Research Highlights

James Winebrake, Dean of R I T’s College of Liberal Arts
Humanities and social sciences research at RIT represents a diverse array of scholarship that includes work in traditional disciplines as well as interdisciplinary areas such as cybersecurity, personal health care, sustainability, cognition among individuals who are deaf, ethics within engineering, and studies to prevent crime.
Matthew Wright, director of RIT’s Center for Cybersecurity
RIT’s cybersecurity experts are studying the past, present, and future of cybersecurity to gain a better understanding of the role that humans—and their behavior—play in keeping our technology secure.
C P S I Director John Klofas, right, and Deputy Director Irshad Altheimer, left
The Center for Public Safety Initiatives is a unique collaboration among RIT, the City of Rochester, and criminal justice agencies in New York.
Kelly Norris Martin, associate professor of communication, teaches an undergraduate qualitative research methods class
Amid the national discussion about skills gaps in filling STEM jobs, a trio of RIT researchers is diving into whether that gap exists in the optics and photonics industry in Rochester. Their research will help guide what changes need to take place in the classroom to better prepare students for entry-level jobs in those fields.
Professor Peter Hauser works with post-doctoral fellow Tiffany Panko, left, and student Sarah Kimbley in NTID’s Center on Cognition and Language
The Center on Cognition and Language, created in 2016, is the only center of its kind in the world led by a deaf director and staffed primarily by deaf researchers.
Sara Schley, director of NTID’s Research Center for Teaching and Learning
National Technical Institute for the Deaf researchers are working to improve education and provide more support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
A team of RIT researchers led by Eric Hittinger, left, and Eric Williams is developing a new system of algorithmic computer modeling that simulates the future of America’s grid infrastructure.
RIT researchers are developing a system of algorithmic computer modeling that will help policymakers produce and use electricity more efficiently.
College students from across the country participated in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in Computational Sensing this summer.
Can sensing technology reveal how readers make sense of narrated experiences in social media? What can sensing tell us about how online vs. face-to-face learning contexts influence students? Can sensory data processed with an algorithm accurately predict how a person rates a video clip? Thanks to a National Science Foundation grant, undergraduate students worked with RIT faculty to gain valuable experience in research projects such as these.