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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.


Wegmans Hall opens doors to data science

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

Dedicated during Meliora Weekend last fall, Wegmans Hall will open for researchers this year and will become the home to the Goergen Institute for Data Science.


Using data science to understand global climate systems

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

Climate scientists and computer scientists are working together to understand what drives the global climate system—from deep in the ocean to high in the sky.


The future of the past

Wed, 12 Apr 2017

Trained as a scholar of medieval literature, Gregory Heyworth has become a “textual scientist.” He recovers the words and images of cultural heritage objects that have been lost, through damage and erasure, to time. To rescue them, he and collaborators on the aptly named Lazarus Project use a transportable multispectral imaging lab—the only one in the world—to make the undecipherable, and even the invisible, legible again.


Big library, big data

Fri, 07 Apr 2017

“Libraries have been managing data for centuries,” says Marcy Strong, head of metadata service at River Campus Libraries. And in the new field of data science, practitioners will rely on work University librarians have long done.


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.