Research published today in Nature Communications—produced with the aid of computer scientist Petros Drineas—used DNA analysis to unearth the origin of the Minoans. ...read more
Computer scientists have set a high performance computing speed record that opens the way to the scientific exploration of complex planetary-scale systems. ...read more
Francine Berman co-leads the U.S. delegation, when nany of the world’s leading experts on “Big Data” and related fields will gather for the first plenary session of the new international Research Data Alliance (RDA). ...read more
Four graduate students in the Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently earned the top prize in a national health data platform challenge designed to create new functionalities for the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) repository for open health data: healthdata.gov. ...read more
IBM announced it will provide a modified version of an IBM Watson system to Rensselaer, making it the first university to receive such a system. ...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.

In the News

  • RPI freshman improving natural disaster response through coding

    November 5, 2018 -

    A freshman at RPI has found a way to improve natural disaster response and recovery through coding.

  • How One University Wants to Teach Students to Use Data

    April 6, 2018 -

    Data is an increasingly pervasive force in American life, with the power to shape perception and policy. And so it makes a certain amount of sense that Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently adopted a new "data dexterity" requirement for its students, starting in fall 2019.

  • RPI Adds New 'Data Dexterity' Requirement

    March 27, 2018 -

    TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be requiring all of its students to be able to use diverse datasets to solve complex problems.

    RPI says its "data dexterity" requirement will ensure that all students graduating for the school in Troy, New York are prepared for an increasingly data-driven world.