School of Information – News
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.
May 6, 2020
RIT graduate Peter Yeung found perfect fit within university’s deaf community
Eight years ago, as a high school junior, Peter Yeung participated in NTID's Explore Your Future, a program that introduces deaf and hard-of-hearing high schoolers to career opportunities. Today, Yeung is an RIT/NTID graduate who has completed three degrees and has started his career as a user experience architect with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Springfield, Va.
April 29, 2020
RIT's School of Information joins International iSchool Organization
The School of Information at the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has joined the international iSchools Organization’s prestigious iCaucus membership level.
April 15, 2020
Alumnus isolated at southern end of the Earth
Alumnus Christian Rahl ’13 (applied networking and systems administration) knows a little bit about social distancing. He’s stationed at a National Science Foundation site at the South Pole, working as a senior network engineer.
March 5, 2020
Student Spotlight: The voice behind the curtain of the RIT women’s hockey team
Fourth-year computing and information technologies student Andrew Bentkowski has become the voice of the RIT women’s hockey team on the radio. Announcing the play-by-play action as it happens, he never gets tired of the excitement that it brings him as a fan.
January 27, 2020
RIT hosts all female, femme and nonbinary hackathon Feb. 29 – March 1
College students who want to break into the computing industry can start at the upcoming WiCHacks hackathon Feb. 29 – March 1 at RIT. For the two-day hackathon, teams work together to create apps, websites, games and other software that provide unique solutions to problems.
August 20, 2019
New School of Information formed in RIT’s Golisano Computing College
RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is forming a new School of Information to recognize the changing roles of information professionals. The school aims to bridge the digital divide and make computing solutions available, accessible, usable and suitable to all.
July 30, 2019
RIT research group studies perceptions on Lake Ontario flooding
About 82 percent of Rochester-area lakeshore residents believe that Plan 2014 is to blame for recent flooding along Lake Ontario, according to preliminary data from a new study conducted by summer research students at RIT.
June 21, 2019
RIT researchers among finalists for National Science Foundation Big Ideas Competition
A team RIT computing professors are finalists in the National Science Foundation 2026 Idea Machine competition for their proposal on Integrated Human-Machine Intelligence, beating out more than 800 other ideas.
May 13, 2019
Mobile apps give the blind and visually impaired a new sense of freedom
CNET features Kristen Shinohara, assistant professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies.