News

Professor John T. Wen has been named the Russell Sage Professor and head of the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He will begin his new roles on Jan. 1, 2019.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranks sixth nationally in its overall engineering program, according to rankings published by College Factual, a source of data analytics and insights on college outcomes.

Ashraful Islam, a Ph.D. candidate with the Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering Department at RPI under the advisement of Rensselaer Professor Richard Radke, was recently awarded the Best Paper Award at the 2018 International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC) in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The CURENT Engineering Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted a one-week high school summer enrichment program for twenty high school students during the week of July 9 – 13, 2018.

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. ARM selected projects that will generate timely impact on the national manufacturing landscape and serve as examples of ARM’s mission.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted the first annual Workshop on Image-Based Modeling and Navigation for Space Applications June 4-5 on campus.

An automatic door control system, an emergency response drone, a specialized drawing board, a planter system that cleans the air, a product to prevent plaque (re)growth on surgical stents, and a novel use of gamification for community security are all winners of the spring 2018 Change the World Challenge student innovation competition at Rensselaer.

Six Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Engineering students in the Department of Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering (ECSE) have received prestigious Grainger Power Engineering Awards.
Senior technical director of General Electric’s Energy Consulting Group Nicholas Miller (‘79 and ‘80) received recognition at a recent ceremony in Tucson, Arizona for his contributions as an inventor and technology developer with a lifetime achievement award from Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG).