News form 2016

A Star Researcher (and Dean)

It was an eventful year-end for Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan. In November, Science Advances published “Shape of a slowly rotating star measured by asteroseismology,” which he co-wrote....

Dual-Degree Student Awarded Civil Engineering Scholarship

The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust named Julia Langewis (’17) the recipient of the Donald J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship, making her the second Tandon student to receive the...

Career Coaching, Networking ... and Pizza

When Jim Arnoff speaks, he radiates enough energy to make you forget that it’s a blustery December day outside. The certified life/career coach and NYU adjunct instructor recently came to the...

Innovation Abounds at the Prototyping Fund Showcase

From a food computer to a tamper-resistant, timed-release pill bottle, over a dozen innovative student-built designs filled the MakerSpace at the Fall 2016 Prototyping Fund Showcase on December 6....

2016: A Year in Review

2016 is a year to remember — for so many reasons. Here at NYU Tandon our students and faculty continued to push the boundaries of using science, technology, and research to find new ways to...

Veteran Entrepreneurs Bring Their Skills to the Civilian World

When Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan spoke at the graduation ceremony honoring the latest group of military veterans to complete entrepreneurship training at Tandon’s Future Labs, he admitted that...

Tandon Alum Wins Prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship to Study in China

Mohammed Omar lived in South Africa, the Netherlands, and Singapore during his formative years, and when the time came to pick a university, he had his choice of schools in a number of world capitals...

Alum Nairobi Kim Urges Students to be Bold and Creative

Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan’s roundtable discussion series welcomed alumna Nairobi Kim, the founder and CEO of Blossom Beyond, an enterprise that taps into people’s strengths and...

Transformational Disabilities Studies Course featured on the Big Screen

There are probably not many instructors who can say that their courses are so innovative and inspiring that they’ve been the subject of a documentary film. Senior Lecturer Allan B. Goldstein...

RISE Team Upcycles Food Waste into Flour

Last year, when the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), called for marketable tech tools to help solve pressing civic problems, Bertha Jimenez, then a Ph.D. candidate in the...

Extolling the Power of a Diverse Workforce at the 2016 Diversity in STEM Summit

Even small things can go a long way to creating an inclusive workplace atmosphere, Hemant Ramachandra, who leads PwC Advisory’s Global Digital Technology Solutions Practice, told the audience...

Alum Cliff Friedman Shares Life Lessons in Roundtable Series

The 2016 Dean’s Roundtable events, hosted by Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan, have been a rousing success thus far, and on October 31 that streak continued when Cliff Friedman ('81, '83) had...

From Correspondence Courses to the Cutting Edge of Digital Learning

It would not be accurate to say that Bob Ubell has had a front-row seat as the field of online learning has burgeoned in sophistication, effectiveness, and popularity. Widely acknowledged...

Finance and Risk Engineering Students Excel at National Financial Trading Competition

Experiencing the daily demands of a financial trader can offer invaluable insight as Finance and Risk Engineering (FRE) students explore their post-graduation career paths in the financial market...

Storytelling in Virtual Reality: Hamlet takes the (virtual) stage in new production

William Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet has been adapted thousands of times: on the stage of the Globe Theatre, in high school productions, and even on the TV show The Simpsons. Now, in the...

A Military Veteran-Turned-Entrepreneur Continues to Focus on Serving

Marvin Avilez is the founder of the start-up VisualOps, a tenant at the pilot Veteran Future Lab, which is part of NYU Tandon’s extensive entrepreneurial network. The Veteran Future Lab...

Diego Correa Awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship

Diego Correa, a graduate student at NYU's Center for Urban Intelligent Transportation Systems (UrbanITS) recently received the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award Scholarship from the...

No Wormhole ... No Problem

At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), in California, many of the engineers and scientists are just big kids who’ve retained the science fiction fantasies of their childhoods, Matthew...

A Cross-Border CleanTech Conference

On November 3, a conference was held at the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany focusing on clean, sustainable energy. The event celebrated the strides being made in both that...

World’s First Electric Touring Motorcycle Takes NYU Tandon by Storm

On October 25, 2016, a spectacular motorcycle glided through the hallways of Jacobs Hall at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The STORM Wave Motorcycle, dubbed “the Tesla of Motorbikes”...

