2018 Institute News

Hoque Receives Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (ECASE-ARMY)

November 26, 2018

A $1 million Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the Army Research Office will enable assistant professor of computer science Ehsan Hoque to develop lie-detecting technology, but also explore ways to ensure it is used responsibly. ECASE awards are the highest honor bestowed by the ARO  to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.

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Research Will Employ Data Science to Determine Suicide Risk in Elderly

October 24, 2018

A new research program will harness machine learning and data science to sift through tens of millions of records of U.S. nursing home and assisted living residents to identify risk factors for suicide. The project, which will bring together researchers at the Medical Center and the Goergen Institute for Data Science, is supported by a $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

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UR Named National Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Research

October 3, 2018

The University of Rochester has been selected as a Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The new $9.2 million award brings together researchers from industry and multiple academic institutions to focus on the development of digital tools to enhance understanding of the disease, engage broad populations in research, and accelerate the development of new treatments for Parkinson’s disease.   

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High school students take a dive into data science

July 30, 2018

How has the number of movies changed over time? Which countries have produced the most feature films? Which directors’ movies are highest ranked? And who makes the longest and shortest films? There’s no shortage of this kind of information at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), which stores information on nearly 500,000 feature films from all over the world. The challenge for 18 high school students attending the University of Rochester’s summer precollege program: How to make sense of it all in a visually compelling, easily understood fashion.

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