Tag: Department of Computer Science

Wearable technology can help with public speaking

Wearable technology can help with public speaking

March 30, 2015

Speaking in public is the top fear for many people. Now, students and faculty from the Human-Computer Interaction Group have developed an intelligent user interface for “smart glasses” that gives real-time feedback to the speaker on volume modulation and speaking rate, and have made the tool freely available for downloading.

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Using social media to manage mental health

Using social media to manage mental health

February 6, 2015

Researchers at the University of Rochester are focusing on how social media messages can affect mental health. A new program using the camera on a smartphone or laptop can gauge stress levels for people as they use social media.

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A picture is worth 1000 words, but how many emotions?‬

A picture is worth 1000 words, but how many emotions?‬

February 5, 2015

During a political campaign voters will often share their views through pictures posted on social media. A human could recognize one as being a positive portrait of the candidate and the other one negative. Professor ‪Jiebo Luo and his collaborators are training computers to make the same assessments.

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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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Making his move

Making his move

December 9, 2014

Computer science major Francis Hinson ’16 says that chess is a game in which players improve through study, not just repeated play. His start-up, Chesscademy, which he founded with two other students, aims to make such instruction readily available and fun. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AP Images for Rochester Review)

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Crowdsourcing can deliver real time support for docs

Crowdsourcing can deliver real time support for docs

April 30, 2014

Results of a pilot project show that physicians can successfully harness the power of crowdsourcing to help diagnose and treat patients in real time using a mobile app.

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Hack to the future: Rochester’s first 24-hour hackathon

Hack to the future: Rochester’s first 24-hour hackathon

April 18, 2014

Computer programming is often a solitary endeavor. But humans are inherently social creatures. So how do you engage a group of programmers in a way that’s fun and productive? Answer: RocHack.

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CompSci students help singers voice their vowels

CompSci students help singers voice their vowels

March 6, 2014

Voice students who want to perfect their vowel vocalizations can get help from a new simple, free application, developed by a group of computer science students, called “Vowel Shapes.”

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Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

August 8, 2013

The system combines machine-learning and crowdsourcing techniques to analyze millions of tweets to find people reporting food poisoning symptoms following a restaurant visit.

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