A Sharpshooter in the Spotlight

It’s a little exhausting even just listing Roopa Unnikrishnan’s accomplishments: Oxford graduate, Rhodes Scholar, founder of her own successful consulting business with numerous Fortune...

Student hackers team up with Manhattan DA to fight human trafficking

In an ongoing effort to combat human trafficking in New York City and across the globe, the Manhattan District Attorney’s (DANY) office partnered with Cornell Tech for a 24-hour student...

Meet the New Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Academics

When Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan announced that Tandon’s new Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Academics would be Associate Professor Peter Voltz of the Department of Electrical and...

How to Be a VIP

Tandon students will attest that they accomplish a lot over the course of a single semester. It can be hard, however, to move on from an exciting topic or favorite professor once the semester is over...

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...

Rainer Weiss, Physicist and Inventor, Shares Insight on Black Holes and Einstein’s Legacy

Albert Einstein’s 1915 theory of general relativity revolutionized how scientists viewed the universe with its geometric portrait of gravity, space and time, and its proposition that certain...

The Latest Faculty-to Faculty Event Was Far from a “Waste” of Time

The scientists and engineers attending the latest faculty-to-faculty luncheon were eager to hear about the work of two new faculty members — Andrea Silverman, who has a joint appointment...

Tandon Student Research Posters Win First and Second Place at IEEE Symposium

As more of the world increases its use of wireless devices and networks, researchers and telecommunication companies face challenges in how to balance the burden of billions of users with the demand...

Sharing Secrets: How Bacteria Communicate

“We live [now] in the age of bacteria,” Jeffrey Lynford said in his introduction to the 2016 Lynford Lecture. Citing the famous quote from paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, Lynford, who...

A Recent Alum Shares the Value of a Tandon Education

The latest guest at Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan's roundtable discussions with students and notable alumni was not much older than the students themselves. Joe Landolina, who entered what was then...

Tandon Students Receive Awards for Tools to Improve Retail, Transportation, and Software Development

Three NYU Tandon teams received awards for their research at the NYC MediaLab Summit on September 22. The annual summit highlights innovative student research happening now at various New York City...

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...

Dean Sreenivasan Kicks Off a Series of Roundtable Discussions Featuring Notable Alumni

Introducing Robert J. Stevens at the year’s first Dean’s Roundtable event, Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan described him as exemplifying “the best that our school has produced.”...

Professor Memon Takes Part in Forum on Underrepresented Groups in Cybersecurity

On October 4, the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), in partnership with IBM, hosted an all-day forum on women and minorities in the field of cybersecurity, and...

High-Fashion Figure Rebecca Minkoff Inspires Women in STEM at Intel’s Design Ideation Camp

If you were thinking of guest speakers to address an audience of engineering students, Rebecca Minkoff, a designer of high-end accessories, jewelry, and apparel, might not come immediately to mind....

Cybersecurity Team Makes NYU Tandon a Crucible for Microchip Security

At NYU Tandon, the country’s first university research team for hardware security is probing the growing threat to the world’s microchips and devising ways to protect them. Twenty years...

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...

An ACE up Their Sleeve

“In 2017, I’m going to be graduating with combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees in construction management,” Tandon student Julie-Ann Evans explains, “and that...

A Bridge to NYU Tandon

Conceived by Computer Science and Engineering Department Head, Professor Nasir Memon, the summer pilot of "A Bridge to NYU Tandon" — a computer science bridge for non-computer...

Universities and Cities ... Better Together

On September 20, as part of the Inauguration Celebration Week honoring NYU President Andrew Hamilton, the Tandon School of Engineering hosted a panel discussion on smart cities — urban areas...

From Microwaves to Millimeter Waves

As home to NYU WIRELESS, a leader in 5G research, Tandon is at the forefront of ushering in a new generation of wireless communication. The well-respected academic research center was founded by...

Made in Brooklyn!

On September 20, NYU President Andrew Hamilton and NYU Tandon School of Engineering Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan cut the ribbon on a new high-tech facility: a gleaming bi-level, 10,000-square-foot...

It Takes a Village (or at Least a Great School)

Three-time graduate of the electrical engineering department, Reynaldo Salcedo (’11, ’12, ’14) is now working at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, a research facility devoted to...

Tandon’s Newest Faculty Members Bring Expertise in Clean Energy, Nanomaterials, Machine Learning, and More

The face of engineering is constantly changing. While we take pride in being the school that educated James J. Wood (1879), who is responsible for the machinery that produced the distinctive cables...

