Information Technology and Web Science at Rensselaer

ITWS at Rensselaer presents a unique opportunity for students to combine a mastery of Information Age technologies with an academic discipline of their choice.

  • 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.

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

  • Explore the complex technical, engineering and social aspects of the web.

News

A team of students from Rensselaer presented an analysis and incident response approach to a simulated cyber attack in order to claim third place at the third annual Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition

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We can look at the World Wide Web from the perspective of mathematics through network science, or the perspective of infrastructure through computer science; but to truly understand the interactions between technology and society found on the web, we need web science. 

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Members of the Rensselaer student hackathon organization, dubbed “HackRPI,” view hacking as use of technology to create something that’s never been used before. Over 500 students will participate in a 24-hour “hackathon” this weekend.   

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted John O. Brennan, director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), for a conversation on “Technological Change and National Security” with Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson on Friday, November 4.

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A team of Rensselaer researchers used the Kinect device to replace expensive sensors on its geotechnical centrifuge to better (and more economically) understand how levees fail when overtopped by large floods. 

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Contact Information

Information Technology and Web Science

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lally 2nd Floor
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180