Rensselaer has been highly successful in winning projects funded by the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, as described in  ECSE faculty, John Wen, Rich Radke, and Paul Schoch, together with research staff at the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems, Glenn Saunders and William Lawler, have been leading these efforts.  The ARM-funded projects include:

ECSE Professor Emeritus John Woods was honored with the IEEE ICIP Pioneer Award in Taipei, Taiwan, 9/22-9/25, at the 25th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP).  The award is bestowed on Prof. Woods "for unparalleled leadership and contributions to the image processing community."  

We learn things by doing them. By getting our hands dirty. From solving differential equations to mastering an instrument, your best bet is to practice, practice, practice. But what if practicing what you want to learn is difficult or impossible? What if you want to understand how different structures respond during an earthquake? Or how to maintain the electronics on top of a wind turbine? Or how to deal with a nuclear meltdown in a power plant?

Troy, N.Y. — It often takes time for power system malfunctions to be found and fixed, at times leading to larger system failures. If operators could identify system disturbances as they happen and take action before they lead to large outages, the power grid would be substantially more reliable and resilient.

With recent support from the National Science Foundation, Meng Wang, an associate professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is developing software to make that real-time analysis possible.

 On the morning of Saturday, September 7, 2019, ECSE held its annual open house for recipients of the Rensselaer Medal, a prestigious and generous scholarship offered to selected high school students.  Department faculty, students, and staff welcomed visiting medalists and their families to the newly renovate

ECSE welcomes three outstanding new faculty in fall 2019: Derya Malak, Tianyi Chen, and Amar Khoukhi.

TROY, N.Y. - Electrical and systems engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will develop simulation models to help researchers at the University of Illinois develop an all-electric aircraft, a project that recently received a $6 million grant from NASA.

John Wen, the head of the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was recently honored at an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) workshop on advances in the fields of control and smart automation, an area in which Wen has made significant contributions.


Three long time ECSE faculty: Ken Connor, Art Sanderson, and Mike Wozny, have been recognized by Rensselaer as Emeritus Professors. All three new emeritus professors have served ECSE as department heads: Art Sanderson 1987-1994, Ken Connor 2001-2008, Mike Wozny 2014-2018.