NYU School of Engineering in the Media

How the Internet-Addicted World Can Survive on Poisoned Fruit

There is no “magic bullet” for cybersecurity to ensure that hackers never steal millions of credit card numbers or cripple part of a country’s power grid. The conveniences of living in an interconnected world come with inherent risks. But cybersecurity experts do have ideas for...

After spin-off, Keysight strikes out on its own

Keysight Technologies is the newest name and iteration of a testing company that traces its roots back through life sciences company Agilent Technologies to Hewlett-Packard, dating back 75 years. Now,  after being separated from parent company Agilent last month, the company  has taken...

NYU researchers make waves with millimeter-wave breakthrough.

Researchers at NYU Wireless, a research center of the New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering, report promising findings that could enable 5G millimeter-wave (mm-wave) cells to be as large as several hundred meters, the same size as 4G cells in dense urban environments. The...

Brooklyn Atlantis citizen science project uses robot boats in Gowanus

Citizen Science is a great way to get normal people engaged in the work of understanding our world. For residents who live near a stunningly polluted waterway — like, say,the gross Gowanus Canal – it might also be a way to help locals understand just how much the quality of nearby...

Poolesville students take first place in national cyber security challenge

A team of three students from Poolesville High School placed first in New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Cyber Security Awareness Week High School Forensics Challenge each winning a scholarship of $14,000 annually to NYU if they attend. Umesh Padia, 17; Kent Ma,...

Merry mechanized Christmas set for Downtown Brooklyn

Get ready for the robo elf. A festive humanoid will help Santa Claus kick off the holiday season on Monday at MetroTech Commons. Caesar — an acronym for Cellularly Accessible Expressive Semi-Autonomous Robot — and the jolly fat man will throw the switch during the 25th-annual...

Cyborg night: Robot will turn on Downtown Christmas lights

Friends, Brooklynites, countrymen, lend me your gears. A robot named Caesar — or cellularly accessible expressive semi-autonomous robot — is going to help Santa spread Christmas cheer at the 25th annual tree lighting at MetroTech Commons Downtown on Dec. 1. The electronic emperor, which...

CSAW Coverage

NASSIM TALEB: Consider The Thanksgiving Turkey...

In the financial world, everyone loves to talk about "potential Black Swan events." Societe Generale even releases a quarterly chart of "Black Swan" risks. The concept of a "Black Swan" event takes its name from Nassim Taleb's 2007 book "The Black Swan."...

NYU Hackathon focuses on education

Students gathered at the annual “Create a Better NYU Hackathon” to pitch ideas for the better use of technology at NYU. The attendees showcased their ideas to improve the educational services provided by the university. NYU’s Student Technology and Research Committee hosted the...