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Follow the (Robotic) Leader

Artificial intelligence? Done. Artificial leadership? Its origins may well be in the fish tanks and the algorithms in Maurizio Porfiri’s Brooklyn laboratories at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Here the assistant professor of...

On the Frontier

The annual National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium brings together the field’s most innovative and inspiring figures, allowing them to share insights, collaborate, and network. Tapped to attend...

Professor Porfiri to co-chair IEEE International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks

NYU Tandon Professor of Mechanical Engineering Maurizio Porfiri is co-chairing the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, in November. The...

The Science of Diffusion Reveals Complex Web As Health Policies Spread from State to State

A team of researchers from New York University and the University of California took the scientific principle of diffusion — typically used to study the way particles intermingle or move within a substance from a higher concentration to a...

Virtual Peer Pressure Works Just as Well as the Real Thing

Peer pressure is a proven social motivator, and seeing a friend or colleague succeed at a task can boost individual effort. Researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering probed this decidedly human attribute — sensitivity...

Undergraduates spend summer gaining first-hand research experience

For most students, summer vacation entails a well-deserved break from studies, a repose from the rigors of academic pursuits. But for 104 undergraduate students at NYU Tandon, summer presents an even more intense academic challenge: the...

Wrestlers Get Ready to Rumble More Safely with the Help of Tandon

Sports historians have pointed out that wrestling is one of mankind’s oldest forms of organized recreation: some 5,000 years ago Sumerian artisans crafted relief sculptures of wrestlers on stone slabs, and wrestling was among the most popular...

NYU Researchers Report Cybersecurity Risks in 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing (AM), commonly called 3D printing, is a $4 billion business set to quadruple by 2020. One day, manufacturers may print everything from cars to medicines, disrupting centuries-old production practices. The Federal Aviation...

Spreading the Word about Materials Engineering

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, generally known as TMS, is a major organization encompassing the entire range of materials and engineering, and among its primary functions is to provide a forum for the exchange of information. Its...

Tandon Tech in Service to Society

Over the last few years, Brooklyn and Innovation have become inextricably linked.  From the rising Maker Movement that has organically sprouted in Greenpoint and has been supported by the Navy Yard to start-ups that have established footholds...