NYU School of Engineering in the Media

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...

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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...

Why beer doesn’t slosh as much as water

  Ever notice how, no matter how many beers you’ve had, you never really slosh any over the sides of the glass by accident? Although some might like to believe this happens because they never leave their glass very full, there’s actually a better reason. According to Smithsonian....

Interview: Philip Maymin, NYU on How Optical Analytics will Revolutionize Basketball

Dr. Philip Z. Maymin is Assistant Professor of Finance and Risk Engineering at the NYU School of Engineering. He is also the founding managing editor of Algorithmic Finance and the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sports Analytics. He has also been an analytics consultant with...

Startups compete in New York City Challenge Cup

Cognotion, Sealed, OpenBeds and Bandwagon were the four startup companies to win the New York City Challenge Cup competition hosted by Incubator 1776 and the Polytechnic School of Engineering on Nov. 20. The competition featured 38 companies in four different categories — education, energy,...

Here are the Four Winning Startups from 1776’s Challenge Cup NY Competition

Last night, the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator and seed fund 1776 teamed up with New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering to host the 1776 Challenge Cup 2015 New York regional competition. After hearing pitches from 38 startups in the fields of education, energy,...