- Troy, NY USA

Center for Computational Innovations

Rensselaer at Petascale

Solving problems for next generation basic and applied science and engineering research through the use of massively parallel computation and data analytics.


Mohammed Alnaggar

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, Structural Engineering M.Sc., Zagazig University, Structural Engineering B.Sc. Zagazig University Civil Engineering

Georges Belfort

  • Institute Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering (the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa), 1963 M.S. Chemical Engineering (The University of California at Irvine) Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (The University of California at Irvine), 1972

Theodorian Borca-Tasciuc

  • Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs
  • BS Physics (1995), Bucharest University

    PhD Mechanical Engineering (2000), University of California, Los Angeles


Curt Breneman

  • Dean of the School of Science, Professor
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC Santa Barbara (with an emphasis on Physical Organic and Computational Chemistry) 1987

Chris Bystroff

  • Professor
  • BA. Carleton College, Northfield MN.

    Ph.D. University of California, San Diego

Christopher D. Carothers

  • Director, CCI
  • Ph.D., Computer Science Georgia Institute of Technology, September 1997

Suvranu De

  • J Erik Jonsson '22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Department Head and Director, CeMSIM
  • Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Peter Henry Dinolfo

  • Associate Professor
  • B.S., State University of New York, College at Geneseo, 1998
    Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2004
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, 2004-2007

Daniel Gall

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. Physics (University of Illinois, 2000), M.S. Physics (University of Basel, Switzerland, 1994), B.S. Physics (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Shekhar Garde

  • Dean of School of Engineering, Elaine and Jack S. Parker Professor
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1997.

    B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Bombay, 1992.

Joel T. Giedt

  • Associate Department Head and Professor
  • 2002 Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Berkeley

    2000 M.A., Physics, University of California, Berkeley

    1997 B.S., Physics, San Francisco State University

James Hendler

  • Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Brown University

    Sc.M., Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Brown University

    M.S., Cognitive Psychology, Human Factors Engineering, Southern Methodist University

    B.S., Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Yale University

William Henshaw

  • Margaret A. Darrin Distinguished Professor in Applied Mathematics
  • Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 1985

    B. Math (Hons) Majoring in Applied Math and Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1985

Xavier Intes

  • Professor and co-Director BioImaging Center
  • Ph.D. Physics (Universite de Bretagne Occidentale (France), 1998)
    M.S. Physics (Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, 1994)
    B.S. Physics (Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, 1992)

Pawel Keblinski

  • Professor and Department Head
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University Physics

    M.S., Warsaw University, Poland Physics

Daniel Lewis

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering (Lehigh University, 2001), M.S. Materials Science and Engineering (Lehigh University, 1997), B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (Lehigh University, 1995)

Li (Emily) Liu

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Instititute of Technology

George I. Makhatadze

  • Constellation Chair
  • B.S., Georgia State University Biophysics Ph.D., Moscow Physico-Technical Institute Biophysical Chemistry and Structural Biology

Antoinette M. Maniatty

Vincent Meunier

  • Department Head and Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ‘70 Chair. Professor
    1. PhD Physics,  Namur University (1999)
    2. MS Chemistry and Physics at Mesoscale, Namur University (1998)
    3. BS Physics, Namur University (1996)


Catalin R. Picu

  • Professor and Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies
  • Ph.D. Dartmouth College

Rick Relyea

  • David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair; Director, Darrin Fresh Water Institute; Director, Jefferson Project
  • Ph.D., Univ. of Michigan

    M.S. Texas Tech Univ.


Wayne Roberge

Onkar Sahni

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

George M. Slota

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. - Computer Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016

    B.S. with Honors - Computer Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2009




Ravishankar Sundararaman

  • Assistant Professor
    • Postdoctoral fellow, Joint Center for Artifical Photosynthesis, California Institute of Technology and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 2013-2016
    • Ph.D. Physics, Cornell University, 2013
    • M.Sc. Physics, IIT Kanpur, 2007

Bolek Szymanski

  • Claire & Roland Schmitt Distinguished Prof. of Computer Science
  • M.Sc. (Electronics) – Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, 1973; Ph.D. (Computer Science) – The Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, 1976 Postdoc (Computer Science) - University of Aberdeen, U.K., 1979.network science

Bulent Yener

  • Director, Data Science Research Center
  • PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1994.

Mohammed J. Zaki

  • Professor
  • B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics (dual), May 1993, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas M.S., Computer Science, May 1995, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York Ph.D., Computer Science, July 1998, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Lucy T Zhang

Shengbai Zhang

  • Kodosky Constellation
  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1989 (Physics). M.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1985 (Physics). B.S., Jilin University, Changchun, China, 1982 (Electronic Science and Engineering).