From the Newscenter...
Tue, 09 Jul 2019
Last year, Rochester’s Solar Splash team didn’t even make it to the college championships solar and electric boating. This year, a renewed focus on data science saw the team take home awards for innovation and most improved team.
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Jesse Wang’s dual doctorates in medicine and translational biomedical science will position him to ease the burdens of e-records for his fellow physicians. His prototype of a virtual assistant is a finalist in the American College of Physicians' "Innovation Challenge."
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Gourab Ghoshal is using the fundamental laws of physics to untangle the complex systems behind human behavior, urban planning, and social networks.
Fri, 30 Nov 2018
Imagine if lie-detection apps became widely available on everyone’s phones or computers. Computer scientist Ehsan Hoque will use a new $1 million grant to explore the benefits and ethical risks of this type of tech.
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
A Twitter spat ended up causing a science fiction writer to lose his job. Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina used data science to show how the incident was in part fueled by bots and "sockpuppets."
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Since its inception in 2017, the consortium has expanded the number of member companies and created a pool of skilled data science students to assist companies on short notice.
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
In an analysis of thousands of tweets from Star Wars fans, associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina found that offensive language doubled and hate speech jumped by 60 percent when those tweets were directed at actress Kelly Marie Tran or her character Rose Tico, the first nonwhite female lead character in the franchise.
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Trained as an economist with 20 years of experience at the Federal Reserve, Sandra (San) Cannon’s job is to help the University make better use of the data generated by hundreds of offices and departments.