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

When a star goes supernova, a massive burst of neutrinos is the first signal that can escape the density of the collapsing star. Detecting and analyzing this phenomenon in real time would allow us insight into stellar dynamics and, potentially, black hole formation. Detection of these types of signals from modern physics detectors is notoriously hard and presents computational challenges that push the bounds of modern and next-generation computing. Transmitting and analyzing the data from the massive particle physics detectors to the next generation of extreme-scale computing will require detailed modeling of the networking, hardware, and leadership class computing systems. These models will allow researchers to find and optimize the computing pathways, configurations, and infrastructure topologies so that they can handle these massive data loads.

We are all aware of the dangers of pollution to our air, water, and earth. In a letter recently published in Nature Human Behavior, scientists are advocating for the recognition and mitigation of another type of environmental pollution that poses equivalent personal and societal dangers: information overload.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s James Hendler, Ph.D., was honored with the Semantic Web Science Association Service Award at the 22nd International Semantic Web Conference. Hendler was recognized for playing a founding role in creating the field, his support for the community, and for his contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in supporting the advancement of women in the community. The award is the highest in the Semantic Web community.

Contact Information

Computer Science

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

(518) 276 8412