UAlbany's Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is taking added new master’s and PhD degree programs focused on solving critical environmental problems from local through global scales,.
With the goal of becoming the first university-based computer to reach a quintillion computations per second, Albany AI will empower university and industry researchers to harness massive data sets to better understand how to automate complex operations, and create teaching and research collaborations with faculty in all disciplines.
The University at Albany today began a new era of teaching and research with the launch of Albany AI, a $200 million public-private supercomputing initiative based out of UAlbany’s soon-to-be-renovated College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building. Buoyed by $75 million in state funding to complete the transformation of the former Albany High School into a state-of-the-art engineering college and fund the construction of a supercomputer, the Albany Artificial Intelligence Supercomputing Initiative (Albany AI) will significantly expand New York’s capacity in this major emerging field.
Department Chair of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, Dr. Yanna Liang, discusses her research on Phytoremediation and Destruction of PFAS — the use of plants to remove PFAS constituents from contaminated soils- on the podcast channel, Disrupting PFAS with Jeff Hale.
UAlbany researcher Rixiang Huang, an assistant professor of environmental and sustainable engineering, is undertaking a new project that is designed to reveal how charcoal from fires decomposes over time.
Researchers from UAlbany recently took part in SUNY Startup Summer School, where they were able to pitch their technologies to successful entrepreneurs and executives for a chance to earn a Technology Accelerator Fund investment.
The Sustainable Futures Conference, co-sponsored by UAlbany, features more than a dozen international and national and local speakers, workshops and informational sessions, and a Youth Congress on Climate Justice.