ISE News and Events

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 is a national effort appointed by President Obama to secure U.S. leadership in emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance America’s global competitiveness. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and GlobalFoundries are proud to co-host the AMP 2.0 Regional Meeting on April 24, 2014.

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.

Institute News

The support of family is an integral part of any college student’s experience. In the case of Amber and Alwaleed (Al) Zia’s parents, that support meant moving the whole family from Darien, Connecticut, to Lee, Massachusetts, so that their daughter and son could commute together to and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute daily. And together they will graduate on May 19.
The day Laura Antoniello attended a campus job fair at Rensselaer Polytechnic Instititue changed everything. She was an electronic media, arts, and communication (EMAC) major and the fair was geared for engineering jobs. But Hasbro was at the event and Antoniello was really interested in working at the company, having grown up near its headquarters. The Hasbro recruiter gave her valuable pointers.
Along with the challenges of pursuing a dual degree at a technological university, Alejandra Jaime-Rodriguez joined the university’s equestrian team, and with passion and perseverance, but no prior experience, qualified for a regional competition of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.
In high school, Joseph Vengen faced adversity and suffering every day. Born completely deaf, he received his first cochlear implant as a toddler. The technology opened doors but has limitations in noisy environments.
Powerful hurricanes and earthquakes have wreaked havoc in the United States and around the world in recent years, often leaving people stranded for months and even years without access to water, food, and shelter. A unique collaborative project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks to provide a sustainable solution, while also considering the environment.