Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA)

Trevor Rhone

Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy
Machine learning
Materials science
Two-dimensional materials
Li-ion battery materials
Artificial Intelligence

James Hendler

Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and the Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science
Computer Science

Deborah McGuinness

Tetherless World Senior Constellation Chair, Professor of Computer, Cognitive, and Information Technology and Web Sciences
Computer Science
Semantic Web
Linked Open Data
Semantic eScience
Health and Life Science Informatics
Environmental Informatics
Data Science
Artificial Intelligence
Knowledge Graphs

Robert Hull

Acting Vice President for Research, Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering, and Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems
Materials Science and Engineering
Electronic Materials

Donald Schwendeman

Professor, Department Head and Director, Center for Modeling, Optimization and Computational Analysis (MOCA)
Mathematical Sciences
Numerical methods for PDEs
Fluid-structure interaction problems
Gas dynamics and wave propagation
Multi-scale and multiphase reactive flow
Adaptive and parallel algorithms
Mathematics for industrial applications

Bolek Szymanski

Claire & Roland Schmitt Distinguished Prof. of Computer Science and Director, Network Science and Technology Center (NeST)
Computer Science
network science
computer networks
Energy and the Environment
Computation & Information Technology

T. Ravichandran (Ravi)

Irene and Robert Bozzone '55 Distinguished Chair, Professor of Information Systems, Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Ph.D. Program, and Director of the Center for Supply Networks and Analytics
Lally School of Management
Digital Strategy, Digital Platforms
Supply Chain Management
Competitive Dynamics
Networks and Value Creation
Information Technology Management, Outsourcing

Karyn Rogers

Associate Professor and Director, Rensselaer Astrobiology Research and Education Center (RARE)
Earth and Environmental Sciences

Bulent Yener

Associate Director, IDEA. Director, Data Science Research Center
Computer Science
Machine Learning
Data Science
medical informatics and bioinformatics
cyber security
complex networks
combinatorial optimization

Mei Si

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science & Graduate Program Director for Critical Game Design
Cognitive Science
Embodied Conversational Agent
Interactive Narrative
Emotion Modeling
Emotion Detection
Virtual/Augmented Reality
Multi-agent System

Jennifer Pazour

Industrial and Systems Engineering
supply chains
operations research
service systems
sharing economy
peer-to-peer resource sharing systems
material handling
on-demand systems
facility logistics
collaborative logistics

Johnson Samuel

Associate Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Micro-manufacturing Processes: Micro-milling/drilling, Micro-EDM and Micro-ECM
Biomedical manufacturing: Patient-specific bone surgery, Carie removal, surgeon training
Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing): Fiber-reinforced soft composites, Surgeon training phantoms
Electrospinning: Multi-material fibers, yarns, coatings and textiles
Engineering education

Lirong Xia

Associate Professor
Computer Science
computational social choice
game theory
mechanism design
machine learning
decision making under uncertainty
prediction markets

Malik Magdon-Ismail

Computer Science
Learning from Data; theory and applications.
Computational Finance
Social and Communication Networks; Hidden Groups.
Inference and Search on Volunteer Computing Platforms
Collective Wisdom in Multi-agent Systems; Prediction Markets.

Jose Holguin-Veras

William H. Hart Chair Professor and Director, Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (CITE)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Decision Support Systems
Operations Research

William Wallace

Yamada Corporation Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering Acting Department Head
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Resilient Communities, Infrastructure
Ethics in Modeling, Agent-Based Modeling
Social Media

Curt Breneman

Dean of the School of Science, Professor and Director, Rensselaer Exploratory Center for Cheminformatics Research (RECCR)
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Materials Informatics
Drug Discovery Software
Computational ADME/Tox
Data Analytics

Deepak Vashishth

Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Tissue Engineering
Regenerative Medicine

Kristin Bennett

Associate Director of the IDEA
Mathematical Sciences
Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Science
Artificial Intelligence
Combining operations research and artificial intelligence problem solving methods.
Mathematical programming approaches to problems in artificial intelligence such as machine learning, neural networks, pattern recognition, and planning.
Application of these techniques to medical, financial and scientific problems.
Fairness and Equity in ML, AI and Health
Innovative pedagogy in data analytics education.
Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics

Rick Relyea

David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair; Director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute and The Jefferson Project (2014-2022)
Biological Sciences
Disease ecology
Animal behavior