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2015 News Archive

 

Huffpost Live Deep Dive: Should We Fear AI? Featuring Prof. Henry Kautz

November 18, 2015

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Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

October 29, 2015

Drinking Habits

Using photos and text from Instagram, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester has shown that this data can not only expose patterns of underage drinking more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys, but also find new patterns, such as what alcohol brands or types are favored by different demographic groups. 

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Search for Faculty in Data Science

October 23, 2015

Meliora

The University of Rochester is seeking applicants for tenure track or tenured positions in interdisciplinary research areas within data science. This search complements department-specific searches in data science currently underway.

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25 Best Jobs for Work-Life Balance (2015) - Data Scientist Number One

October 20, 2015

Glassdoor

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November 14: Rochester Healthcare Deep Data Dive!

October 15, 2015

Healthcare Deep Data Dive

The Rochester Center for Health Informatics and the Goergen Institute for Data Science will host its inaugural Rochester Healthcare Deep Data Dive (ROCHD3) unconference in the Saunders Research Building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 14. The event is free to attend, though registration is required.

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IA map shows human-intelligence tech is surging

October 6, 2015

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For the real hits of fashion week, look to computer science

October 5, 2015

Elements from the often outrageous styles seen on fashion runways

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Dancing with Computers

September 11, 2015

Graphic showing laptop at table

Go into any public space and look at the people around you. Odds are, some if not most of them will have their neck craned downward, their eyes lowered, and one hand cradling their phone. You’re looking at one of the primary relationships in the lives of many people today.

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New Science & Engineering Quadrangle being designed to complement future Wegmans Hall

September 10, 2015

Quad

The quadrangle enclosed by Robert B. Goergen Hall, Hylan Hall, Hutchison Hall, the Computer Studies Building and the future Wegmans Hall will be transformed beginning next spring with new walkways, trees, seating, and a botanical rain garden.

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Big data presents big challenges, big opportunities in environmental health

August 24, 2015

Big Data and Environmental Health

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NIST to Host First App Challenge to Improve Data Access

July 28, 2015

NIST

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Seligman leading UR's evolution

July 26, 2015

Joel Seligman

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URMC Supporting Global Health with Technology, Big Data

July 8, 2015

UR Medicine

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UR Now Offering Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Biomedical Data Science

June 24, 2015

Engineering and CS Graduates

The Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Biomedical Data Science (CAS-BDS) is a multidisciplinary, cross-departmental University-wide graduate credential administered jointly by the UR's CTSI and the Department of Public Health Sciences.

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U.S. Obesity Data Challenge

June 19, 2015

Obesity Data Challenge

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The 2015 Vizzies - Call for Submissions

June 15, 2015

Engineering and CS Graduates

The National Science Foundation and Popular Science have teamed up once again to issue a challenge: Can you visualize a scientific idea, concept, or story in an arresting way?

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It’s a fantastic time to graduate in the US as an engineer or computer scientist

June 8, 2015

Engineering and CS Graduates

An in-depth survey (pdf) that the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) just released offers an early glimpse of how most (65%) of the 266,119 people who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in the US last year are making out on the job market.

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Preliminary construction work to begin June 15 at site of new Wegmans Hall

June 3, 2015

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UR takes deep dive into big data

May 22, 2015

Solomon Abiola

Rochester's Democrat and Chronicle featured a story on UR's big data initiatives highlighting research, the new building, and academic programs. Solomon Abiola, Henry Kautz, and Rob Clark were all featured and quoted.

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Q&A: UR dean says big data is a big deal

May 22, 2015

Jonathan Carroll-Nellenback, a computational scientist at the University’s Center for Integrated Research Computing

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New smartphone app would track spread of Ebola

May 21, 2015

Ebola

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Pop history's pivotal moments: Has big data settled the debate?

May 6, 2015

Snoop Dogg

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NSF announces first NSF Research Traineeship awards

April 6, 2015

Ehsan Hoque

IDS' Henry Kautz is among one of the principal investigators awarded with the NSF Research Traineeship awards. Each project addresses an interdisciplinary topic of national importance.

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Wearable technology can help with public speaking

March 30, 2015

Google Glass

Speaking in public is the top fear for many people. Now, researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of Rochester have developed an intelligent user interface for “smart glasses” that gives real-time feedback to the speaker on volume modulation and speaking rate, while being minimally distracting.

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Robert and Pamela Goergen Commit $11 Million to Institute for Data Science

March 27, 2015

Pamela and Robert Goergen

The Goergens’ support is the latest multimillion-dollar commitment to the University’s Data Science Initiative, the centerpiece of Rochester’s five-year strategic plan.

