Departmental News

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Tetherless World Professor of Computer Science Deborah McGuinness has received a three-year, $1.77 million award to develop digital knowledge infrastructure as part of the Dynamic Spectrum Access Policy Development project, initiated as part of a reallocation of sections of the federally controlled radio frequency spectrum.

Posted May 01, 2018

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the ninth International Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Web Science conference from June 26 to June 28, with tutorials and workshops hosted on June 25, with support from the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) and the Rensselaer Tetherless World Constellation.

Posted Jun 26, 2017

IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced the creation of the new Center for Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning, and Semantics (HEALS). 

Posted May 17, 2017
The Information Technology and Web Science program at Rensselaer has been ranked No. 1 among 35 undergraduate programs at national colleges and universities by College Choice.
Posted Mar 29, 2017

We can look at the World Wide Web from the perspective of mathematics through network science, or the perspective of infrastructure through computer science; but to truly understand the interactions between technology and society found on the web, we need web science. 

Posted Nov 15, 2016

Research projects under development within the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were on stage for the institute’s third annual research showcase held Thursday.

Posted Aug 19, 2016

To support its groundbreaking work in the emergent field of “exposomics,” the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded two grants to research teams from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Posted Oct 05, 2015

Rensselaer has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Healthy birth, growth and development (HBGD) initiative.

Posted Aug 03, 2015

Peter Fox, director of the interdisciplinary Information Technology and Web Science program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

Posted Jul 28, 2015

With support from the Air Force Research Laboratory, researchers at Rensselaer will explore supercomputers that incorporate a highly efficient “neuromorphic” processor, which more closely represents the human brain in its architectural design. 

Posted Apr 06, 2015