Research News

  • 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.
  • August 2, 2018

    A man stands on stage and talks to a group of people. Attached to the edge of the stage is a banner that reads "Second International Workshop on Urban Data Science." There are also several flower arrangements scattered across the stage.

    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.
  • April 25, 2018

    App makes museum experience more accessible

    NTID is launching a mobile app to be used in its Dyer Arts Center that provides content in various forms, including video in American Sign Language, transcripts and audio and visual descriptions.
  • December 11, 2017

    Professor launches games about religious legal systems

    A team of interdisciplinary researchers, designers and developers led by Owen Gottlieb, an assistant professor of interactive games and media at RIT, has produced two first-of-their-kind table-top games that aim to promote and enhance the public understanding of religion and law.
  • November 14, 2017

    RIT Access Technology IdeaLab lead Dan Harel instructs during the event that ran Nov. 4-5 at RIT.

    Multidisciplinary teams apply problem-solving skills during IdeaLab event

    Rochester Institute of Technology students and faculty from various disciplines put their creative problem-solving skills to good use earlier this month. Working collaboratively, they examined challenges faced by client organizations and then presented conceptual solutions to them during a two-day event.

  • October 22, 2017

    Matthew Wright sits and works on a computer, a bunch of wires bound together framing the photo.

    A new approach to securing networks

    RIT’s cybersecurity experts are studying the past, present and future of cybersecurity to gain a better understanding of the role that humans—and their behavior—play in keeping our technology secure.