Ph.D. Program in Computing and Information Sciences – News
November 19, 2020
RIT researchers create programmable network switch to improve IP lookup time
A team of RIT computer science researchers has created a new programmable switch that significantly reduces lookup time, helping to improve router performance by more than 100 percent.
November 5, 2020
90-year-old math problem solved, with help of RIT doctoral student
The Democrat and Chronicle talks to David Narváez, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, about his contribution to solving a 90-year-old math problem called Keller’s conjecture.
October 30, 2020
New IEEE standard will significantly improve performance in switched data center networks
Computing researchers at RIT have developed a new loop-avoidance protocol that solves a key challenge faced in switched networks, including many of the data center networks that run our internet and cloud services.
October 21, 2020
Ph.D. student uses computing to help solve 90-year-old math problem
David Narváez, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, used his expertise in symmetry-breaking to help a cluster of computers solve a 90-year-old math problem called Keller’s conjecture in just 30 minutes. He also brought in techniques that make the proof verifiable, meaning that mathematical computer programs can confirm the answer is correct.
October 14, 2020
RIT, URMC receive grant to study benefits of AI-enabled toilet seat technology
Toilet seats with high-tech sensors might be the non-invasive technology of the future that could help reduce hospital return rates of individuals with heart disease. A joint project by researchers at RIT and the University of Rochester Medical Center will determine if in-home monitoring can successfully record vital signs and reduce risk and costly re-hospitalization rates for people with heart failure. The five-year, $2.9 million venture is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
October 9, 2020
In a battle of AI versus AI, researchers are preparing for the coming wave of deepfake propaganda
Essay by John Sohrawardi, computing and informational sciences Ph.D. student, and Matthew Wright, professor of computing security, published by The Conversation.
October 9, 2020
Linwei Wang named new director of RIT’s Personalized Healthcare Technology initiative
Linwei Wang has been named the new director of the Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative at RIT, and Adam Smith has been named Creative Director, a new position with the group.
October 1, 2020
Deepfakes: How One Reporter Fared Trying to Outthink Misinformation
A reporter from South Carolina Public Radio recounts his experience working with John Sohrawardi, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, on a project to help reporters detect deepfake content.
October 1, 2020
Deepfakes: How USC is Fighting to Stay Ahead of Misinformation
South Carolina Public Radio talks to Matthew Wright, director of the Center for Cybersecurity Research, and John Sohrawardi, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student.
May 29, 2020
RIT Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI) invites eligible candidates to work with our faculty and apply for the CIFellow 2020 Program
CIFellow 2020 program allows eligible post-doctoral mentorship opportunities with faculty within the Global Cybersecurity Institute.
April 14, 2020
Mehdi Mirakhorli earns NSF CAREER award to study software architecture design
Mehdi Mirakhorli, an assistant professor of software engineering, has earned a prestigious National Science Foundation award to develop new technologies that can make software architecture design more intuitive, particularity for novice programmers and new learners.
February 21, 2020
Podcast: Using AI to Root Out Deep Fake Videos
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 32: Deep learning, part of artificial intelligence, is being used to create fake videos that look and sound like the real thing. Professor Matthew Wright, director of RIT’s Center for Cybersecurity Research, talks with John Sohrawardi, a Ph.D. student in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, about software they are creating that uses AI to help journalists root out deep fake videos.