Bulent Yener

Associate Director, IDEA. Director, Data Science Research Center
Computer Science
I am a Professor in the Department of Computer Science with a courtesy appointment in ECSE Department. I have been serving as the founding Director of Data Science Research Center, and Associated Director of IDEA at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. I received MS. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, both from Columbia University , in 1987 and 1994, respectively. Before joining RPI, I was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. My current research interests include applied machine learning in bioinformatics, medical informatics, and cyber security. I am a Fellow of the IEEE, a Senior Member of ACM, and a member of AAA.


PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1994.

Focus Area

Machine Learning, Data Science , medical informatics and bioinformatics, cyber security , complex networks, combinatorial optimization