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How Drunk Tweets and Big Data Will Effect You and Your Insurance Premiums

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.


AI learns when people are using hate speech, even when they use code words

March 28, 2017

Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an artificial intelligence system that can identify coded hate speech online.


Student work earns national praise in data science competition

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.


Career Center using data to connect students, employers

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.”


Skin sensors provide wealth of patient data

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.


Machine learning advances human-computer interaction

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.


The mysteries of music—and the key of data

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.


QuadCast: ‘When you have big data, you can get very lost’

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.


Student athletes find big wins in big data

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.”


GPS sensors give women’s soccer team analytic edge

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.


Data science for a better planet

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.


Millions of tweets are a gold mine for data mining

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.