School of Information
September 21, 2021
RIT awarded nearly $2 million for NSF Research Traineeship Program, AWARE-AI
To help address a lack of diversity, as well as gaps in AI curricula, RIT was awarded a grant of nearly $2 million by the NSF to create a new research traineeship program for graduate students
August 12, 2021
RIT sustainability professor will lead NSF grant studying data privacy on home devices
The three-year study, led by Eric Williams, a professor in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, will look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition toward increased telework and mobile working and resulting implications on data security and e-waste.
July 31, 2021
How Microsoft’s AI For Accessibility Is Addressing The Issue Of Data Desert
Analytics India Magazine mentions the RIT and NTID developed TigerChat app, aimed at helping improve communication for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
June 18, 2021
Dean of Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences to step down
Anne Haake is stepping down as dean of RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. She plans to join the faculty following a sabbatical to refresh her research.
June 8, 2021
Two School of Information faculty receive Teach Access Curriculum Development awards
Elissa Weeden, associate professor, and Michael McQuaid, senior lecturer, each received a Teach Access Curriculum Development Award of $5,000. The awards will be used to develop educational materials and drive curriculum enhancements to introduce key concepts and skills on accessible design and development in university courses.
June 3, 2021
Why getting more people with disabilities developing technology is good for everyone
Essay by Kristen Shinohara and Garreth Tigwell, assistant professors of computing and information sciences, published by The Conversation and republished in The News & Advance, Communications of the ACM, and NextGov.
May 16, 2021
RIT graduate puts project together to help COVID patients after the death of her grandfather
WHEC-TV talks to Monika Verma, a recent human-computer interaction graduate, about her capstone project.
May 7, 2021
Computing graduate inspired to help others after losing grandfather to COVID
Monika Verma has dedicated her capstone project to COVID patients across the world, after the pandemic hit too close to home for her last year. The graduating human-computer interaction master’s student is drawing from her family’s experience with COVID in hopes of finding ways to help others in similar situations.
March 5, 2021
Creative Industry ‘Day’ a weeklong success for RIT students, alumni, talent seekers
RIT’s Creative Industry “Day” drew a wide range of talent seekers from companies such as Amazon, Forbes Media, and Microsoft last week, as the 16th annual event went virtual Feb. 22-26 this year due to the pandemic.
January 26, 2021
RIT’s online degree programs ranked among nation’s best in 2021
RIT has been recognized for offering some of the best online programs in the nation. The 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released this week, featured RIT on its lists for business, computing, engineering, and undergraduate online education.
January 15, 2021
New economy majors connect with emerging careers
Analytical thinking, complex problem solving, creativity, resiliency, and flexibility are among the top skills needed for emerging careers by 2025. Anticipating these rapid changes in the workplace—further accelerated by lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—RIT is seizing on the opportunity to guide students to “new economy majors” that are multidisciplinary, transformative, and future-focused.
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.