Tag: computer science

More evidence that Python is the best starter programming language

More evidence that Python is the best starter programming language

July 9, 2014

Philip Guo, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Rochester, wrote on the Communications of the ACM blog about a study he recently undertook to quantify just how popular Python has become as a teaching language at the college level.

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$5M state grant for U of Rochester computer center

$5M state grant for U of Rochester computer center

July 1, 2014

A University of Rochester project on the use of computers for health research has won $5 million in state economic development funds. The grant was one of 11 state investments totaling $22 million announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday.

The university is partnering with IBM on the supercomputer project, known as the Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation.

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Crowdsourcing can deliver real time support for docs

Crowdsourcing can deliver real time support for docs

April 30, 2014

Results of a pilot project show that physicians can successfully harness the power of crowdsourcing to help diagnose and treat patients in real time using a mobile app.

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Hack to the future: Rochester’s first 24-hour hackathon

Hack to the future: Rochester’s first 24-hour hackathon

April 18, 2014

Computer programming is often a solitary endeavor. But humans are inherently social creatures. So how do you engage a group of programmers in a way that’s fun and productive? Answer: RocHack.

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University showcases emerging technologies

University showcases emerging technologies

April 8, 2014

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) will host its 14th Annual University Technology Showcase on the afternoon of April 10. The topic will be “Industry-University Collaborations and Economic Development: How can universities and companies work together to rebuild manufacturing in the US?”

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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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