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

The New York Tech Valley Regional 2022 FIRST® Robotics Competition returns to an in-person event as hundreds of high school students will compete for a slot in the FIRST World Championship and more than $80 million in scholarship funding.
Two new research projects from the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been selected by the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute to receive funding to develop tools that will address critical aspects of robotic manufacturing technologies. The projects were chosen as they focus on modernization priorities set by the U.S. Department of Defense while strengthening U.S. manufacturing and empowering workers.
Manoj R. Shah, former Professor of Practice at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his “technical advancements in design, analysis, and applications of electric machines.” As a Professor of Practice in Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) at Rensselaer, Dr. Shah taught courses in electric power engineering bringing theory and practice together. Dr. Shah continues his engagement with the ECSE department at Rensselaer as a Senior Research Scientist.