2019 Institute News
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.