April 7, 2017
Like it or not, Big Data is fast becoming critical to competing in the field of insurance from underwriting to rating in the property and casualty insurance markets. As a result, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) are taking up the gauntlet and their Innovation and Technology Task Force is focusing on offering consumer protections related to how that influx of data is utilized.
March 28, 2017
Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an artificial intelligence system that can identify coded hate speech online.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017
A computer model to help clinicians predict Parkinson’s disease progression has landed two Rochester undergraduates and their faculty mentor a top honor from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017
By tracking data on job placement, salaries, and location, students can “go online and see that, just because you have an English degree or a psychology degree, it doesn’t mean you have to work for a certain company.”
Thu, 16 Mar 2017
In one current clinical trial, biosensors worn by patients with Parkinson's and Huntington's disease generate 25 million measurements over a two-day period.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017
Machine learning provides computers with the ability to learn from labeled examples and observations of data. Researchers at Rochester are developing computer programs incorporating machine learning to teach robots and software to understand natural language and body language, make predictions from social media, and model human cognition.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017
Researchers at the University are at the cutting edge of the intersection of data science and music: developing databases to study music history, and creating algorithms to automatically identify a genre or singer.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017
Student host Nick Bruno ’17 talks with Warner School of Education professors Kara Finnigan and Karen DeAngelis about the opportunities and challenges data science presents to K-12 education researchers.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017
From field hockey to football, teams rely on statistics to evaluate players, opponents, and strategy. “What we have now is so much better than just a few years ago,” says men’s basketball coach Luke Flockerzi. “I can’t imagine what’s in store in the years ahead.”
Mon, 27 Feb 2017
Kim Stagg ’17 covers a lot of ground during each soccer team practice and game. Thanks to an innovative data science program, she and her coaches now know just how much. In fact, she left cleat marks on more than 90% of Fauver Stadium during last season's closer against Emory. Stagg and her teammates wear GPS devices that track movement, heart rate, and exertion levels, helping her coaches know how much recovery time she might need to avoid injury.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017
One of the first Rochester students to graduate with a BA in data science, Ulrik Soderstrom ’16, ’17 (MS) is combining his love of math and computers with a passion for environmental sustainability and renewables.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017
Researchers can track the flu, consumer preferences, and movie box office sales, all from the millions of tweets posted every day.