Tag: data science

Dancing with computers

Dancing with computers

November 23, 2015

What if relating to computers were more like the way we communicate with other people? That’s a vision that scientists in the field of human-computer interaction, or HCI, are working to realize.

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Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

October 29, 2015

By extracting information from Instagram images and hashtags, computer science researchers have shown they can expose patterns of underage drinking more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys.

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Wegmans Hall work underway

Wegmans Hall work underway

July 22, 2015

A view from the roof of the Hopeman Building as construction gets underway at the site of Wegmans Hall, the future home of the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

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Want big data to help your marketing team? Hire a data scientist.

Want big data to help your marketing team? Hire a data scientist.

June 26, 2015

Earlier this year, the White House hired its first-ever US Chief Data Scientist to help the government harness the power of innovation and big data to better serve the American people. Shortly thereafter, the University of Rochester assembled a team of top tech leaders to advise the University’s new Institute for Data Science.

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National tech leaders to advise University’s new Institute for Data Science

National tech leaders to advise University’s new Institute for Data Science

March 2, 2015

A ten-member advisory committee made up of representatives from leading high-technology companies, industry and academia will meet for the first time this week.

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Money, media coverage contribute to ‘negative’ campaigns

Money, media coverage contribute to ‘negative’ campaigns

February 13, 2015

In a new study, Simon School professor used data science methodologies to take a closer look at what actually motivates candidates to “go negative.”

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Robin and Tim Wentworth make $3 million commitment to endow directorship of Institute for Data Science

Robin and Tim Wentworth make $3 million commitment to endow directorship of Institute for Data Science

February 5, 2015

“We view being part of the formative stages of the Institute for Data Science as a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Tim Wentworth, a member of the University’s Board of Trustees since 2013.

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New app would monitor mental health through “selfie” videos, social media

New app would monitor mental health through “selfie” videos, social media

January 29, 2015

In a paper to be presented this week at the American Association for Artificial Intelligence conference in Austin, Texas, computer science professor Jiebo Luo and his colleagues describe a computer program that can analyze “selfie” videos recorded by a webcam as the person engages with social media.

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