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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wegmans Hall opens doors to data science

Wegmans Hall opens doors to data science

April 24, 2017

Dedicated during Meliora Weekend last fall, Wegmans Hall will open for researchers this year and will become the home to the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

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Using data science to understand global climate systems

Using data science to understand global climate systems

April 21, 2017

Climate scientists and computer scientists are working together to understand what drives the global climate system—from deep in the ocean to high in the sky.

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The future of the past

The future of the past

April 12, 2017

Trained as a scholar of medieval literature, Gregory Heyworth has become a “textual scientist.” He recovers the words and images of cultural heritage objects that have been lost, through damage and erasure, to time. To rescue them, he and collaborators on the aptly named Lazarus Project use a transportable multispectral imaging lab—the only one in the world—to make the undecipherable, and even the invisible, legible again.

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