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

Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin urged graduates to think first of others and be the first generation that embraces technology for all the right reasons at the 210th Commencement.

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According to Office of Enrollment Management, based on unprecedented demand for a Rensselaer education, the Institute will likely enroll the largest freshman class in the Rensselaer history. 

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Lirong Xia, a computer scientist whose research focuses on “social choice” – the analysis of individual preferences used to reach collective decisions or social objectives – has been recognized by IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine as one of “AI’s 10 to Watch.” 

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With the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), researcher Stacy Patterson is building tools developers can use to easily perform data analytics over a multitude of devices.

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Researcher Stacy Patterson is developing a hybrid approach to road hazard early warning systems that uses sensors already present in many new vehicles and cloud computing.

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Contact Information

Information Technology and Web Science

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