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Dr. Yinan Wang was recently selected as a Scialog Fellow for Automating Chemical Laboratories, a new three-year initiation co-sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement and the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. He will attend the first Scialog meeting in April 2024.  The scope of Scialog in Automating Chemical Laboratories is to promote advances in automated instrumentation and artificial intelligence (AI) in chemical and biological laboratories.
Several ISE Department faculty and grad students attended and presented at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Arizona in October, 2023. The thousands of presentations available at the meeting were united by a common theme of harnessing the data revolution...all with the power of OR/MS.
Industrial Engineers
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of industrial engineers has been projected to grow 12 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for other occupations. About 22,800 openings for industrial engineers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
Highest paying job with a bachelor's degree
Payscale’s college salary report found that this year's top 10 highest-paying jobs with a bachelor's degree include Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, and Systems Engineering. According to cnbc.com, "These 'hot' jobs rely on specialized skill sets that are hard to come by. Such talent scarcity drives up demand for these workers along with their pay." 
PhD student Jiayu Liu presented his research entitled "Geo-AD: Multi-Modal Geometric Feature Fusion for Anomaly Detection in Free-form Objects" at the School of Engineering Academic Showcase at RPI on Friday, October 13 during Reunion & Homecoming 2023. Link to the event: https://reunion.rpi.edu/rhc-2023-recap/.

Institute News

U.S. Army Veteran and RPI alumnus Daryian Rhysing, who graduated in 2016 with a degree in computer and systems engineering, was featured in an episode of Veteran’s Playbook airing on Discovery Network’s Destination America Channel. The show seeks to inspire active military and veterans to consider business ownership as a viable path to success and fulfillment.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced that President Joe Biden has bestowed the National Medal of Science on globally recognized biomechanical engineer Sheldon Weinbaum, a member of the RPI Class of 1959. The award is the highest honor for scientific achievement bestowed by the United States government. The award recognizes individuals deserving of special recognition for their outstanding cumulative contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, engineering, or behavioral or social sciences, in service to the nation.
ChatGPT has fascinated the public as we begin to explore how generative artificial intelligence (AI) can be useful in our everyday lives. On the back end, scientists are continually advancing AI for potential applications so vast that it may change life as we know it by accelerating scientific and technological developments.
This past summer, a team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students, with the guidance of a faculty mentor, pitched a winning design for a wearable, medical-grade device that monitors for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, is a potentially life-threatening heart condition that will affect an estimated 12 million people in the U.S. by 2030, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
Jie Lian, Ph.D., has been named the William Weightman Walker Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). An endowed chaired professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member.