NYU School of Engineering in the Media

This NYU-Poly ‘Innovator’ is making brain scans better

Jonathan Viventi, 32, of NYU-Poly, is putting sensors directly on brains. They don’t damage brain tissue. They record the brain’s electrical signals. And they do so at a very high resolution. Right now, Viventi’s research is primarily being used to study epileptic seizures in...

NYU Targets Fortune 500 Company Employees in New Emerging Technology Course

Beginning in January, New York University will offer a year-long graduate-level program targeting the employees of major technology-driven companies who need to stay up to speed on the emerging issues that affect them. The online courses will focus on upgrading employee skills in the areas of...

Hackathon gears up for first round

Registration for Capture the Flag, the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s annual hackathon, opened on Aug. 25 in preparation for the preliminary, online-only round of the competition. It will be held from Sept. 19 to Sept. 21. The hackathon is a part of Cyber Security Awareness Week, an...

Sen. Gillibrand proposes legislation to support Brooklyn tech industry

Electric cars can potentially be a great way to help the United States gain energy independence from foreign oil — but a lot of work must still be done. One Brooklyn company, HEVO Power, is working to make this effort more feasible by creating a wireless system to charge electric cars....

Can Baseball Get More Interesting to Watch With Big Data?

Seventy-five years ago, on August 26, 1939, an experimental New York TV station for the first time broadcast a professional baseball game. The Brooklyn Dodgers, playing at Ebbets Field, split a double-header with the Cincinnati Reds. In the stands, 33,000 people cheered. A paltry 3,000 early-TV...

Let the Hacking Begin: NYU Launches Largest Cyber Security Student Contests

Registration has begun for New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), which the school says is the largest set of student cybersecurity competitions in the world. A year ago, more than 15,000 students, from high school through doctoral programs...

Smart Antennas Could Open Up New Spectrum For 5G

People in real estate joke that there are only three things that matter in the business of buying and selling property: location, location, location. The same could be said for radio spectrum. The frequencies used for cellular communications have acquired the status of waterfront lots—highly...

NYU launches largest student hacking competition worldwide

The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has opened registration for a massive hacking competition which offers US students the chance to win cybersecurity-based scholarships and prizes. Announced last week, the US college is now allowing students from high school to doctorate level to register...

Repeating password raises hacking risk

Jeffrey Moore has what security experts, consumer advocates and law-enforcement officials call a bad habit. He uses the same password to log on to multiple websites. “It’s easier to remember,” he said. Probably so, but relying on a single password also makes it easier for hackers...

Theodore Rappaport: At the Forefront of 5G

The number of smartphone users around the world climbed to about 1.75 billion this year, and that number is expected to rise rapidly in the next three years as the phones’ prices drop, according to a report by eMarketer, a market research firm. Add to that the billions of sensor-embedded...