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‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

Wed, 23 May 2018

University Research Awards for 2018-19 have been awarded to 15 projects ranging from an analysis of the roles of prisons in the Rochester region, to a new approach to genome editing, to new initiatives for advanced materials for powerful lasers.


Hands-on AR/VR lab slated for Carlson Library

Wed, 09 May 2018

A new hands-on learning and research lab envisioned for the Carlson Science and Engineering Library will give students and faculty a place to explore augmented and virtual reality—regardless of their level of expertise.


Why does ice make that sound?

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

What began as a “silly pastime” of tossing ice chunks down a borehole in Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, has led to a video with more than 8 million views and a collaboration between an acoustics expert and a climate scientist.


New computing device would let microprocessors go ‘all out’

Thu, 15 Mar 2018

Researcher Mohammad Kazemi has proposed an entirely new concept for computer architecture to overcome the problems of heat transfer inherent in traditional microprocessors.


Giving virtual reality a ‘visceral’ sound

Tue, 13 Feb 2018

Using recital halls as their “labs,” and recording some of the best music students in the world, University researchers are creating virtual reality videos of concerts that literally immerse viewers “within” the performance onstage.


Building the right mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD

Tue, 06 Feb 2018

A researcher and a computer engineer team up to build a mobile app that is already starting to help parents and caregivers facing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.


Designing a world of immersive sound

Fri, 08 Sep 2017

Using a new approach to flat-panel design, Mark Bocko and his team are creating inexpensive prototypes of speakers that double as wall hangings and overhead lights.


With automatic transcription, musicians can save themselves the treble

Thu, 03 Aug 2017

Two undergraduates have joined a summer research project focused on building a machine-learning interface that generates musical scores from audio files.


Researchers, engineers team up on app for caregivers facing FASD

Tue, 11 Jul 2017

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.5 million grant to support the development of a mobile app providing peer-to-peer interventions for parents of children with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD).


New system displays song lyrics in real time, multiple languages

Tue, 16 May 2017

Zhiyao Duan, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering who also sings in the Chinese Choral Society of Rochester, lent his engineering skills to an innovation that provides the audience with live lyrics and translations.