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).
The IME Student’s Chapter of IIE has won the Gold Award for the fifth time within the past six years. This great accomplishment was made possible by the hard work of the officers led by Ron Nipay the chapter’s president in 2012. By joining the IIE students get access to many benefits including network opportunities, subscription to the IIE magazine, discount price for attending regional and national, free access to webinars conferences, discounted training, awards, scholarships and much more.

Institute News

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide for men and women. The most common type of heart disease, coronary artery disease, is caused when plaque builds up along the walls of arteries that carry blood to the heart. It is often diagnosed through a cardiac computed tomography (CT) scan, which shows doctors if arteries are narrowing.
Carbon capture technologies play a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and factories, while harnessing carbon dioxide (CO2) for other energy production. With the support of a grant from the Department of Energy, Miao Yu, the Priti and Mukesh Chatter ’82 Career Development Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will develop a novel porous material capable of capturing even very small concentrations of CO2 in the air and collecting the gas for further use
Even as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic makes many aspects of the future uncertain, a generous gift will ensure that first-year students in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute continue to receive a hands-on education.
Each year tens of millions of tons of plastic are sent to landfills, while another 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean. It’s an exponential problem that requires an environmentally friendly solution.
With many people stuck inside for months on end, the built environment has played a significant role in the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from a new National Science Foundation grant, a team of engineers and social scientists will study the ways in which that built environment mitigates or exacerbates the pandemic.