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2017 Institute News


Data and Technology Drive New Approaches to Parkinson’s Care, Research

October 18, 2017

Complex, multi-system diseases like Parkinson’s have long posed challenges to both scientists and physicians.  University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)  and university researchers, Charles Venuto, Pharm.D., Ray Dorsey, M.D., M.B.A., Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D. and M. Eshan Hoque, Ph.D. are now reaching for new tools, such as algorithms, machine learning, computer simulations, and mobile technologies, to both improve care and identify new therapies.


Matthew Trudeau Awarded Avangrid Foundation Scholarship

September 21, 2017

Matthew Trudeau of Rochester, NY, a data science master's candidate at the University of Rochester, is a scholarship recipient of the Avangrid Foundation, Inc.


Asaro Biggar Family Fellows in Data Science

September 19, 2017

Amanda Larracuente, assistant professor of biology, was appointed the Stephen Biggar ’92 and Elizabeth Asaro ’92 Fellow in Data Science, and Ehsan Hoque, assistant professor of computer science, was named the Asaro Biggar Family Fellow in Data Science. The fellowships carry a term of three years and allow the University to honor and encourage outstanding faculty early in their careers.


Data Science Consortium Announced for Rochester

September 14, 2017

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced $22.5 million in state support for the creation of the Rochester Data Science Consortium on the University of Rochester campus. The consortium will create up to 184 new jobs and is expected to leverage more than $285 million in federal research funds and private investment.


University of Rochester to Lead Data Science Consortium

September 14, 2017

With Harris Corporation as the consortium’s first partner, the University-led project will create up to 184 new direct jobs and is expected to leverage more than $285 million in federal research funds and private investment. The project also includes Wegmans Hall, the new 60,000-square-foot River Campus building that will house the new consortium, which is part the Goergen Institute for Data Science.


How Drunk Tweets and Big Data Will Effect You and Your Insurance Premiums

April 7, 2017

Like it or not, Big Data is fast becoming critical to competing in the field of insurance from underwriting to rating in the property and casualty insurance markets. As a result, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) are taking up the gauntlet and their Innovation and Technology Task Force is focusing on offering consumer protections related to how that influx of data is utilized.


AI learns when people are using hate speech, even when they use code words

March 28, 2017

Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an artificial intelligence system that can identify coded hate speech online.