NYU School of Engineering in the Media

Robots take Downtown: Polytech grad students show off innovations

The robots are coming! Students at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering showed off their tech-whiz know-how at an exposition of the top innovation coming out of the institute on April 24. There was no obvious plan for world domination on display at the exposition, but at least one...

Image-recognition startup becomes 50th to graduate from NYU Poly

Clarifai, a startup that just a year ago consisted of one person in NYU Poly's Varick Street incubator and now comprises 11 people in the Flatiron district, has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Union Square Ventures. The 18-month-old company, which develops image-recognition...

6 super science projects from NYU Engineering’s ‘Research Expo’

There’s some cool stuff getting made at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Lots of it was built with some sort of social mission as well, but across the board we saw a wide array of technical creativity on display at the school Friday, at its 2015 Research Expo, which featured...

Better Living Through Technology: Dispatches from the Connect Ability Hackathon

A young man sits on a stool at the front of a crowded room with a wire dangling from between his closed lips. In his mouth is Pallette, a device he and his members designed and built over the weekend for the AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge. His tongue controls the pointer on-screen projected...

How robots can help kids

Caeser the Humanoid Robot doesn’t look very human. He’s just a white plastic head with big googly eyes, horizontal blocks for eyebrows and a wire for a mouth. When a guy called Khaled meets Caeser he smiles. Ceaser smiles back. He frowns, Caeser’s eyebrows turn inwards and his...

3D Printed Robotic Fish Used for Studying Anxiety & Fear

Fish as pets are satisfying to us as we can create an entire ecosystem and watch them thrive under our nurturing. In the home, we can day in and day out study and explore these peaceful creatures on a superficial basis allowing them to offer us tranquility and meditation as they swim peacefully,...

Building Lenses: An open-source tool for mobile data viz

The growth of mobile traffic to news sites raises the challenge of packing large amounts of information onto a small screen, a challenge even more present in stories with data visualisations. Meet Lenses: an open-source tool that wants to make data visualisations which both work on mobile and don...

MLB debuts Statcast technology in Tuesday’s Nationals-Cardinals game

Technology has changed the way people consume baseball, and how teams evaluate players and construct rosters. Tuesday marked the beginning of yet another significant advance in that field. Major League Baseball officially debuted Statcast, its newfangled, high-tech system that tracks and measures...

NYU School of Engineering Launches 3 Online Certificate Programs for Big Data Skills

In response to the growing demand for big data expertise, New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering is launching online certificate courses in data science, power engineering, and data center and cloud technologies. The three-course immersion programs can be completed in one year...

5Qs On 5G: With NYU WIRELESS

Professor Elza Erkip is at the forefront of NYU WIRELESS, a research centre at the Polytechnic School of Engineering at New York University. The centre recently hosted the second Brooklyn 5G Summit alongside Nokia Networks, and Erkip was on hand to speak about what the annual forum is all about....