Computer Science at Rensselaer

Computer Science

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    Seeking Tenure Track Faculty

    The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY, invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track assistant position in computer science. We are particularly interested in the areas of systems, software and programming languages, quantum computing, algorithmic and theoretical foundations, and the interrelationships between these areas. Strong applicants in other areas will also be considered.

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    Seeking Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer in Computer Science

    The School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science. (Click the dots below for more highlights.)

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    Prospective and Accepted Students

    We invite you to click below to view more information about our department, including upcoming virtual events. (Click the dots below for more highlights.)

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    B.S. in Computer Science

    Our flexible curriculum accommodates students with diverse interests. Create an open source project, work on a research problem, or complete a dual degree in Mathematics, Biology, Computer Systems Engineering, Cognitive Science, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences, or Information Technology and Web Science. (Click the dots below for more highlights.)

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    Ph.D and M.S. in Computer Science

    Come and study with our internationally recognized faculty. Work on foundational research such as data science, distributed computing or security to network science—research that has real-world applications with a societal impact. (Click the dots below for more highlights.)

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    Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

    Help support student attendance at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the flagship conference for women in tech that prepares our students to become future leaders in the tech world. This conference gives students the chance to expand their horizons in the field, build professional networks, connect with top name employers, and surround themselves with the support of other women in the field. Donations in any amount are welcome and appreciated!

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    Richard M. Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing

    The Richard M. Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing is an annual conference that aims to acknowledge, promote, and celebrate diversity in the tech industry and computing field. The conference allows students to attend workshops, key notes, and a robust career fair with top tier employers who value and seek to hire diverse workforces. In today’s world where technology impacts so many areas of our lives, it is vitally important for the tech industry to represent all cultures and communities. To help us send students to the Tapia 2023 Conference, donations can be made using the below link.

Announcements

RPI’s NeST Center is designing an exciting conversational game study aimed at exploring how people influence each other on the internet. We are looking for students to participate in this conversational game through a simple web-based application, which can be used on your phone or computer, remotely. All participants will receive $10 for playing a full round of the game.

The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY, invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track assistant position in computer science. We are particularly interested in the areas of systems, software and programming languages, quantum computing, algorithmic and theoretical foundations, and the interrelationships between these areas. Strong applicants in other areas will also be considered.

The School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for the position of Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or foreign degree equivalent in Computer Science or related fields (exceptional candidates with M.S. may be considered). Candidates must have teaching expertise in both introductory course and upper-level computer science electives. The successful candidate will have strong teaching, advising, and mentoring skills. The ideal candidate will be an individual with a comprehensive vision of computer science education, as well as the skills needed to integrate into a multi-disciplinary department.  

News

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Deborah McGuinness, Ph.D., has been elected a fellow of the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, “for contributions to knowledge technologies including ontologies and knowledge graphs.” McGuinness is one of 68 fellows selected by her peers to receive the honor for transformative contributions to computing science and technology.

The first doctoral degree in computer science ever earned at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was in 1969. The sixth was presented to Margaret Kahles Guyder in 1972, and it was also the first ever earned by a woman.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Deborah McGuinness has been elected a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) “for significant contributions to the semantic web, knowledge representation and reasoning environments, and deployed artificial intelligence applications.” AAAI is a nonprofit scientific society that promotes research in artificial intelligence and its responsible use. The AAAI fellows program recognizes people who have “made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence.”

Contact Information

Computer Science

207 Lally Hall
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590

(518) 276 8412