News form 2012

NYU-Poly Signs Master Agreement for Cybersecurity Sponsored Research

Polytechnic Institute of New York University recently signed a master agreement for sponsored research in cybersecurity with L-3 Communications.  The agreement streamlines the process by which...

When Left Meets Right: Poly Students Who Do It All

What happens when the imagination takes root and grows in different directions within the same person? Three NYU-Poly students—Wanda Molineros ’13BMS, Yangzi (Isabel) Tian ’13CBE,...

Nassim Taleb Releases Antifragile

Last Month, Nassim Taleb, author of the New York Times best seller The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable and Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering and Co-Director of the Research...

Founders Showcase Celebrates Entrepreneurship, Collaboration

Have you ever been stuck in a taxi during rush hour, famished and wishing you could grab a snack? The founders of TaxiTreats are betting that you’d be happy to have a vending machine handy. Or...

Poly’s Artist-in-Residence Gaming in Style

In case you think NYU-Poly begins and ends with STEM education, think again. The university actually has an artist-in-residence, in the Game Innovation Lab: Kaho Abe, who researches and builds games...

NYU Affiliation, Campus Expansion Covered at Town Hall

The business cards and letterhead will soon look different here at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). By 2014, as Acting President and Provost Katepalli R. Sreenivasan...

Planning for Tomorrow’s City Today

Sipping sodas in Regna Lounge, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) students listened raptly on Thursday night during a talk titled “Smart Cities: How Technology Giants,...

Mobile Security Conference Comes to 2012 CSAW

With more than 6 billion cell phone users around the globe, a very relevant question to ask is just how secure are these devices – the subject of a recent day-long NYU-Poly conference (THREADS...

Eugene Kaspersky Talks Cyber Threats, the Future of Security

Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder and current CEO of one of the world’s largest IT security companies, Kaspersky Lab (KL), is a worried man – and he thinks students at the Polytechnic...

Livable Cities of the Future Honors George Bugliarello's Legacy

Late last month, NYU-Poly hosted Livable Cities of the Future, a symposium honoring the legacy of George Bugliarello, who served as President of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-...

NYU-Poly Competes in US Department of Energy’s Biennial Solar Decathlon

August 2013 will see participants in the US Department of Energy’s biennial Solar Decathlon, a program that challenges college students around the world to design, build and operate solar-...

Cliff Friedman Speaks at Innovation and Technology Forum

Students buzzed with energy last Monday as they filed into Pfizer Auditorium for the second Innovation and Technology Forum guest lecture of the semester featuring Cliff Friedman, one of the school...

Learning to Fight the Modern Fire in a Modern Way

Until this week, revolutionary firefighting research faced a hurdle higher than the scientific discoveries themselves: How to inform the nation’s 1.1 million firefighters – 70 percent of...

Brooklyn Atlantis: A Robot Captures Life, Litter in the Gowanus With the Help of Citizen Scientists

As Maurizio Porfiri and Oded Nov lowered their submersible robot, Brooklyn Atlantis 1, into the water, the two professors and their four students, Jarred Humphrey, Vladislav Kopman, Jeffrey Laut, and...

Update on Completing the Steps to Make NYU-Poly the School of Engineering of NYU

It is with great pleasure that we share with you the news that the boards of both NYU and NYU-Poly have approved beginning the technical process for Polytechnic to formally become the School of...

NSF Grant Upgrades Educational P2P Platform

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $346,338 grant to upgrade a novel educational peer-to-peer networking platform that fosters the development of computer applications. The free and...

Shifting Sublime: Charugundla Collection Opens at NYU-Poly

Thursday night’s opening of “Shifting Sublime,” a contemporary art exhibition at NYU-Poly, began with a toast to alumni Kent and Marguerite Charugundla, who have loaned works from...

Claudio Silva Wins Best Paper

NYU-Poly Professor Claudio T. Silva was awarded Best Paper honors for new technique to a vexing problem encountered by animators, digital game designers and others who want their video images to move...

Professor Zhong-Ping Jiang has been awarded a three-year research grant by National Science Foundation

Professor Zhong-Ping Jiang has recently been awarded a three-year research grant by National Science Foundation to develop, in collaboration with Prof. Daniel Liberzon at UIUC, tools for hybrid and...

Securing Our Future in Cyberspace and the Workplace

“You are going to be needed,” Jerry M. Hultin, President of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), stated emphatically to students in the Pfizer Auditorium, where a...

