Troy, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced the appointment of Curt Breneman as Dean of the School of Science. The appointment is effective January 1, 2015. more
Entrepreneurs routinely encounter difficult questions along the path of entrepreneurship. More than 60 Capital Region-based entrepreneurs, business executives, and academic experts will participate in the Business Opportunities to Success Summit (BOSS) on Nov.12. more
As signs of autumn like falling leaves and some cool weather days can be found across the Rensselaer campus, the campus will be buzzing with activity as thousands of Rensselaer families are expected to visit Oct. 24-26 to celebrate Family Weekend. more
According to recent data compiled by the American Institute for Economic Research that ranked the 20 best small cities for college students, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy region came in at number 11 on the list. more
Rensselaer graduates command some of the highest salaries of any undergraduate degree holders in the nation, according to a new study from PayScale. more



The Department of Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce that Yangyang Xu, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, has received a new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the area of  Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences  (CDS&E-MSS).  He will use the three-year, $250,000 award to study "Information-Based Complexity Analysis and Optimal Methods for Saddle-Point Structured Optimization."
The Department of Mathematical Sciences is proud to announce that Rongjie Lai, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  He will use the five-year, $400,000 award to study "Geometry and Learning for Manifold-Structured Data in 3D and Beyond."
Undergraduate students in mathematics received top honors in 2021 MCM/ICM competition.
Several undergraduate and graduate math students received awards for academic achievement at the 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony.

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  • MIT provost returns to alma mater RPI as next president

    November 30, 2021 -

    The provost of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who completed his bachelor’s degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is returning to the New York school as its next president.

  • 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.