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Rochester cosmology group has all eyes on dark energy

Mon, 25 Nov 2019

Rochester’s newly formed cosmology group is at work to create the most detailed 3-D map of the universe ever seen.


From intern to data scientist, in a new University role

Tue, 29 Oct 2019

The link between data science and communications may not always seem so clear cut, but Harrison Frank ’19 is bringing his expertise in pattern recognition and strategic problem-solving to the University’s communications efforts as the new data scientist and design researcher.


Using machine learning to understand climate change

Thu, 10 Oct 2019

In a vast ocean where direct observational data is scarce, Rochester researchers are using data science to understand how shallow coastal waters and deep oceans contribute to the methane found in the atmosphere.


What do you do when your motor melts? The solution lies in data

Tue, 09 Jul 2019

Last year, Rochester’s Solar Splash team didn’t even make it to the college championships solar and electric boating. This year, a renewed focus on data science saw the team take home awards for innovation and most improved team.


A prescription for physician frustration

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Jesse Wang’s dual doctorates in medicine and translational biomedical science will position him to ease the burdens of e-records for his fellow physicians. His prototype of a virtual assistant is a finalist in the American College of Physicians' "Innovation Challenge."


Can the laws of physics untangle traffic jams, stock markets, and other complex systems?

Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Gourab Ghoshal is using the fundamental laws of physics to untangle the complex systems behind human behavior, urban planning, and social networks.


Will data science and smartphone apps predict if you are telling the truth?

Fri, 30 Nov 2018

Imagine if lie-detection apps became widely available on everyone’s phones or computers. Computer scientist Ehsan Hoque will use a new $1 million grant to explore the benefits and ethical risks of this type of tech.


Can Twitter ‘sockpuppets’ actually get you fired?

Mon, 29 Oct 2018

A Twitter spat ended up causing a science fiction writer to lose his job. Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina used data science to show how the incident was in part fueled by bots and "sockpuppets."