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PhD Research Spotlight

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PhD student Benjamin Valpey won the 3rd place in the ACM Student Research Competition held at Supercomputing '23 in the graduate student category.

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Undergraduate Research Feature

Blumenthal standing under a cherry tree (linked to article)Recent graduate Adira Blumenthal discusses her undergraduate research experience which was centered around assistive technologies.

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Department News

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Masum Hasan discusses HCI Research on WXXI

PhD student Masum Hasan was invited to give a talk at the Flower City AI, a local conference on artificial intelligence innovation, education, healthcare, art, business, and research. He spoke about his work developing the SAPIEN Coach, an interactive, multilingual, emotionally-responsive, virtual-human-based coaching platform for learning academic or soft skills.

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Veteran pursues CS degree

Computer Science major Garrett Boehmer ’25, is one of 41 veterans enrolled across all University campuses.

Many times during his service in the US Army, Garrett was within walking distance of the North Korean border. His journey to Rochester has taken 12 years and includes four schools and three majors.

“There have been so many unexpected events,” says Garrett, who transferred to the University from nearby Monroe Community College last January through Rochester’s “2+2” partnership with the college. “But I always knew that someday I would get my college degree.”

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Human brain’s ‘temporal scaffolding’ inspires new AI approaches

Associate Professor Christopher Kanan is part of a transdisciplinary team using a recent hypothesis about how the human brain uses sleep and awake periods to learn over time to try to overcome artificial intelligence’s limitations with lifelong learning

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CS study shows media bias is growing

A team from the Department of Computer Science used machine learning to analyze publications across the political spectrum.

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Chris Kanan to optimize nuclear fusion with generative AI

The US Department of Energy has granted almost $3M to a joint venture between the CS Department and The Laboratory for Laser Energetics in an effort to use AI to improve inertial fusion energy generation.

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Leveraging Computing and Cognition to Tackle Climate Change

Computer Science PhD student Adiba Proma seeks to help people reduce their carbon footprint with computer design principles.

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