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

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  

With great sadness, I am writing to tell you that Terry Hayden, Senior Student Services Coordinator the Computer Science Department’s graduate program, passed away Monday afternoon at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. Terry joined the department in 1995, working first with both undergraduates and graduate students, but then focusing entirely on graduates as the department grew. Every new group of students quickly learned that Terry was a friendly, welcoming presence they could turn to for help with any problem either personal or academic.

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.

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

On Friday, October 13, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson hosted alumni, guests, and campus members at the launch of a capital campaign designed to position Rensselaer for its third century of leadership in research and education. “Transformative: Campaign for Global Change” will seek to raise $1 billion for student scholarships, faculty support, and campus enhancements.

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To bolster the connections between benchside and bedside, the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging has awarded Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute a five-year $1.5 million training grant to support a new Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical and Translational Research Training Program. 

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranks among the best universities in the United States, according to the annual list of college rankings released this week by U.S. News & World Report

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The fourth annual Rensselaer Research Showcase on August 23 offered government and private sector research partners an opportunity to learn more about insights emerging from research in biotechnology and the life sciences, and the current climate for the biopharmaceutical economy that work supports.

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The Department of Computer Science is pleased to have welcomed Alex Gittens as a new Assistant Professor in the Department.  Professor Gittens earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering as well as in Mathematics at the University of Houston and his Ph.D.

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Contact Information

Computer Science

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