TROY, N.Y. — Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute announced a new initiative to deal will the growing amount of
information it's staff and students have to deal with every day.
The Rensselaer IDEA stands
for the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications. It represents an investment of $60 million by
Rensselaer, and involves faculty members and students from more than 12 departments
across the five schools of the university.
The new research institute
serves as a hub for Rensselaer faculty, staff and students engaged in a data
driven discovery and innovation.