Computer Science MS
December 1, 2021
From floppy disks to the cloud
In 2001, the dot-com bubble was bursting and investors had lost confidence in internet companies. Twenty years later, data has become a new currency, and people can access just about anything from their smartphones. Throughout all these changes, GCCIS has evolved into the largest college at RIT, with more than 4,600 students this year. Since its creation 20 years ago, GCCIS has awarded more than 14,000 degrees—in a growing number of computing disciplines.
September 29, 2021
RIT ranked among top AR/VR Colleges
RIT ranked No. 6 on the 2021 Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) College Rankings from Animation Career Review. RIT also ranked No. 3 on the east coast and No. 5 among private schools.
September 13, 2021
RIT again ranked among the best universities in the nation by ‘U.S. News’
RIT has again been recognized as one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report, which also cited the university as among the most innovative, best valued, and with highly regarded cooperative education and internship programs.
August 25, 2021
CS Advisor to serve as a mentor in the NACADA's Graduate & Professional Studies Mentoring Program
Cindy Wolfer, an advisor for the Master's program for the Department of Computer Science, was selected to serve as a mentor for the NACADA's Graduate & Professional Studies Mentoring program.
Cindy was also featured in the August 2021 addition of the NACADA newsletter:
May 20, 2021
RIT professor to lead international task force on shaping future computer science curriculum
Rajendra Raj, professor of computer science, has been appointed co-chair of an international task force to revise computer science curriculum in the next decade. This is the first time someone from RIT has been selected to co-lead the task force.
May 19, 2021
RIT students have prolific year for securing prestigious international fellowships and scholarships
Sarah Sabal secured two prestigious international scholarships—a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) and a Boren Awards Scholarship—that will allow her to spend a year intensively studying the Chinese language in an immersive setting. She is one of several students who contributed to a record-breaking year for RIT in terms of securing funding for international experiences.
April 9, 2021
CS Master student awarded a GEM Fellowship
Kellen Dorchen, a Computer Science Master student has been awarded a GEM Fellowship (https://www.gemfellowship.org/) to complete his MS CS degree.
As part of the fellowship, Kellen will receive full tuition and a stipend for his remaining 3 semesters of study at RIT.
He will also work this and next summer in an internship at MITRE.
March 30, 2021
‘U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools highlight RIT graduate programs
RIT graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual statistical survey of graduate programs.
December 16, 2020
Visualizations help make COVID-19 spread models more accessible
Computer science researchers at RIT want to make it easier for people to understand how COVID-19 can spread. The researchers have turned complicated predictive COVID models into interactive visualizations for the general public.
December 16, 2020
Scientists complete yearlong pulsar timing study after reviving long-dormant radio telescopes
While the scientific community grapples with the loss of the Arecibo radio telescope, astronomers who recently revived a long-dormant radio telescope array in Argentina hope it can help modestly compensate for the work Arecibo did in pulsar timing.
November 19, 2020
RIT researchers create programmable network switch to improve IP lookup time
A team of RIT computer science researchers has created a new programmable switch that significantly reduces lookup time, helping to improve router performance by more than 100 percent.
August 28, 2020
RIT professor joins $20 million NSF project to advance chemical synthesis using AI
As part of a new $20 million National Science Foundation grant, RIT computer science professor Richard Zanibbi is using artificial intelligence to accelerate experimentation in chemistry, including finding more efficient ways to create solar cells.