Department of Computer Science – News
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.
April 29, 2020
RIT Rallies: Alumnus, textile CEO leads company in making millions of facemasks for essential workers
Jonathan Witmer ’91 (computer science) sits at the helm of WestPoint Home, one of the world’s most successful luxury linen and textile companies. But Witmer’s company has shifted its focus and its workforce is now using its textiles to produce reusable facemasks for the nation’s frontline workers.
April 28, 2020
Air Force ROTC cadet Peter Cinibulk honored as Distinguished Graduate in Northeast Region
Peter Cinibulk was praised by staff leadership for his combination of outstanding service to the program and his peers, his strong academic achievements and participation in, and contributions to, extracurricular activities both on and off campus.
April 6, 2020
Weekend card game explodes into company
Elan Lee ’98 (computer science) decided one day that he no longer wanted to do what he was doing for a living. He quit his job at Microsoft and embarked on a one-year break to figure out what was next. But a few weeks later, he spent a weekend with friends building a card game around the idea of Russian Roulette. Before they knew it, they had created the wildly popular Exploding Kittens.
April 2, 2020
‘U.S. News’ rankings highlight RIT graduate programs
RIT graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News annual statistical survey of graduate programs. RIT master’s degree programs in engineering, business and fine arts feature in the U.S. News & World Report 2021 edition of Best Graduate Schools, released in March, including the first specialty ranking of the university’s business analytics master’s program.
February 26, 2020
Rochester-area college students code self-driving racecars for competition at RIT
Rochester-area programming students are racing to see who can code the fastest self-driving miniature racecar. The winner will be crowned at a race March 4 at RIT.
February 14, 2020
Co-op stories: Facebook
Konce Quispe, from Queens, N.Y., says her dream is to “connect the world and give all people equal access to technology.” Doing a co-op at Facebook, a company built with the intention of connecting people, was the perfect opportunity for her.
January 30, 2020
Alexander Ororbia to Work in Collaboration with Google Research
This summer, Alexander Ororbia, CS Assistant Professor, will work as Visiting Researcher (Assistant Professor) at Google, working with Google Research.
January 30, 2020
Research & Careers for Computing Undergraduates
Come to our first annual Research and Careers meeting. February 07, 2020
January 29, 2020
Andrew Searns recieves Honorable Mention for CRA 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award
Andrew Searns, a computer science BS/MS student, has received an Honorable Mention for the Computing Research Association's 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Award, which recognizes top undergraduate research students across North America.
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.