On Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, ECSE Prof.

ECSE Co-term student Nico Altomare has been awarded the 2023 Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award. The award is given to a graduate student in IC design, and will be given to them before 2023 ISSCC.

Prof. Jian Sun will speak at NYSTAR’s Climate Tech Webinar on March 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM.

In a fact-checking piece for PoltiFact, Prof. Luigi Vanfretti provides insight on Robert Ortt's claim: "If New York’s proposed limits on natural gas in buildings take effect, the grid today can’t handle the increased electric load." The article unpacks this statement with expert opinion from Prof. Vanfretti. To read the piece, click here.

ECSE PhD Students Syed Ahsan Raza Naqvi and Ming Yi were both honored as recipients of the Founders Award of Excellence at the 28th Annual Honors Convocation. The Founders Award of Excellence was established in 1994 to honor students who embody the qualities of creativity, discovery, and leadership, and the values of pride and responsibility at Rensselaer. The award consists of a special certificate, recognition by faculty, staff, and peers at the Honors Convocation ceremony, and a cash prize.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will launch the Douglas A. Mercer ’77 Innovation and Exploration Laboratory at 10:30 a.m. on November 9 at the Russell Sage Dining Hall.

Congratulations to ECSE’s Tianyi Chen for receiving an Amazon Research Award for his proposal “Automating Decentralized Machine Learning via Bilevel Optimization.” The Amazon Research Awards is a program that provides unrestricted funds and AWS Promotional Credits to academic researchers investigating research topics across a number of disciplines.

Below is the abstract for Prof. Chen’s proposal:

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering released our 2022 Annual Newsletter! The newsletter contains highlights of the accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff in the past year.

The 2022 newsletter and past annual newsletters can be found here.

ECSE Professor Robert Karlicek, director of the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA), explains how indoor lighting can be improved with “light sculpting” in an episode of the Academic Minute.

Listen to the episode here.