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.

  • Program Spotlight

    M.S. in Information Technology

    Balance the study of management strategies and technology leadership with advanced course work.

  • 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.

Announcements

In the last few weeks of the Spring Semester, The Polytechnic met with professors across three schools to learn what the transition looked like department to department. What we found, broadly speaking, was that the Computer Science and ITWS departments seemed to have transitioned most easily, while studio and lab-type courses faced the brunt of the switch to online classes.

News

An expert in applying artificial intelligence (AI) to problems in animal ecology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will join a team of researchers in a new $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Artificial Intelligence Research Institute announced on Thursday.

James Hendler, the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web, and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named chair of the Technology Policy Council for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

A new model, based on control theory, uses publicly available data to predict the minimal non-pharmaceutical intervention needed to control COVID-19 based on the vaccination rate in 381 metropolitan statistical areas — cities and their surrounding communities — across the country.

George Slota has been has been granted a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award to develop approaches that match exascale supercomputers with petascale data.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as Rensselaer leaders prepared to bring students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester, they relied on a powerful algorithm to determine a testing schedule that, along with other tools, has helped maintain a safe environment on campus. That algorithm is now publicly available as a free online app.

Contact Information

Information Technology and Web Science

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