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Meliora Challenge Surpasses $1.2 Billion Initial Goal

March 25, 2015

university leaders standing around sign that reads $1,206,508,910

The University of Rochester’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, has surpassed its initial $1.2 billion goal. The campaign’s primary objective was achieved thanks in part to an $11 million commitment from Robert and Pamela Goergen to the University’s Institute for Data Science.

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Dorsey Honored at White House for Parkinson's Work

March 24, 2015

Amazon CTO, Werner Vogel

URMC neurologist Ray Dorsey, M.D., M.P.H. was honored today at the White House as one of seven “Champions of Change” who are doing extraordinary work to advocate for better treatments and a cure for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

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University launches center for renewable energy

March 23, 2015

Wind Farm

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Enterprise More: Amazon CTO Hiring SXSW Amazon is hiring so many people that interviews take up more than 30% of many engineers' time

March 17, 2015

Amazon CTO, Werner Vogel

Amazon is growing at such a rapid pace that many engineers spend a big chunk of their time on the hiring process, CTO Werner Vogels said at a panel held by ff Venture Capital at mega-conference SXSW last weekend. 

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Giving Back: How Philanthropy Enables Innovation

March 13, 2015

Stephen Dewhurst

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Henry Kautz installed as Wentworth Director of Institute for Data Science

March 12, 2015

Kautz

Henry Kautz installed as the Robin and Tim Wentworth Director of the Institute for Data Science. The Wentworths, University of Rochester parents and supporters, have committed $3 million to endow the directorship.

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Renowned expert gave presentation on breakthroughs in data science

March 11, 2015

Eric Horvitz

Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft Research and member of the Institute for Data Science's external advisory committee, was on campus on March 3, 2015 to discuss how data science can help solve previously intractable problems in clinical medicine, public health, transportation, disaster recovery, and many other areas. 

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Apple Highlights Parkinson'sApp with URMC Ties

March 9, 2015

Parkinson's Disease

A new iPhone mobile app which allows patients with Parkinson’s disease to track their symptoms in real time and share this information with researchers was featured by Apple executives today during the company’s semi-annual product launch event.  

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IDS External Advisory Committee Member, Bart Selman, Receives the IJCAI-15 John McCarthy Award

March 3, 2015

IJCAI

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Med Center Research Associate receives NSF grant to help fight Ebola

March 2, 2015

Solomon Abiola

A research associate in the Medical Center, Abiola recently received a $130,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a smartphone app that can track the symptoms of a population in real time. He leaves for Nigeria to begin implementing his idea in the next month.

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Social Media vs. Word-of-Mouth Impact on TV Viewing

February 25, 2015

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IDS Director, Henry Kautz, Speaking at Leveraging Technology's "Carpe Datum!" Event in March

February 9, 2015

Carpe Datum!

IDS director and professor of Computer Science will be speaking at Leveraging Technology's "Carpe Datum!" event on March 10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

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Robin and Tim Wentworth make $3 million commitment to endow directorship of Institute for Data Science

February 5, 2015

Wentworth

Robin and Tim Wentworth, University of Rochester parents and supporters, have committed $3 million to endow the directorship of the Institute for Data Science (IDS). 

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A picture is worth 1000 words, but how many emotions?

February 5, 2015

Political campaigning

Jiebo Luo, professor of computer science at the University of Rochester, in collaboration with researchers at Adobe Research has come up with a more accurate way than currently possible to train computers to be able to digest data that comes in the form of images.

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World must prepare for 'war' against future deadly pandemic: Bill Gates

January 29, 2015

© REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates addresses the audience of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) conference in Berlin January 27, 2015.

From MSN: The world was caught completely unprepared for what’s become the largest Ebola outbreak since the virus was discovered in 1976. Hoping to circumvent any future outbreaks, Bill Gates said this week that we must begin using new technology to prepare for future outbreaks.

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New app would monitor mental health through “selfie” videos, social media

January 29, 2015

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Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an innovative approach to turn any computer or smartphone with a camera into a personal mental health monitoring device.

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IDS External Advisory Committee Member, Eric Horvitz, Receives AAAI Feigenbaum Prize

January 27, 2015

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Eric Horvitz, member of IDS' External Advisory Committee, receives AAAI Feigenbaum Prize. The AAAI Feigenbaum Prize is awarded biennially to recognize and encourage outstanding Artificial Intelligence research advances that are made by using experimental methods of computer science.

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Video Spotlight: Tracking Flu Via Twitter

January 26, 2015

aerial view of New York with twitter balloon captions

Researchers at the University of Rochester showed last year how Twitter can be used to predict how likely it is for a Twitter user to become sick. They have now used Twitter to model how other factors -- social status, exposure to pollution, interpersonal interaction and others -- influence health.

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