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Turing Award winner addresses conference on parallel computing

Turing Award winner addresses conference on parallel computing

September 21, 2016

When Leslie Valiant delivered his 2011 Turing lecture, “it was one of the most scientifically inspiring speeches I have seen,” says Chen Ding, computer science professor and co-organizer of the 29th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers of Parallel Computing.

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Federal grants recognize University’s programs for underserved students

Federal grants recognize University’s programs for underserved students

September 21, 2016

Two National Science Foundation grants expand the reach of programs that engage underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students in science and engineering. One will allow researchers to demonstrate how faculty involvement in Rochester’s Upward Bound program could serve as a national model. The other would allow underrepresented engineering students from other universities to do summer research at Rochester.

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Building a better battery, large and small

Building a better battery, large and small

September 15, 2016

Yifan Gao, a graduate student in the lab of chemical engineering assistant professor Wyatt Tenhaeff, works with a reactor used to synthesize solid electrolytes for 3-D microbatteries. Tenhaeff and his collaborators are working on projects that would develop batteries so slim they could fit inside clothing, and so large they could power a car.

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KL2 award helps researcher pave his career path

KL2 award helps researcher pave his career path

September 8, 2016

David Auerbach’s research is teasing out what links may exist between long QT syndrome—a classically studied genetic cardiac disease that causes arrhythmias—and epilepsy.

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Award supports book on Ottoman Railway

Award supports book on Ottoman Railway

September 7, 2016

Peter Christensen’s book shows how the late 19th-early 20th century German-designed train stations, bridges, and other structures along the Ottoman Railway show the trademarks of imperialism and elements of emergent nationalism.

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May Bragdon Diaries offer online window into Rochester’s past

May Bragdon Diaries offer online window into Rochester’s past

September 1, 2016

May Bragdon didn’t have access to Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat, but the diaries she wrote from 1893 to 1914 include many of the same compelling visual elements. After a five-year digitization and transcription project, this resource is now available online through River Campus Libraries.

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Research, industry join forces to develop new ultrasound technologies

Research, industry join forces to develop new ultrasound technologies

September 1, 2016

Headquartered in Rochester, Carestream is now collaborating with engineering and medical researchers across the University on several new technologies aimed at diagnosing tendon damage and aortic blockages.

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Three health analytics projects receive pilot funding

Three health analytics projects receive pilot funding

August 25, 2016

The University’s Goergen Institute for Data Science has awarded grants to three projects aimed at using big data to improve treatment of patients who are in intensive care or who suffer from epilepsy or mental disorders.

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‘Optical spring’ enables detection of single molecules

‘Optical spring’ enables detection of single molecules

August 11, 2016

Using the spring force produced by light circulating in a miniaturized resonator, a team of engineering researchers from the University of Rochester and the University of Victoria has discovered a new approach to detecting single particles.

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Undergraduate Xerox fellows experience hands-on research

Undergraduate Xerox fellows experience hands-on research

July 27, 2016

From data mining with Instagram to preserving Peruvian cathedrals, from laser beams to hearing loss — Rochester undergraduates get their first taste of life in the lab through the Xerox Engineering Research Fellows program.

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