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NYPA and Rensselaer Lab Collaboration to Research Cleaner Grid Technologies

Inter-lab collaboration between the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is paving the way for a greener and more resilient power grid.
18-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Forces Behind Growing Political Polarization in Congress Revealed in New Model

For much of the 20th century, political polarization within the United States House of Representatives tended to decrease over the course of a two-year term. But starting in the mid-1980s, that trend reversed, and in recent decades, polarization has...
17-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rensselaer-led Experiment Headed to the International Space Station

A unique experiment seeking to learn more about the mechanics of diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s will soon be conducted in space, and is being led by a research team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
16-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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AI-assisted Immersive Classroom To Be Used in First Credit-Bearing Course

Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, will feel as if they are learning Chinese on the streets of Beijing this summer when an intelligent, immersive environment developed by Rensselaer and IBM Research is used in an academic...
15-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rensselaer Celebrates Legacy of Space Exploration During Apollo Anniversary

NASA’s ongoing exploration of space – celebrated this month with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed man on the moon – is inextricably tied to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
9-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Platform Flips Traditional On-Demand Supply Chain Approach on its Head

Research recently published in Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, by systems engineers at Rensselaer, demonstrated how a hierarchical model that provides suppliers with a certain amount of choice could improve supply and demand matching...
19-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Machine Learning Approach for Low-Dose CT Imaging Yields Superior Results

Machine learning has the potential to vastly advance medical imaging, particularly computerized tomography (CT) scanning, by reducing radiation exposure and improving image quality.
10-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Manipulating Light-Matter Interaction Unlocks Properties for Quantum Information Storage and Computing

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have come up with a way to manipulate tungsten diselenide (WSe2) —a promising two-dimensional material—to further unlock its potential to enable faster, more efficient computing, and even quantum...
6-Jun-2019 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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    Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences

    Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web, Internet, Big Data, Machine Learning, technology policy
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    Department Head, Biomedical Engineering

    Autism, Autism diagnosis, Autism Treatment And Research, Big Data, big data and medicine
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    Climate Change, Global Warming, Environmental Science


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