Professor Jim Hendler has been honored with an inaugural Strata Data Innovation Award, given to individuals who have made significant innovations in the data field. ...read more
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is looking to its brilliant students, world-class faculty, and peerless staff to help name its new supercomputing system. ...read more
Professor Jim Hendler has been named the new head of the Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. ...read more
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Vice President for Research Francine Berman will transition from her current position to expand her efforts within the research data community. ...read more
Engineers and scientists are working to develop powerful new decision-making and data visualization tools for emergency management. ...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.