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Yue Zhao, Dr. Yinan Wang, and Yue Zhao presenting

PhD student Yue Zhao recently presented his joint research at the IISE Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada. Pictured here is Yue Zhao with his advisor, Dr. Yinan Wang.

ISE 2024 Graduates

Please join us in congratulating our graduates by viewing this video.

Dr. Esra Agca Aktunc, Dr. Nima Ahmadi, Dr. Emily Liu, David Gardiner, Dr. Nima Ahmadi, Samantha Fluty, Caitlyn Barnwell

Pictured here at Pat's Barn starting at the top is Dr. Esra Agca Aktunc, Graduate Program Director of ISE's Master's Programs; Dr. Nima Ahmadi, Dr. Emily Liu and David Gardiner (one of the recipients of The ISE Excellence in Action Award); Dr. Nima Ahmadi, Samantha Fluty and Caitlyn Barnwell (recipients of The Ray Palmer Baker Prize).

2024 Graduation Dinner Banquet

Several of our graduating students, their family members and guests gathered at Pat's Barn to celebrate their graduation. ISE Department faculty, staff and several Advisory Council members joined in the festivities of the evening. Congratulations to our graduates!

poster of The Last Lecture

Professor Azita Hirsa has been selected by the Class of 2024 to be among the seven faculty members who will participate in this year's The Last Lecture Series. Rensselaer's graduating class celebrates their last lecture at Rensselaer with lectures by faculty on diverse topics. Graduating seniors helped to choose who they would like to hear from one last time. This event is sponsored by Navigating the World & Beyond, and Student Success.

Vivian Rost-Nasshan

Congratulations to Vivian Rost-Nasshan who was recently elected Grand Marshal in a historic runoff election. Vivian will be a junior in the fall as an IME major (also dual in Science and Technology Studies (STS)).

The Grand Marshal, or GM, is the highest elected student leader of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The position has been in existence since shortly after the American Civil War.

ISE Undergrad Students, Dean Shekhar Garde, Accepted Incoming Freshman and Family Member, Dr. Emily Liu

Industrial and Systems Engineering Department faculty and undergrad students greeted accepted incoming freshmen during the Accepted Student Celebration at RPI on Saturday, April 13.  Pictured here is Anna Zuniga, School of Engineering Dean - Shekhar Garde, a visiting family member and accepted incoming freshman, Olumide Bamigbaiye, Valerie Bubel, and Dr. Emily Liu.

ISE Faculty and Grad Student welcome Alumni

Several Management Engineering Alumni were able to visit our department open house recently as part of RPI’s three-day quantum computing event. Pictured here is Dr. Esra Agca Aktunc, Dr. Yinan Wang, John Hendrick ’67 and ’69, Mike Gagas ’75, John Pfaff ’71, Dr. Emily Liu, Dr. Azita Hirsa, and grad student Giselle Gao.

RPI Students

Undergrad students and ISE faculty welcomed accepted students and their families recently to RPI as part of an Accepted Students Celebration.

RPI Students

Students in Dr. Nima Ahmadi's Discrete Event Simulation Modeling and Analysis course utilized the Rensselaer Augmented and Virtual Environment (RAVE) for a deep dive into virtual reality (VR) technology. Through VR, they focused on reviewing and inspecting healthcare simulation models in FlexSim, gaining valuable insight into complex systems. This immersive session was enhanced by viewing "The Founder," a film depicting the story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who leveraged the McDonald brothers' efficient food preparation system to build the global McDonald's franchise.

RPI News

How a Tiny Device Could Lead to Big Physics Discoveries and Better Lasers

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have fabricated a device no wider than a human hair that will help physicists investigate the fundamental nature of matter and light. Their findings, published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, could also support the development of more efficient lasers, which are used in fields ranging from medicine to manufacturing. 

RPI’s New Master of Biomedical Engineering Data Science Readies Students for Careers in Health Sciences, Clinical Research, and more

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has established a new master’s degree program that will prepare students for careers of biomedical data science, a fast growing engineering specialty.Those with expertise in biomedical data science are already in high demand, and that demand will  continue to rise in the future, said Juergen Hahn, Ph.D., head of the Biomedical Engineering Department.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announces Reid Wiseman as Bicentennial Commencement Speaker and Will Award Its First Posthumous Honorary Degree to Emily Warren Roebling

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) today announced two special honorands for its Bicentennial Commencement celebrations. Astronaut and Artemis II Commander Reid Wiseman ’97 will return to RPI as the Bicentennial Commencement Speaker, and Emily Warren Roebling, who led the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge to completion, will receive a posthumous honorary degree, the first to be awarded in the history of RPI.Reid Wiseman ’97

Three Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty Members Honored by AAAS

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Boleslaw Szymanski, Ph.D., and Chunyu Wang, M.D. Ph.D., have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement Science (AAAS). Steven Cramer, Ph.D., who was elected AAAS Fellow in 2017, was elected Council Member of the Section on Engineering.

Six RPI Students Receive Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Six RPI students have been awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

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