The Division of the Chief Information Officer

DotCIO provides a leading-edge integrated information environment integral to teaching, learning, and research.  The division consists of six departments responsible for developing, steering, and maintaining Rensselaer's information infrastructure.

A Message from the CIO

John Kolb
John E. Kolb, P.E. '79, Vice President for Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer

Rensselaer is a leader in the use of computing to support education and research. The Division of the Chief Information Officer provides information services, technology, resources, and strategies. The talented people of the DotCIO are committed to providing quality information solutions, bringing world-class services and support to the Rensselaer campus. I am very proud of the many accomplishments of the DotCIO staff which include the mobile computing program (requiring all entering freshmen to have a laptop computer for use both in and out of the classroom), support for interactive learning, state-of-the-art electronic information-retrieval services by the Libraries, the Center for Computational Innovations (CCI), and on-line student and administrative services. As a visitor or newcomer to Rensselaer, I invite you to browse these pages to learn of the many varied services that the DotCIO offers for Rensselaer. As a member of the Rensselaer community, I hope you will find these pages informative as you use our services to enhance your Rensselaer activities.

See also: section 7.2, The Rensselaer Plan 2024.