November 20, 2023
Do your kids cheat on their schoolwork? 13% of teens are using ChatGPT
The New York Post talks to Pengcheng Shi, associate dean for research and scholarship in the Department of Computing and Information Sciences Ph.D., about the use of ChatGPT in the classroom.
November 17, 2023
Billy Brumley named new Endowed Professor in Cybersecurity
Billy Brumley has been named the Kevin O’Sullivan Endowed Professor in Cybersecurity at RIT. As part of RIT’s ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute and Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, Brumley will contribute to the university’s growing cybersecurity research profile and lead expertise in side-channel attack analysis.
November 16, 2023
Diverse voices in gaming industry spotlighted at Strong museum
WHAM-TV mentions RIT partnership with Strong museum.
November 15, 2023
NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service recipient educates Rochester students and seniors on cybersecurity
As a recipient of the NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS), fifth-year student Jaime Campanelli has dedicated herself to educating the public about cybersecurity. Students in the CyberCorps SFS program work for the U.S. government in information protection and assurance roles following their graduation.
November 1, 2023
RIT researchers earn $1 million Civic Innovation Challenge grant to empower Deaf community
RIT and NTID researchers have identified a critical gap between emergency services and the needs of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Now with a $1 million grant, they are working to bridge that divide.
October 31, 2023
AI Research Team at RIT Publish Findings on Generative Harmful Content
In a recent preprint paper, faculty and Ph.D. students in RIT’s ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute, identified issues surrounding generative hate speech in Google’s PaLM2 Large Language Model (LLM), which powers Bard, Google’s answer to ChatGPT. Google was informed about the toxic content generated by PaLM2, and thanks to their responsible approach, have since rectified issues identified by the team in their initial study.
October 18, 2023
RIT Lecturer creates “HoloComix,” a new kind of graphic novel
WROC-TV features Jake Adams, lecturer in RIT’s School of Interactive Games and Media, and his digital holographic comics, or holocomics.
October 16, 2023
Two RIT students earn Google Ph.D. Fellowships for AI computing research
Two RIT students have won Google Ph.D. Fellowships for their work as some of the most promising young academics in the world. Emily Kuang and Allahsera Auguste Tapo—both in the computing and information sciences Ph.D. program—will receive full tuition, a stipend, and Google research mentorship as part of their fellowships for up to three years.
October 11, 2023
Lecturer takes interactive media to new levels with holographic comics
Jake Adams, a lecturer in RIT’s School of Interactive Games and Media, mixes his backgrounds in fine arts and interactive media to create digital holographic comics, or holocomics. Using a specialized Lightfield holographic display from the company Looking Glass, the comic books become 3D holograms with sound, animation, and interactivity.
October 6, 2023
RIT becomes one of the first universities to receive support from Google’s Cybersecurity Clinics Fund
RIT is receiving $500,000 from the Google Cybersecurity Clinics Fund to train new cybersecurity professionals, while providing services for public good at the same time. The funding from Google.org, the company’s philanthropic arm, is part of a $20 million collaboration with the Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics that Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, announced in June.
October 2, 2023
Fall semester brings plentiful opportunities for international exchanges
As part of RIT’s ongoing commitment to academic and cultural exchanges, several cohorts of international students, including those from Ireland, Germany, and Indonesia, visited campus this fall. The visits were spearheaded, in part, by RIT Global, which has developed partnerships with nearly 100 countries.
September 27, 2023
RIT helps veterans and first responders transition into cybersecurity careers
RIT will lead eight universities in developing certificate programs to build and validate focused skills in governance, risk, and compliance. The pilot program is backed by $2.5 million in funding from the National Security Agency — which will make the training free for transitioning veterans and first responders.