Leonor Sierra

Leonor Sierra is press officer for science and engineering. She covers computer science, electrical and computer engineering, laboratory for laser energetics, optics, mechanical engineering, physics and astronomy, and the Office of the Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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CompSci Grad Student Gets Microsoft Fellowship

April 25, 2013

Walter Lasecki’s work has been previously covered in the New York Times, the MIT Technology Review, Gizmodo, and other publications.

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New Optical Lenses, Now Even Better

New Optical Lenses, Now Even Better

April 23, 2013

Researchers have applied a sophisticated imaging technique to obtain the first 3D, high-resolution pictures of a recently developed type of optical lenses.

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New Sensor Could Help Detect Asteroids Near Earth

New Sensor Could Help Detect Asteroids Near Earth

April 15, 2013

The Near Earth Object Camera (NEOCam) sensor is a new infrared-light detector to improve the performance and efficiency of the next generation of space-based asteroid-hunting telescopes.

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EVENT: University Showcase Highlights Emerging Technologies

March 22, 2013

The half-day event is filled with poster presentations by university researchers showcasing their research, and industry and government representatives outlining their needs and resources.

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Exploiting Subtleties in the Uncertainty Principle

Exploiting Subtleties in the Uncertainty Principle

March 3, 2013

Researchers at the University of Rochester and the University of Ottawa have applied a recently developed technique to directly measure for the first time the polarization states of light.

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Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

February 8, 2013

At the heart of their work is how they are training an algorithm to distinguish between tweets that suggest the person tweeting is sick and those that don’t.

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Optical Scientist and Educator M. Parker Givens Dies at 96

Optical Scientist and Educator M. Parker Givens Dies at 96

January 15, 2013

Although Givens “officially” retired in 1981 at the mandatory age of 65 (at that time a federal law), he continued to teach for another 22 years, and was primarily responsible for the senior laboratory course.

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Electronic Imaging Researcher Recognized

Electronic Imaging Researcher Recognized

December 27, 2012

Sharma is being recognized for contributions to electronic imaging and media security. His work has had a lasting impact in both the academic community and in industry, and he holds over 50 US patents.

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Top 10 Physics Breakthrough of 2012

Top 10 Physics Breakthrough of 2012

December 14, 2012

Rochester researchers are part of a collaboration named in Physics World magazine’s list of top 10 breakthroughs for 2012. The group was chosen for being the first to demonstrate communications using neutrinos – nearly massless particles that travel at almost the speed of light.

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Smartphones: the New Mood Ring?

Smartphones: the New Mood Ring?

December 4, 2012

If you think having your phone identify the nearest bus stop is cool, wait until it identifies your mood. Rochester engineers are developing a new computer program that gauges human feelings through speech, with substantially greater accuracy than existing approaches.

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