Research

Introduction

The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences pursues a broad and robust agenda of research and scholarly activities that advance the fields of computing and information sciences while enhancing student education. Faculty and students at the Golisano College participate in a vast array of computing research fields, varying from cybersecurity to human-computer interaction and health IT. Our state-of-the-art facilities, world-class faculty, and industry partnerships have made the Golisano College a hotbed for innovation in recent years.

Computing and Information Sciences Ph.D.

A research degree designed to produce independent scholars, cutting-edge researchers, and well-prepared educators, you'll benefit from world-class faculty, diverse academic offerings, and modern facilities as you identify and research challenges within and beyond computing.

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Research Areas

Investigating the design of computing technologies to ensure that they are accessible for individuals with diverse abilities,  and how we can leverage computing technologies to promote inclusion.

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Conducting research on fundamental and applied topics in artificial intelligence and machine learning, e.g. to address challenges in computer vision, pattern recognition, natural languages, social network analysis, and other fields.

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Developing methods and software tools to understand biological data for scientific and clinical advancement. 

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Engaging in computing curriculum research and design, exploring new pedagogical techniques, and developing new approaches for conveying computing-related concepts to students from all disciplines, backgrounds and ages.

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Conduct research on fundamental and applied topics related to all aspects of data science, including statistical analytics, data management systems, high performance and distributed computing, artificial intelligence/machine learning and visualization.

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Designing, developing, and utilizing distributed systems to solve computational problems.

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Conducting research and development in game design, production, engines & systems, graphics programming & animation, mobile, web, audio, and more.

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Conducting basic and applied research related to geographic information science, geographic visualization and analytics, and environmental awareness.

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Conducting research on computer graphics, and techniques for visualizing data of various nature and dimensions. 

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Addressing fundamental challenges from medical image understanding, data and sensor integration, clinical decision making, to the design and use of electronic medical records.

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Conducting research in user experience (UX), interaction design (IxD), human factors (HF), information architecture (IA), and usability. 

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Exploring and advancing technologies—the Internet, social software, hand-held and wearable devices, touch and gestural interfaces, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and more—to create useful, delightful, and engaging experiences.

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Advancing IoT and its enabling technologies such as real-time analytics, machine learning, security and privacy, sensors, and embedded systems.

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Addressing research topics  including the design of mobile devices and wireless networks to the delivery of information via these devices, opportunistic networks, sensor and distributed systems, and more. 

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Investigating organizational and technological issues involved in mobile and sensor networking, enterprise scale networking, wireless and wired networks, mobile ad hoc networking, mobile device computing, green computing, virtualization, and cloud computing.

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Study the design and implementation of programming languages, including compiler technology, parallelism and concurrency, type systems, and program semantics. 

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Engaging in research of  network security (from wireless networks to SCADA), security coding, cryptography, intrusion detection, forensics, security for mobile devices, and security audits.

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Conducting research to advance the methods, languages, tools, and environments that enables productive, on-budget development of new complex software-intensive system, and to help practitioners improve the quality of the software systems.

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Understanding the nature of computation: what is computable (computability theory, complexity theory); how to best compute (algorithms); how to understand computations (static analyses); and computations with strong mathematical connections (cryptography). 

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Latest News

  • September 13, 2019

    Gloved hands work on semiconductor wafer.

    RIT Sponsored Research garners $74 million in funding

    RIT had its second best year ever in sponsored research funding and a record year for research expenditures in fiscal year 2019. RIT received 366 new awards totaling $74 million in funding, and expenditures grew to $61 million.

  • August 6, 2019

    Artist rendering of glass building.

    Global Cybersecurity Institute to open in 2020

    Cybercrime is costing the world trillions of dollars, and analysts say that there aren’t enough qualified professionals to prevent those attacks. To address this problem, RIT is creating the Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI), aimed at meeting the demand for computing security and artificial intelligence professionals, while developing future technologies, protocols and human understanding needed to address the global cybersecurity crisis.