School of Information
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.
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.
October 14, 2020
National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator awards $1 million grant to team
Matt Huenerfauth, professor and expert in computing accessibility research, is part of a team that has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to use artificial intelligence to better understand the role of facial expressions in signed and spoken languages.
September 30, 2020
NSF award helps professors develop a data science course for non-computing majors
Professor Rajendra Raj and Associate Professor Xumin Liu have received a National Science Foundation award to develop a hands-on data science course for non-computing majors. The course will first be offered at RIT and then across the country, in an effort to promote computing for all.
June 30, 2020
Matt Huenerfauth named director of iSchool in GCCIS
Matt Huenerfauth, a professor and expert in computing accessibility research, has been named director of RIT’s iSchool (School of Information). Huenerfauth takes the helm Aug. 1 from Stephen Zilora, who is stepping down after eight years of leadership.