2016 News Archive

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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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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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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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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Cloud computing changes the way we practice public speaking

June 15, 2016

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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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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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Two students receive Davis Projects for Peace grant

March 28, 2016


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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