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NYU-Poly Launches its Inaugural Think Tank

Six fearless Polytechnic Institute of NYU faculty members have accepted a mission set forth by Dianne Rekow, provost, and Charlie Camarda, distinguished engineer in residence: design an intelligent sensor for NASA in three months.The faculty,...

Hear, Hear: Professor Chin-Tuan Tan Receives Grant From the Deafness Research Foundation

If Professor Chin-Tuan Tan had his druthers, hearing impaired listeners could enjoy MP3s and cell phone conversations more easily. Thanks to the Deafness Research Foundation (DRF), he very well might.Professor Tan, who conducts research at the...

Dreaming of GENI: NYU-Poly to Participate in National Effort to Improve the Internet

For researchers, GENI brings a dream to life. It lets them test theoretical approaches in a real-time environment with real users, real hardware, and real communication issues, says Professor Thanasis Korakis of Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s...

Mountain Climbing and Problem Solving: For Lynford Lecturer Frances Allen, They're Not That Different

Climbing Mexico’s 17,802 foot Popocatepetl (better known simply as “Popo”) could seem to most a more appealing option than splitting the bill between 12 people and figuring out tip, but computer scientist Frances Allen has done both — except the...

Get Smart: Professor de León's Research Could Help Modernize Electrical Grid

President Obama said late last month that the time is now “to build a clean energy superhighway that can take the renewable power generated…and deliver it directly to the American people in the most affordable and efficient way possible.” In effect...

Unplugged: NYU-Poly Professors Continue Wireless Breakthroughs With New NSF Grant

Wireless technology is a staple of modern life. From laptops to cell phones, satellite radio, and the GPS unit in your rented car, it’s woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. That’s why it’s so frustrating when the thread unravels — you drop a...