Orientation Activities Give Students Chance to Take Stand Against Hunger and Social Injustice

The class of 2020 experienced first hand what it means to serve society during undergraduate orientation. Instead of using technology, however, they donned hair nets and gloves to package tens of...

NYU WIRELESS Doctoral Student Wins Marconi Young Scholars Award

The Marconi Society has awarded George MacCartney, Jr., an electrical engineering doctoral student at NYU Tandon and a researcher at NYU WIRELESS, a 2016 Paul Baran Young Scholars Award for his work...

Whispering Gallery-Mode Biosensors Are Worth Shouting About

In early 2016 University Professor of Applied Physics Stephen Arnold earned a patent for his system for finding the size of one or more individual particles (such as nanoparticles) in real time using...

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...

Practice Makes Boring, Not Perfect

Apparently, the more you play a game, the less likely you are to get a high score. Andy Nealen, co-director of the Game Innovation Lab at NYU Tandon, and doctoral candidate Aaron Isaksen demonstrated...

NYU Mourns the Loss of Professor Paolo Cappa

The entire NYU community mourns the passing of Research Professor Paolo Cappa on August 26, 2016. Professor Cappa taught full-time at Sapienza University of Rome, widely considered to be Italy’...

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...

You Can Do That!

Want to develop incredible new software, create a mind-blowing game, or make an app that goes viral? Want to work on making medical technology more affordable, energy more sustainable, and life...

Kurt Becker Appointed Technical Chair of 2017 Conference for Plasma Science Experts

NYU Tandon Vice Dean for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Physics Professor Kurt Becker was appointed technical chair of the 44th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS...

Professor Ozbay Gives Keynote at Symposium on Transportation Informatics

NYU Tandon Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Kaan Ozbay, who is jointly appointed with NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), explored the future of automotive big data in...

Surviving First Year: Advice from Returning Students

The beginning of the school year at NYU Tandon is fast approaching, which means many new faces will soon emerge on MetroTech Commons. Whether coming to Tandon is a big move or a short commute, you...

A New Minor is Major News for Students Seeking to Put Technology in Service to Society

Starting this fall, aspiring engineers at Tandon have the option of earning a minor in Disabilities Studies, thanks to a new multi-school interdisciplinary program intended to educate them about the...

Undergraduates spend summer gaining first-hand research experience

For most students, summer vacation entails a well-deserved break from studies, a repose from the rigors of academic pursuits. But for 104 undergraduate students at NYU Tandon, summer presents an even...

Five NYU WIRELESS Papers Ranked in IEEE’s Top 100 Downloaded Publications

Five papers published by NYU WIRELESS faculty and students ranked in the top 100 downloaded papers of IEEE publications and societies for July. Based at NYU Tandon and including faculty and students...

Precollege Program Provides High School Students Opportunity to Engineer their Future

What better way to spend summer vacation than … at school? For some high school juniors and seniors, this is exactly how they spent it. However, they did not give up lounging at the beach in...

Finance and Risk Engineering Faculty Lend their Expertise to Advance the Field

Roy S. Freedman — an adjunct professor in the Department of Finance and Risk Engineering, the author of the highly regarded textbook Introduction to Financial Technology, and the founder of the...

Professor Erkip Opens IEEE Conference with Plenary Tracing the History of Cooperation in Wireless Networking

Elza Erkip, professor of electrical and computer engineering, delivered the opening talk at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory in Barcelona, Spain, last month. The conference is a...

At the CrEST of Something Big

From a smart chair that eliminates the need for a remote control to a nightlight that also serves as a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector, students who took park in this summer’s CrEST...

NYU Tandon Answers Call for Tech to Stem Gun Violence

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams stood before the crowd at Borough Hall and laid out the challenge: 30,000 gun-related deaths annually in America, with two-thirds of them either accidental...

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...

Open Data Kids Camp

For the second summer in a row, the Governance Lab, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), mounted a two-week camp for middle and high school students in July. ...

Wrestlers Get Ready to Rumble More Safely with the Help of Tandon

Sports historians have pointed out that wrestling is one of mankind’s oldest forms of organized recreation: some 5,000 years ago Sumerian artisans crafted relief sculptures of wrestlers on...

The Cities of the Future – and the Young People Envisioning Them

The fact that they were built largely with brightly colored Lego bricks did not detract from the fact that on display were carefully designed, meticulously planned and technologically advanced model...

