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 department welcomes three outstanding new faculty: Assistant Professor Liu Liu and Lecturers Alex Patterson and Kimberly Oakes  

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.

ECSE Professor Emeritus John Woods co-authored "Wavelet-Based Learned Scalable Video Coding," with Cunhui Dong, Haichuan Ma, Dong Liu, all with the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) that won the top creativity award of the ISCAS (IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems) 2022 grand challenge.  ISCAS 2022 was held in Austin, Texas, from May 28 to June 1, 2022.

Abstract of this award-winning paper:

Congratulations to ECSE Prof. Joe Chow on being awarded 2022 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award! Prof. Chow will be honored and celebrated at the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony on Tuesday, July 19th.

The IEEE Power & Energy Society sponsors twenty-four society-level awards. Award recipients are selected through a competitive, vetted nomination process.

See Prof. Chow’s profile for more information on his research.