Research News

  • April 23, 2019

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    RIT cyber fighters go deep on Tor security

    Recognizing that the internet is not always secure, millions of people are turning to the Tor anonymity system as a way to browse the World Wide Web more privately. However, Tor has been found to have its own vulnerabilities. This has a team of faculty and students from RIT’s Center for Cybersecurity researching the extent of the problem and ways to address it.

  • April 12, 2019

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    RIT honors researchers

    RIT honored researchers who served as principal investigators on active awards in fiscal year 2018 at an April 11 reception. Also recognized were the 20 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and 12 new inductees in RIT’s PI Millionaires. 

  • March 18, 2019

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    RIT heads to Game Developers Conference 2019

    More than 100 RIT students, faculty, alumni and staff are visiting San Francisco this week to attend Game Developers Conference 2019, the world’s largest professional gaming industry event of the year. The RIT MAGIC Spell Studios booth is displaying four games created at RIT.

  • March 13, 2019

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    New research unlocking the secrets of how languages change

    New research is helping scientists around the world understand what drives language change, especially when languages are in their infancy. The results will shed light on how the limitations of the human brain change language and provide an understanding of the complex interaction between languages and the human beings who use them.

  • January 18, 2019

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    RIT readies for new Global Cybersecurity Institute

    Site preparation is underway for RIT’s Global Cybersecurity Institute, a new wing of the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences that will help the university become a nexus of cybersecurity education and research.

  • November 20, 2018

    Artificial Intelligence - with a human touch

    There is a growing group of RIT researchers working in a field broadly known as artificial intelligence, or AI. They are building increasingly complex algorithms—the rules that govern operating systems—so that machines can perform tasks that normally require human intelligence.
  • November 20, 2018

    Improving ASL communication

    Matt Huenerfauth and his research team are developing animations of American Sign Language—a language that requires precise control of hand and body movement as well as facial expressions.