Research Highlights

Computer engineering student Jeff Barker, standing, checks the placement of a wide-angle camera while computer engineering student Greg Mullin, seated, tests the sensor technology on the Autonomous People Mover. Left to right, teammates Robert Relyea, computer engineering, Anthony Luciano and Noah LoConte, both electrical engineering, check vehicle wiring during an onsite test.
Multidisciplinary senior design projects are the practicum for modern design thinking.

Industrial design students re-imagined how dinner out could be interpreted as part of the most recent Metaproject. They created a pop-up restaurant within Good Luck in Rochester.
By partnering with industry, RIT’s industrial design department’s Metaproject teaches students the role of research at every stage of the design process. After eight years, this senior studio has proven itself to be a successful vehicle for fostering innovative thinking and thoughtful product design.
RIT Professor Matt Huenerfauth is investigating new ways to teach accessibility to computing students, including supporting research teams that have both hearing and deaf students working together.
RIT’s student and faculty researchers are working to make technology accessible for all by changing the culture of computing.
Team Jet-2k presents its prototype to Mondele ̄ z International representatives. From left are RIT students Katherine Larson, Jo Qiao, Katie Buschmann, Erika Bushey, and Tayler Clow
Professors from packaging science, graphic design, and industrial design worked together to provide students with a unique opportunity for collaborative design.
Nabil Nasr, associate provost and director of RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, began exploring remanufacturing in the late 1980s.
Remanufacturing involves rigorous research to make a product useful again.
This image shows exosomes—small vesicles produced by stem cells—being isolated using a nanoporous membrane.
RIT is one of the top universities in the nation working 
at the intersection of technology, the arts, and design. The university’s design programs are world ranked due to innovative students and faculty, along with close ties to industry and alumni.

James Winebrake, Dean of R I T’s College of Liberal Arts
Humanities and social sciences research at RIT represents a diverse array of scholarship that includes work in traditional disciplines as well as interdisciplinary areas such as cybersecurity, personal health care, sustainability, cognition among individuals who are deaf, ethics within engineering, and studies to prevent crime.
Matthew Wright, director of RIT’s Center for Cybersecurity
RIT’s cybersecurity experts are studying the past, present, and future of cybersecurity to gain a better understanding of the role that humans—and their behavior—play in keeping our technology secure.