The inaugural crop of students in Rochesters new data science programsat the undergraduate and masters degree levelsare completing their first year of study at the Goergen Institute for Data Science, a program of the Schools of Arts & Sciences. Some are completing their degrees, having finished a year of graduate study or having gotten started early by taking prerequisites for an undergraduate degree. Others are just beginning. But what unites them all is an enthusiasm for discovering ways to make the most of information.
The purpose of this initial Pilot Award Program by the Goergen Institute for Data Science is to promote new cross campus, multidisciplinary collaborations with a goal to utilize data to predict and improve health outcomes. Application deadline: June 7, 2016
The University of Rochester's Yu Wang and his research team have analyzed the Twitter follower demographics of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. They study both candidates followers, their user names, geographical information and each followers number of followers to determine their influence.
Using photos and text from Instagram, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester has shown that this data can not only expose patterns of underage drinking more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys, but also find new patterns, such as what alcohol brands or types are favored by different demographic groups.
IDS' Henry Kautz is among one of the principal investigators awarded with the NSF Research Traineeship awards. Each project addresses an interdisciplinary topic of national importance.
The Goergens support is the latest multimillion-dollar commitment to the Universitys Data Science Initiative, the centerpiece of Rochesters five-year strategic plan. In recognition of the Goergens commitment, the institute will be named the Goergen Institute for Data Science.
The University of Rochesters comprehensive fundraising campaign, has surpassed its initial $1.2 billion goal. The campaigns primary objective was achieved thanks in part to an $11 million commitment from Robert and Pamela Goergen to the Universitys Institute for Data Science.
Henry Kautz installed as the Robin and Tim Wentworth Director of the Institute for Data Science. The Wentworths, University of Rochester parents and supporters, have committed $3 million to endow the directorship.
All the data in the world means nothing without professionals trained to harness its power. Rochester offers a dozen degree programs in this growing field of data science.
The University of Rochester is advancing basic and applied research in data science. Interdisciplinary teams across computer science, medicine, and all the sciences are harnessing the power of Big Data to improve our health, create new industries, and expand fundamental knowledge.
The Rochester, N.Y. region and New York State are poised to be national leaders in analyzing and commercializing the limitless uses of data to improve the quality of life and fuel economic growth.
New York State recently provided support to create a new Rochester Center of Excellence in Data Science (CoE) at the University of Rochester. Complementing the Institute of Data Science, its goals are to leverage basic research, training, and technology development in this field and to drive regional economic development.
April 12, 2016—RocHackHealth, a health care data hackathon hosted by the University of Rochester CTSI