ECSE News

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering Department 

Reception for the Graduating Class of 2019

TROY, N.Y. – The U.S. News & World Report released its annual graduate school rankings this week, and the engineering programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute continue to be ranked among the nation’s best.

The graduate offerings at the Rensselaer School of Engineering received an overall ranking of 41st in the U.S., placing it among the top four in the state of New York.

The Grainger Scholars Award is given annually in Spring in the amount of $7,500 for junior undergraduates who are entering their senior year and $10,000 for current co-terminal students or students entering our Masters or PhD programs.
Rensselaer professor Rich Radke honored as the 2018 TOTA award recipient for his service and accomplishments as a standout educator at RPI.
ECSE faculty Ali Tajer, Jeff Braunstein, and Russ Kraft have been promoted in recognition of their accomplishments in research, teaching, and service.
The ALSET Lab at RPI receives $100K corporate award in support of research on Flexible Alternating Current Transmission systems to develop models used in simulation that will help in overhauling the aging power grid with viable solutions to inconsistent voltage control for efficient power transmission in the system.

For the eighth year in a row, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host hundreds of high school students as they gather for the season kickoff event of the FIRST ® Robotics Competition. The event will take place in Room 308 of the Darrin Communications Center starting at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 5.

Professor John T. Wen has been named the Russell Sage Professor and head of the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He will begin his new roles on Jan. 1, 2019.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranks sixth nationally in its overall engineering program, according to rankings published by College Factual, a source of data analytics and insights on college outcomes.

Ashraful Islam, a Ph.D. candidate with the Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering Department at RPI under the advisement of Rensselaer Professor Richard Radke, was recently awarded the Best Paper Award at the 2018 International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC) in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.