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Expert in Social Choice Lirong Xia Joins Rensselaer Department of Computer Science


Lirong Xia, a researcher whose work is improving voting and online recommendation systems, has joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an assistant professor of computer science.
4/16/2014 3:45 PM EDT

The Next Great Idea! Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announces Winners of Spring 2014 and “Best of the Best” Change the World Challenge Student Innovation Competition


A neutralizing arm sleeve for Parkinson’s patients, a motorcycle jacket with LEDs that creates a third brake light, a new storytelling platform in publishing, and a retainer that combats dry mouth disease are among the 10 winning ideas from the 46...
4/9/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Gearing up for the Class of 2018: Freshman Applications Surge Past 18, 500 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


A record total of 18,569 high school students have filed applications to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall, according to numbers released today by the Rensselaer Office of Admissions. This year’s total represents an increase of...
4/2/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Enhanced Autopilot System Could Help Prevent Accidents Like 2009 Air France 447 Crash


“During this flight, important sensors failed, and reported erroneous data. But the autopilot didn’t know that, and it acted as if the data were correct,” said Varela. “We have computers that can beat the best human Jeopardy! players, and...
4/1/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Technology Leader and IBM CEO Virginia M. Rometty To Address Rensselaer Graduates at 208th Commencement

Virginia M. Rometty, the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of IBM, will address graduates on May 24 at the 208th Commencement Ceremony of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Rometty will receive an honorary degree at the ceremony, along...
3/26/2014 3:25 PM EDT

Personalized Bone Surgery Techniques To Reduce Patient Recovery Times

Rensselaer Professor Johnson Samuel has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Samuel will use the five-year, $400,000 grant to advance his research into developing new surgical...
3/24/2014 10:00 AM EDT

North American Membrane Society Honors Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Georges Belfort

World-leading bioseparations expert Georges Belfort, Institute Professor and a member of the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been awarded the Alan S. Michaels Award for...
3/21/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Studying the Symmetry of Cells To Help Prevent Birth Defects

Tissue engineering and stem cell expert Leo Q. Wan, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received a prestigious Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of...
3/20/2014 1:00 PM EDT

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The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Studying Business at a Technological University – An Insider’s Perspective from the Dean of the Lally School of Management


Quiet and park-like, yet full of all the conveniences of a self-contained city, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, located in the City of Troy is a 260-acre campus, with a blend of modern style and classic charm. In the midst of the campus, the Lally...
4/9/2014 10:35 AM EDT

The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Licensed Mental Health Counselor Shares Views and Advice on Common Challenges Students Face When Adjusting to College/Campus Life


Kevin Readdean, a seasoned expert with more than 20 years of experience in the field of college health and associate director in the Gallagher Student Health Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, answers questions and offers advice on some...
11/21/2013 4:00 PM EST

From 9/11 to Fukushima: The Science of Donated Stuff

RPI Professor Jose Holguín-Veras is the leading international authority on the topic of humanitarian logistics and disaster donations. From 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake of 2010, and the Tohoku quake and resulting nuclear crisis...
9/7/2011 11:00 AM EDT

The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Tips on Recognizing and Addressing Stress and Other Mental Health Issues


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Staff Psychologist shares views and advice on common problems students face when adjusting to college/campus life.
12/1/2010 2:35 PM EST

New Economist Greg DeAngelo Examines Neurology of Choice at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

DeAngelo, recently appointed as an assistant professor of economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is one of a new breed of economists who want to apply advances in neuroscience, cognitive science and psychology to the time-honored models of...
11/22/2010 10:00 AM EST

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