Tandon Has “Engaged” Alumni (in All Senses of the Word)

On his first visit to the MetroTech Center, Raghav Ravisekar had a difficult time finding Tandon’s graduate admissions office. Wandering in front of the Dibner Building, he came across Radhika...

Go WEST, Young Woman

NYU Tandon School of Engineering is taking big steps in order to shatter the gender divide in STEM fields. On July 20, the next generation of women engineers came together at WEST Fest (the acronym...

Helping Students Hack into Great Careers

Brad Antoniewicz and Brandon Edwards admit they are sometimes envious of their students. While the cyber security program at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is one of the oldest in the country,...

Bright Lights, Big Games

While a must-see destination for tourists, its flashing bright lights, cacophony of traffic, and crowded sidewalks are enough to keep most New Yorkers far away from Times Square. However, a group of...

Zika Fix May be as Close as a Common Flower and a Pot of Boiling Water

As half a million people head to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, there’s more hovering over the city than the usual pollution—it’s the threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus...

Professor Ergan Lays Foundation for Buildings that Will Respond to Human Emotions

Someday buildings may sense how you feel and respond with subtle changes to lighting, color, and perhaps even structural features. To create this responsive architecture — built environments...

STEMNow Kicks Off with Flair

Summer is in full swing, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Center for K12 STEM Education is making sure New York City kids avoid the dreaded summer slump. Through a number of free programs...

Dr. 5G

While most members of the general public probably do not take much notice of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its rulings, the organization has a profound effect on how all of us...

Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan Honored for Bringing an Ethos of Social Responsibility to NYC’s Tech World

In an otherwise dog-eat-dog world of profit margins and bottom lines, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards are often one way in which giant companies can feel good about their business...

Spreading the Word about Materials Engineering

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, generally known as TMS, is a major organization encompassing the entire range of materials and engineering, and among its primary functions is to provide...

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,...

Tandon Tech in Service to Society

Over the last few years, Brooklyn and Innovation have become inextricably linked.  From the rising Maker Movement that has organically sprouted in Greenpoint and has been supported by the Navy...

Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan Celebrates an Unsung Mathematician

When Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan was invited to lecture at Israel’s Bar Ilan University in June 2016 to deliver two lectures in memory of Emmy Noether, he accepted the invitation very readily....

The Canal Connection

With the new Panama Canal extension opened yesterday, journalists are reporting some mind-boggling figures: the new access lane took 40,000 workers nearly 10 years to dig, and the project cost well...

Mechatronics Education Workshop Projects Promising Future for Tandon Mechatronics and Robotics Degree Program

When Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Vikram Kapila received an inverted pendulum from Quanser — a manufacturer of advanced systems for real-time control hardware — his...

In the Pipeline

Judging by the wave of action-packed movies that flood our multiplexes, the world longs for heroes, but today’s heroes need brains more than physical power. Forget having the speedy reflexes of...

Tandon Team Takes Third at Cognitive Radio Design Challenge

When used in military communications, disaster relief, and emergency response, radios may often interfere with and disrupt each other's operations — potentially leading to disastrous...

A Transformative Development

Most laypeople give little thought to the electricity that they use. Flip a switch, and the light turns on, the washing machine starts, or the blender whirls. But behind the scenes, transformers are...

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...

Using Computational Models to Design Better Games

The Banff International Research Station (BIRS) may be located in a picturesque resort area of Alberta, Canada, but that bucolic setting belies its core mission: to encourage collaborative, cross-...

The Father of Polymer Science

He was ... one of the grandfathers of polymer chemistry, and he started the first polymer graduate work in America. There was no such thing at the time...  ~ Professor Herbert Morawetz on Dr....

STEM Education Program Gives Rise to Gold Medalist in Olympics of the Mind

To be chosen to take part in Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE), 10th and 11th grade New York City students must have a demonstrated interest in science, technology...

Enticing the Next Generation of Engineers at the World Science Festival

The Kimmel Center at New York University’s Washington Square campus was packed last Sunday — not with the usual masses of college students, but with hundreds of excited young children and...

Tandon Faculty Honored with Teaching Awards

The School of Engineering bestows two major prizes on its faculty members for excellence in education. The Distinguished Teacher Award recognizes personal commitment to student learning, exemplary...

