2019 Institute News
May 14, 2019
Henry Kautz, the founding director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science at the University of Rochester, is being recognized for his contributions to artificial intelligence and computational social science with a prestigious technical award from the world’s largest computing society.
April 12, 2019
Twelve awards were handed out Friday at the third annual Gwennies Awards luncheon, presented by the Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections. The event honors partners who exemplify the center’s values—respect, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, betterment, and purpose.
April 9, 2019
Data science makes it easier for police to monitor the activities of ordinary citizens, and for human resource departments to automatically whittle down a pile of job applications. Data science even enables Uber drivers to share among themselves who they consider to be “good” and “bad” customers.
March 26, 2019
Through “textual science,” Gregory Heyworth, an associate professor of English, uses different wavelengths of light to photograph and analyze cultural artifacts—salvaging objects whose legibility would otherwise be lost to time.
March 22, 2019
In a series of papers, Rochester professor Gourab Ghoshal and members of his lab are using the fundamental laws of physics to untangle the complex systems behind human behavior, urban planning, and social networks.