Computer Science at Rensselaer

At Rensselaer, education in computer science prepares students for solving applied real-world problems and for conducting research in computer science.

  • Program Spotlight

    B.S. in Computer Science

    Our flexible curriculum accommodates students with diverse interests. Create an open source project, work on a research problem, or complete a dual degree in Mathematics, Biology, Computer Systems Engineering, Cognitive Science, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences, or Information Technology and Web Science.

  • Program Spotlight

    Ph.D and M.S. in Computer Science

    Come and study with our internationally recognized faculty. Work on foundational research such as data science, distributed computing or security to network science—research that has real-world applications with a societal impact.

  • The open source center allows students to work in teams to develop open-source platforms and applications that solve societal problems.

  • With a $1.3 million grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory, we will explore next-generation supercomputers which more closely represents the human brain in its architectural design.
  • Celebrates and advocates for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field.
  • 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.

Announcements

Dr. Joe Flaherty, founding chair of the Department of Computer Science, former Amos Eaton Professor and former Dean of the School of Science, passed away Thursday morning March 29 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Joe set a tone of collegiality, respect and excellence that still defines the department and will continue for many years into the future. He will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 21 at 9:30 at the RPI campus Chapel and Cultural Center. His on-line obituary can be read at: http://dufresneandcavanaugh.com/tribute/details/1088/Dr-Joseph-Flaherty/...

Department of Computer Science invites applications for multiple Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Professor of Practice positions with expertise in one or more of the broad areas of computer science: Theory and Algorithms; Systems and Software; Artificial Intelligence and Data; and Vision, Graphics, Robotics, and Games, along with the ability to teach other introductory computer science courses.  The initial appointment is for three academic years, with the expectation of subsequent renewal.

The article entitled: "Airplane Flight Safety Using Error-Tolerant Data Stream Processing", features Varela's data driven avionics research for flight safety. Article: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/aesm/32-4/index.php#/6

Elsa has a PhD in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  This article describes Elsa's work on HPC at Livermore Computing. https://computation.llnl.gov/about/our-people/highlights/elsa-gonsiorowski  

James Hendler, director of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA), has been appointed to the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. The #committee provides scientific and technical advice to the Under Secretary for Science and Technology and senior department leadership on matters related to the expansion of technological capabilities across the homeland security enterprise.

News

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. ARM selected projects that will generate timely impact on the national manufacturing landscape and serve as examples of ARM’s mission.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson has appointed a task force to study and assess fraternity and sorority life at the university. The Greek Life Task Force will work with the community to identify what is necessary to enact a long-term, sustainable, and comprehensive culture change to preserve the positive aspects of the Rensselaer Greek system.

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When legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock took the podium at the 212th Commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, he told a story from his own years as a young graduate, at a time when he was playing piano with the Miles Davis Quintet.

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This year, 34 students will graduate from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and start active military service as officers with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.

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For Jazmyn Borman, choosing a college was easy. One tour of Rensselaer and its nationally ranked Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Program, and “I knew I wanted to be part of that community.”

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Contact Information

Computer Science

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