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.

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    M.S. in Information Technology

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

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    Alumni

    Learn more about ITWS alumni, job placement numbers, and average starting salary.

  • 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

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute computer scientist Chuck Stewart will join a newly created institute aimed at using images of living organisms to understand biological processes like species evolution, genetic inheritance patterns, and even behavior. Stewart, an expert in the ecological applications of artificial intelligence and computer vision, will join the new Imageomics Institute, which is supported by a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute computer scientist Chuck Stewart will join a newly created institute aimed at using images of living organisms to understand biological processes like species evolution, genetic inheritance patterns, and even behavior. Stewart, an expert in the ecological applications of artificial intelligence and computer vision, will join the new Imageomics Institute, which is supported by a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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.

Contact Information

Information Technology and Web Science

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