Department of Software Engineering
June 9, 2022
Matt Huenerfauth named dean of Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Matt Huenerfauth has been named dean of the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Huenerfauth, who is an expert in computing accessibility and served as chair of RIT’s School of Information (iSchool) for the past two years, was chosen after an international search.
May 9, 2022
Kipman turns science fiction into science fact
Alex Kipman ’01 leads thousands of people on Microsoft’s mixed-reality team—including many RIT alumni. With the team, Kipman is working to create mixed-reality devices that allow people to have real collaborative experiences.
May 4, 2022
RIT Esports wins FACEIT’s North American ‘CS:GO’ Collegiate Championship
RIT Esports dominated the FACEIT Grand Finals tournament to become the best collegiate CS:GO team in North America this spring. The Tigers bested 68 teams to win the 2022 FACEIT championship, which is one of the main tournaments for collegiate Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) esports.
April 23, 2022
Three student teams push the boundaries to improve society in new competition
Three student teams showed what technology, the arts, and design means at RIT. They designed technology to help astronauts keep physically fit in space, incorporated virtual reality to enhance signing and captioning support for the Deaf, and built a modern sculpture of the human body made of computers.
April 7, 2022
RIT Esports wins 2022 ‘Hearthstone’ Collegiate Masters Tournament
RIT Esports is a national champion again, after a team of students came out victorious in the 2022 Hearthstone Collegiate Masters Tournament. The Tigers bested more than 200 teams to win the tournament, which is the main event for collegiate Hearthstone and is run by the game’s maker, Blizzard Entertainment.
April 6, 2022
Lost in AI transcription: Adult words creep into YouTube children’s videos
The Indian Express features research by Ashique KhudaBukhsh, assistant professor of software engineering.
February 24, 2022
YouTube's Captions Insert Explicit Language in Kids' Videos
Wired interviews RIT assistant professor Ashique KhudaBukhsh about his research studying the AI algorithms that create auto-captions on YouTube and Amazon.
February 21, 2022
Bollywood study reveals history of gender bias reflecting real life
Nature India interviews Ashique KhudaBukhsh, assistant professor in the Department of Software Engineering, about his research using natural language processing methods to study film dialogues.
February 7, 2022
Midnight Waves takes top honors in Ovation
Midnight Waves, a band formed by RIT students last semester, were named overall winners of Friday’s Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase with its Latin/jazz combo performance of “The Tiger of San Pedro.”
December 1, 2021
From floppy disks to the cloud
In 2001, the dot-com bubble was bursting and investors had lost confidence in internet companies. Twenty years later, data has become a new currency, and people can access just about anything from their smartphones. Throughout all these changes, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences has evolved into the largest college at RIT, with more than 4,600 students this year. Since its creation 20 years ago, GCCIS has awarded more than 14,000 degrees—in a growing number of computing disciplines.
November 30, 2021
Company co-founded by RIT professor wins $1 million grand prize at GENIUS NY competition
Associate Professor Travis Desell's drone data management business, Airtonomy, was awarded the $1 million grand prize at the GENIUS NY international accelerator competition.
November 15, 2021
RIT’s Denishea Ortiz honored with Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award
Denishea Ortiz, executive director of Strategic Marketing for RIT’s Auxiliary Services, has been named a recipient of Rochester Business Journal’s 27th annual Forty Under 40 award. The award recognizes young professionals and future leaders for giving back to the Rochester community.