News by Topic: Research
March 31, 2020
Making a quantum leap
Researchers from RIT’s Future Photon Initiative, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory, have produced the Department of Defense’s first-ever fully integrated quantum photonics wafer.
March 18, 2020
Students combine technology and design to help others
The LiveAbility Lab is a partnership between RIT and the Al Sigl Community of Agencies, a collaborative network of organizations in Rochester that serves children and adults with special needs. The lab, which is located on Al Sigl’s Wolk Campus, opened in 2018. The goal is to develop a pipeline of accessible technology projects that are conceived at RIT and take root at the LiveAbility Lab on their way to development in the marketplace.
March 18, 2020
RIT’s K-12 program partners with Army
RIT’s K-12 University Center is leveraging the university’s strength in experiential learning and career readiness in a new partnership with the Army Educational Outreach Program. RIT will receive $14 million to expand the Army’s apprenticeship programs and cultivate a STEM-literate workforce that reflects the nation’s demographics.
March 10, 2020
Getting in Gear: Research at RIT improves gear design, materials and manufacturing operations
Gears make the industrial world go ’round. And RIT engineering faculty and doctoral students are working to keep them moving efficiently.
March 9, 2020
POSTPONED: Small Science, Big Impact: Engineering lab celebrates 30-year anniversary
RIT's Thermal Analysis and Microfluidics Lab is celebrating 30 years of contributing to the fields of fuel cells, microfluidic systems and infrared imaging.
March 9, 2020
RIT professor explores the art and science of statistical machine learning
Statistical machine learning is at the core of modern-day advances in artificial intelligence, but RIT professor Ernest Fokoué argues that applying it correctly requires equal parts science and art. Fokoué emphasized the human element of statistical machine learning in his primer on the field that graced the cover of a recent edition of Notices of the American Mathematical Society.
March 4, 2020
RIT to host workshop exploring the intersection of photonics and quantum technology
RIT will bring international pioneers in the advancement of photonics for quantum devices to campus this summer for a special workshop. The Photonics for Quantum Workshop 2 takes place June 23-25 at the RIT campus.
March 4, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout: Did RIT Scientists Find A Baby Giant Planet?
Universe Today features Joel Kastner, professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, and astrophysical sciences and technology Ph.D. students Annie Dickson-Vandervelde and Emily Wilson.
February 28, 2020
New surface mount technology equipment added to RIT’s Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly
RIT recently received new electronics assembly equipment for its Center for Electronics and Manufacturing Assembly (CEMA). The university installed a DEK NeoHorizen printing machine, used by electronics manufacturers to precisely place transistors onto electronic circuit boards.
February 27, 2020
Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly receives automated optical inspection equipment
RIT recently installed a MIRTEC MV3 OMNI automated, optical inspection machine in its Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly (CEMA). The equipment enables researchers and manufacturers to better inspect transistors that must be methodically aligned on printed circuit boards used in electronic devices such as smart phones, game consoles and computer systems.
February 25, 2020
POSTPONED: RIT hosts Conference on Effective Access Technology March 17
From furniture and toys that assist children with special needs to car seats that help people with mobility issues enter and exit vehicles safely, cutting-edge technologies designed to enhance accessibility for individuals across a wide range of physical and cognitive challenges will be on display March 17 at the fifth Conference on Effective Access Technology.
February 21, 2020
Podcast: Using AI to Root Out Deep Fake Videos
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 32: Deep learning, part of artificial intelligence, is being used to create fake videos that look and sound like the real thing. Professor Matthew Wright, director of RIT’s Center for Cybersecurity Research, talks with John Sohrawardi, a Ph.D. student in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, about software they are creating that uses AI to help journalists root out deep fake videos.