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August 2, 2019

Roussel Rahman, a doctoral student in the Department of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, received the Allen Newell Best Student-Led Paper Award at this year’s International Conference on Cognitive Modeling in Montreal. 


Rahman earned this recognition for his paper, “Spotlight on dynamics of individual learning.” In it, he examines the question of how a person learns a complex task. 


“If we can figure that out, it would help us teach skills better,” said Wayne Gray, a professor of cognitive science at Rensselaer who worked with Rahman on this research.

July 31, 2019

A group of researchers, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute scientists Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer and Jeremy Farrell, is developing a computer model that uses data collected during boat inspections to predict whether an uninspected boat is likely to be harboring invasive species.

Researchers are developing a computer model that uses data collected during boat inspections to predict whether an uninspected boat is likely to be harboring invasive species.
July 30, 2019

Suvranu De, the head of the department of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer, has been named the recipient of the 2019 U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics J. Tinsley Oden Medal. He receives this award for "pioneering contributions to meshfree methods, multiscale modeling and real time computing."   


De was presented with the award at a ceremony during the 15th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics in Austin, Texas.

July 24, 2019

The National Science Foundation has awarded $4 million to the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub, an organization dedicated to building partnerships to address societal challenges with data-driven solutions. The Hub is hosted by Columbia University’s Data Science Institute and is coordinated by several researchers, including James Hendler, director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA).

July 24, 2019

Dorit Nevo, Ph.D., has been appointed the acting associate dean for academic affairs for the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer.


Nevo has been a faculty member at Rensselaer since she joined the Lally School as an associate professor of management information systems in 2012. She received a Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of British Columbia and a master’s degree in economics from the Technion in Israel.

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