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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted John O. Brennan, director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), for a conversation on “Technological Change and National Security” with Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson on Friday, November 4.
A team of Rensselaer researchers used the Kinect device to replace expensive sensors on its geotechnical centrifuge to better (and more economically) understand how levees fail when overtopped by large floods. 
Visible Light Communication (VLC) is emerging as a potential broadband transmission technology that may offer an unlimited bandwidth spectrum for high-quality wireless services. The Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications at Rensselaer has developed the world’s first high-speed visible-light transmission link with a fully integrated microchip receiver.  
With support from the National Science Foundation, The Jefferson Project at Lake George is poised to complete the most powerful aquatic monitoring sensor network in existence. 
Two faculty members have been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Councils. Cynthia Collins was selected for the Global Future Council on Biotechnologies, and Heng Ji was selected for the Global Future Council on the Future of Computing.