ECSE doctoral student, Yuan-Chih Peng, was awarded the Foxconn Scholarship. The Hung Hai (Foxconn) Tech Award recognizes outstanding research and awards scholarships to doctoral students from Taiwan. A total of 174 applications were received for this application. The criteria are based on autonomy, practicality, possibility, degree of completion, innovation and the relevance of the business of the Hung Hai group, including the Hung Hai Tech Group.
Rensselaer professor Rich Radke honored as the 2018 TOTA award recipient for his service and accomplishments as a standout educator at RPI.
ECSE faculty Ali Tajer, Jeff Braunstein, and Russ Kraft have been promoted in recognition of their accomplishments in research, teaching, and service.
The ALSET Lab at RPI receives $100K corporate award in support of research on Flexible Alternating Current Transmission systems to develop models used in simulation that will help in overhauling the aging power grid with viable solutions to inconsistent voltage control for efficient power transmission in the system.

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.
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).