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Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications Research Review Features FCC CTO Henning Schulzrinne

When Associate Provost for Research and Technology Initiatives Kurt Becker welcomed the crowd to the 2013 Annual Research Review mounted by the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (...

Graphene: A New Paradigm in Condensed Matter and Device Physics

Oxford University Press, 2013 Graphene: A New Paradigm in Condensed Matter and Device Physics is an introduction to the science and possible applications of Graphene, the first one-atom-thick...

Reinforced Polymer Matrix Syntactic Foams: Effect of Nano and Micro-Scale Reinforcement

Springer, 2013 Reinforced Polymer Matrix Syntactic Foams: Effect of Nano and Micro-Scale Reinforcement examines the fabrication processes, mechanism of reinforcement, and structure-property...

NYU-Poly Professor Elza Erkip Selected as IEEE Guest Editor

NYU-Poly Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Elza Erkip, an associate director of NYU WIRELESS, is serving as a guest editor for the IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC...

Cyber Security Awareness Week Marked Its 10th Anniversary by Being Bigger and Better than Ever

The Capture the Flag (CTF) teams gathered at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) Jacobs Gymnasium didn’t have time to talk or even give their names, so intently were...

Re-dedicating the Hinkaty Hub

November 14 marked the opening of the Charles J. Hinkaty '70 '72 MA Student Leadership Hub, especially devoted to leaders from Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) student...

Building a Legacy in the Lab

Jasmin Hume, a fourth year PhD student in Materials Science, and Jennifer Sun, a senior in the Biomolecular Science Program, two students in the Montclare Lab, were recently recipients of the Army...

Just released: Book on Graphene by Prof. Wolf of the Department of Applied Physics

Professor Edward Wolf of the Department of Applied Physics has just published a new book Graphene: A New Paradigm in Condensed Matter and Device Physics an introduction to the science and possible...

Prof. Stephen Arnold to be honored by President Sexton for receiving a "Best Paper of 2012" honor from the American Institute of Physics

At an upcoming reception hosted by President John Sexton and Provost David McLaughlin at Hemmerdinger Hall on November 25th, Prof. Stephen Arnold will be saluted for being cited for one of the Best...

Back to Brooklyn Again

When observers refer to the Barclays Center as an “excitement factory” or “the centerpiece of how the borough, and the city, will be seen for generations to come,” they are...

Computer Scientist and Philosopher Judea Pearl Delivers 15th Annual Lynford Lecture on Science of Cause and Effect

In his Curriculum Vitae, Judea Pearl jocularly refers to his “awards and other frills,” and among them is now the A.M. Turing Award. Often called the Nobel Prize of Computing, for his...

FTC Commissioner Brill Warns About Cyberspace Big Data Abuse

Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill has a big job with big implications for businesses and consumers alike. Her mission—to ensure that the U.S. economy operates with vigorous competition...

NYU President John Sexton Speaks to Students at Town Hall

For anyone who had read the recent New York magazine list of “Power Huggers,” which included NYU President John Sexton, it came as no surprise that the Town Hall meeting held in NYU-Poly...

Tutor Matching Service Launches at NYU-ePoly

Tutor Matching Service, a cutting edge program that pairs students with tutors, officially arrives to Polytechnic Institute of NYU (NYU-Poly). The tutoring service will primarily serve NYU-ePoly, the...

Applied Physics department's first annual student-professor picnic a big success

The fall semester started on a high for the Applied Physics department when the Society of Undergraduate Physicists (SOUP) organized the first annual student-professor departmental picnic at the...

MAGNET: Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Culture

The new Media and Games Network (MAGNET) on the campus of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) is a strikingly sleek space—complete with glass walls, and cutting-edge...

NYC Media Lab Annual Research Summit Explores the Future of Media

The NYC Media Lab was founded two years ago in the hopes of building an open innovation environment where member companies could learn from one another and engage with cutting-edge researchers from...

New Faculty Join NYU-Poly

As classes are underway, new faces can be seen throughout Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). Most belong to the entering class of 2017, more than 600 bright and eager students...

This is What’s App

The beautiful transportation hive that is Grand Central Terminal echoed with an excitement that differed from the norm on the morning of September 24, 2013. Instead of a cluster of commuters, there...

