AI News and Accomplishments
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.
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.
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.
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) will hold its 24th annual Black Families Technology Awareness Day on Saturday, February 4. The event, free and open to the public, is designed to introduce historically underrepresented students in grades K-12, their families, and educators to educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Fudong Han, Priti and Mukesh Chatter ’82 Career Development Chair in Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, has been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for Electronic Transport in Sulfide-Based Lithium Solid Electrolytes. The NSF CAREEER award is presented to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research and education, and the integration of these endeavors in the context of their organizations’ missions.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) was awarded $740,000 for research and education from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The project is led by Professor Jie Lian, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at RPI, and Prof. Shanbin Shi's co-PI project from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
In an article published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Dr. Deepak Vashishth and Joan Llabre, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, presented evidence of a link between Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and diabetes. While recent evidence showed loss of bone mineral density with Alzheimer’s disease, this is the first study to demonstrate the effects of the Alzheimer’s disease phenotype on bone quality and link changes in bone and amyloid formation in the brain.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has a long history of training the next generation for career preparedness. With signing of the $250 billion CHIPS and Science Act, the U.S. need for career preparedness has never been greater. The new BYOND – Build Your Own NanoDevice — curriculum at RPI is an interdisciplinary program that invites students from the School of Engineering and the School of Science to work side by side in the lab and classroom. The increasing demand for nanotechnology and semiconductors creates a need for more advanced cleanroom operations. At RPI, the Micro and Nanofabrication Clean Room (MNCR) facility within the Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (CMDIS) is offering the BYOND program for undergraduate students to start building a foundation and training for this career path.