November 6, 2020
RIT receives Knight Foundation award to combat deepfakes
A cybersecurity research team was awarded $200,000 from the Knight Foundation to develop tools that help journalists detect deepfakes.
November 6, 2020
RIT professors release new Islamic law module for ‘Lost & Found’ religious laws game series
A new module of the Lost & Found religious legal systems game series, created by an interdisciplinary RIT team, is now available. The new game, called Lost & Found: New Harvest, has also been added to a collection at The Strong National Museum of Play.
November 5, 2020
90-year-old math problem solved, with help of RIT doctoral student
The Democrat and Chronicle talks to David Narváez, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, about his contribution to solving a 90-year-old math problem called Keller’s conjecture.
November 2, 2020
Pandemic creates opportunities for students to take unique classes at RIT
With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, Dartmouth College student Clara Pakman decided to take a “gap year” and focus on experiential learning. This fall, her COVID gap year led her to RIT, for a unique course that she had always wanted to take.
October 30, 2020
New IEEE standard will significantly improve performance in switched data center networks
Computing researchers at RIT have developed a new loop-avoidance protocol that solves a key challenge faced in switched networks, including many of the data center networks that run our internet and cloud services.
October 29, 2020
The Department of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for full-time tenure-track assistant professor positions starting in Fall 2021. We are looking to hire in all areas of computer science that strengthen our department. Applications are due January 2.
October 27, 2020
Election Day Hackathon encourages people to use open technology for civic engagement
As the 2020 election results come in Nov. 3, civic hackers at RIT want to remind people about the power of technology and how it can be used for good. At RIT’s Election Day Hackathon, students, faculty, staff, and community members will analyze civic problems in the local community, state, and country and propose projects to address them.
October 26, 2020
Security Risk Advisors creates scholarships for RIT’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp program
Cybersecurity consulting firm Security Risk Advisors is offering $25,000 in scholarships for underrepresented professionals looking to enter the cyber workforce through RIT’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp program.
October 26, 2020
RIT creates an open-source space to protect self-driving cars
WROC-TV talks to Hanif Rahbari, assistant professor in the Department of Computing Security, and Geoffrey Twardokus, a fifth-year computing security BS/MS student, about security issues with self-driving cars.
October 23, 2020
Research team wins Catalyst Award in first year of international challenge
David Borkholder, Linwei Wang, Caroline Easton, and Adam Smith, part of RIT's Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative, recently won a Catalyst Award from the National Academy of Medicine for their project, “Improving Health for the Aging through Daily Vital Signs Monitoring.”
October 21, 2020
Ph.D. student uses computing to help solve 90-year-old math problem
David Narváez, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, used his expertise in symmetry-breaking to help a cluster of computers solve a 90-year-old math problem called Keller’s conjecture in just 30 minutes. He also brought in techniques that make the proof verifiable, meaning that mathematical computer programs can confirm the answer is correct.
October 19, 2020
RIT spring semester will begin Jan. 25
RIT classes for spring semester will begin Jan. 25. The semester will also include three “recharge” days and one reading day prior to final exams. The last day of classes for spring semester will be Wednesday, May 5, with final exams running May 7-13. Commencement is scheduled for May 14-15.