To meet its potential for driving discovery and knowledge acquisition, data science must address the key challenges posed by “Big Data,” assert Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professors James Hendler and Peter Fox in a commentary appearing in the June edition of the journal Big Data. ...read more
Tracking data provenance using Semantic Web technology offers a solution for decision makers considering results contained in such science-based documents, argue a group of researchers in a commentary published in the June edition of Nature Climate Change. ...read more
The Lally School of Management is among the schools that will help  prepare students for the 4.4 million jobs that will be created worldwide to support Big Data by 2015. ...read more
To the 1,613 graduates awarded degrees during the  Commencement ceremony, President Shirley Ann Jackson urged courage of their convictions and confidence in their capabilities. ...read more
David Vorick is graduating with a fledgling cryptocurrency and cloud storage business, and the entrepreneurial skills he and his co-founder learned at Rensselaer. ...read more

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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.

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