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Millions of tweets are a gold mine for data mining

Millions of tweets are a gold mine for data mining

February 21, 2017

Researchers can track the flu, consumer preferences, and movie box office sales, all from the millions of tweets posted every day.

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Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

February 20, 2017

Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang did not set out to predict who would win the 2016 U.S. presidential election. However, their exhaustive, 14-month study of each candidate’s Twitter followers offers some tantalizing clues as to why the race turned out the way it did: the more Donald Trump tweeted, the faster his following grew, even after he sparked controversies; and more of Hillary Clinton’s “un-followers” were women.

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Hoque receives World Technology Award

Hoque receives World Technology Award

December 12, 2016

Ehsan Hoque, assistant director for research outreach at the Goergen Institute for Data Science, has been recognized as a leading innovator along with other U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and other winners this year.

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Turing Award winner addresses conference on parallel computing

Turing Award winner addresses conference on parallel computing

September 21, 2016

When Leslie Valiant delivered his 2011 Turing lecture, “it was one of the most scientifically inspiring speeches I have seen,” says Chen Ding, computer science professor and co-organizer of the 29th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers of Parallel Computing.

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Three health analytics projects receive pilot funding

Three health analytics projects receive pilot funding

August 25, 2016

The University’s Goergen Institute for Data Science has awarded grants to three projects aimed at using big data to improve treatment of patients who are in intensive care or who suffer from epilepsy or mental disorders.

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Ehsan Hoque: MIT Technology Review ‘Innovator under 35’

Ehsan Hoque: MIT Technology Review ‘Innovator under 35’

August 23, 2016

Earning an honor previously awarded to Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Mark Zuckerberg, Hoque has been recognized as one of the first to show that people can improve their social skills by interacting with automated systems.

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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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Tech helps teens battle asthma

Tech helps teens battle asthma

May 6, 2016

A teenager with asthma could be coughing, wheezing, and feeling short of breath, but be too engrossed in texting with friends to even notice. Working with colleagues in computer science and engineering, School of Nursing professor Hyekyun Rhee uses this potential problem as a solution.

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