Super Computing:

Taking the Pulse of Politics

Transforming Algorithms:

Computers Learn the Fine Art of Translation

Picture This:

Each Image Tells a Thousand Words

Neural Fingerprints:

Looking at Your Brain on Big Data

Tracking Twitter:

Early Warning System for Disease Outbreaks

At the Box Office:

Millions of Tweets Affect Box Office Sales

Social Media:

Offering Help for the Hopeless

Radiology of the Future:

Computer-aided Analysis

Biostatisticians:

Taming the Human Side of Big Data

Blue Gene Q

The Muscle Behind the Big Data

Investing in Data Science

The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation gives $17 million to University of Rochester

Conceptual Rendering

Gifts benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital and Institute for Data Science

(April 1, 2014) University of Rochester President Joel Seligman announced two extraordinary gifts from The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation (WFCF): a $10 million lead gift to the University’s Institute for Data Science and a $7 million gift to support the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Together with previous gifts to several programs across the University campuses, today’s announcement brings to $20 million the WFCF’s total contributions to the University’s comprehensive campaign. In recognition of this support for the Institute for Data Science, the Institute’s new landmark building will bear the Wegmans name.

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Faculty Searches

Data Science and Related Areas

The university has multiple openings for tenure-track faculty in data science and related areas. The follow searches are currently open:

Interdisciplinary Research in Data Science
Computer Science
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Brain & Cognitive Science
Faculty Openings in the School of Medicine & Dentistry


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What is Data Science?

Data Science is Big News

IBM Blue Gene

The University of Rochester's IBM Blue Gene computers use a total of 16,384 CPUs to crunch medical research numbers into useable data.

We often hear how it is transforming science, business, and our everyday lives. Yet for all of the excitement around this idea, stories about data science often overlook what is most important about the field—not just that we are swamped with data, but, rather, that scientists and engineers are creating powerful new techniques for collecting, managing, and analyzing huge data sets to analyze meaningful patterns and high-level concepts in data. The potential applications are astounding, ranging from the prevention of global epidemics, to accurate predictions about which products will “sell” and which ones won’t.

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Big Data, Big Servers

The Center for Integrated Research Computing

Video—Introduction to CIRC
"We support the computational needs of researchers across the University community, including high- performance computing and big data applications," says director Brendan Mort, who heads a staff of six.

CIRC supports 550 users with individual and group training, and it hosts monthly symposiums where researchers can showcase their work, learn about emerging computing technologies, and participate in collaborative discussions.

Those users include faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, research staff, graduate students, and undergraduates from more than 35 River Campus and Medical Center departments and centers.

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Education in Data Science

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Data Science

The university offers a new Interdepartmental Bachelors of Science degree in Data Science, which combines computer science, statistics, and a student’s choice of advanced course work in many different application areas.  MS, MBA, and PhD programs are also available.

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Spurring the regional economy

New York State supports Rochester Center of Excellence to develop strategy

The Rochester region and New York State are poised to be a national leader in analyzing and commercializing the limitless uses of data to improve the quality of life and fuel economic growth.

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