On the morning of Saturday, September 7, 2019, ECSE held its annual open house for recipients of the Rensselaer Medal, a prestigious and generous scholarship offered to selected high school students.  Department faculty, students, and staff welcomed visiting medalists and their families to the newly renovate

ECSE welcomes three outstanding new faculty in fall 2019: Derya Malak, Tianyi Chen, and Amar Khoukhi.

TROY, N.Y. - Electrical and systems engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will develop simulation models to help researchers at the University of Illinois develop an all-electric aircraft, a project that recently received a $6 million grant from NASA.

John Wen, the head of the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was recently honored at an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) workshop on advances in the fields of control and smart automation, an area in which Wen has made significant contributions.


Three long time ECSE faculty: Ken Connor, Art Sanderson, and Mike Wozny, have been recognized by Rensselaer as Emeritus Professors. All three new emeritus professors have served ECSE as department heads: Art Sanderson 1987-1994, Ken Connor 2001-2008, Mike Wozny 2014-2018.  
A GE plant tour was organized for the ECSE 2110 (Electrical Energy Systems) Summer III students to show them the actual hardware that gets built for electric power generation.

TROY, NY—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 – and attracting interest from businesses and government in the process.

Professor Meng Wang was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in the ECSE department starting July 1 2019. Prof. Wang's work has been recognized by the Army Research Office Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award and the Rensselaer School of Engineering Faculty Research Excellence Award.  Prof. Wang has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Army Research Office (ARO), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute, Energy Power Research Institute (EPRI), NSF/DoE Engineering Research Center for Ultra-Wide- Area Resilient Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT), Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES), and RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration (AIRC). 
ECSE Professor Emeritus Michael I. Savic, age 89, died in Atlanta, Georgia on June 24, 2019. He was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and immigrated to the United States in 1967.
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) featured the LESA Center as part of its Education Faculty Showcase. This 7 videos series highlights the main research areas of LESA and illustrates the dedication of the Center's researchers (Overview, Cognition, Efficient Buildings, Plant Science 1 and 2, Healthcare, and Visual Light Communication).