Creation of ultra-sensitive biosensor gains attention from science press

The science press has recently taken notice of the research results from the Microparticle Photophysics Lab at NYU-Poly, headed by Dr. Stephen Arnold.  In particular, an article published in...

Convocation Welcomes Class of 2016

Monday’s convocation ceremony, welcoming the Polytechnic Institute of New York University's (NYU-Poly) Class of 2016, began with quiet excitement as new students arrived at Rogers Hall to...

Students Discover the Science Behind Smart Cities

Was Ben Esner, director of the Center for K-12 STEM Education at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), saving the best for last? The center focuses on providing science,...

A Much Needed SIP: Summer Incubation Program for Student Startups

What’s better than a sip of something cool on hot days? For entrepreneurs, that would be a Summer Incubation Program (SIP), a three-month student program organized by the Polytechnic Institute...

Schooling the Instructors: High School Teachers Attend Cyber Security Boot Camp

When asked how he’d know that the Cyber Security Boot Camp he organized with two other professors at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) had been successful, Nasir Memon...

Weaving Research and Social DNA at NYU-Poly

In a harbinger of things to come, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) hosted a brunch late in July at MetroTech Center’s outdoor square for the departments (electrical...

NYU-Poly’s Jin Kim Montclare Awarded DURIP Grant

Jin Kim Montclare, an assistant professor in the department of Chemical and Biological Sciences at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), is the recent recipient of a grant from...

Nikhil Gupta Explains the Science Behind Helmet Safety at the 2012 Olympics

This summer, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) will make an appearance of sorts at the London 2012 Olympic Games, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Nikhil Gupta, Associate...

The Startup Campus Comes to MetroTech Center

Musicians. Artists. Filmmakers. Entrepreneurs. What do they have in common? A thirst for innovation, no matter if it’s cinematic, painterly, or technological in form. Their quest culminated...

Public Fears in Virtual Places

We all spend a lot of time in a place that’s the “perfect playground for criminals,” according to Marcus H. Sachs, the vice president of Government Affairs, National Security Policy...

Professor Evgeny N. Vulfson Receives Distinguished Teacher Award

Although the old adage claims that experience is the best teacher, it might have to settle for second place this year, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Evgeny N. Vulfson, the Polytechnic Institute of New...

Serious Competition: NYU-Poly’s Men’s Soccer Team Takes on Italy

Verona, Venice, Rome, Milan. These were just some of the stops made by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University’s (NYU-Poly) men’s soccer team during its first international trip...

NYU-Poly Leads Skyline in Scholar-Athlete Awards

The Skyline Conference has announced its Academic Honor Roll for its four winter sports and six spring sports and NYU-Poly ended up on top, nabbing three Scholar Athletes of the Year in Men's and...

The Future is Now: Innovation Square Comes to NYU-Poly

“Once you give them something fun, people embrace it,” Larry O’Gorman, the Bell Labs project manager of Brooklyn Blooms, a research collaboration with NYU-Poly Game Innovation Lab,...

Students, Professionals, Recruiters Connect at NYU-Poly Human Resources Technology Conference

Human Resources (HR) experts are going to leverage technology solutions to change the way companies conduct business, and they don’t care what Dirty Harry thinks about them. Professionals,...

A Visionary Pair Join BrainSwarm

At this time of the year, graduating students are feted at commencement exercises, congratulated and heralded as visionaries of the future. At Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly...

Integrated Digital Media Spring Show Takes on the Apocalypse, Feng Shui

“It’s like Hoot Suite and TweetDeck, but better,” Phil Wedo, a rising second-year Integrated Digital Media graduate student, said about the app, conNectarine, that he developed...

Electrical Engineering Ranked 32 in the World in U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report has placed the Polytechnic Institute of NYU's Electrical Engineering program 32nd among domestic and international universities in its 4th-annual ranking of...

In a Graduation State of Mind: Commencement Exercises of 2012 Celebrate Newest Alumni

Donning uncharacteristic black shades, Jerry Hultin, president of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), took leave of the graduating Class of 2012 from the center podium of...

President Jerry Hultin Honored at Youth Summit

At a Youth Summit, held at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University’s (NYU-Poly) Brooklyn campus earlier this month and led by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, the Institute’s...

