October 9, 2020
Undergraduate computer science program ranked #52 out of 481 in first US News & World Report CS rankings
RIT’s computer science (CS) program is ranked #52 out of 481 undergraduate programs in the United States in recent rankings from US News & World Report. These are the first ever computer science-specific rankings by the publication, and RIT was the highest ranked program in Upstate and Western New York.
October 9, 2020
RIT COVID-19 Alert Level Moves to Yellow
Over the past several days, RIT has been tracking some connected cases of COVID-19 stemming from a student who traveled out of the Finger Lakes region. This has resulted in a slight uptick in positive cases on campus, and the campus alert level has moved to Yellow.
October 2, 2020
RIT unveils Frederick Douglass sculpture and four cultural flags in Student Alumni Union
RIT unveiled a new sculpture of Frederick Douglass and a display of four cultural flags in the university’s Student Alumni Union. The sculpture was commissioned in celebration of the 50th anniversary of RIT’s Black Awareness Coordinating Committee, and the Haudenosaunee flag, the Black Lives Matter flag, the Rainbow or Pride flag, and the Sign Union Flag serve as a visual marker of RIT's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
October 1, 2020
Deepfakes: How One Reporter Fared Trying to Outthink Misinformation
A reporter from South Carolina Public Radio recounts his experience working with John Sohrawardi, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, on a project to help reporters detect deepfake content.
October 1, 2020
Deepfakes: How USC is Fighting to Stay Ahead of Misinformation
South Carolina Public Radio talks to Matthew Wright, director of the Center for Cybersecurity Research, and John Sohrawardi, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student.
September 30, 2020
NSF award helps professors develop a data science course for non-computing majors
Professor Rajendra Raj and Associate Professor Xumin Liu have received a National Science Foundation award to develop a hands-on data science course for non-computing majors. The course will first be offered at RIT and then across the country, in an effort to promote computing for all.
September 29, 2020
Cyber attack interrupts online learning at Greece Central School District
WROC-TV talks to Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, about the denial of service attack on the Greece Central School District.
September 28, 2020
No timeout for RIT Esports during pandemic
While many college athletics are on a timeout during the pandemic, esports at RIT are plugged in and fully operational. This semester, RIT Esports has student groups playing 15 different competitive games, along with four teams to support esports operations. As teams begin their fall leagues, students are finding different ways to practice and scrimmage in a socially distanced manner.
September 25, 2020
Exploding Kittens creator will lead webinar during Tiger Alumni Week
The RIT graduate behind the popular card game Exploding Kittens will be the RIT Alumni Association Distinguished Speaker next month. Elan Lee ’98 (computer science) will lead a Zoom webinar at 1 p.m. on Oct. 24 during Tiger Alumni Week on Oct. 19-25. The week allows alumni to participate virtually in Brick City events, including interactive programs and reunions.
September 23, 2020
Student Research Team Create Prototype of Secure Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications System
IEEE features an RIT student research team that invented a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications system prototype.
September 21, 2020
RIT students finding ways to stay active in clubs
Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at RIT are still finding ways to participate in hundreds of clubs and organizations this semester, including dancing, designing games, and even skydiving.
September 18, 2020
RIT offers Unreal Engine Foundations Professional Certificate program on edX
Professionals interested in learning how to use Unreal Engine to create interactive 3D can now do it online with RIT’s Unreal Engine Foundations Professional Certificate program on edX.