Wasserman Center for Career Development Kicks Off Fall Recruiting Season with Yahoo! Tech Talk

A long line of students dropped off resumes with job recruiters on a recent Tuesday night as they filed into Pfizer Auditorium for a Tech Talk titled “Data Eco-System and Challenges.” It...

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association's Teamhunt: A New Way to Shop Ideas Around

i2e, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) philosophy of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship, has been around for a very long time. Innovation and invention abound in...

Seed Grants Continue to Support Cross-Institutional Research and Collaboration

In 2009, when New York University Provost David McLaughlin and Erich Kunhardt, then Provost of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), announced that a $5 million “seed...

Maurizio Porfiri: Three Years Later, Still Brilliant

In 2010, assistant professor Maurizio Porfiri became the first member of the NYU-Poly faculty to earn a coveted spot on Popular Science magazine’s annual roundup of the most promising young...

A Life Changing Course: Disabilities Studies

Engineering schools are notorious for their demanding curriculum and rigorous coursework; memorizing countless formulas and reactions are second nature to the typical engineering student. Although...

Millimeter Wave Paper Among IEEE’s Most Researched

“Millimeter Wave Mobile Communications for 5G Cellular: It Will Work!,” a recent journal survey paper co-authored by NYU WIRELESS Director Theodore (Ted) Rappaport and his students, was...

Convocation: A Warm Welcome

The collective glow on the faces of the members of the Class of 2017 could have lit the Polytechnic Institute of NYU (NYU-Poly) gym with no help from a single electrical engineer. They gathered on...

Launching Their Futures: A Dynamic Demo Day

By the time Demo Day rolled around on August 8, the young entrepreneurs who had been chosen to take part in NYU’s Summer Launchpad had been through ten grueling but exciting weeks. They had...

A SPIKE in Success

Students at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) are committed to tackling real-world problems, and Poly’s hands-on learning environment is targeted at helping them do just...

An Artist with Big Ideas

From June 26 through July 2, 2013, a carefully curated group of thinkers and leaders from around the world gathered in Colorado for the Aspen Ideas Festival, a series of lectures, classes and...

Launching Their Futures

By the time Demo Day rolled around on August 8, the young entrepreneurs who had been chosen to take part in NYU’s Summer Launchpad had been through 10 grueling but exciting weeks of education...

Launching Their Futures

By the time Demo Day rolled around on August 8, the young entrepreneurs who had been chosen to take part in NYU’s Summer Launchpad had been through 10 grueling but exciting weeks of education...

NYU WIRELESS Moves into World-Class Research Space

NYU WIRELESS faculty and students have completed their move into 13,500 square feet of world-class research space, with four labs for wireless research, computing, and medical applications. The lab...

NYU-Poly launches a summer of K-12 exploration

They ranged from nervous middle-schoolers who had never ventured far from their own urban neighborhoods to those accustomed to striding the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. Still, every person...

NYU-Poly Team Heads to Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, launched in 2002, is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective...

Annual Rosenthal and Brownstein Awards given to PhD students Nivan Ferreira and Samah Saeed

The NYU-Poly Department of Computer Science and Engineering is pleased to announce this year's winners of its two annual departmental awards. PhD Student Nivan Roberto Ferreira received...

PIAA Elects Gerald Dawes as Incoming President

At the recent 2013 Annual Meeting and Election of the Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association (PIAA), alumni mingled in the Regna Lounge as morning sun streamed through the trees outside the windows...

A Fresh Look at the Founding Fathers

It must be thrilling for a nonfiction author to see his book highlighted in the respected periodical Kirkus Reviews, especially when the critic enthuses, “[This is] groundbreaking history not...

Chatting with the Author: David Lefer

David Lefer, the author of the newly released volume The Founding Conservatives: How a Group of Unsung Heroes Saved the American Revolution, Director of the Innovation and Technology Forum and an...

In Memoriam—Paul Soros

With the passing of Paul Soros on June 15, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) has lost one of the most beloved figures in the history of the school. Soros, who earned a...

Top Down Teaching

Mark M. Green, a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, is fond of a quote by Charles Kettering,  who invented the first electric...

Canada’s World Wildlife Fund Gets an Accomplished, Visionary New Leader: NYU-Poly's David Miller

In 2011, when David Miller, former mayor of Toronto, was named a Future of Cities Global Fellow by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), it was an exciting addition to an...

