AI News and Accomplishments

January 19, 2023
Tyler Malloy

By Dana Yamashita

The Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration (AIRC) is a joint venture between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and IBM working to advance the science of artificial intelligence (AI) through a series of research projects. Graduate students, postdocs, research scientists, and faculty from Rensselaer and IBM work together on research aimed at accelerating the applications of AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and related technologies.

December 12, 2022
Nkechinyere Agu

By Regina Stracqualursi

After coming to the United States in 2017 to pursue a master’s degree in computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Nkechinyere N. Agu ’19G, ’22 Ph.D., who was born and raised in Nigeria, witnessed the disparities in health care firsthand. “All of the countries in West Africa put together have fewer radiologists than Boston, Massachusetts,” she said, citing one example.

November 8, 2022
Bhanushee Sharma

By Regina Stracqualursi

For millions of people across the globe, medications mean the difference between life and death. For others, they also mean the difference between comfort and pain, and living a normal life versus being limited in daily activities. While new medications have the power to both save lives and improve quality of life for patients with chronic health conditions, the process of bringing a new medication to market for patients in need can take more than a decade and can cost billions of dollars.

November 7, 2022
Lisa Amini

CRA-Industry (CRA-I) is delighted to announce that Lisa Amini (IBM Research) has joined the CRA-I Steering Committee.

June 22, 2021                                                             

NSF CAREER grant supports the dual design of resource-friendly machine learning algorithms and learning-driven wireless networks

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) was awarded two of 11 new technology projects from the Advanced Robotics and Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. The new investment totals more than $7.9 million across the 11 projects. ARM selects projects that address critical needs within the manufacturing sector and aims to combine resources and research of industry, academia, and government to advance critical manufacturing technologies.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Michael Amitay, James L. Decker ’45 Endowed Professor in Aerospace Engineering and director for the Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC), was elected as a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. The society is the only international professional body working to advance aeronautical art, science, and engineering around the world. With more than 25,000 members and corporate partners, the society is dedicated to moving research forward in the aerospace aviation and space communities through information sharing.

Steven Cramer, the William Weightman Walker Professor of Polymer Engineering and a professor in the Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for “scientific and technological advances leading to new chromatographic materials, processes, and predictive tools for the purification of biopharmaceuticals.”

Food access is one of the largest social problems in the United States. The challenge of accessing healthy foods is especially pronounced in communities of disadvantaged populations. Research led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) proposes to develop a local food cooperation (LFC) program that integrates a state-level food hub network to enable the coordination of multiple regional food hubs, and regional farm to institution programs that address regional food insecurity and inequity.

A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute led by Helen Zha, assistant professor in the Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been awarded a $745,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore sustainable alternatives to the synthetic textiles used in “fast fashion.”

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