Department of Computer Engineering – News

  • May 28, 2020

    Nathaniel Barlow and Steve Weinstein.

    RIT scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19

    Nathaniel Barlow, associate professor in RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences, and Steven Weinstein, head of RIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, outline a solution to the SIR epidemic model, which is commonly used to predict how many people are susceptible to, infected by, and recovered from viral epidemics, in a study published in Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena.

  • October 14, 2019

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    Open Department Head Positions

    Reporting to the dean of engineering, the department heads provide visionary leadership to advance the mission of their respective departments. Responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring excellent faculty, expanding scholarship and sponsored research, developing innovative and relevant curricula, managing department resources, promoting successes to internal and external audiences, and demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Appointments at the rank of full professor will be considered with an anticipated start of August 15, 2020.

  • August 6, 2019

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    Alumni Update: Alumni create device to monitor horse health

    When his brother’s horse died suddenly from colic in 2013, Michael Schab ’09 (computer engineering) saw an opportunity to create something that would prevent other equestrians from losing their beloved animals to this preventable affliction.

  • July 24, 2019

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    Kate Gleason College of Engineering recognized for diversity and inclusion initiatives

    Engineers today must be able to manage technical aspects of projects but also work effectively in a diverse, multi-cultural workplace. RIT is preparing its engineering graduates for those growing demands and was recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education as part of its national commitment to improve diversity within university engineering programs.

  • May 23, 2019

    Alumnus wins Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to improve drones for search and rescue

    An RIT alumnus received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in computer engineering to help drones assist with search and rescue operations in difficult terrain such as dense forests or steep mountains where GPS might not be reliable. Andrew Ramsey ’18 (computer engineering), ’18 MS (computer engineering) will conduct research at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt as part of a project to research innovative ways to determine the location of a drone in a low-cost and reliable manner.

  • 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.

  • December 4, 2018

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    RIT researcher working to improve aerial tracking

    Andreas Savakis, a professor of computer engineering, is developing the technology for improved visual tracking system that can more accurately locate and follow moving objects under surveillance.
  • November 20, 2018

    Giving computers a better brain

    Next-generation computing systems modeled after the human brain’s information processing capability and energy efficiency are becoming a reality through work by Dhireesha Kudithipudi.
  • October 15, 2018

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    Researchers use AI to preserve Seneca language

    Using deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, RIT researchers are building an automatic speech recognition application to document and transcribe the traditional language of the Seneca people.