Computer Science at Rensselaer

Computer Science

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    Seeking Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty in AI, Machine Learning, and Cybersecurity

    The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY is aggressively growing with a focus on Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Cybersecurity, broadly defined to cover fundamental theoretical underpinnings, core algorithms, software systems, distributed, heterogenous and cyber-physical systems, quantum computing, ethical and social issues, and related fields that contribute to or leverage these foci. (Click the dots below for more highlights.)

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    Seeking Lecturer in Computer Science

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

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    Prospective and Accepted Students

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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.)

  • The open source center allows students to work in teams to develop open-source platforms and applications that solve societal problems.

  • With a $1.3 million grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory, we will explore next-generation supercomputers which more closely represents the human brain in its architectural design.
  • Celebrates and advocates for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field.
  • RPISEC, a student run organization, participates in a number of computer security competitions throughout the school year, typically placing among the top undergraduate US teams.

Announcements

The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY is aggressively growing with a focus on Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Cybersecurity, broadly defined to cover fundamental theoretical underpinnings, core algorithms, software systems, distributed, heterogenous and cyber-physical systems, quantum computing, ethical and social issue

The School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for the position of Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science (http://www.cs.rpi.edu). Candidates must possess a terminal degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) and should have teaching expertise in both introductory courses and upper level computer science electives. The initial appointment is for up to three academic years, with the expectation of subsequent renewal.

Upcoming Events

News

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor of Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Industrial and Systems Engineering Deborah McGuinness was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly 10 years ago. Her treatments were emotionally and physically challenging: McGuinness endured six months of chemotherapy, 33 radiation treatments, and four surgeries before emerging with current “no evidence of disease” status. Throughout, McGuinness struggled to find appropriate information on her diagnosis and treatment.

On 9/11, lawmakers from both parties unified in their response. Just over 20 years later, Congress is distinctly partisan, clashing on everything from the January 6 insurrection to COVID to climate change. Why? Many blame widespread and widely believed misinformation and disinformation.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Oshani Seneviratne, director of health data research at the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA), and Lirong Xia, associate professor of computer science, have been awarded $363,343 from the Algorand Foundation. The award is part of an $8 million grant to fund blockchain research through a project led by Vassilis Zikas, associate professor of computer science and security researcher at Purdue University.

News headlines on extreme weather, melting ice caps, and threatened species are daily reminders of our changing environment. The profound scale and intensity of these challenges may leave one to wonder, “What should we do first?” Researchers recently developed formulas that help answer that question, effectively creating a method to triage declining ecosystems by measuring and comparing their distance to tipping points.

The COVID-19 pandemic, bigger and more frequent wildfires, devastating floods, and powerful storms have become unfortunate facts of life. With each disaster, people depend on the emergency response of governments, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector for aid when their lives are upended. However, a complicating factor in delivering that aid is that people tend to disperse with such disasters.  

Contact Information

Computer Science

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

(518) 276 8412