ISE News and Events

ISE Professor Mark Embrechts' paper "The neural support vector machine," won the Best Paper Award in the highly selective 25th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2013) held in Delft, The Netherlands, November 7-8, 2013. The co-authors are: M. A. Wiering, M. H. van der Ree, M. J. Embrechts, M. F. Stollenga, A. Meijster, A. Nolte, L. R. B. Schomaker,

Professor Cheng Hsu is elected an Outstanding Alumnus of Year 2013 by his alma mater, Tunghai University. He will receive the Award at the university's 58th anniversary ceremony on November 3rd in Taichung, Taiwan. Tunghai University, founded by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia in 1955, is the top-ranked private university in Taiwan and a leader among dozens of sister universities also founded by the United Board in Japan, Korea, and a number of other Asian countries.

Martha Grabowski, Research Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering, will share her research insight on the interactions, vulnerabilities and risks of technology and people in safety- and mission-critical large-scale systems, in the high reliability systems with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on September 10, 2013.

Thomas Sharkey, an assistant professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at RPI, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

ISE Associate Professor, Jennifer Ryan, was awarded by the National Science Foundation for a three-year research grant entitled "Improved Spare Parts Inventory Management in Aircraft Engines through Hybrid Sensing."  This GOALI (Grant Opportunity for Academic Industry Liaison) grant is in partnership with Ana Muriel of University of Massachusetts, Robert X. Gao of University of Connecticut, and Robert N.

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.
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. — 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.
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.