In the Media form 2009

Introductions

I spent a great lunch and early afternoon with Maurizio Porfiri (NYU Poly), who is a mechanical engineer and applied mathematician working on dynamical networks of independent agents like fish. He has some sweet experiments in which his lab watches fish schooling, works out the schooling rules, and...

What Donors Look for on Your Website

... most sites would benefit from more thoughtful and consistent use of donor-t0-donor communication.  Burk’s research indicates that donors are more likely to give when the ask comes from a volunteer leader.  Promote those leaders, including lead donors, by including stories and/or...

Govenor Paterson Announces Funding to Grow 18 Clean Energy Businesses in New York

Editor's Note: Rentricity, Inc. is a member of NYU-Poly's city-sponsored 160 Varick Street business incubator. Governor David A. Paterson today announced the award of $3 million to a variety of projects throughout New York. The funds will strengthen and support the growth of New York’s clean energy...

Computer hacking contest

New York City's ABC Eyewitness News featured Polytechnic Institute of NYU's 6th Annual CSAW (Cyber Security Awareness Week) on its Dec. 4 evening newscast. 

Indian, US firms sign MoUs

Even as green shoots make their appearance in the US, raising hopes for industry, Prime Minister's US visit has given a fillip to India Inc's efforts to step up efforts to explore buying, investment and collaboration opportunities in the Big Apple. ... FICCI 's MoU with the IC2 Institute,...

U.S. agrees to help India innovators

... This week, as part of  a state visit by India to Washington, D.C. and president Obama, India and the U.S. have signed a series of cooperative agreements designed to give a boost to India's innovation profile. Obama welcomed the country's prime minister, Manmohan Singh , to the White House...

India, US ink a rash of trade agreements

Seeking to deepen Indo-US economic cooperation, the two sides, on Monday, signed a dozen agreements and MoUs, involving different Indian and US partners in the presence of Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Ambassador of India Meera Shankar.  These included eight...

Matching Fledgling Firms With Cheap Office Space

When Lindsay Napor expanded her Manhattan-based development company earlier this year — moving out of free work space provided by an investor — she turned to the most logical place for the company’s new offices: New Jersey. “We were planning on moving out of New York,” Ms. Napor said, “because to...

US varsity visitor at DTU for collaboration talks

The Delhi Technological University (DTU) campus recently had the president of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU Poly), the United States, Jerry Mac Arthur Hultin as its visitor. Hultin is in India in order to interact with the spokespersons of selected institutes from academia,...

President, New York University Polytechnic visits Delhi Technological University

Mr. Jerry Mac Arthur Hultin, the President of NYU Poly, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, United States visited the campus of Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly Delhi College of Engineering, yesterday in the Capital. Mr. Hultin is in India to visit select institutions as...

US universities have eye on India

Visiting Minister for Human Resource Development, Kapil Sibal, is testing the waters in the Unites States to discern whether American universities will support an ambitious Indian initiative to roll out 14 new universities focused on innovation. ... India may be interested in the lessons the...

EcoMeme: Apple’s Greener Macbook, iMac – a Wash?

..... Is Apple taking a green enough approach to be lauded? Or should they be called out for green-washing? The head of the Department of Technology Management at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute, Prof. Bharat Rao, says of course, “Apple has a vested interest in making a...

Formula For A Genius Class

Currency by the trillions is flowing from governments to keep the global economy from spiraling into depression. But wise world leaders are looking beyond short-term stimulus plans to investments in technology that can grow their economies and generate more high-paying jos. These investments...

Building_Spaces_with_Words

Caught in the Act, the cable television show featuring “a cross-section of key Brooklyn professionals in fine art, dance, music, theatre — and new forms of expression combining all of the above” caught up with the creators of Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s Building_Spaces_with_Words, a month-long...

Youth Is Served: Polytechnic's Washington Becomes Youngest Coach in Nation

Joshua Washington, a 24-year-old former assistant on the Polytechnic Institute of New York University women’s basketball team, has been named the head coach of the Downtown Brooklyn school’s men’s squad, making him the youngest active coach in the nation. Washington, who helped the Blue Jays...

Beam Me to the Faculty Senate

The days of face-to-face faculty meetings might soon come to an end. Colleges with several campuses are embracing videoconferencing systems for a range of faculty and staff meetings, to save money and fuel by reducing trips. And more academic meetings now offer the option of attending virtually,...

BuildGreen Philly: Prosperity with Sustainability

... Green jobs were also on the agenda at BuildGreen, with a focus on economic empowerment and the shortage of skilled and unskilled labor the new green economy requires. Education and training are needed, as well as a clear definition of what qualifies as a green job. Awareness of the...

Photo Recovery Software Review: Adroit Photo Recovery Performed Best!

Did you ever accidently delete an important digital photograph on a memory card or computer and then empty the recycle bin? Perhaps your computer got infected by a virus which then corrupted the hard disk with your photographs? Then again, maybe you have had the case where your camera card will not...