I'm an Abolitionist, Not a Reformer: An Interview with Nina Paley

Nina Paley is an animator and free culture activist whose work includes the feature film Sita Sings the Blues and the short Copying Is Not Theft. She recently visited the Polytechnic Institute of New...

NYU-Poly Student Receives Thornton Tomasetti Scholarship

Zain Ahmad, a senior civil engineering major at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), was the recent recipient of a $5,000 scholarship from the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation,...

Distinguished Teacher Award and Jacobs Excellence in Education Award Recipients Announced

On the recommendation of the Faculty Committee for Teaching Awards, it is my pleasure to announce the 2012 Distinguished Teacher Award and the 2012 Jacobs Excellence in Education Award. The...

Wireless Pioneer to Deliver Keynote and Receive Honorary Degree at 2012 Commencement Ceremony

At this year’s Commencement ceremony, celebrating the 2012 graduating class of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), attendees will have the opportunity to hear from one...

School's Out: Five Tips for a Successful Job Search

Wrapping up final projects, prepping for exams, how to celebrate graduation — these are thoughts occupying most students as the school year draws to a close. A summer internship? The first job...

NYU-Poly Named Top Place to Study Video Game Design

Students aspiring to create the next blockbuster video game get an extra boost at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and New York University, according to the Princeton Review....

CUSP Comes to Downtown Brooklyn

“Why urban?” asked Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) President Jerry Hultin, at today’s event at 6 MetroTech announcing the city’s selection under the...

City Hall Selects NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress as an Applied Science Center

Dear NYU-Poly Community: We are delighted to announce that today, in the lobby of NYU-Poly’s Jacobs Academic Building, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the creation of the NYU Center for Urban...

Spring Town Hall Signifies New Beginnings at NYU-Poly

A buzz took over MetroTech Center, or Innovation Square as it’s been dubbed, before last week’s Town Hall meeting. Jerry Hultin, president of the Polytechnic Institute of New York...

i²e Gala Honors Established and Rising Entrepreneurs

As the first full moon of spring rose in the clear night sky behind him, Jerry Hultin, president of Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), invited the more than 300 guests seated...

A Common Ground for Creativity

Mechanical Engineering. Classical music composition. Psychology. Jazz. On the surface, these pursuits have little in common, but for NYU-Poly Assistant Professor Maurizio Porfiri and the three co-...

Paying It Forward: The Inaugural Women’s Mini-Summit

Go to a street corner. Ask a young woman, “Who runs the world,” and you’re likely to receive a one-word answer: girls. That’s what Anita Farrington, dean of the Office of...

Entrepreneur Turns to Varick Street Entrepreneurs for Startup Tips

The editors of Entrepreneur came to the Varick Street Incubator for tips on starting a new business for the series “Project Grow.” Watch the first of 13 instructional videos from the...

Field Report from the 5G Frontier

The public typically equates third-generation or fourth-generation (more widely known as 3G or 4G) devices with smartphones, but insiders understand that the terms refer to the advancements engineers...

Sing to Me, O Mentor!

Step one of creating something iconic — an epic poem, a visual masterpiece, even a rock song — has, for centuries in Western culture, meant invoking the muse. What’s step one for...

Linking Up with Super Connector Jasmin Hume

The audience of 70 middle-schoolers and teachers from IS 59 and JHS 189 in Queens, New York, listened as Jasmin Hume shared a little-known fact about her background: She had been a cheerleader during...

Revolutionaries Ahmed Salah and Mahitab al-Gilani Visit NYU-Poly

The farmer’s almanac lists March 20 as the official start of spring, establishing a common point for the one-year anniversary of the “Arab Spring,” the series of uprisings that...

We Accept Your Challenge: OpenIDEO Comes to NYU-Poly

How would you make NYU-Poly’s campus a more vibrant, inviting place? What inspires you? What would make it feel more like home?  These were the seemingly simple questions posed by the...

Understanding Galileo: Students and Faculty Collaborate to Explore Brecht's Play

This month, students and faculty from NYU's College of Arts and Sciences and NYU-Poly collaborated to consider the legacy of Bertolt Brecht’s play Life of Galileo. In the years around World...

Women's History Month: Breaking Through the Gender Barriers in Science and Engineering

NYU-Poly celebrates Women's History Month with a glimpse at the journey of students and faculty at the Institute over the last hundred years.  Women at the Polytechnic Institute of New York...

