Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Deborah McGuinness, Ph.D., has been elected a fellow of the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, “for contributions to knowledge technologies including ontologies and knowledge graphs.” McGuinness is one of 68 fellows selected by her peers to receive the honor for transformative contributions to computing science and technology.
The first doctoral degree in computer science ever earned at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was in 1969. The sixth was presented to Margaret Kahles Guyder in 1972, and it was also the first ever earned by a woman.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Deborah McGuinness has been elected a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) “for significant contributions to the semantic web, knowledge representation and reasoning environments, and deployed artificial intelligence applications.” AAAI is a nonprofit scientific society that promotes research in artificial intelligence and its responsible use. The AAAI fellows program recognizes people who have “made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence.”
Five computer science students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute attended the CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference in Washington, D.C., in September 2022.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Science has appointed two new department heads. Mohammed Zaki now leads the Department of Computer Science and Gyorgy Korniss leads the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy.
As part of the inaugural class participating in The Arch at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Alex Christoforides ’21, a computer science major, completed his fall semester away internship opportunity at MathWorks in the Natick, Massachusetts, Lakeside Campus.
Deborah McGuinness, the Tetherless World Senior Constellation Chair at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will provide insights into Artificial Intelligence alongside other leading experts during an upcoming public panel discussion titled “A.I. The Future of Climate, Clean Energy and Cybersecurity in the Capital Region.”
Rensselaer Professors Francine Berman and James Hendler Advise New PeerJ Open Access Computer Science Journal
Rensselaer computer and data science experts Francine Berman and James Hendler will help guide a new open access computer science journal which launched today.