Venture Capital: Don't Call It a Comeback

NYU-Poly Editor's Note: Chubby Brain is a startup company in NYU-Poly's Varick Street incubator Venture funds may be having trouble raising new funding, but they are still investing what money they have. The third quarter of 2009 saw venture capital activity hit $6.1B, a healthy 14%...

NYU-Poly looks to eliminate anxiety in cyberland

There is a high demand for cyber security experts and finding one when you need one can be challenging. But students at NYU Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn may be the start to a solution. Cyber security is a branch of technology that protects information from theft and guarantees privacy on...

College entrepreneurship programs expand

Colleges have often provided fertile ground for innovation: Facebook was founded by Harvard classmates, Google by Ph.D. students and Napster by a freshman at Northeastern. Even FedEx was born of an economics term paper. With the job market lagging, success stories like these are boosting interest...

Incubator Offers Desk-Space to Startups

The TriBeCa-based incubator currently offers 27 "budding" new companies desk space, access to business seminars, mentoring services, networking opportunities, and the chance to meet angel investors and venture capitalists. More than 300 applied and the companies selected to participate include a...

How To Protect Investments From Cataclysmic 'Fat Tails'

"And get the bits together, the fat tail, every good part." Ezekiel 24:4If you traveled back in time thousands of years to tell Abraham, Moses or Ezekiel that you had some fat tails, they would have been delighted. In ancient times, the fat tails of certain Middle Eastern sheep were considered a...

VC investment momentum continues in third quarter

NYU-Poly Editor's Note: ChubbyBrain is a startup company in NYU-Poly's 160 Varick Street incubator Things are getting better for entrepreneurs, according to data released Tuesday by information services provider Chubby Brain. Venture investment hit a multi-year low in  the first quarter of...

Stable proteins may yield ’sweet’ biofuels

Scientists report they have developed a novel method of stabilizing proteins, including important enzymes used to produce certain artificial sweeteners and bioethanol. The research will also be useful for extending the lifetime of therapeutic proteins employed to diagnose illnesses. The team from...

Gotham Inc: Launching in NYC

If our Best Places rankings were based on availability of muses, New York City, with its cultural diversity and dynamic arts scene, would probably take first place. Other highlights include its status as the world's financial services capital and its steady influx of ambitious, educated workers....

Nobel Research Tackles 'Too Big To Fail' Quandary

The Nobel Prize for Economics to Oliver Williamson comes at an opportune time. His work examines the efficiency of large firms at a time when regulators are considering limits on how large financial institutions should get. Striking the balance between the benefits that large companies bring...

New York helps tomorrow's employers

Even on a grey Monday morning, the offices at 160 Varick Street, in the heart of Manhattan, are abuzz with creativity, energy and entrepreneurial spirit. This is clearly no ordinary place of work. The 12th floor open-plan office space, just off Broadway, is part of New York City's effort to kick-...

200 Student Sleuths Vie Tonight in NYU-Poly Cyber War Games

As midnight nears and with it the opening of cyber security games at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, more than 200 student applicants from throughout the globe have already signed up - double last year`s number. The goal of the various challenges of the 6th Annual Cyber Security...

Breakthrough Research Speeds and Secures Internet Voice Traffic

Cisco is joining with the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications and Distributed Information Systems (CATT) at Polytechnic Institute of New York University to commercialize breakthrough security technology developed by scientists at Columbia University and Verizon Laboratories. The...

Cyber In-Security Calls on a New Generation of Cyberdefenders

Washington - Though they tend to be young and eager, skilled cybersecurity experts are small in number. There simply are not enough of them to meet projected long-term global public and private sector requirements. Corporations, smaller businesses and governments need future leaders who can provide...

Studies from New York University further understanding of life sciences

A new study, 'Enzyme stabilization by domain insertion into a thernlophilic protein,' is now available. "Insufficient kinetic stability of exoinulinase (EI) restricts its application in many areas including enzymatic transformation of inulin for production of ultra-high fructose syrup and...

NYU-Poly professors receive NSF grant

The National Science Foundation recently awarded NYU and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU a three-year, $2 million grant to fund a multidisciplinary program in technology. The grant aims to increase the number of qualified students entering the fields of information and computer security, while...

New R.E. Head for Cooper

The Cooper Union has appointed a new vice president of finance and administration, it announced on Monday. Theresa C. Westcott, who will be leaving the same position at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, will !ilso be treasurer and oversee the East Village-based school's real-estate...

NYU-Poly Students Challenge Peers in Cyber War Games

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University has begun taking registration for its sixth annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) games. The program, which unfolds over the next couple of months, pits high school, college, and graduate students against each other in a series of cyber-...

