Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Science has appointed new department head, Gyorgy Korniss to lead the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy. 

Korniss has been a Rensselaer faculty member since 2000 and a professor since 2012, earning the Trustees’ Faculty Achievement Award in 2006, 2009, and 2012. He is affiliated with Rensselaer’s Network Science and Technology Center (NEST) and the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC). Prior to Rensselaer, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Supercomputer Computations Research Institute at Florida State University. Korniss earned a Ph.D. in physics from Virginia Tech and a diploma in physics from Eotvos University, Budapest.