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Will smartphone apps predict if you are telling the truth?

Will smartphone apps predict if you are telling the truth?

November 30, 2018

Imagine if lie-detection apps became widely available on everyone’s phones or computers. Computer scientist Ehsan Hoque will use a new $1 million grant to explore the benefits and ethical risks of this type of tech.

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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.

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Center of Excellence funds local businesses improving health care

Center of Excellence funds local businesses improving health care

October 10, 2018

Four grants from the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Data Science are helping companies translate the cutting-edge science of University researchers into improved health care, while also benefiting the region’s economy.

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‘Leap of faith’ leads to data science studies

‘Leap of faith’ leads to data science studies

May 10, 2018

Anya Khalid came to the University without having ever coded in her life—but she was eager to get in on the ground floor of the new undergraduate major in data science. Now the Washington, D.C., resident is graduating with degree in economics as well, bound for Seattle and a job as a data analytics consultant.

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Henry Kautz to direct intelligent systems division for NSF

Henry Kautz to direct intelligent systems division for NSF

April 24, 2018

In his three-year term at the National Science Foundation, Kautz will direct the agency’s support for research in artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and data science.

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New scientists enable Data Science Consortium to meet companies’ needs

New scientists enable Data Science Consortium to meet companies’ needs

March 13, 2018

Former Xerox researchers Wencheng Wu, Beilei Xu, and John Handley bring an ability to adapt and pivot quickly, working with companies in the Finger Lakes region who look to the University as they adapt to fast-paced change.

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National search launched for new director of data science

National search launched for new director of data science

February 26, 2018

The University of Rochester has launched a national search for a new director of its Goergen Institute for Data Science. Henry Kautz is stepping down after leading the institute since its founding in 2014.

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Goergen Institute Distinguished Speaker urges ‘data for good’

Goergen Institute Distinguished Speaker urges ‘data for good’

December 14, 2017

Many people think of data science in terms of analysis of datasets. But as Columbia University’s Jeannette Wing stressed to an audience at the Goergen Institute for Data Science recently, data science entails a lot more than that.

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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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