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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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?

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