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World’s Largest Student Security Contest Names Top Cyber Sleuths, Hackers, and Researchers

Students from high schools through doctoral programs throughout America and beyond competed in the largest student-run security games November 12-14, 2015 in the final round of the 12th annual New York University Cyber Security Awareness Week (NYU...

Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf Talks Cybersecurity on Web 3.0

Vinton G. Cerf has been called many things over the course of his long career: father of the Internet, pioneer, living legend. . . but November 4, 2015 just might have marked the first time he was called a rock star and likened to the Beatles and...

“Father of the Internet” Probes the Security of the Internet of Things

The latest in a series of open lectures on cybersecurity and privacy at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering will probe ways in which formerly disconnected devices—now outfitted with Internet access—will impact the nation...

World’s Top Student Hackers Advance to Final Rounds of NYU Cyber Security Awareness Week Games

After 48 hours of round-the-clock software hacking, 15 teams of college students—with two high school students in the mix— bested a pool of more than 2,000 teams to take the finalist slots in the world’s biggest student...

Calling All Future Walt Disneys: New System Makes 3-D Animation Easy

Andy Nealen, an assistant professor of game engineering, computer graphics, and perceptual science at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, has created a system that makes it possible for even beginners to create sophisticated and complex 3D...

NYU Engineers Are Helping Visualize Better Healthcare

No longer just a service to find the best taco in your neighborhood, Yelp now includes more than a million reviews of doctors, dentists, and other healthcare providers. The sheer volume of data available on the site can be daunting,...

World’s Biggest Student Cybersecurity Games Widen Scope to Teach High School Students Digital Forensics

The world’s biggest student cybersecurity games—New York University Cyber Security Awareness Week (NYU CSAW)—are about to get a whole lot bigger as organizers re-engineer the High School Forensics Challenge  to introduce...

Ambitious but Attainable Goals

On September 1, 2015, the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering received accreditation to grant degrees in the disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering from the...

Keith O'Brien First Recipient of CSE Best Adjunct Professor Award

The Best Adjunct Professor Award is a new addition of the School of Engineering’s Computer Science and Engineering Department, but its first recipient, Adjunct Professor Keith O’Brien, is anything but. Professor O’Brien, who has...

A Cyber Security State of Mind

Abigail Mente teaches courses in the Living Environment and Earth Science at New York City’s High School for Leadership and Public Service, so when her own seven-year-old plays the popular world-building video game Minecraft, she has always...