Out and About

In recognition of LGBTQ pride month, meet one of Tandon's student leaders and a member of the LGBTQ community. Malcolm Lewis knows what it’s like to be a member of a maligned and...

Popular Computer Networking Textbook by Keith Ross Enters Seventh Printing

Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 7th Edition By James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross Pearson, 2016  NYU Professor Keith Ross’s blockbuster computer networking textbook, Computer...

From Simple Microscope to Sophisticated Telepathology Tool

When Lou Auguste discovered that hundreds of thousands of women die of cervical cancer in the developing world each year, the film producer-turned-tech-entrepreneur was distressed. Even more...

Remembering a Towering Figure in the School of Engineering Annals and Naval History

The tale of the USS Jeanette, a Navy ship that set out to reach the North Pole in 1879, includes all the elements of an epic adventure: brutal forces of nature, unspeakable hardships, clashes of...

Graduates at 161st Commencement Ceremony Urged to Make Today Count

Venerable professors, high-profile dignitaries, deans and senior officials, all resplendent in academic regalia and seated sedately in rows — it’s commencement season at schools around...

Breaking the Code: Women Get Together to Program and Build Confidence

According to a report from the American Association of University Women, the number of women in computing has fallen dramatically since 1990, but you wouldn't know it if you happened...

A Storied Life

When Yoshi Okamoto made the lengthy ocean voyage from Japan to the U.S. in the early 1950s to attend Purdue University, he wanted to be familiar with everything that had been written by Herbert C....

Sound and Vision Meet Art and Science at the Integrated Digital Media Showcase

Giant robots clashed in a city-demolishing battle, a virtual piano teacher tutored amid falling snow, and a sage meditated amid glowing lights at the NYU Tandon student-curated Integrated...

Undergraduate Student Aims to Transform Views of Affordable Housing Neighborhoods

Throughout all five boroughs, more than 7,000 acres of former industrial sites are subject to high levels of contamination, leaving them underdeveloped. Ameliorating these hazardous properties, known...

Leading by Example

On April 27, the windowed hall leading to Pfizer Auditorium looked decidedly glitzier than usual, thanks to a Hollywood-worthy red carpet, balloon arches, and life-size cutouts of popular actors. The...

Budding Researchers Impress at Research Expo's First Undergraduate Capstone Competition

For the first time, NYU Tandon School of Engineering's Research Expo featured a competition open to all undergraduate students participating in senior design or capstone courses. Students had the...

Home-Grown Tech

Popular culture often depicts robots in an exaggerated or romanticized manner — either out to do evil (think The Terminator or Blade Runner) or benevolently helping their human companions (R2-...

Bright Ideas Get Center Stage at InnoVention's Demo Day

Technology that helps coaches and athletes fine-tune performance? An app that can streamline the modular-construction process? A low-cost Internet-enabled diagnostic tool with the potential to...

New Book on Verification of Visualization Techniques

An Introduction to Verification of Visualization Techniques By Claudio T. Silva (along with Tiago Etiene of Modelo Inc. and Robert M. Kirby of the University of Utah) Morgan & Claypool...

5G Wireless Well within Reach

Brooklyn is now widely accepted within the telecommunications industry as a major hub of 5G wireless research, and the credit goes wholly to NYU WIRELESS. The multidisciplinary academic research...

An Out-of-This-World Career

In 1964, after Jay Greene graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from what was then called the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (a school he had chosen for its solid reputation and...

Reception Honors Alumni with Dual Legacy

On April 9, graduates of Brooklyn Technical High School, one of the city’s most competitive and highly regarded public schools, gathered for homecoming festivities. They were treated to tours...

The Big Five-Oh

On Back to School Day, held April 16, dozens of alumni returned to NYU Tandon School of Engineering for a jam-packed time that included a tour led by a student ambassador, a behind-the-scenes look at...

Scientists who Wear Multiple Hats

The Faculty-to-Faculty events at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering are aimed at providing the school’s professors with a chance to speak to their colleagues about their latest research and...

Tandon-WEST Provides Prospective Students Opportunity to Network with NYU Women

The Tandon Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (Tandon-WEST) event provides prospective and admitted students the opportunity to network with and find out more about the accomplishments of...

Towards a Greener NYU Tandon

NYU Tandon has launched numerous green initiatives recently, and in celebration of Earth Day, you can read on to learn more about just a few of them. Off the Scrap Heap From small items like ...

