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2017 Institute News

 

Ghoshal Article "Morphology of Travel Routes and the Organization of Cities" Published

December 20, 2017

Gourab Ghoshal, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy with joint appointments in the departments of Computer Science and Mathematics, had his article “Morphology of travel routes and the organization of cities” published in Nature Communications on 20th December 2017. Ghoshal is also a Rochester Data Science Center of Excellence distinguished researcher.

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Henry Kautz to Discuss Artificial Intelligence on Radio Program

December 20, 2017

Henry Kautz, the Robin and Tim Wentworth Director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science and a professor of computer science, is scheduled be a guest on WXXI’s Connections with Evan Dawson at noon today. He will be speaking about the promises and dangers of artificial intelligence and its impact on privacy, national security, jobs, and social cohesion. Listen online or at 1370AM.

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Distinguished Speaker Jeannette Wing urges ‘data for good’

December 14, 2017

Many people think of data science in terms of analysis of datasets. But as Jeannette Wing, the new director of data science at Columbia University, stressed to an audience at the University of Rochester’s Goergen Institute for Data Science recently, data science entails a lot more than that.

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School of Nursing Professor Recognized by American Heart Association

November 30, 2017

Mina Attin, an assistant professor at the School of Nursing, has been honored by the American Heart Association for her work to improve survival odds in patients who suffer cardiac arrest while hospitalized.

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Data Science Student Co-founds KBH Consultancy

November 27, 2017

Three University students, including two from the Hajim School, decided to address the low percentage of African high school graduates who go on to universities, and the high dropout rates among those who do. Realizing the obstacles posed by poverty and lack of quality institutions of higher learning throughout the African continent, William Kaseu ’18, a financial economics major; Frederico Hama ’20 of mechanical engineering; and Dewey Bazirake’20 of data science and international business, co-founded KBH Consultancy to help international students understand the steps required to attend a university in the United States.  For more, see their website.

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Veterans Alliance offers fellowship, structure

November 10, 2017

Thank you to our veterans who have served our country!  John Bissonette, mentioned in this article about the University of Rochester's Veterans Alliance, in an undergrad in data science who served in the Marines. Not mentioned in this article is data science MS candidate, Oran Alston, who is an Army veteran.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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