ISE News and Events

The IIE Student Chapter at RPI along with IIE Headquarters are proud to present to all engineering students at RPI a short course in Green Belt. The course will be conducted on campus during a weekend in late March or early April. An instructor from IIE will teach the course which will be followed by an exam on Sunday afternoon. Students successfully completing the course will receive a Green Belt Certification from IIE.

Richard Garrett, a doctoral student in ISE, was awarded a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fellowship via the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA) at Rutgers University. Richard’s research is on providing decision support for optimizing oil spill response resource allocation in the Alaskan Arctic in partnership with the United States Coast Guard.

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.

Institute News

Rechargeable lithium-ion, the dominant battery technology for portable electronics, is increasingly becoming the battery of choice for electric-vehicle and electric-grid energy-storage applications. In a lithium-ion battery, the cathode (positive electrode) is a lithium metal oxide while the anode (negative electrode) is graphite. But researchers are looking for ways to replace graphite with lithium metal as the anode to boost the battery’s energy density.
Four innovative leaders from the worlds of music, international security, genomic science, and manufacturing will address graduates at the 2018 Commencement Ceremony at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on May 19, 2018.
 A record total of 20,377 high school students have filed applications to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall, according to numbers released by the Rensselaer Office of Admissions. This year’s total represents an increase of 5 percent over last year’s numbers.
Data is a critical building block of a fast-approaching future, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is ensuring that all of its students are adept architects with the adoption of a new institute-wide requirement in data education. 
The graduate programs in engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are once again considered among the best in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released this week. This year, Rensselaer’s graduate engineering programs have been ranked 41st in the nation.