Computer Science at Rensselaer

At Rensselaer, education in computer science prepares students for solving applied real-world problems and for conducting research in computer science.

  • Program Spotlight

    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.

  • Program Spotlight

    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.

  • 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

With great sadness, I am writing to tell you that Terry Hayden, Senior Student Services Coordinator the Computer Science Department’s graduate program, passed away Monday afternoon at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. Terry joined the department in 1995, working first with both undergraduates and graduate students, but then focusing entirely on graduates as the department grew. Every new group of students quickly learned that Terry was a friendly, welcoming presence they could turn to for help with any problem either personal or academic.

The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of network science defined broadly as the study of general network processes and network structure, including but not limited to network resilience and control, social networks, infrastructure networks, network evolution, bio-medical networks, and algorithmic aspects of dynamical network processes.

Department of Computer Science invites applications for multiple Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Professor of Practice positions with expertise in the broad areas of computer organization, operating systems, software engineering, open source software, network programming, mobile computing, and data structures, along with the ability to teach other introductory computer science courses. The initial appointment may be up to three academic years, with renewal possible.

James Hendler, director of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA), has been appointed to the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. The committee provides scientific and technical advice to the Under Secretary for Science and Technology and senior department leadership on matters related to the expansion of technological capabilities across the homeland security enterprise.

Francine Berman has been appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the National Council on the Humanities (NCH), a board of 26 distinguished individuals who advise the chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH). Dr. Berman is the Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

News

Describing the dizzying pace of technological innovation, former United States Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz urged graduates to “anticipate career change, welcome it, and manage it to your and your society’s benefit” at the 211th Commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Saturday.

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In her own words, Sarah Schattschneider will tell you that her education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute taught her to “find a problem and act to solve it.” 

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IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced the creation of the new Center for Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning, and Semantics (HEALS). 

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Troy, N.Y. – To kick off the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Commencement weekend, the annual President’s Commencement Colloquy will take place on Friday, May 19, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The discussion, titled “Criticality, Incisiveness, Creativity,” will include the Honorable Ernest J.

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Troy, N.Y. – The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are elective programs for students who desire commissions in the United States Armed Forces. This year, 33 students will be graduating from the ROTC program and starting active military service as officers with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.

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Contact Information

Computer Science

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

(518) 276 8412