NYU School of Engineering in the Media

New York's Startup State of Mind

After selling his e-commerce startup Shopping.com to eBay in 2005, Dan Ciporin moved from San Francisco to New York City hoping to become a venture capitalist. But the Big Apple didn’t take technology startups very seriously back then. “It was tough. There wasn’t the kind of...

Cyber forensics competition goes local

On Friday, Jan. 16, 45 high school students gathered at the Germantown campus of Montgomery College to solve a murder. The mystery was part of a cyber security competition at Montgomery College hosted in partnership with both Montgomery County Public Schools and New York University’s...

NYU Wireless says U.S. falling behind in 5G, presses FCC to act now on mmWave spectrum

While other parts of the world are making strides in 5G research and development, the United States should look to millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to make sure it is not left behind--and it's got to act fast. That's the summation of a more than 50-page filing that NYU Wireless submitted...

Balance Proximity and Privacy in the Office

If the rise of open plan offices can be explained in part by economical factors, many companies also embraced them in the hope of increasing proximity — and thus collaboration and serendipity, which have been found to be essential to the development of new ideas. And while complaints about...

Games Played by the Laws of Physics (Though Bent a Little in Some Cases)

Long before I wrote about apps for a living, I spent many years at university learning to be a physicist, and I worked as a professional scientist for a while. So I get an extra-special kick out of all the physics-based games that can be played on a smartphone. Though you may not think of it this...

INTERVIEW WITH NYU-POLY’S PROFESSOR JUSTIN CAPPOS: SECURITY LESSONS FROM RETAIL BREACHES

I had the chance to talk with cyber security expert Justin Cappos last month about the recent breaches in the retail sector. Cappos is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He’s well known for his work on Stork, a software installation utility...

Indian Americans Named Newly Elevated IEEE 2015 Fellows

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers board of directors last month approved nearly 25 Indian Americans, four Indians in India, and five Indians in other countries among the 300 researchers worldwide who qualified for Fellow status, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Following a rigorous,...

​5 counterintuitive ways to protect against hackers

It's a dangerous and scary time to run a business. Hackers are becoming ever more sophisticated in their attempts to steal valuable information, and the threat of attack feels ever more present, with several large companies and their customersfalling prey to the whims of aggressive cyber...

News Corp, Columbia, NYU Collaborate on Data-Visualization Tools for Journos

Consider a new partnership among News Corps and two academic institutions an early Christmas present to journalists who enjoy tinkering with data but may not possess lots of technical knowledge. A working group consisting of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University and the...

These 15 stories defined Brooklyn’s tech scene in 2014

2014 looks likely to go down as a pivotal year for the innovation economy in Brooklyn. Maybe the most important sign of the strength of Brooklyn's tech sector is the fact that we've seen technology firms expand into so many neighborhoods. Significant companies have HQs in neighborhoods from...