnel and facilities provide during times of crisis, beyond basic shelter....