ISE News and Events

ISE Faculty Mark Embrechts is awarded US Patent # 8,744,557 on June 3, 2014 for his co-invention "Use of Machine Learning for Magetocariograms." This patent resulted from a collaboration between Prof. Embrechts and CardioMag Imaging in Latham, NY. ISE Faculty John Wen is awarded US Patent # 8.746,310 on June 10, 2014 for his co-invention "System and method for probe-based high precision spatial orientation control and assembly of parts for microassembly using computer vision." This patent resulted from a collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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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Institute News

Troy, NY – Recently, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $20 million in funding for 15 projects that will develop a new class of sensor systems to enable significant energy savings via reduced demand for heating and cooling in residential and commercial buildings.
Troy, N.Y. — Can you think about how and why we use water? Just ask the 12 elementary and middle school teams from the Capital Region that will compete in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Tournament on Dec. 16 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. More than 120 area students have been working together to use their imagination and creativity in combination with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to explore and solve a real-world human water cycle problem as their project.
Nanotechnology pioneer Richard W. Siegel, the Robert W. Hunt Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and founding director of the Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Troy, N.Y. — Offshore wind is becoming a reality in the United States, especially in the northeast states. To support this development, the Center for Future Energy System (CFES) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will present a webinar titled “Turbine and Transmission System Technologies for Offshore Wind (OSW) Power Plants.” The program will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. Advance registration is required.
Amir Hirsa, professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, and a group of undergraduate and graduate students recently returned from Sanford International Airport in Florida after completing an experiment in zero gravity. “I couldn’t have asked for better people—smarter, more talented, harder-working, or more creative to work with. The ones that weren’t flying were working on their aerodynamics homework in the aircraft hangar,” said Hirsa.