Research News

September 13, 2018 4:20PM - RIT's Move78 Artificial Intelligence Seminar highlighting research in its growing artificial intelligence (AI) community resumes this fall with sessions taking place from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays throughout the semester. The series focuses on topics such as machine learning, neuromorphic computing and computer vision, all key research areas at RIT. It is...
September 10, 2018 3:40PM - Rochester Institute of Technology is helping to build a national network for improving access to graduate education for underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. RIT professor Casey Miller won $880,000 from the National Science Foundation INCLUDES program, one of the NSF's 10 Big Ideas for Future Investments. The national program...
September 10, 2018 2:35PM - A penetration testing laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology is being named the Eaton Cybersecurity SAFE Lab, to recognize the university's continued partnership with Eaton toward solving cybersecurity problems. Throughout the year, RIT students and faculty have worked in the Eaton Cybersecurity SAFE (Security Assessment and Forensic Examination) Lab to perform penetration...
August 27, 2018 12:20PM - RIT's Inclusive Excellence initiative is working to create a deeper understanding of diversity in the College of Science and on the RIT campus. Awareness training and compassionate communication underlie the program's three practice areas-research/mentoring, classroom practice/teaching and informal community. The first Inclusive Excellence research fellowship was held this summer and paired seven...
August 24, 2018 1:13PM - Rochester Institute of Technology's sponsored research portfolio grew in fiscal year 2018, reaching a record $78 million in funding. RIT received 340 new awards and had a record 333 principal investigators associated with active research awards. Among the funding sources, New York state provided a record $30.6 million, up from $17 million the...
August 24, 2018 10:53AM - Rochester Institute of Technology President David Munson said exciting changes are in the works in RIT's revised 2025 Strategic Plan that will help the university get closer to becoming a top-50 university, yet unlike any other top-50 university in the nation. More focused goals; expanded partnerships locally, regionally and globally; the addition...
August 16, 2018 1:52PM - Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology will use photonic integrated circuit technology to improve the processing speed and energy consumption of brain-inspired computing techniques. Photonics, an emerging technology with wide-ranging potential, is essential to the nation's manufacturing capabilities in areas such as high-speed data and telecommunications. The university received $422, 733 from...
August 14, 2018 2:56PM - A research team from Rochester Institute of Technology has identified a land deed dating from the Civil War that shows abolitionist Frederick Douglass purchased property in what is now downtown Rochester. The deed is a revelation to scholars seeking to understand Douglass's role as a businessman and landholder in Rochester. Douglass, who...