Department of Computer Science – News
October 9, 2020
Undergraduate computer science program ranked #52 out of 481 in first US News & World Report CS rankings
RIT’s computer science (CS) program is ranked #52 out of 481 undergraduate programs in the United States in recent rankings from US News & World Report. These are the first ever computer science-specific rankings by the publication, and RIT was the highest ranked program in Upstate and Western New York.
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.
September 25, 2020
Exploding Kittens creator will lead webinar during Tiger Alumni Week
The RIT graduate behind the popular card game Exploding Kittens will be the RIT Alumni Association Distinguished Speaker next month. Elan Lee ’98 (computer science) will lead a Zoom webinar at 1 p.m. on Oct. 24 during Tiger Alumni Week on Oct. 19-25. The week allows alumni to participate virtually in Brick City events, including interactive programs and reunions.
September 21, 2020
RIT students finding ways to stay active in clubs
Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at RIT are still finding ways to participate in hundreds of clubs and organizations this semester, including dancing, designing games, and even skydiving.
September 14, 2020
RIT again ranked among the best universities in the nation by U.S. News
RIT has again been recognized as one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report, which also cited the university as among the most innovative, with strong undergraduate research opportunities and a highly regarded cooperative learning program.
September 7, 2020
RIT faculty receive NSF award to develop a data science curriculum for non-computing majors
Computer Science faculty members, Xumin Liu and Rajendra Raj, have been awarded an NSF grant that supports them to create Data Science coursework and make it both hands-on and accessible to non-computing students, regardless of their programming background.
August 31, 2020
August 28, 2020
RIT professor joins $20 million NSF project to advance chemical synthesis using AI
As part of a new $20 million National Science Foundation grant, RIT computer science professor Richard Zanibbi is using artificial intelligence to accelerate experimentation in chemistry, including finding more efficient ways to create solar cells.
August 27, 2020
Best Paper Award in IEEE Cluster 2020
Computer Science faculty members Minseok Kwon and M. Mustafa Rafique have received a best paper award in IEEE Cluster 2020 together with Krishna Neupane (GCCIS PhD student), and John Marshall (Cisco Systems and RIT alumnus). IEEE Cluster is a major international conference for sharing technical accomplishments in the field of cluster computing as well as the use of cluster systems for scientific and commercial applications.
August 18, 2020
Meet the Aruba Interns: Nabiha Raza
Nabiha Raza’s software engineering career started at the National University of Sciences and Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan. Today, she is getting her master’s in computer science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York and in her last semester at RIT. She researched how wearables can detect spinal cord reflexes and was twice an intern at Aruba. Her interest lies in networking, distributed systems and cloud computing. In January 2021, Nabiha will be joining us back as a full-time software developer engineer for the High Touch Services Team. She’s also a big home improvement and home automation fan!
June 23, 2020
RIT researchers create easy-to-use math-aware search interface
Researchers at RIT have developed MathDeck, an online search interface that allows anyone to easily create, edit and lookup sophisticated math formulas on the computer. Created by an interdisciplinary team of more than a dozen faculty and students, MathDeck aims to make math notation interactive and easily shareable, and it's is free and open to the public.
June 4, 2020
A Chat With Michee Smith, Google’s Security And Privacy Product Manager
Moguldom Nation talks with Michee Smith '03 (computer science), a security and privacy product manager at Google, about data privacy, her professional journey and inclusion in tech.