Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu

Tag: data science

Can Twitter ‘sockpuppets’ actually get you fired?

Can Twitter ‘sockpuppets’ actually get you fired?

October 29, 2018

A Twitter spat ended up causing a science fiction writer to lose his job. Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina used data science to show how the incident was in part fueled by bots and “sockpuppets.”

Continue Reading

Data Science Consortium gives member companies a data edge

Data Science Consortium gives member companies a data edge

October 19, 2018

Since its inception in 2017, the consortium has expanded the number of member companies and created a pool of skilled data science students to assist companies on short notice.

Continue Reading

Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

September 27, 2018

In an analysis of thousands of tweets from Star Wars fans, associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina found that offensive language doubled and hate speech jumped by 60 percent when those tweets were directed at actress Kelly Marie Tran or her character Rose Tico, the first nonwhite female lead character in the franchise.

Continue Reading

First chief data officer: Better data = better decisions

First chief data officer: Better data = better decisions

August 31, 2018

Trained as an economist with 20 years of experience at the Federal Reserve, Sandra (San) Cannon’s job is to help the University make better use of the data generated by hundreds of offices and departments.

Continue Reading

Using data science to tell which of these people is lying

Using data science to tell which of these people is lying

May 22, 2018

University researchers are using data science to analyze more than 1 million facial expressions to more accurately detect deception based on a smile.

Continue Reading

Virtual reality app offers personalized psychotherapy

Virtual reality app offers personalized psychotherapy

February 13, 2018

A multidisciplinary team of University doctors, engineers, and musicians is working together to create an immersive, customized experience that brings cognitive-behavioral therapy to a patient’s smartphone.

Continue Reading

Data, technology drive new approaches to Parkinson’s care

Data, technology drive new approaches to Parkinson’s care

October 18, 2017

Medical Center researchers are reaching for new tools, such as algorithms, machine learning, computer simulations, and mobile technologies, to both improve care and identify new therapies for complex, multi-system diseases like Parkinson’s.

Continue Reading

Alumni gift strengthens athletics and data science

Alumni gift strengthens athletics and data science

September 19, 2017

In recognition of a gift from University trustee Stephen Biggar ’92 and his wife, Elisabeth Asaro-Biggar ’92—both former varsity soccer players— the entryway to Genesee Hall and the Boehning Varsity House will be named the Big “R” Atrium.

Continue Reading

Governor Cuomo announces support for University-led data science consortium

Governor Cuomo announces support for University-led data science consortium

September 14, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced $20 million in state support for the creation of a Rochester Data Science Consortium at the University of Rochester, with Harris Corporation as the consortium’s first partner.

Continue Reading

Goergen Institute for Data Science provides new opportunities for collaboration

Goergen Institute for Data Science provides new opportunities for collaboration

April 24, 2017

Launched in 2016, the institute serves as a hub, bringing together researchers in fields such as public health and political science, with experts in machine learning and data mining.

Continue Reading