ISE News and Events

Dr. Jennifer Pazour
Dr. Jennifer Pazour, Associate Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Future of Work grant entitled "Mobilizing Nonprofit Resources and Talents with a Community Tool for Purpose-Driven Work."  Dr.
Dr. Yinan Wang recently received an Early Career Grant to attend the Fall Technical  Conference (FTC) from The Statistical Division of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).  The conference will focus on mining for quality with statistics and data science.
Welcome to Dr. Nima Ahmadi, Dr. James Bailey, and Dr. Yinan Wang! Watch this video to learn more about our three new faculty members. https://rpi.box.com/s/2pyanp1h46ndlcvb6iqh2wl6rjiyezu1
Rensselaer's Industrial and Systems Engineering Department will support a team of up to four ISE students to take part in the 9th Annual SHS Student Simulation Competition, in which students will solve a "real-world" healthcare situational case study using FlexSim's simulation software.
RPI community - please find the recording of today's session here

Institute News

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), through biomolecular research and testing, have discovered a potential topical therapeutic to treat monkeypox. 
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a “blanket” diagnosis applied to individuals with vastly differing behavioral as well as co-occurring medical conditions.  Using very large medical-record data sets, researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have found that, not only can children be broken into subgroups based upon those co-occurring conditions, but that those subgroups are also associated with differing maternal prenatal risk factors. The research is published today in the journal Autism Research.
Rensselaer Professor Jie Lian has been awarded $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Nuclear Energy University Research Program (NEUP) to conduct research and develop new materials that will make advanced nuclear reactors more resilient and economically efficient. Dr. Lian, the principle investigator of the project, will be joined by collaborators Rahul Rahul, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Suvranu De, Florida A&M University-Florida State University; Lu Cai, Idaho National Laboratory Program; Patrick Shower, GE Global Research Center; and Eric Brown, U.S.
Concerns regarding scarcity, high prices, and safety regarding the long-term use of lithium-ion batteries has prompted a team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to propose a greener, more efficient, and less expensive energy storage alternative.