Computing and Information Sciences Ph.D.
June 3, 2022
The opportunity at home: Can AI drive innovation in personal assistant devices and sign language?
The Microsoft Accessibility Blog features a project led by computing and information sciences Ph.D. candidate Abraham Glasser that looks at improving common interactions with smart assistants for people who use sign language.
May 24, 2022
AI-generated images could make it almost impossible to detect fake papers
Chemistry World interviews John Sohrawardi, computing and informational sciences Ph.D. student, and Matthew Wright, professor of computing security, about deepfake technology.
April 12, 2022
Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival returns in-person April 23
After going virtual for 2021, the Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival is back in person and virtually, planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, on the RIT campus in Henrietta and online at the Imagine RIT website.
March 31, 2022
RIT’s Graduate Showcase celebrates scholarship April 7
From robot waiters to river otters, RIT’s Graduate Showcase will cover a wide variety of topics representing graduate scholarship from the university’s Henrietta and global campuses. The symposium, held April 7, will feature oral presentations in the morning and poster presentations, demonstrations, and visual exhibitions in the afternoon.
March 28, 2022
Sappi to work with RIT researchers to advance digital innovation
Computing researchers at RIT are teaming up with Sappi, the leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and bio-based solutions, to improve innovation processes. Sappi is funding research to establish the Sappi–RIT Digital Innovation Lab in RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
March 8, 2022
ESL Federal Credit Union makes $3 million commitment to name ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute
RIT’s world-class home for cybersecurity has a new name. On March 8, RIT and ESL Federal Credit Union jointly announced an exclusive naming rights partnership for the ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT.
January 31, 2022
Scholars earn coveted early career awards
Three faculty members who chose to start their research careers at RIT received prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Awards in 2021. Their research aims to advance the foundations of machine intelligence, artificial intelligence, and clean energy.
December 6, 2021
RIT team creates virtual reality game to teach about NASA’s lunar exploration missions
NASA’s Artemis program plans to return humans to the moon by 2025. However, in a new game developed by RIT faculty and students, people can use virtual reality to return even sooner.
December 6, 2021
RIT scientists develop machine learning techniques to shed new light on pulsars
New machine learning techniques developed by scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology are revealing important information about how pulsars—rapidly rotating neutron stars—behave. In a new study published by Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the researchers outlined their new techniques and how they applied to study Vela, the brightest radio pulsar in the sky.
October 18, 2021
Alumnus Austin McChord creates endowed awards for creative RIT students and professors
RIT alumnus and founder of Datto Austin McChord is creating four endowment awards to support RIT students and professors. In naming the awards, McChord is honoring his grade school teachers from his hometown school district in Newtown, Conn. The endowments are made possible as part of a $50 million donation that McChord made to RIT in 2017.
July 21, 2021
Rui Li earns NSF CAREER Award to create machine intelligence that can grow and adapt
Rui Li, an assistant professor in RIT’s Ph.D. program in computing and information sciences, received a NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and grant to develop machine intelligence that can actually grow when given new information.
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.