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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...

Researcher to Explore How Online Disclosures Shape Investment Choices

Every day, millions of people seeking to build a nest egg for retirement, realize shorter term gains, or diversify their assets go to the web to research and select financial products. But when it comes to making selections based on their...

NYU’s Design for America Chapter Takes Its Bindi Project to Queens

Bindis are marks of good luck and energy in Indian culture, and the Bindi Project launched by NYU’s Design for America (DFA) chapter aims to foster communities of women centered on energy, support, and strength. (Collaboration and community...

National Defense University Appoints Professor Rao as a Visiting Faculty Fellow

Professor Bharat Rao, chair of the department of Technology Management and Innovation at NYU Tandon, has been appointed to the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington D.C....

Conference to Show How Games Can Help Win the War for Talent in the Workplace

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Department of Technology Management and Innovation will host a free conference exploring how games and “gamification”—the application of game principles to non-game contexts—can...

A Big Idea for a Big App that Could Help Control Waste in the Big City

11/16/15 UPDATE: RISE has been selected as a Finalist in the BigApps Competition!  When the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) challenged members of the public to create functioning, marketable tech tools to help solve...

Pioneering Course Teaches How Big Data Analytics Can Advance Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

While hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce are widely known to be a critical drivers of innovation and competitiveness, many companies admit they fall short of their goals. In the summer of 2015, the New York University Polytechnic School of...

Intersecting Innovation

In a move to improve traffic safety and raise awareness of the dangers of phone use while driving, AT&T, the NYC Media Lab, and ChallengePost hosted the Connected Intersections competition, a call for developing teams to devise technological...

NYU Master's Program Helps Prepare the HR World for People Analytics and Big Data

Today’s organizations have at their fingertips a wealth of data that would have been unimaginable not so long ago. Savvy human relations managers are making use of that information to determine the keys to successful hiring and promotion,...

Human-Computer Interaction Research Will Make Personal Genomic Data Accessible

The National Science Foundation has awarded Associate Professor of Technology Management and Innovation Oded Nov a grant to study the role human-computer interaction can play in helping non-experts understand their personal genomic information. In...