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At Fordham University, we build world-class data and technology degree programs with ethics in mind. That means our graduates have both the tools and vision to create innovative solutions to our toughest societal challenges.

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Faculty That Are Solving Problems

Business faculty - Yilu Zhou

Yilu Zhou
Associate Professor of Information Technology, Gabelli School of Business

Professor Zhou used machine learning to create an algorithm that analyzes and flags inappropriate content in mobile apps aimed at children.

Damian Lyons

Damien Lyons
Professor, Computer and Information Science

Professor Lyons worked with Fordham students and the Bronx Zoo to adapt gaming technology to track endangered toads in Tanzania.

Apostolos Filippas

Apostolos Filippas
Assistant Professor of Information Technology, Gabelli School of Business

Professor Filippas' research focuses on the economics of technology and includes the development of a model that explains the way social media platforms can facilitate the spread of untrue or harmful information through “influence trading.”

Problem Solvers in Action

Machine Learning Isn’t Just for Computer Science Majors, Professors’ Award-Winning Study Shows

Machine Learning Isn’t Just for Computer Science Majors, Professors’ Award-Winning Study Shows

Machine learning doesn’t have to be hard to grasp. In fact, learning to apply it can even be fun—as shown by three Fordham professors’ efforts that earned them a new prize for innovative instruction. Their method for introducing machine learning in chemistry classes has been honored with the inaugural James C. McGroddy Award for Innovation …

AI and ChatGPT: Embracing the Challenge at Faculty Technology Day

AI and ChatGPT: Embracing the Challenge at Faculty Technology Day

Artificial Intelligence is new and different, but that doesn’t mean it has to be scary. That was a major theme at this year’s Faculty Technology Day, which was hosted by Fordham Information Technology on May 22 at the Lincoln Center campus. “[We are] mostly focused on pedagogy, and how we can actually take advantage of…artificial …

‘Doing Good with Data’: Faculty and Students Present Research

‘Doing Good with Data’: Faculty and Students Present Research

Fordham faculty and students demonstrated how they’re using data to enhance medical research, examine the impact of social media, prevent AI “attackers,” and more at the “Doing Good with Data” symposium, held at the Law School on April 11. “It’s particularly exciting to see how data science is being used to enhance ethically informed and …

Students Use Gaming Technology to Track Endangered Toads

Students Use Gaming Technology to Track Endangered Toads

Over the past several years, three cohorts of Fordham students have worked with zoologists from the Bronx Zoo and Professor Damian Lyons, Ph.D., of the Department of Computer and Information Science on a project with roots in Africa. They set out to observe the movements of endangered Kihansi spray toads by using camera tracking technology …