NYU-Poly in the Media

Computer sharing loses momentum

The family of ‘@home’ volunteer computing projects is growing ever more diverse. Spare time on a personal computer can now be donated to anything from finding alien life to crunching climate models or processing photos of asteroids. But enthusiasm is waning. The 47 projects hosted on...

Governor Cuomo Announces Funding for Smart Grid Projects to Reimagine New York'S Electric Grid for a New Reality - NYS SmartGrid Consortium

Governor Cuomo today announced $4.3 million in awards to researchers seeking to develop or research new techniques that add resiliency and efficiency to the state’s electric grid as part of the State’s efforts to reimagine New York’s vital infrastructure for a new reality. These...

University finalizes merger with Poly

A shuttle route now exists between Poly’s Brooklyn campus and Washington Square. The service, which started Jan. 27, is free and runs Mondays through Thursdays. The first van departs from 6 MetroTech Center at 10:15 a.m., and the first trip from Manhattan to Poly starts at 11:15 a.m. “...

Examining The State of the Union Address Through an Artist's Eyes

Artist, composer and performer R. Luke DuBois developed his signature style through data mining. When the Smithsonian commissioned him to create portraits of Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, he used Google technology to create the interactive final product. For his piece "A More...

Why Brooklyn Is The New Mecca For Fledgling Tech Startups

Although every city is mired by challenges and no neighborhood truly represents an urban planner’s paradise, Brooklyn’s live-work lifestyle comes quite close. While recent pieces have chronicled the detrimental effects of large tech firms on cities, a new perspective is warranted....

Mining data to create portraits of people and places

True or false: R. Luke DuBois is a composer? A computer programmer? An installation artist? All true. And all false. DuBois and his artwork will serve as the centerpiece of The Ringling Museum's NOWhere series this spring, with the first museum retrospective of his work. The exhibition, which...

Confusion is the name of the game in outwitting microchip reverse engineers

...Dr Sinanoglu and a team of co-researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) recently revealed details of a method aimed at stopping reverse engineers in their tracks. To prevent copiers from working out how a circuit works, engineers can insert what are known as...

Robo-Learning and Making Science Fun

Custom-built robots buzzed across the crowded floor of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn on Saturday, as more than 350 elementary and middle school students packed the campus for the Brooklyn qualifying round of the New York City FIRST Lego League, a citywide academic...

First Lego League Brooklyn Qualifier

400 students from across Brooklyn were swarming inside 6 Metrotech Center, on the campus of NYU-Poly this weekend, for the NYC First Lego League Brooklyn Qualifier, for the citywide Lego robot championship. Thirty-five teams competed in the event and eighteen took home prizes, for everything from...

NYC First Lego 2014 League Brooklyn Qualifier

To really get a sense of the spirit of the 2014 NYC First Lego League 2014 event at NYU-Poly, which we covered in detail previously, it helps to see the action both in competition and on the sidelines. Teams spread out all over a cafeteria and other available spaces, working on their presentations...