James Hendler, director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) and the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a fellow by ACM, the world’s leading computing society, “for contributions to artificial intelligence and the development of the semantic web.”
Protein engineering expert Peter Tessier, the Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was the keynote speaker at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s 2016 Trustee Celebration of Faculty Achievement on Dec. 1 in the auditorium of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. The annual event is an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of Rensselaer’s faculty members.
We can look at the World Wide Web from the perspective of mathematics through network science, or the perspective of infrastructure through computer science; but to truly understand the interactions between technology and society found on the web, we need web science.
Six universities including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have joined with IBM Research to launch the Cognitive Horizons Network, a network committed to accelerating the development of core technologies needed to advance the promise of cognitive computing.