Cybercrime is costing the world trillions of dollars, and analysts say that there aren’t enough qualified professionals to prevent those attacks. To address this problem, RIT is creating the Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI), aimed at meeting the demand for computing security and artificial intelligence professionals, while developing future technologies, protocols and human understanding needed to address the global cybersecurity crisis.
RIT’s genomics research capabilities have evolved significantly over the past year. The university has invested heavily in revamping and equipping its Genomics Research Lab Cluster. The overhauled genomics facilities will boost capabilities for researchers in multiple disciplines, including bioinformatics, biotechnology and environmental science.
Callie Babbitt, an associate professor in RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, will study sustainable solutions that will address the growing challenge of food waste management along Croatia’s Adriatic coast.
Steve Hoover, former chief technology officer and senior vice president at Xerox and former chief executive officer of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), has been named to the newly created position of endowed Executive Director of RIT’s Global Cybersecurity Institute.
RIT computing professor Linwei Wang, whose research is advancing non-invasive personalized healthcare for heart diseases, is receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.
RIT will use a $5.5 million federal grant to grow a program that trains the next generation of cybersecurity professionals who will help secure the nation. The National Science Foundation awarded RIT the five-year grant that will renew funding for the CyberCorps: Scholars for Service program.
RIT has become a destination for undergraduates from other institutions seeking summer research experience through a nationally funded program that connects students with leading researchers across the country. The Research Experiences for Undergraduate research symposium will be held June 28 in Louise Slaughter Hall.
A team RIT computing professors are finalists in the National Science Foundation 2026 Idea Machine competition for their proposal on Integrated Human-Machine Intelligence, beating out more than 800 other ideas.