Fit to read: Making your figures legible in print and on the slide

Rendering your images at high resolution is only the first step towards creating legible figures. We will discuss how to render figures so that they are readable on the page, and why sometimes using the same rendering of a figure for print and PowerPoint can leave everyone dissappointed.

Experts Join Rensselaer-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration

Four experts in diverse aspects of artificial intelligence have joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of the Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration (AIRC), a recently formed joint initiative of Rensselaer and IBM Research.

johnsa17 Wed, 01/22/2020 - 00:00

RPIrates: The RPI R Users Group

Welcome to RPIrates: The RPI R Users Group! We are a growing community --- over 350 subscribers! --- of students, faculty and staff at Rensselaer who gather virtually and in person to support each others' use of the R open source analytics platform. In semi-weekly meetings we explain useful packages, share "feats of strength," and of course "air grievances!" 

Introduction to Differential Privacy

This talk will be aimed at an audience unfamiliar with the literature on privacy preservation (as I was a few weeks ago).  The goal of the talk will be to first illustrate that whether or not the output of some interaction with real data is privacy preserving is not as simple of a concept as it may first seem, motivating the need for a precise definition of privacy preservation. Then I will give one possible definition, that of differential privacy, invented in 2006, for which the authors were awarded the Gödel Prize in 2017.