Interacting with Robots? Mais Oui!

The French-American Doctoral Exchange Seminar (FADEx), a program organized by the Office for Science & Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States, is aimed at encouraging...

Patently Proud

In a recent report published by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, NYU ranked among the top-20 universities in the world based on the number of...

Different and Dynamic

Photo credit: Emi Spicer The weekend of April 8-10, the fourth annual Different Games Conference was held at New York University’s MAGNET (Media and Games Network). It was a fitting venue...

An Entrepreneurial Force

Unless you’re a military history buff, you might not have heard of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, but chances are you know it by its more informal name: the GI Bill. Within a...

The Power of PowerbridgeNY

PowerBridgeNY, a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)-sponsored proof-of-concept center, aims to leverage clean energy innovations emerging from institutional research...

Your Vision/Your Future

It’s not uncommon for schools to tell their students that the sky is the limit, but the NYU Tandon School of Engineering has decided to show them. Each member of the newly admitted...

The Heat Is On at InnoVention

UPDATE: Congratulations to the InnoVention finalists! FIT AI Modulus Human Insight Leg Peg Elements Digital Health Wave Guide Don't miss InnoVention Demo Day on May 3 to watch these six...

Professor R. Luke DuBois Meets TED

The theme for the 2016 TED Talks was an ambitious one: Dream! It was chosen because, as the organizers assert, "dreams matter more than ever." Their premise: "Humanity has more...

NYU Tandon Teams Advance to Semi-Finals in NYU Mobile App Contest

UPDATE April 12: Curtain Call is one of just four teams to advance to the final round of the NYU Mobile App Contest! Finalists will develop interactive prototypes and participate in a live...

Hail CAESAR!

In celebration of National Robotics Week—which was established in 2010 to recognize robotics technology as a pillar of 21st century American innovation, highlight its growing importance in a...

A Visit from Hillcrest High

Bill Aghassi (Class of 1969) worked as a mechanical engineer for almost 30 years before deciding to help others follow in his footsteps as a classroom teacher. Now working at Hillcrest High, a...

Professor Joo Kim’s Robotic Exoskeletons Make a Splash in Shanghai

At NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Professor Joo Kim is widely celebrated for his work on wearable robotic exoskeletons meant to lend their users increased mobility and strength. While his...

Searching in the Balkans

Mergim Cahani (Class of '09) might one day be thought of as the Balkans’ answer to Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google. Co-founder and CEO of the search engine Gjirafa, he...

Tandon Professor Edits a Special Topics Edition of "European Physical Journal"

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Maurizio Porfiri was invited to edit the European Physical Journal’s special-topics volume on the dynamics of animal systems. Published in...

Mechatronics Students Get on the Ball

In the spring of 2015, graduate students Anthony Brill, Matthew Moorhead, and Jonghyun Bae were enrolled in Professor Vikram Kapila’s advanced mechatronics class, learning to combine mechanical...

A New Center and New Solutions

With digital data now essential to almost every facet of our lives, from our personal finances and healthcare to our jobs, cyber security is becoming ever more crucial and has evolved into a...

NYU Tandon Team Excels in Prestigious International Trading Competition

NYU Tandon's Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) team placed 8th in the annual Rotman International Trading Competition, the most important international applied finance competition. The...

Searching for Big Insights from Online Reviews

There is no question that data are big: 2.5 quintillion new bytes are added every day from our keyboards, sensors, entertainment, and medical scans, to name but a few. Data scientists have begun...

Envisioning Gender Equality and Empowering STEM Women

Look around almost any laboratory or technology company, and the statistics are borne out. Although women comprise 50% of the overall labor force, only a quarter of the people working in STEM fields...

Teaching Computers To Be More Creative Than Humans

Associate Professor Julian Togelius works at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and games—a largely unexplored juncture that he has shown can be the site of visionary and mind-...

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Elza Erkip

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Elza Erkip’s CV includes a long list of noteworthy laurels, including an IBM Faculty Partnership Award (2000), National Science Foundation...

Tandon’s Kurt Becker Talks Smart Cities with Fellow Experts from across New York

Recently, City & State held “On Technology 2016,” its fifth annual forum on how technology is changing the way New York City works. Among the participants was Vice Dean for Research,...

Profiles in Power

It may be Women’s History Month, but at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, we believe in celebrating women in STEM all year round. Whether they’re faculty members, students, or alumni, we...