The World Comes to Brooklyn

On June 1, the World Science Festival (WSF) came to MetroTech Center, transformed for the day into Innovation Square. Thousands of people strolled the plaza to interact with robots, play the latest...

Commencement 2013: NYU-Poly Rocks the Barclays Center

On May 23, the floor of the Barclays Center was a veritable sea of purple.  No, the Brooklyn Nets haven’t gotten flashy new uniforms; that violet tide was formed by the gowns of the over 1...

Spotlight on Student Achievement

Joe Landolina’s renown continues to grow. The inventor of Veti-Gel, a product with the potential to revolutionize trauma care, was featured in the Huffington Post, the New York Daily News and...

Real-World Research, Out-of-This-World Fun

If you attended the Polytechnic Institute of New York University’s 2013 Research Expo, held at the MetroTech Center campus in Downtown Brooklyn on May 20, it was clear that you were taking a...

A Good Friend to Poly

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) has long been committed to educating financially disadvantaged students, the children of immigrants and others who might be the first in...

2013 Teaching Technology Demo Fest

On Tuesday, April 23rd, the Center for Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Learning (FITL) hosted NYU-Poly's first Teaching Technology Demo Fest. The focus of the Demo Fest was on implementation...

NYU-Poly “Hacks” the MTA

On May 4-5, in a collaborative effort between Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), ChallengePost, AT&T and the Metropolitan Transit Authority, 16 teams set out in a mad rush...

2013 Distinguished Teacher Award and the 2013 Jacobs Excellence in Education Awards

On the recommendation of the Faculty Committee for Teaching Awards, it is my pleasure to announce the 2013 Distinguished Teacher Award and the 2013 Jacobs Excellence in Education Awards.  These...

Going West

When the Division of Student Affairs invites you to a session of its Spotlight Series, you expect to hear an enlightening lecture and perhaps engage in a lively Q&A. You probably do not expect to...

Engineers in the Archive

Using archival material to gain insight into i2e was the focus of a presentation by Christopher Leslie, instructor of media, science and technology studies at NYU-Poly, last week. As part of Leslie...

Six Months After Sandy, Building a More Resilient Wireless World

With the recent six-month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaching, a group of engineers, academics, telecommunications and government representatives gathered at Polytechnic Institute of New York...

Inno/Vention Closes with DemoDay

On April 25th, Aryeh Katz cleared his throat and announced to a buzzing Pfizer Auditorium that he was “a bit nervous.” And with good reason. Esteemed judges, instructors, friends, and...

Report from Town Hall

Students, faculty and staff filed into Pfizer Auditorium on April 25 for an historic occasion—to hear the first Town Hall address given by the President of the Polytechnic Institute of New York...

From the Lab to the Marketplace

Jin Montclare, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), and grad student Carlo Yuvienco have developed an e-...

Stanford, California: Here They Come

How many schools can boast having even one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in the world? Well, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) has not one, but six! That would be an...

i²e Gala Honors Leadership, Vision, Innovation and Impact

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) honored three remarkable leaders of industry and education during its i2e Gala, on April 17, 2013 in Grand Central Terminal’s...

Women in Technology—Not Just a Fairy Tale

It was standing room only when Internet Hall of Famer Nancy Hafkin took the stage to speak on April 9, as part of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly)’s “Technology...

Inno/Vention: Making the Cut

Judges line the front row of Pfizer Auditorium, pens and pads in hand, as one team of entrepreneurial hopefuls after another present their original ideas for the 6th Annual Inno/Vention Competition...

Sifteo Game Jam

“They’re going to start giving these things out at McDonald’s,” joked Mike Frasco ’13DM as he surveyed the tiny, plastic cubes laid out for the Game Innovation Lab...

Inno/Vention's Sweet Sixteen

The Inno/Vention competition is underway. Teams competing in the upcoming ProtoTest stage, could find themselves competing for a prize pool of more than $22,000 during DemoDay, the third and final...

NYU-Poly/NYU Graduate Program Is Rated One of the Top in North America

There are many graduate game design programs to choose from, and The Princeton Review lists the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and NYU among the best. For its newly released...

