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Hacking Epidemics in a Hyper-Connected World

At the first hints of a disease outbreak, epidemiologists, health care providers, policy makers, and scientists turn to sophisticated predictive models to determine how an illness is spreading and what should be done to minimize contagion. A...

NYU Tandon Hosts Global Symposium on Additive Manufacturing

On October 21, the newly inaugurated NYU Tandon School of Engineering MakerSpace hosted the global symposium, “Additive Manufacturing: New Horizons in Research and Industry.” The event was held in response to increased interest in...

Researchers at NYU Tandon Find Zebrafish Want to Hang Out With Moving 3D Robotic Models of Themselves

Authenticity is an important trait, and zebrafish take it especially seriously. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering discovered that zebrafish engage more with 3D-moving robotic models of themselves than...

In Memoriam: Iraj Kalkhoran

The entire NYU Tandon School of Engineering community is saddened by the recent death of Associate Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Academics and Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Iraj Kalkhoran, who was affiliated with...

Custom Tailoring Robotic Exoskeletons that Fit to Perfection

It wasn’t too long ago that the idea of a wearable robot that would lend its user increased mobility and strength seemed like the stuff of science fiction; indeed, films like Aliens and Iron Man, which featured characters wearing powered...

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...