Students Develop Tech Ideas into Reality at HackNYU 2016

The excitement at HackNYU 2016 was almost tangible, as over 500 participants came together to collaborate on projects and develop websites, applications, and hardware. The event was hosted February...

Gearing Up for #STEMNOW 2016

"If it weren’t for ARISE, I would never have been accepted to the university or earned my scholarship. Thank you for all you have done."    ~ Manuel Gomez, senior at...

Tandon Calling

Today, many people know NYU Tandon School of Engineering as the home of NYU WIRELESS, the first university center to combine wireless engineering, computing, and medical applications research. The...

NYU’s Design for America Studio Empowers Women in Nepal

When the Design Tinkering Club at Tandon School of Engineering became NYU’s studio of Design for America (DFA) —a nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams using human-...

Career Fair Proves the Sky’s the Limit for Tandon Students

With almost 2,000 attendees, the Engineering and Technology Career Fair held at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in early February was jam-packed with suit-wearing students excitedly bearing...

Tandon Teams Meet the Verizon Connected Futures Research and Prototyping Challenge

Empowering citizen journalists, helping the disabled employ robotics with a simple app—it’s all in a day’s work for researchers at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. In early...

Celebrating Engineers Week in Style

Depictions of engineers in popular culture tend to paint them in broad strokes—solitary figures hunched over their computer keyboards or lab benches, eschewing human interaction in favor of...

New Books by Faculty

Modern Physics and Technology for Undergraduates By Lorcan M. Folan and Vladimir I. Tsifrinovich (along with Gennady P Berman of Los Alamos National Laboratory) World Scientific Publishing 2015 A...

InnoVention Competition Paves the Way for Student Startups

The InnoVention prototyping competition is an integral component of the Tandon School of Engineering’s mission to assist students in developing solutions to real world problems. The goal of the...

Big-Data Visualization Experts Make Using Scatter Plots Easier for Today’s Researchers

Scatter plots—which use horizontal and vertical axes to plot data points and display how much one variable is affected by another—have long been employed by researchers in various fields...

Professor Ozbay's Transportation Lab Shines at a High-Profile Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board

It’s an undeniable honor for a university research group to be invited to present a paper at a conference—especially a conference like the one organized annually by the National Academies...

Engineering Surgery for Children

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than help save a child’s heart? That’s what Vittoria Flamini, an industry assistant professor in Tandon’s Department of Mechanical...

Tandon Team Advances in International Hyperloop Design Competition

“This is possibly the coolest thing you could ever be doing as an undergraduate engineer,” Darren Yee asserts. Yee is the captain of NYU’s Hyperloop team, and he is recruiting...

New Entrepreneurship Program Kicks Off at NYU

Earlier this month marked a milestone for NYU’s aspiring entrepreneurs—the official kickoff of Blackstone LaunchPad at NYU. This new initiative is designed to support students, as well as...

At the Forefront of Urban Informatics, Constantine Kontokosta Is Widely Recognized for His Pioneering Work

Assistant Professor Constantine Kontokosta, who also serves as the Deputy Director for Academics at the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), is an expert in the field of Urban...

Open Data Is Changing the World . . .

Open data—in other words, data that can be freely used, re-used, and redistributed by anyone—is gradually bringing about social and economic transformation around the globe. NYU’s...

Verification Code or Cyber Attack?

Two-factor authentication is a computer security measure used by major online service providers to protect the identify of users in the event of a password loss. The process is familiar: When a...

Alum, Catt Small, named Technologist of the Year at Brooklyn Innovation Awards

It was just last September when we reported that Catherine “Catt” Small, then studying for a master’s degree in Integrated Digital Media here, had received the prestigious...

A Great Year for Grads

Whether they were game-developing master’s candidates or companies who’ve moved on from an NYU business incubator to the big time, 2016 is shaping up to be a banner year for our graduates...

We’re Honored

We hate to boast, but... scratch that—we love to boast! And in 2015 our faculty members and students gave us plenty to brag about. From winning enough publication awards to wallpaper an entire...

New Scholarship Honors an Alum’s Legacy

After Donald J. Murphy earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering at what was then called the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, he went on to a rewarding career that...

Working in Tandem at Tandon

It’s not uncommon for writers and artists to seek residencies—programs that provide physical facilities, networking opportunities, and conditions conducive to creativity. In exchange, the...