Research News

  • June 23, 2020

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    RIT researchers create easy-to-use math-aware search interface

    Researchers at RIT have developed MathDeck, an online search interface that allows anyone to easily create, edit and lookup sophisticated math formulas on the computer. Created by an interdisciplinary team of more than a dozen faculty and students, MathDeck aims to make math notation interactive and easily shareable, and it's is free and open to the public.

  • August 6, 2019

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    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.

  • May 2, 2019

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    RIT/NTID provides groundwork for grads moving on to doctoral degree programs

    Abraham Glasser, a fourth-year computer science major from Pittsford, N.Y, wasn’t certain where he would land after graduation. But he credits his co-op experiences at Microsoft and NASA for helping him determine that he didn’t want a typical 9-to-5 job. Instead, he realized that a career developing accessible technologies for deaf and hard-of-hearing people would fulfill a passion for research.

  • 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 21, 2019

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    Podcast: Using AI to Save the Seneca Language  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 11: Artificial intelligence and deep learning have many research applications. Ray Ptucha, assistant professor of computer engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, talks with computing doctoral student Robert Jimerson from the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences about a project using deep learning systems to help preserve the Native American Seneca language.

  • November 20, 2018

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    MAGIC spells opportunity with new learning laboratory

    RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios opened the doors to its new home this fall, inviting students, faculty and industry professionals to experience a digital media development and publishing learning laboratory never before seen in the Northeast.
  • August 2, 2018

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    RIT brings together ‘smart city’ experts for workshop

    As part of RIT’s Urban Data Science initiative, 100 researchers and practitioners from around the world came together to discuss the future of smart cities at the International Workshop on Urban Data Science in Bangkok.