Ana Gabriela Duque (Class of 2020) was recently received the Founders Award of Excellence. The Founders Award of Excellence was established in 1994 to honor students who embody qualities of creativity, discovery, leadership, and the values of pride and responsibility at Rensselaer.
ISE News and Events
This year IISE created 4 pilot student leadership boards (shadow boards): Data, Analytics & Information Systems Lean Logistics & Supply Chain Work Systems Each board will consist of eight student board members (president, vice-president, secretary and five directors). This student leadership board will take specific roles and responsibilities to help ensure the designated division achieves its strategic goals.
Thomas Sharkey, Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), will lead an NSF-funded effort to integrate Operations Research (OR), public policy, and social science methods to plan investments into infrastructure in the Arctic in a way that simultaneously improves emergency response capabilities, such as search and rescue and oil spill response, and benefits the local Arctic communities where the infrastructure is built and maintained.
Since becoming Professor Emeritus, Tom Willemain resumed full-time work as Senior VP/Research at his company, Smart Software, Inc. He has also taken up writing. His memoir "Working on the Dark Side of the Moon: Life Inside the National Security Agency" (see TomWillemain.com) was published in 2017.
Thomas Sharkey, Associate Professor, is part of a team that has received a National Science Foundation grant to construct network models of human trafficking networks, with the goal of effectively disrupting them. The interdisciplinary team will seek to integrate methods from the social sciences and operations research (OR) in order to capture the most salient features of sex trafficking networks and identify significant gaps in the interdiction literature that limits its applicability to disrupting these types of illicit networks.
New research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that innovative business models that tap into extra warehouse space can be a potential solution for companies with changing demand requirements or tight fulfillment windows.
Rensselaer Professor Jonathan Dordick and Collaborators Work To Develop Nasal Spray To Combat COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections
Rensselaer Professor Jonathan Dordick and collaborators from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College have been awarded $500,000 from the New York State Biodefense Commercialization Fund to engage in research for the development of a Pentosan Polysulfate (PPS)-based nasal spray to block COVID-19.
Rensselaer Professor Michael Amitay To Conduct Research That Will Assist in the Design of Ultra-efficient Aircraft
Rensselaer Professor Michael Amitay has been awarded $800,000 from the Department of Defense as part of the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to engage in research to advance the study of unsteady aerodynamics.
Alternate Delivery Locations Are Viable Options To Offset Negative Impacts of Increased Home Deliveries
As the demand for home deliveries from online purchases continues to increase, Cara Wang, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Woojung Kim, a doctoral student in the same department at Rensselaer, recently published research showing that some, but not all consumers, will accept going to alternate delivery locations to get their packages rather than having them delivered directly to their front door.
Rensselaer Receives Funding from U.S. Department of Energy To Develop Technologies To Reduce Nuclear Waste and Advance Clean Energy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded $607,505 from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to help develop technologies to resolve the waste and storage challenges associated with Advanced Nuclear Reactor fuel cycles.