ISE News and Events

Mathworks highlights the user story of ISE Head, John Wen: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Speeds the Development of Robotic Control Systems . Rethink Robotics produced a video of a Robot Assistant Jamster prototyped by John Wen and colleagues.

ISE Emeritus Professor Daniel Berg was honored with the Siwei Cheng Award at the International Academy of Information Technology and Quantitative Management ( ITQM) held on June 3-5 in Moscow, Russia. The award was named after Dr. Siwei Cheng, a renowned economist in China. Dr. Cheng personally presented the award to Dr. Dan Berg at ITQM 2014.

The Class of 2014 has another banner year in terms of job placement. ISE graduates will work in SABIC Engineering, Factset Research Systems, Deloitte, Regeneron, WL Gore, 1010data, Etransmedia, Loreal, Hartford Financial Group, Cisco, Apple, Goldman Sachs, Nestle, Schlumberger, Paull, Amphenol RF, IBM, Ralpha Lauren, US Postal Service, GlobalFoundries, Extreme Molding, Quest Global, Exxon-Mobile, US Marine Corp, UTC Aerosystems, Capital IQ. Several will go on with graduate schools, including RPI, University of Southern California, University of Kent.

ISE celebrated the 2014 graduating class with the commencement luncheon on May 22. Congratulations to the 41 Industrial and Management Engineering graduates!  Picture shows class of 2014 with advisor Cheng Hsu.

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As the oil industry prepares to exploit the Arctic's vast resources, the United States is inadequate in its preparedness for an oil spill in the region, according to a report released on April 23 by the National Research Council (NRC). ISE Research Faculty Dr. Martha Grabowski is the chair of this report. The 183-page report marks the first time in more than ten years that the NRC, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, has taken a comprehensive look at the impact of oil and gas exploration in the Arctic.

Institute News

Troy, NY – Growing food year-round is not a new concept. Today, researchers are exploring a sustainable way to increase access to locally grown food, through urban farming, which fosters the growth or production of food in a city or heavily populated town or municipality.
Troy, N.Y. — While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (OR), few studies have evaluated how well trainees transfer those skills from the simulator to the OR. Now, a study led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that used noninvasive brain imaging to evaluate brain activity has found that simulator-trained medical students successfully transferred those skills to operating on cadavers and were faster than peers who had no simulator training.
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical Center are working together to develop three-dimensional bioprinting and imaging techniques that will generate and analyze tumor models in the laboratory, with the goal of accelerating the development and optimization of personalized anti-cancer drugs.
Troy, N.Y. — Founded in 1988, the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has a long history of working with industry in programs encompassing applied research through manufacturing system design and pilot line development – so that they can grow and create jobs. This year, CATS will host the New York Automation and Robotics Conference on Monday, Oct. 23.
Gamers of all ages will be blown away by a new free app called My Molecularium, a fun, action-packed molecule building game. This fast-paced, free game app challenges players to build a wide variety of fascinating molecules, from H2O and vitamin C to caffeine and adrenalin.