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Mathematical model will monitor spread of COVID-19

Mathematical model will monitor spread of COVID-19

May 20, 2020

Computational scientists win a National Science Foundation grant to develop a tool to provide accurate, timely information to local-level policymakers monitoring the spread of COVID-19.

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2020 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced

2020 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced

May 13, 2020

The University of Rochester will bestow honorary degrees, medals, and awards to recognize the contributions of distinguished leaders, educators, and humanitarians.

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Ehsan Hoque named an ‘emerging leader’ by National Academy of Medicine

Ehsan Hoque named an ‘emerging leader’ by National Academy of Medicine

May 8, 2020

The director of Rochester’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab is one of ten leaders selected to work with the organization on “sparking transformative change to improve health care for all.”

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‘The best advisor and mentor a student could ask for’

‘The best advisor and mentor a student could ask for’

April 28, 2020

Computer science professor Randal Nelson, who died unexpectedly, is being remembered as a curious and creative engineer who was deeply invested in supporting Rochester students.

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Can Twitter anticipate attacks against Asians and Asian Americans?

Can Twitter anticipate attacks against Asians and Asian Americans?

April 20, 2020

Rochester computer scientists mine social media data to discover links between social characteristics of Twitter users and how they are likely to describe the novel coronavirus.

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Students thrive at the intersections of engineering, computer science, and humanities

Students thrive at the intersections of engineering, computer science, and humanities

October 9, 2019

Seniors Melissa Wen, Nathan Nickerson, and Jarrod Young are this year’s winners of the Wells Award, given each year to high-achieving students in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who also excel in the humanities.

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New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

September 18, 2019

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a structured, well-rounded training program for University scholars applying augmented and virtual reality in health, education, design, and other fields.

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Putting computer science to work curbing poverty

Putting computer science to work curbing poverty

September 12, 2019

Growing up in Uruguay Fernanda Sesto ’23 was the only female student in her computer science-focused high school. At Rochester, she plans to continue using technology to tackle issues of social inequality.

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Following in his brother’s footsteps—and making his own mark

Following in his brother’s footsteps—and making his own mark

May 13, 2019

Bobby Gerami ’19 has taken advantage of many opportunities at Rochester, getting involved with the After Hours a cappella group; club basketball; and the Students’ Association, where he served as treasurer.

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