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Office of the Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship

Students doing research

The Golisano College pursues a broad and robust agenda of research and scholarly activities that advance the fields of computing and information sciences while enhancing student education. Faculty and students at the Golisano College participate in a vast array of computing research fields ranging from cybersecurity to human-computer interaction and medical informatics. Our state-of-the-art facilities, world-class faculty, and industry partnerships have made the Golisano College a hotbed for innovation in recent years. On this page you will find information related to conducting and participating in research in the college.  

For more information contact: Dr. Pengcheng Shi, Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship and Ph.D. Program Director. 

Dr. Shi can be contacted via his assistant, Lorrie Jo Turner:


Computing for Accessibiity

Faculty investigate the design of computing technologies to ensure they are accessible for individuals that have abilities that may differ from the norm and how we can leverage computing technologies to make the rest of the world accessible for these same groups of individuals. For more information, please visit the college's Human-Computer Interaction Research website.  

Learn more about accessibility-related research labs below:

Linguistics and Assistive Technologies Laboratory

Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research

In the News: RIT researchers make big splash at international computing accessiblilty conference 

Computing Education

The college has a long history of being engagedin curriculum design and reform, exploring new pedagogical techniques, and developing new approaches for conveying computing-related concepts to students. These same ideas can now apply to corporate training, especially in the area of computing technologies.



Faculty are interested in computing security from a wide range of perspectives. Faculty are engaged in topics ranging from network security, including wireless networks to SCADA, security coding, cryptography, intrusion detection, forensics, security for mobile devices, and security audits. 

Learn more: The Golisano College at RIT's Center for Cybersecurity

Computing Theory

This theme broadly encompases the various ways in which we understand the nature of computation: *what* is computable ("classic" computability theory, complexity theory); *how to best* compute (algorithms); *how to express* computations (programming languages); *how to understand* computations (static analyses); *how to implement* computations (compilers); computations with strong mathematical connections (cryptography).

Computing Theory Theme page:


Data Science

Faculty are engaged in research addressing the full range of issues including collecting, organizing, storing, retrieving, analyzing and presenting large data sets to users.

Health Informatics

Faculty interests in this area includes topics that might be addressed via techniques from computational biology to medical image processing, sensor integration, and the design and use of electronic medical records.

In the News: Prof. Linwei Wang developing cutting-edge cardiac disease analysis

Human-Computer Interaction

Faculty conduct research across areas that include user experience (UX), interaction design (IxD), human factors (HF), information architecture (IA), and usability. Researchers collaborate to find impactful solutions to real-world problems.  Learn more: Human-Computer Interaction Research website

In the News: RIT researchers make big splash at international computing accessibility conference

Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, Creativity (MAGIC) Center at RIT

Faculty interests address the challenges of designing technologies and media to meet the needs of users as well as the process of designing experiences that convey ideas or knowledge to others. 

Learn more about RIT's MAGIC Center.

Learn more about the Computer Science Graphics Lab.

Pervasive Computing

Faculty research addresses a wide range of topics including the design of mobile devices and wireless networks to the delivery of information via these devices, opportunistic networks, sensor and distributed systems, and various other topics that address the growing number of networked devices that permeate our lives. For the Future Everyday Technology Research Lab please visit

In the News: New connections. New security needs. From "The Future of Research at RIT", RIT Research Magazine

Software Process and Product Analysis

Much of the faculty research in this area focuses on the design and analysis of software systems and in particular large-scale software systems as well as understanding the challenges associated with the groups that are involved in these activities. 

In the NewsNew connections. New security needs. From "The Future of Research at RIT", RIT Research Magazine