Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Establishes the Future of Computing Institute

November 22, 2022

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Establishes the Future of Computing Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced the establishment of the Future of Computing Institute, formerly known as the Institute for Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Computing (DAIC).

“In a world where data is being produced at an exponentially increasing pace, leveraging the knowledge gained by using advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and modern computing architectures has been one of the significant issues facing government, industry, academia, and society,” said Rensselaer President Martin A. Schmidt. “The Future of Computing Institute allows Rensselaer to innovate using technologies such as quantum-edge-, and exascale computing systems; future networks and cyber-physical systems; and emerging technologies ranging from high-speed, distributed computing and deep learning AI systems to hacker-proof quantum communications.”

Using an interdisciplinary approach, the Future of Computing Institute brings together engineers, scientists, business leaders, and humanities experts to collaborate on research addressing challenges facing national and global security including energy, water, and food; climate; human health; and economy and prosperity. New computing paradigms, infrastructure, languages, and software services are developed to define the next generation of composable internet technologies, with special attention to the potential ethical, policy, economic, and social impacts of this transformation.

“Rensselaer’s Future of Computing Institute prepares students to become leaders in addressing global challenges by leveraging and advancing computing technology,” said James Hendler, founding director. “We are developing real-world solutions from lab-based ideas. Experts from many disciplines; the private and nonprofit sectors; and faculty and students alike are all working together to change the world at Rensselaer’s Future of Computing Institute.”


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