NYU School of Engineering in the Media

New Rankings – Where is your College ?

Editor's note: NYU-Poly's cricket team has been ranked in the top ten cricket clubs by American College Cricket. Below are the full rankings and an explation of what they're based on. The Rankings are primarily based on performances at the 2010 American College Cricket Spring Break Championship for...

The Disrupters: Forces Driving Change in 2011

Editor's Note: The December issue of Entrepreneur Magazine features Micah Kotch and NYC ACRE as illustrative of one (sustainability) of the ten trends that will shape 2011. ... Bust out the recycle bins and reusable packaging. If you're not thinking about all the ways to go green, you're way behind...

A Robot That Swims With The Fishes

Based on mathematical models of the movement of fish, Maurizio Porfiri, an engineering professor at Polytechnic Institute of NYU, designed a robotic fish. When Porfiri puts the robofish in the lab pool with real fish, the minnows (golden shiners and giant danios) will mill about the robot and even...

Interview: Katherine Isbister

Excerpts from a conversation with Katherine Isbister, associate professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and director of its Social Game Lab, conducted for the piece "How Does It Feel?" in Kill Screen Issue #3. Can people become too attached to their virtual characters—like the...

People to Watch in Silicon Alley

Like a mother hen (or, perhaps, a father rooster), Mr. Niswander, 52, presides over an unruly group of would-be moguls all trying to create the next big thing. The head of innovation for NYU-Poly and director of its three business incubators, he provides space, advice and student interns to...

People to Watch in Silicon Alley

Look for Mr. Davis at the Varick Street Incubator run by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and he’s invariably huddled with a bunch of young entrepreneurs, helping them plot out the next steps in their game plans. Mr. Davis, 45, is the head of NYC Seed, a seed-stage venture...

Am I hurting my own investment performance?

Several studies suggest you might be. “Buy high and sell low” may be mixing up the old investment adage, but that is exactly what many investors do. Morningstar, Dalbar and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU analyzed the returns achieved by investors over different time periods compared...

Ex Wall Street Employees Fill Varick Street Incubator

A recent article on BetaBeat discussed how many tenants at the Varick Street Incubator in NY are former Wall Street workers who are now working on startups that their old employers will have to compete with, or end up using. The NYU-Poly incubator is currently filled with ex-Wall Street employees...

Bloomberg Markets: 50 Most Influential Persons

Professor Nassim Taleb on Bloomberg’s list of Top 50 Most Influential Persons: Every investor is now hunting the next Black Swan. Taleb wrote the book on them. His latest book consists of aphorisms, such as: “The tragedy is that much of what you think is random is in your control, and...

Lights, Camera, Blast-Off: Kids Explore Space with NASA

Space Camp, Space Buddies, Star Wars, Star Trek, Wall-E, and more recently Mars Needs Moms. Kids have always been fascinated with space-related movies. They have seen astronauts and robots in "reel life," but how often do they get an opportunity to meet them in real life? On August 17,...