NYU-Poly Alumnus Judea Pearl Wins Prestigious Turing Award

Judea Pearl, PhD ’65 EE, has been named winner of the annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) A.M. Turing Award, sometimes called the "Nobel Prize in Computing," recognizing...

Striving for the Magic Number: 4.0 Workshop Draws Crowds

On a blustery Friday night in February with a steady rain falling, students from NYU and Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) trooped into Pfizer Auditorium at the latter’s...

The End of Intuition: Daniel Kahneman Speaks at 14th-Annual Lynford Lecture

A decade ago Daniel Kahneman received the Nobel Prize in economics, despite never having taken a single course on the subject. Could anyone have looked into a crystal ball and predicted such a future...

One of a Kind: R. Luke DuBois in Multiplicity

The artists featured in Multiplicity, an exhibition currently showing at the Smithsonian American Art Museum reads like a Who’s Who of major 20th-century artists: Kiki Smith, Sol LeWitt, Ed...

Black History Month Feted in Style

Beverly Johnson could have gone home to Long Island after a long workweek and Jocette Hyman-Paul could have stayed in Long Island with her family, but both women chose to brave Friday-night traffic...

NYU-Poly Rises Through the eRanks at U.S. News and World Report

In its inaugural ranking of online institutions, U.S. News & World Report, widely known for rating educational institutions, ranked NYU-Poly among the best engineering graduate schools in several...

Economist and Honorary Doctorate Abby Joseph Cohen Returns to NYU-Poly

It's been almost 13 years since Dr. Abby Joseph Cohen received an honorary degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), and the esteemed expert in financial markets...

The plan behind open-plan

A little while ago, I had a chance to visit New York’s City Hall, where Michael Bloomberg – the former trader-turned-financial-information-mogul – now works as mayor. As I entered...

The U.S. in Fifty Dates

R. Luke Dubois, artist and Assistant Professor of Integrated Digital Media, analyzed 21 dating websites by looking through 19 million dating profiles across the U.S., to pull out the words that...

Student Engineers Paying it Forward

During National Engineering Week and a February-long celebration of Black History Month, NYU-Poly highlights the legacy of its alumni and the continued impact of the African-American community on the...

Knowledge is Power: Peter Jordan on the Value of Education

During a February-long celebration of Black History Month, NYU-Poly highlights the legacy of its alumni and the continued impact of the African-American community on the Institute.  Just last...

On the CUSP: Show Your Support for the Center for Urban Science and Progress

Last fall, NYU announced a proposal to build the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at the site of the former MTA building in Downtown Brooklyn. Bringing momentum to an already burgeoning...

Decoding the Deep: Juliana Freire and Claudio Silva Join NYU-Poly

Every day the Internet grows to include at least 150,000 new URLs or websites. While generic search engines such as Google and Bing cover a substantial portion of the Web, they have important...

NYU-Poly Students Makes it Through Preliminary Round in Stern Competition

SunCulture, a company that seeks to change farming in rural East Africa through the deployment of solar powered irrigation systems, has made it through the preliminary round of NYU's Stern Social...

Want Consensus? Look to Fish

A flock of birds. A school of fish. An army of ants. Glance at these groupings and they appear to move in unison effortlessly. Take a closer look and you’ll see an intricate symphony of leaders...

A Perfect Circle: NYU-Poly Opens Its Doors at 2 MetroTech Center

“In many ways this ribbon cutting fulfills a dream that began 30 years ago with Forest City Ratner and George Bugliarello,” said Jerry Hultin, President of the Polytechnic Institute of...

NYUAD Sophomore Presents University's First Peer-Reviewed Paper

For most NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) students, winter break was a time to relax, visit with friends and family, and prepare for J-Term courses. For sophomore Songyishu Yang, however, it also included a...

Cooking Up Victories: FIRST LEGO League Competition at NYU-Polytechnic

Small knots of children knelt on the floor beside LEGO-built robots, as a pre-teen dressed as a chef led a handful of similarly outfitted classmates — oversized toques and all — through...

Protectress of the Wild West: A Profile of Suzanna Schmeelk

You've probably missed her on campus.  Between teaching online courses for the University of Maryland, volunteering at Weill Cornell Medical Hospital and working at LGS Innovations, Suzanna...

Expanding Minds and Networks: Justin Cappos Joins NYU-Poly

Sure there are many attractions in the computer science department at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), but professor Justin Cappos, who recently joined its faculty, has...