Department of Software Engineering
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.
October 19, 2021
Finding FAST solutions: How university students partnered with FAST Labs on tomorrow’s autonomy technologies
BAE Systems Pulse Magazine features three software engineering students who developed an autonomous search-and-rescue drone system as part of a senior project.
October 8, 2021
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences celebrates 20th anniversary
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, the college is holding a series of events throughout the year. GCCIS has evolved into the largest college at RIT with 23 degree programs and advanced certificates in a growing number of computing disciplines. Internationally, GCCIS is highly-ranked for its specialties in game design and development, computer science, cybersecurity, and more.
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.
May 11, 2021
Ph.D. students take different career paths
More than 50 students are expected to earn their Ph.D. degrees by the end of June. The hooding ceremony, which will also include Ph.D. recipients in the class of 2020, is May 15.
May 5, 2021
Nearly 30 years later, student earns degree through RIT’s Completer Project
It’s been nearly 30 years since T.J. Griesenbrock first attended RIT. But he never could call himself a graduate because he needed just two more courses to earn his degree.
April 28, 2021
RIT’s Venture Creations graduates contribute to Rochester’s growth
A new addition to the heart of Rochester’s Downtown Innovation Zone—RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator—is designed to enhance the synergy between the vibrancy and resources of the city and the region’s newest start-up companies.
April 19, 2021
Students help massive Tiger Testing effort run smoothly
RIT student Kerri Zalba usually shows off her talents on the soccer field, but this year, she has expanded her extracurricular activities to include working for the massive COVID-19 Tiger Testing effort happening weekly on campus.
April 9, 2021
‘She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms’ premieres April 16-18
RIT/NTID presents “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” for four performances, next Friday through April 18. While the audience will watch virtually, the actors will be performing live in several “actor stations” in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall and its Robert F. Panara Theatre.
April 2, 2021
RIT researchers are making software secure by design
With more than $4 million in support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and other organizations, Associate Professor Mehdi Mirakhorli and his student team are developing tools and techniques to help coders take an architectural approach to software design.