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2014 News Archive


HTR announces new downtown incubator

December 16, 2014

Artist rendering of the redeveloped Sibley Building.

High Tech Rochester (HTR) will expand its operations to the center of Rochester, creating an incubation facility that will serve as the cornerstone of the city’s new innovation zone.  The $24 million facility will be located in the Sibley Building.


2015 HTR LaunchPad Class Forming

December 15, 2014

HTR LaunchPad Program

Program participants run the gamut from teams firmly established in the software business to recent graduates just starting their software companies. Free of charge with a competitive application process, the HTR LaunchPad provides support for up to ten startup companies or teams, providing one year of advisory services and access to HTR’s incubation facilities, including an initial 12-week program.


Making sense through order

December 15, 2014

Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Cognitive scientists at the University of Rochester say they have an alternative to the standard explanation for why order matters when the human mind processes information. Instead of ignoring the order in which people receive information, they embrace it.


Big data drawing big student enrollments

December 13, 2014

Big Data

From Poets and Quants: How does Netflix recommend TV shows and movies for you? How does the Center for Disease Control predict the spread of infectious diseases? All of these questions can be answered by some (relatively) simple big data analysis. Business analytics and big data analysis courses are popping up at MBA programs at a frenzied pace. 


New data science course offered at UR in spring 2015: Network Science Analytics in the Big Data Era

December 12, 2014

Hajim logo

Professor Gonzalo Mateos will be offering a new course on the science of networks. This course will provide students with the mathematical tools and computational training to understand large-scale networks in the current era of Big Data.


Simon Business School revamps MS program in business analytics

December 8, 2014

Business Analytics

Simon Business School is responding to rapid change in the ever-growing “Big Data” world by revamping its existing MS program in business analytics curriculum to address these shifting needs.


Checkmate: A student helps harness the power of the Internet to bring new players to an old pastime

December 1, 2014


A student helps harness the power of the Internet to bring new players to an old pastime.


Molecular Clouds Show Off Potential, Beauty of Data Visualization

November 24, 2014

Data Visualization

Check out the the winning images to the data visualization contest sponsored by the Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation (HSCCI).


IDS Faculty, Jiebo Luo, Co-Organizing International Social Media Data Mining Workshop in December

November 11, 2014

Jiebo Luo

The Institute for Data Science's Jiebo Luo, a professor of computer science, is co-organizing a workshop titled "Social Media Data Mining" for the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) in Shenzhen, China, December 14 - 17, 2014.


IDS Faculty, Adam Frank, Writes NPR Blog Titled "Are You Important?"

November 11, 2014

Are You Important?

There are many, many questions network science can answer. But to get a sense of how it all works, let's start with one that haunts most of humanity at one time or another: "Am I important?"


Joint AAAS/FBI/UNICRI Report on Big Data in Life Sciences Illuminates Challenges, Risks and Rewards

November 10, 2014



Models of History

November 1, 2014

multi-layer map of Bermuda

How is digital technology helping scholars interested in cultural history understand the past? And will you one day ‘visit’ long-lost places?


The one app you need on your résumé if you want a job at Google

October 17, 2014

screenshot of MathLab program

If you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you. Especially if you know how to use MatLab, a code and data analysis and management tool. (BusinessInsider)


Alumnus brings data-driven approach to Bills

September 15, 2014

Mike Lyons at football stadium

As director of the Buffalo Bills’ first analytics department, Mike Lyons ’88S (MBA) has parlayed his passion for the team into a head-office position that he calls a “dream come true.”


The hottest jobs In IT: Training tomorrow's data scientists

June 26, 2014

stock image of a pencil drawing a chart

From Forbes: Graduates who understand fundamental methods of machine learning — or data mining and predictive analytics — are in high demand across all industries, says Henry Kautz.


University previews new data visualization lab

June 23, 2014

View of data visualization lab

The VISTA Collaboratory completes a high performance supercomputing system on a massive scale and is one of only a handful of similar labs in the U.S.


Wegman Foundation gives $17 million to University

April 1, 2014

Danny Wegman

In recognition of a $10 million lead gift to the Institute of Data Science, the institute's new landmark building will be named for the Wegman family.