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Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

In an analysis of thousands of tweets from Star Wars fans, associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina found that offensive language doubled and hate speech jumped by 60 percent when those tweets were directed at actress Kelly Marie Tran or her character Rose Tico, the first nonwhite female lead character in the franchise.


First chief data officer: Better data = better decisions

Fri, 31 Aug 2018

Trained as an economist with 20 years of experience at the Federal Reserve, Sandra (San) Cannon’s job is to help the University make better use of the data generated by hundreds of offices and departments.


Using data science to tell which of these people is lying

Tue, 22 May 2018

University researchers are using data science to analyze more than 1 million facial expressions to more accurately detect deception based on a smile.


Virtual reality app offers personalized psychotherapy

Tue, 13 Feb 2018

A multidisciplinary team of University doctors, engineers, and musicians is working together to create an immersive, customized experience that brings cognitive-behavioral therapy to a patient's smartphone.


Data, technology drive new approaches to Parkinson’s care

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

Medical Center researchers are reaching for new tools, such as algorithms, machine learning, computer simulations, and mobile technologies, to both improve care and identify new therapies for complex, multi-system diseases like Parkinson’s.


Alumni gift strengthens athletics and data science

Tue, 19 Sep 2017

In recognition of a gift from University trustee Stephen Biggar ’92 and his wife, Elisabeth Asaro-Biggar ’92—both former varsity soccer players— the entryway to Genesee Hall and the Boehning Varsity House will be named the Big “R” Atrium.


Governor Cuomo announces support for University-led data science consortium

Thu, 14 Sep 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced $20 million in state support for the creation of a Rochester Data Science Consortium at the University of Rochester, with Harris Corporation as the consortium’s first partner.


Goergen Institute for Data Science provides new opportunities for collaboration

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

Launched in 2016, the institute serves as a hub, bringing together researchers in fields such as public health and political science, with experts in machine learning and data mining.