ISE News and Events

Congratulations to PhD student Orlando Rodrigues Romero for being selected as one of the inaugural IBM/RPI AI Horizons Scholars.  Orlando was one of the 11 selected out of 66 who applied. During the fellowship, Orlando seeks to use dynamical and control systems tools to analyze and design novel and efficient algorithms capable of performing unsupervised classification under non-stationary data sources.
Congratulations to PhD student Kaan Unnu in being selected to receive the Storage Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship for the 2019/2020 academic year from the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) is an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976.
Jennifer Pazour has been invited to give the Distinguished Researcher Presentation at the World Class Supply Chain Summit this May 2019 in Milton, Ontario.  She was identified by the Co-Chair because of her impressive research and speaking credentials, evidenced by Jen’s Rensselaer and Google Scholar profiles, and her seminar presentations.
IEEE is the world's largest association of technical professionals. It seeks to advance the fields of engineering, computer science and information technology, physical science, biological and medical sciences, mathematics, and allied disciplines, both technically and educationally. Long composed of engineers and scientists, IEEE's membership also includes allied professionals such as computer scientists, software developers, information technology professionals, physicists, and medical doctors.
Alpha Pi Mu 2018-19 Scholarships- Mrs. Paul Givens established this scholarship in 2013 in memory of her late husband, Dr. Paul Givens. Dr. Givens contributed much to the profession of industrial engineering over his lengthy career and was a pioneer in new models for graduate education. Dr. Givens served Alpha Pi Mu with distinction as president, vice president, and long-time member of the executive council. Ana Gabriela Du is a Colombian junior IME student and the Co-President of RPI's Alpha Pi Mu-(Industrial and System Engineering Honor Society).

Institute News

A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Shayla Sawyer, a professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Rick Relyea, a professor of biological sciences at Rensselaer, to better understand the growing problem of harmful algal blooms (HABs).
Professor Emily Liu, a condensed matter physicist and nuclear engineer, has been named head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest and one of the most renowned technological research universities in the nation. Dr. Liu is professor of nuclear engineering and engineering physics and brings extensive experience leading and managing multidisciplinary research, including collaborations with engineers, scientists, economists, and psychologists.
Suvranu De, the J. Erik Jonsson ’22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (MANE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected to receive the 2022 ASME Edwin F. Church Medal.
People with type 2 diabetes who contract COVID-19 are nearly 50% more likely to wind up in intensive care if they have poorly managed their blood sugar levels over the long-term than those with better long-term glycemic control, according to a study using anonymized health care data.
Researchers have developed a new technique for revealing defects in nanostructured vanadium oxide, a widely used transition metal with many potential applications including electrochemical anodes, optical applications, and supercapacitors.