Research News

January 18, 2019 4:40PM - Danielle Gonzalez, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student at Rochester Institute of Technology, was one of only 10 outstanding doctoral students in North America selected to receive the 2019 Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship. After a rigorous evaluation process, the two-year fellowship was awarded to 10 third-year doctoral students at North American...
January 18, 2019 4:20PM - Site preparation is underway for RIT's Global Cybersecurity Institute, a new wing of the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences that will help the university become a nexus of cybersecurity education and research. The addition will be located between the University Services Center and Golisano Hall. It will be attached to...
December 20, 2018 11:37AM - Rochester Institute of Technology has received $1.5 million from New York state to equip its Genomics Research Lab Cluster, a suite of laboratories aimed at expanding industrial partnerships, commercialization and entrepreneurship activities, talent development and academic programs in the life sciences. The funding was included in the $86.5 million awarded to the...
December 7, 2018 2:19PM - Research involving North American river otters based at Monroe County's Seneca Park Zoo has concluded the fascinating animals can visually discriminate between two-dimensional objects and detect differences in shapes and colors. "That is a significant finding because otters may use visual object recognition to detect predators and prey," said Caroline DeLong, an...
December 6, 2018 4:27PM - Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are sharing their work amongst the world's top artificial intelligence experts this week at NeurIPS 2018, the premier AI conference. The RIT team designed and implemented an algorithm that allows AI to analyze high-dimensional data sets more efficiently. A paper on the RIT work, called "Sparse...
December 4, 2018 4:10PM - Researchers at RIT are developing an improved visual tracking system that can more accurately locate and follow moving objects under surveillance. Using deep learning, an artificial intelligence technology, the system could generate more reliable readings of moving objects-even of those objects become obscured or change patterns and direction. Andreas Savakis, a professor...
December 4, 2018 2:03PM - As a graduate student in Ghana, Brenda Abu witnessed the toll of anemia, a condition that afflicts as many as 70 percent of the children and 45 percent of the women in that West African nation. Her experiences convinced Abu to pursue a career researching nutrition, specifically looking for ways to reduce...
November 21, 2018 1:26PM - Rochester Institute of Technology researchers are taking on Big Data to reduce the negative impact of faulty measurements in data collected from complex sensing systems. "Based on tremendous developments in hardware, and we can now collect, store and process very large amounts of data across many different sensing modalities. However, for these...