NYU-Poly helps open business ‘incubator’

Bruce Niswander, director of the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, is now heading up the newly established, city-funded "business incubator" on 160 Varick St. What exactly is an incubator? An incubator such as Niswander's nourishes new startups until they are strong enough to function on their own and...

New York launches business incubators

Listen to the story on Marketplace.com TEXT OF STORYKai Ryssdal: New York City has a lot of things going for it. But for all its charms and virtues, being known as a place to start up a small business and have it really turn into something isn't one of them. That's a bit of a sore spot for the Big...

Registration opens for cybersecurity games

Polytechnic Institute Tuesday announced the opening of registration for a competition designed to identify new cybersecurity talent. NYU-Poly announced it has opened registration for its 6th Cyber Security Awareness Week games. The annual event, created by the NYU-Poly Information Systems and...

NYU-Poly Students Challenge Peers in Cyber War Games

With cyber security fraud costing businesses more than a trillion dollars worldwide and enforcement agencies facing shortages that can delay forensics investigations for years, the graduate students of a leading information security program devised the 2009 cyber war games to attract the next...

Bejtlich to Judge NYU-Poly CSAW Forensics Challenge

Dr. Nasir Memon was kind enough to ask me to be a judge at the Forensics Challenge component of the 5th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week, held by the Information Systems and Internet Security Lab within the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. NYU-Poly's ISIS lab is an NSF-funded lab...

Millions of long-term unemployed see few signs of hope

... Harold G. Kaufman, who heads the graduate program in organizational behavior at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, has studied the emotional toll of long-term unemployment. He said long bouts of joblessness can cause a person's mental state to deteriorate, leading to lower self-...

Space Golf, Astronaut Included

The New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY opened a mini-golf course this summer. But it's no ordinary putt putt--each hole illustrates a science lesson. Charles Camarda, a NASA engineer and former astronaut, agreed to play a round, and explain some of the science as he putted.

NYC firms ready to grow

Most of the companies on the 12th floor of 160 Varick St. — a startup incubator — probably couldn’t afford a fully hookedup office downtown if it didn’t come at such a discount: $200 a month per desk. “It’s the silver lining to the recession,” said Gianni Martire, 26, co-founder of Hotlist, a...

Small business finds a niche in downtown

Metro spoke with Wayne Taitt, whose company, Clifton Charles sells men’s custom made dress shirts online. Q: What were you doing before you got involved in men’s shirts?A: I’m going from the sell side as an investment banker to the buy side of a portfolio manager to this. Q: How does this space...

Bloomberg: City Will Open Four More Incubators

The city's recent efforts to help start up businesses get off the ground has been in such demand, officials are expanding the program. Mayor Bloomberg says the city will spend an additional $800,000 to open four more so-called "incubators," where entrepreneurs can rent office space at subsidized...

Mayor Talks Shop With Small Entrepreneurs

Follow this link to see NY1's video coverage of the event Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent Monday trumpeting the city's efforts to support new businesses, but his chief Democratic opponent in the mayoral race said it was all a campaign tactic. NY1's Grace Rauh filed the following report. As a one-time...

Mayor Bloomberg dedicates NYU-Poly incubator facilities in Manhattan, welcomes resident entrepreneurs.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally opened the business incubator at 160 Varick St. in Manhattan operated by our supporting member the NYU-Poly incubator program. The mayor also took questions from some of the 27 entrepreneurial companies being served by the incubator program, as well as from the...

Mayor Bloomberg to Entrepreneurs: "Keep Your Heads Positive!"

"We want to keep New York a place where innovators and entrepreneurs want to be....and the new businesses gathered here give us an exciting preview of the future of business in our city," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he welcomed the first tenants of the city's business incubator at 160 Varick...

It’s Time for the Incubator - ChubbyBrain Enters the NYU-Poly Incubator @ 160 Varick

We’re proud to announce that ChubbyBrain recently was recently admitted into the NYU Poly Incubator at 160 Varick - the first incubator sponsored by New York City.  The incubator is one of the many initiatives by the city of NY to spur entrepreneurship and innovation in a variety of areas and...

Polytechnic Institute of NYU Deploys Array Networks Equipment for Access Control

Polytechnic Institute of New York University has selected an Array Networks SPX3000, a universal access controller that combines virtual private network (VPN) and network access control (NAC) functionality. The device will provide identity-based customized portals for 5,000 users to access their...

Biometrics Data is Vulnerable, Warn Experts

Nasir Memon, Polytechnic Institute of NYU professor of computer science and engineering, and a recognized cybersecurity expert, weighs in on the security of biometric data: The real threat of misused biometric data is still in the future, says Nasir Memon of New York University's Polytechnic...

Laid-off Wall Streeters find entrepreneurial spirit

Author Ron Scherer profiles Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s new business incubator, which opened its doors to 20 entrepreneurs last month, in the article "Laid-off Wall Streeters find entrepreneurial spirit." “Among [the companies]: some energy economists, a company developing wireless...