Reaching the Summit

Opening a summit with a keynote speaker like aerospace engineer Aprille Ericsson from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center guarantees that everyone else has a tough act to follow, but the...

The Interface Revolution is Here

To more fully serve users’ personal and business needs, digital interfaces are evolving beyond screen-based devices; augmented reality, eye tracking, hand gesture, and brain interface...

Game Innovation Lab's Indie Tech Talk Explores "Conceptual Art as Technical Practice"

Dressed in a t-shirt, jeans, and bandanna, conceptual artist and game designer Zach Gage stepped into NYU-Poly’s Game Innovation Lab last Wednesday night to discuss what he termed “floaty...

NYU-Poly’s NYC Service Design Jam: 48-hours to Change the World

PrevStartNextThe School of Engineering's NYC Service Design Jam: 48-hours to Change the World Just forty-eight hours to change the world. Though it sounds like a daunting task, it’s what...

High School Student a Rising Star in NYU-Poly Lab

Each summer Rich Gross, an NYU-Poly professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, hosts a select group of teens who come to the campus to work on independent lab projects and receive mentoring...

Topfer Chair Professor Charles S. Tapiero Publishes Engineering Risk and Finance

Professor Charles S. Tapiero's latest book, Engineering Risk and Finance, provides an interdisciplinary approach to risk anchored in finance, to value, price, and to manage risk, in its many...

Groundbreaking NSF Program to Support Academic Entrepreneurs

The National Science Foundation selected a consortium of CUNY, NYU and Columbia to establish a regional node for its groundbreaking Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program that prepares academic...

NYU-Poly's Engineering and Technology Spring Career Fair

“I am already excited for the Class of 2013. My optimism about this year’s graduating students is based primarily on three things: 1) the caliber of NYU-Poly students, 2) the continued...

Who Has That Spark?

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association (EIA) -- the largest club at NYU-Poly and one of the largest entrepreneurship clubs at any NYU school -- has had more than its share of success stories...

Accreditation Leads Town Hall Agenda

Acting President and Provost Katepalli (Sreeni) Sreenivasan opened with a long wish list of things to discuss at the latest Town Hall meeting, held in Pfizer Auditorium on February 21: student...

Global Idea Exchange Fellows Go Global

  On October 1, 2012, NYU students were posed with a question: “How might we activate the potential of cities to ignite a modern renaissance?” More than 1,600 responded during NYU...

NYU-Poly Physics Club Members Earn Accomplished Competitor Ranking in 2012 University Physics Competition

Congratulations to Daniel Berkowitz, Shane Strickland and Louis Tessler, members of the Physics Club at NYU-Poly, for earning an accomplished competitor ranking in the 2012 University Physics...

Professor Shivendra S. Panwar Speaks at FCC Post-Sandy Field Hearing

When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast in late October of 2012, about a quarter of the cell phone tower sites in the region shut down, causing millions of lost calls. With flood waters rising and...

Collaboration and Innovation Find a New Home at NYU-Poly’s Greenhouse

The basement level of 6 MetroTech buzzed with energy on Wednesday, January 30, as students, faculty members and administrators from NYU-Poly and across NYU, gathered with representatives from...

The Dangers of too Much Java

Justin Cappos, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU-Poly, has long been wary of the security risks inherent in Java, the programming language...

NYU-Poly Mourns the Loss of Trustee Michael Hegel Kappaz

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University mourns the sudden passing on January 27, 2013 of a treasured alumnus and trustee, Michael H. Kappaz ’70. NYU-Poly has lost a dear friend,...

Young Engineers Build a Robotic Bridge to Reach Seniors

Amid a sea of gray beards and walking canes, a small voice piped up, “Hey, who moved my NXT?” Adjusting his thick-rimmed faux reading glasses and taped-on Groucho moustache, the 5th...

NYU-Poly Students Lead in NYU's Global Idea Exchange Challenge

What do you get when you add 1,570 Global Idea Exchange participants, 362 inspirations and 122 ideas? The answer is 18 bright and creative program fellows who will be headed to Shanghai over spring...

NYU-Poly's Online Engineering Degrees Ranked in Top 10 by US News & World Report

Polytechnic Institute of New York University this week achieved ninth place in the 2013 U.S News and World Report’s rankings for Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs. NYU-Poly’s...