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How I Learned To Love Statistics — And Why You Should, Too

November 22, 2016

NPR

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Round table explores opportunities for data science collaboration

November 8, 2016

Goergen Institute for Data Science Industry Round Table

A data science round table brought representatives from a dozen industries to the University of Rochester last week to explore opportunities for collaboration. Much of the discussion involved how cooperation between industry and the University could help address such issues as soaring health care costs, the challenges involved in sharing data, and finding ways to retain graduates with computational skills in upstate New York.

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Every Asian American has been asked this question. A computer gives the best answer.

October 21, 2016

The Washington Post

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Digital public health presents opportunities, challenges

September 19, 2016

Auer and Fu Seminar

Two researchers recently visited the University of Rochester to make the case for harnessing big data mined from social media to aid public and environmental health efforts. King-wa Fu and Matthew R. Auer presented their insights during a seminar sponsored by the Center for Energy and Environment and the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

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Stanford Conducts One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100)

September 1, 2016

Artificial Intelligence

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Three health analytics projects receive pilot funding

August 25, 2016

University of Rochester

Three teams of researchers from the University of Rochester are recipients of pilot funding from the University’s Goergen Institute for Data Science.  The institute has identified health analytics — leveraging large sets of clinical, genomic, and lifestyle data to predict individual health outcomes — as one of its top priorities.

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Ehsan Hoque: MIT Technology Review ‘Innovator under 35’

August 23, 2016

Ehsan Hoque

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This is your brain on sentences

August 12, 2016

Brain activity patterns

Researchers, including CoE Distinguished Researcher, Rajeev Raizada, at the University of Rochester have, for the first time, decoded and predicted the brain activity patterns of word meanings within sentences, and successfully predicted what the brain patterns would be for new sentences.

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Avangrid Foundation Announces Recipients of Scholarships Supporting Energy, Data Science and Environmental Research

August 11, 2016

Avangrid

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10 years later, ‘inconsequential’ tweets a boon for researchers

July 15, 2016

Twitter

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Thomas Howard wins Best Paper Award at the Robotics Science & Systems conference

July 11, 2016

Robotics

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Cloud computing changes the way we practice public speaking

June 15, 2016

Microsoft Logo

People often rank public speaking as the number one fear that they face. New cloud-based technology from researchers at the University of Rochester lets speakers polish and practice at home in front of their computer camera, while the analysis provides instant feedback about improvement.

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Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

June 4, 2016

Social Entrepreneurship

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Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Speakers

June 1, 2016

CCC

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Urban Impact Through Social Entrepreneurship

May 12, 2016

Social Entrepreneurship

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Rochester’s first data science graduates delve into big data

May 10, 2016

The Daily Dot

The inaugural crop of students in Rochester’s new data science programs are completing their first year of study. Some are completing their degrees, having finished a year of graduate study or having gotten started early by taking prerequisites for an undergraduate degree. Others are just beginning. But what unites them all is an enthusiasm for discovering ways to make the most of information.

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Young women are unfollowing Hillary Clinton more than any other 2016 candidate

May 2, 2016

The Daily Dot

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Collaborative Pilot Award Program in Health Data Analytics: Request for Pilot Award Applications

April 29, 2016

University of Rochester Pilot Award Program

The purpose of this initial Pilot Award Program by the Goergen Institute for Data Science is to promote new cross campus, multidisciplinary collaborations with a goal to utilize data to predict and improve health outcomes. Application deadline: June 7, 2016

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Three ways artificial intelligence is helping to save the world

April 26, 2016

Ensia

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DandyHacks 2016

April 25, 2016

DandyHacks 2016

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Data science senior, Ulrik Soderstrom, receives Percy Dutton Prize

April 15, 2016

Ulrik Soderstrom

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RocHackHealth: A Path Toward New Solutions to Health Care Issues

April 12, 2016

CTSI

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Winners of the Dandyhacks 2016 hackathon have been announced

April 8, 2016

Huffington Post

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Chief Scientist At 1-Page Reveals How To Get Started In Machine Learning

April 4, 2016

Huffington Post

Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and Chief Scientist at 1-Page, Alex Smola, discusses the skills needed for a career in machine learning. The skills mentioned are incorporated into the University of Rochester's undergraduate and graduate degree in data science.

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Two students receive Davis Projects for Peace grant

March 28, 2016

Manzi

Data science major, Ian Manzi '18, and geology major, Derrick Murekezi '19, were selected to receive a $10,000 grant from Davis Projects for Peace, a highly competitive national program that promotes peace and intercultural understanding. The two will use the funding to implement their summer project, titled “Critical Thinking for Peace: Sustaining Peace in Post-Conflict Regions,” in Rwanda this July. 

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Can a computer tell if you’re drinking while tweeting?

March 21, 2016

Tweet map

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Parkinson’s App Celebrates Milestone, Featured by Apple

March 21, 2016

Parkinsons

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University of Rochester studies drunk tweets

March 18, 2016

Newspaper

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Twitter Facial Analysis Reveals Demographics of Presidential Campaign Followers

March 18, 2016

MIT

The University of Rochester's Yu Wang and his research team have analyzed the Twitter follower demographics of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. They study both candidates’ followers, their user names, geographical information and each follower’s number of followers to determine their influence.

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Paying attention to words not just images leads to better captions

March 15, 2016

computer generated captions

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Algorithm reads tweets to figure out which restaurants make you sick

March 8, 2016

nemesis app

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Tech Companies, New and Old, Clamor to Entice Cloud Computing Experts

March 6, 2016

New York Times

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Creating a Human "Check Engine Light"

March 5, 2016

Newspaper

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Computer Science as Liberal Arts Enabler

February 23, 2016

Inside Higher Ed

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Pic-scanning AI estimates city air pollution from mass of photos

February 5, 2016

new scientist logo

Last year, UR's Jiebo Luo and his research group trained a neural network to sort photos taken at Beijing tourist attractions by haze levels.

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‘Big Data’ generates need for ‘Data Diplomacy’

January 28, 2016

Dye

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