Department of Computer Engineering – News
June 5, 2020
Faculty members named to leadership positions in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Ferat Sahin and Amlan Ganguly, professors in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering, were recently appointed department heads: Sahin will lead the electrical and microelectonic engineering department and Ganguly will direct the computer engineering department.
May 28, 2020
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
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
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
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.
June 18, 2019
Students combine hardware and attacking skills at cybersecurity competition
A team of RIT students from different computing disciplines came together last semester to place third in the 2019 MITRE Collegiate eCTF (embedded capture-the-flag) cybersecurity competition.
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
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
RIT researcher working to improve aerial trackingAndreas 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 brainNext-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
Researchers use AI to preserve Seneca languageUsing 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.
October 3, 2018
Technology leader discusses quantum computingBo Ewald, president of D-Wave Systems, spoke to faculty-researchers and students about quantum computing, a high-tech growth industry in need of skilled workers.