Arts, Sciences and Engineering Research at Rochester

At the University, Arts, Sciences and Engineering spans 24 departments, from art history to mechanical engineering. Our research—pursued in labs, classrooms, offices, libraries, and sites on- and off-campus—reflects that diversity.

This Month’s Featured Research

Arts & Humanities



Mike Jarvis’ excavation project on Smiths Island in Bermuda aims to document the arrival and development of Englishmen and Africans during the early 1600s.

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Blue Noise

Electrical and Computer Engineering:

Kevin Parker and his then graduate student Theophano Mitsa helped transform the early days of the digital revolution with blue noise mask.

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Natural Sciences

Allan Greenleaf


Allan Greenleaf is recognized for his contributions to inverse problems with applications to cloaking and his service to AMS.

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Social Sciences


Political Science:

David Primo analyzes the connection between elections and the stock market, citing his research on corporate political spending, shareholder approval, and stock market volatility. (Photo: Scott Beale / Laughing Squid)

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Research Spotlight

Rob Clark at PodiumRob Clark, Senior Vice President for Research, stresses the need for federal research support at The National Press Club.

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Ongoing Research Initiatives

  • Data ScienceRochester is pairing researchers and computational scientists with supercomputing technology to transform huge mountains of data into knowledge.
  • Digital HumanitiesThe University of Rochester is pushing the limits of humanities research by producing technologically proficient scholars versed in the use of digital research and discovery tools.
  • University-Industry CollaborationsResearch universities have a responsibility to educate and to create new knowledge. As private industry looks to academia for innovation, Rochester is proving to be a crucial partner.
  • Women in STEMArts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester is committed to supporting women researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • Photo GalleryImages of research that capture the University’s commitment to understanding how the world works while also making the world ever better.
  • Laboratory for Laser EnergeticsAt the LLE, more than 300 scientists and engineers work toward achieving controlled fusion in order to produce affordable, clean energy.

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