Computing and Information Sciences Ph.D.
May 8, 2023
RIT to award record number of Ph.D. degrees
RIT will confer a record 69 Ph.D. degrees during commencement May 12, marking a 53 percent increase from last year.
May 8, 2023
Personal experiences inspire RIT’s first deaf doctoral candidates
For decades, deaf and hard-of-hearing students attending RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf have been earning associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. This year, the first three NTID-supported students are on track to earn their doctoral degrees from RIT.
April 18, 2023
RIT researchers developing tool to help journalists spot deepfakes
Spectrum News talks to Matthew Wright, chair and professor of computing security, and John Sohrawardi, computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, about deepfake detection.
March 24, 2023
RIT game design and development programs jump in rankings
RIT is one of the top universities in the world for students who want to study and create games, according to new international rankings from The Princeton Review.
March 10, 2023
Students benefit from interdisciplinary work during Emerging Creatives Student Summit
Students across the country, including four from RIT, came together last weekend to explore the question ‘what do we want our future to look like?’ during the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Emerging Creatives Student Summit.
February 20, 2023
Hanif Rahbari earns NSF CAREER Award to enhance connected vehicle security
Hanif Rahbari, an assistant professor of computing security, was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to make connected vehicles more reliable and secure against quantum attacks.
January 17, 2023
RIT and Alstom Signaling collaborate to advance transportation cybersecurity
RIT and Alstom are coming together to help advance cybersecurity education, development, and research in the transportation industry. Through a new collaboration, the French mobility technology company will provide RIT students with educational, research, and career opportunities. Alstom has also been named theme-sponsor for RIT’s next Global Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) in 2023-2024.
December 8, 2022
K-12’s Army Educational Outreach Program connects students with research opportunities nationwide
The K-12 University Center at RIT& runs the Apprenticeships and Fellowships division of the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), helping high school students through post-doctoral students find positions at research labs and centers affiliated with the U.S. Army and with universities across the U.S.
November 16, 2022
ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute pentesters assess messaging app for activists
RIT cybersecurity experts are helping make instant messaging safer for activists in countries controlled by restrictive regimes. Pentesters from RIT’s ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute performed a security assessment of Partisan Telegram, a customized version of the Telegram messaging app. RIT was selected to conduct the assessment by a nonprofit organization that supports global internet freedom.
November 9, 2022
RIT researcher brings together cybersecurity experts from U.S., Ireland, and Northern Ireland
Professor S. Jay Yang sees collaboration as the key to combating international cybersecurity threats. That’s why the director of global outreach for RIT’s ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute is helping lead an alliance of cybersecurity researchers from the U.S., Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.
October 25, 2022
RIT ranked among top augmented and virtual reality colleges in the U.S.
Animation Career Review has named RIT one of the top augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) colleges in the country. RIT ranked No. 8 on the 2022 list of Top 50 AR/VR Colleges in the U.S.
October 5, 2022
Researching at the intersection of computing and accessibility
Ph.D. student Saad Hassan believes that accessibility should be a primary focus of technological innovation, not an afterthought. He recently received a grant from language-learning company Duolingo to fund his doctoral thesis on look-up systems for unfamiliar signs in languages like American Sign Language.