Departmental News

Please join us Weds, 2 Nov (6p CII3206 and CII3211; pizza 5:30) as John Erickson leads a discussion and tour of the Rensselaer IDEA Campfire, a multi-user, collaborative, immersive visualization environment. The Campfire is a desk-height, 10-foot panoramic screen (the "Wall") and floor projection ("Floor") that users gather around and look into, maintaining contact with one another with no artificial or virtual barriers between themselves as they observe and engage with presentations and applications.

Posted Nov 02, 2022

An article authored by several TWC researchers titled “Designing a strong test for measuring true common-sense reasoning” was published in the April 2022 issue of Nature Machine Intelligence. The article addresses the need to test the full complexity of common-sense reasoning and for more comprehensive evaluation methods.

Authors include:

Posted Apr 26, 2022

On April 13, 2022, numerous students, including many of those led by Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) professors, participated in RPI’s 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Undergraduate Research Symposium is RPI’s premiere event for students to present their research project to faculty and students and earn valuable experience participating in a simulated research conference.

Posted Apr 22, 2022

In the summer of 2021, Professor Hendler and 433 technology innovators, developers, business and policy leaders and researchers responded to the 13th “Future of the Internet” canvassing by Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center.

Posted Feb 28, 2022

Untangling the Web is a podcast of the Web Science Trust, a charity promoting the understanding of the Web through education and research in the discipline of Web Science. In this podcast, Deborah McGuinness explains how we can use ontologies to create programs that help us make the best decisions, from pairing wine and food to choosing to start a new medication. Listen now.

Posted Jan 20, 2022

In the third week of January 2022, TWC Co-Chair, Dr. Deborah McGuinness, joined numerous IBM experts and other academic AI experts as a speaker during the two-day IBM Neuro-Symbolic AI Workshop 2022. The workshop addressed recent progress toward some of the most outstanding issues in today’s AI and enabled attendees to reflect on the best path for further advances. Dr.

Posted Jan 19, 2022

Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) is the co-host and gold sponsor of the 20th International Semantic Web Conference, the premier international forum for the Semantic Web and Knowledge Graph Community.  The event, which took place 24 - 28 October 2021, included a combination of keynote presentations from renowned experts, poster sessions, demos, lightning talks, tutorials, workshops and more.  TWC co-chairs Jim Hendler and Deborah McGuinness served as panelists in a session titled “Semantic Web Vision and Revision,” alongside Tim Berners-Lee

Posted Oct 28, 2021

James Hendler, the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web, and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named chair of the Technology Policy Council for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Posted Jul 07, 2021
Letter from Richie C. Hunter, Vice President, Strategic Communications and External Relations, soliciting suggestions for COVID-19 modeling and data resources for IDEA and the Rensselaer Libraries
Posted Mar 23, 2020