Computational Science and Engineering

Facial Recognition Is Searching for You Online

"Individuals sharing pictures of themselves, their friends and children, etc. on social media platforms often don't realize that the privacy policy of those companies allows them to share photos, and identity information, with companies like Clearview and others," James Hendler, a computer science professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the chair of the Association for Computing Machinery's Technology Policy Council, told Lifewire in an email interview. 

Albany marked a crypto-hiring standout, primed for becoming a hub

It’s possible Albany is on the verge of becoming a cryptocurrency hub seeing Bloomberg just listed it as the number ten standout city in the United States for crypto-related job hires. ...In a region full of young talent and tech titans, Richard Plotka, a Professor of Practice, as well as Administrative Director of the Information Technology and Web Sciences program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, isn’t surprised Albany was named a crypto standout. 

First-of-Its-Kind Augmented Reality Game Created at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Raises Awareness of Harmful Algae Blooms

Eco Resilience Games from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has released the first augmented reality (AR) game focusing on the growing issue of harmful algae blooms. Algae Bloom Dynamics uses AR technology to create a stylized photo-realistic, lake-island aquatic ecosystem where users walk around the immersive habitat to discover information that can help find solutions to the human behaviors and environmental factors that cause harmful algae blooms.



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