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History, Accomplishments, Accolades

Current Research

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The most recent areas of exciting research pursued by our faculty and students in the Computer Science Department include:

Computer science plays a pervasive and pivotal role in our lives today. Research by the URCS faculty has impact on both the infrastructure and the applications of computing, ranging across system efficiency and security, computational social choice and algorithmic game theory, mining and predicting social and health outcomes, and natural language and video understanding. The research is often interdisciplinary, leading to collaborations across several departments and centers within the university, including but not limited to:

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Rochester is well represented each year at the North American Chapter of the Association of Computational Linguistics. UR alumni and faculty who attended NAACL 2016 are: back row L-R: Daniel Gildea, Tagyoung Chung, Jonathan Gordon, Benjamin VanDurme, Matt Post, Frank Ferraro, Eric Ringger and front row L-R: Karl Stratos, Iftekhar Naim, Jason Eisner, Rajeev Balasubramonian, Nasrin Mostafazadeh, Omid Bakhshandeh, Joel Tetrault.