News by Topic: Artificial Intelligence
As one of the highest-ranked universities in the nation for computer science, RIT is a hotbed for research on artificial intelligence. Both professors and students alike work on numerous projects to see how AI can be ethically used to improve areas such as energy, medicine, and combatting false information.
January 15, 2021
New economy majors connect with emerging careers
Analytical thinking, complex problem solving, creativity, resiliency, and flexibility are among the top skills needed for emerging careers by 2025. Anticipating these rapid changes in the workplace—further accelerated by lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—RIT is seizing on the opportunity to guide students to “new economy majors” that are multidisciplinary, transformative, and future-focused.
January 8, 2021
Engineering faculty member wins Air Force Research grant for work in improvements to neuromorphic computing systems
Faculty-researcher Cory Merkel recently received a grant from the Air Force Research Lab for developing more secure AI functionality including how it defends against system attacks, and, through training the system, how it could learn to anticipate triggers for possible system attacks.
December 16, 2020
Scientists complete yearlong pulsar timing study after reviving long-dormant radio telescopes
While the scientific community grapples with the loss of the Arecibo radio telescope, astronomers who recently revived a long-dormant radio telescope array in Argentina hope it can help modestly compensate for the work Arecibo did in pulsar timing.
November 18, 2020
Podcast: Global Cybersecurity Institute Unlocks a New Level
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 40: Steve Hoover, the Katherine Johnson Executive Director of GCI, and Justin Pelletier, a computing security lecturer and director of GCI Cyber Range and Training Center, provide a sneak peek of what the Global Cybersecurity Institute's new 52,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility has to offer.
November 13, 2020
RIT celebrates graduate student research with weeklong virtual symposium Nov. 16-20
RIT will celebrate graduate research during the 13th annual Graduate Education Week and Showcase: A Vision into the Future. The virtual event—Nov. 16 to 20—creates a platform for sharing and exchanging ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic, with pre-recorded and live presentations, demonstrations, visual exhibitions, and an alumni panel discussion.
October 21, 2020
Ph.D. student uses computing to help solve 90-year-old math problem
David Narváez, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, used his expertise in symmetry-breaking to help a cluster of computers solve a 90-year-old math problem called Keller’s conjecture in just 30 minutes. He also brought in techniques that make the proof verifiable, meaning that mathematical computer programs can confirm the answer is correct.
October 14, 2020
RIT, URMC receive grant to study benefits of AI-enabled toilet seat technology
Toilet seats with high-tech sensors might be the non-invasive technology of the future that could help reduce hospital return rates of individuals with heart disease. A joint project by researchers at RIT and the University of Rochester Medical Center will determine if in-home monitoring can successfully record vital signs and reduce risk and costly re-hospitalization rates for people with heart failure. The five-year, $2.9 million venture is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
October 14, 2020
National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator awards $1 million grant to team
Matt Huenerfauth, professor and expert in computing accessibility research, is part of a team that has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to use artificial intelligence to better understand the role of facial expressions in signed and spoken languages.
October 9, 2020
In a battle of AI versus AI, researchers are preparing for the coming wave of deepfake propaganda
Essay by John Sohrawardi, computing and informational sciences Ph.D. student, and Matthew Wright, professor of computing security, published by The Conversation.
October 1, 2020
Deepfakes: How One Reporter Fared Trying to Outthink Misinformation
A reporter from South Carolina Public Radio recounts his experience working with John Sohrawardi, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, on a project to help reporters detect deepfake content.
October 1, 2020
Deepfakes: How USC is Fighting to Stay Ahead of Misinformation
South Carolina Public Radio talks to Matthew Wright, director of the Center for Cybersecurity Research, and John Sohrawardi, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student.
September 23, 2020
Student Research Team Create Prototype of Secure Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications System
IEEE features an RIT student research team that invented a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications system prototype.