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Exploring Phosphorene, A Promising New Material

April 28, 2016 - Researchers have developed a new method to quickly and accurately determine that of phosphorene, a promising new material with potential application in semiconductor transistors. 

Rensselaer Professor Lirong Xia Named One of “AI’s 10 to Watch”

April 21, 2016 - Lirong Xia, a computer scientist whose research focuses on “social choice” – the analysis of individual preferences used to reach collective decisions or social objectives – has been recognized by IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine as one of “AI’s 10 to Watch.” 

The Mechanics of Biofilms – Sacrifice of the Few for the Benefit of the Many

April 7, 2016 - Suicide allows bacteria found in opportunistic infections to create an antibiotic tolerant biofilm, according to a team including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Using Magnetic Forces To Control Neurons, Study Finds the Brain Plays Key Role in Glucose Metabolism

April 4, 2016 - A new method to control the activity of neurons in mice, devised by scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Rockefeller University, uses magnetic forces to remotely control the flow of ions into specifically targeted cells. 

Rensselaer Professors To Be Inducted Into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

March 29, 2016 - Five members of the Rensselaer faculty have been selected for induction into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

CARGO Brings Rensselaer Expertise to Cancer Research

March 24, 2016 - Through its new Cancer Research Group (CARGO), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is drawing on its trademark interdisciplinary approach to help battle a disease that kills nearly 600,000 Americans per year and affects countless more.

Toward the Internet of Things – A Framework for Data Analytics on Digital Device Networks

March 11, 2016 - With the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), researcher Stacy Patterson is building tools developers can use to easily perform data analytics over a multitude of devices.

New York State Supports Jefferson Project with $500,000 grant

March 9, 2016 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a $500,000 grant from the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap) to support the Jefferson Project at Lake George. 

Driving Conditions According to Cars and the Cloud

February 18, 2016 - Researcher Stacy Patterson is developing a hybrid approach to road hazard early warning systems that uses sensors already present in many new vehicles and cloud computing.

Rensselaer Professor Jason Hicken Receives NSF CAREER Award

February 12, 2016 - Jason Hicken, assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation.  

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