Professor named editor-in-chief of science journal
Rochester Institute of Technology professor Grover Swartzlander has been appointed the incoming editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Optical Society of America B.
The international scientific publication of the Optical Society of America has been in print since 1917. It currently publishes approximately 450 papers per year in the area of optical physics.
“Even with the proliferation of many specialty journals, the Journal of the Optical Society of America B. has maintained a steady impact factor and a long citation half-life,” says Swartzlander, joint associate professor in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and School of Physics and Astronomy.
Swartzlander has served the Optical Society of America in other volunteer capacities, including topical editor of Optics Letters, member of the Publications Council, and member of the Fellows Committee. He is an OSA Fellow, a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Fellow and a Cottrell Scholar.
His current research combines experimental and theoretical methods in the areas of advanced optical navigation of solar sails, advanced optical instruments for detecting exoplanets and optical vortex phenomena.
March 17, 2019
RIT heads to Game Developers Conference 2019
More than 100 RIT students, faculty, alumni and staff are visiting San Francisco this week to attend Game Developers Conference 2019, the world’s largest professional gaming industry event of the year. The RIT MAGIC Spell Studios booth is displaying four games created at RIT.
March 15, 2019
Data science community to gather at RIT for regional DataFest hackathon March 29-31
Teams of three to five students will have 48 hours to mine a complex data set pertaining to a real-world problem. Teams will test their statistical analytic and data science skills to find the best solution.
March 13, 2019
RIT Associate Professor Suzanne O’Handley nationally recognized for mentorship
RIT Associate Professor Suzanne O’Handley has been selected by the Council on Undergraduate Research and the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation as the 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee. O’Handley, a faculty member in RIT’s School of Chemistry and Materials Science, was chosen from 10 finalists for her considerable achievements as a dynamic scholar, teacher and mentor.
March 13, 2019
New research unlocking the secrets of how languages change
New research is helping scientists around the world understand what drives language change, especially when languages are in their infancy. The results will shed light on how the limitations of the human brain change language and provide an understanding of the complex interaction between languages and the human beings who use them.