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Research computer center offers boot camp for scholars of all ages

Research computer center offers boot camp for scholars of all ages

August 3, 2016

The University’s third annual “summer school” in big data gives everyone from undergraduates to tenured faculty a chance to learn how programming and data visualization could impact their research projects.

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10 years later, ‘inconsequential’ tweets a boon for researchers

10 years later, ‘inconsequential’ tweets a boon for researchers

July 15, 2016

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey chose the name because “twitter” described “a short inconsequential burst of information.” And yet, the social network is anything but inconsequential in terms of data science research and its applications. Twitter, which went public on this date in 2006, is fertile ground for Rochester researchers interested in tracking everything from disease outbreaks to the dynamics of political campaigns and consumer preferences.

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Conversing with computer may fight fear of public speaking

Conversing with computer may fight fear of public speaking

June 16, 2016

Can a computer make you a better public speaker? Researchers from the Rochester Human Computer Interaction group created a project that aims to do just that. T

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Falling Walls winner heads to Berlin

Falling Walls winner heads to Berlin

May 19, 2016

Solomon Abiola believes it is well within our reach to predict the spread of infectious diseases like Zika and Ebola with the same accuracy we predict hurricanes. And this fall, he will have a chance to make his case on an international stage.

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Rochester’s first data science graduates delve into big data

Rochester’s first data science graduates delve into big data

May 10, 2016

This spring, the inaugural crop of students in Rochester’s new data science programs—at the undergraduate and master’s degree levels—are completing their first year of study at the Goergen Institute for Data Science, a program of the Schools of Arts & Sciences.

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Can big data resolve the human condition?

Can big data resolve the human condition?

April 26, 2016

The Kavli HUMAN Project holds great promise for putting big data to the test. But as astronomy professor Adam Frank argue, “with great promise comes great responsibility.” / NPR

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Parkinson’s app first to be included in Apple’s new ‘CareKit’ platform

Parkinson’s app first to be included in Apple’s new ‘CareKit’ platform

March 21, 2016

The mPower app gathers real-time data from Parkinson’s patients in an effort to understand how the disease affects daily life and allows patients to track their symptoms and treatments.

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Can a computer tell if you’re drinking while tweeting?

Can a computer tell if you’re drinking while tweeting?

March 21, 2016

Computer science graduate student Nabil Hossain and his collaborators have taught computers to analyze tweets about drinking to determine if people were actually drinking at the time they were tweeting and if they were tweeting from home or some other location.

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How can machine learning algorithms find drunk Twitter users?

How can machine learning algorithms find drunk Twitter users?

March 17, 2016

Twitter keeps track of what its users post, when they post, and where they post from, and with that data a team of University of Rochester researchers was able to develop a method for evaluating how and where Twitter users drink alcohol.

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Paying attention to words, not just images, leads to better captions

Paying attention to words, not just images, leads to better captions

March 15, 2016

A team of University and Adobe researchers is outperforming other approaches to creating computer-generated image captions in an international competition. The key to their winning approach? Thinking about words – what they mean and how they fit in a sentence structure – just as much as thinking about the image itself.

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