NYU School of Engineering in the Media

NYU researchers make waves with millimeter-wave breakthrough.

Researchers at NYU Wireless, a research center of the New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering, report promising findings that could enable 5G millimeter-wave (mm-wave) cells to be as large as several hundred meters, the same size as 4G cells in dense urban environments. The...

Student- designed game helps us explore break-up dread

An NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering student made a game about the five stages of a breakup, and it hits pretty close to home. If I have to briefly describe playing the game, I would compare it to listening a Sam Smith song (but with a happy ending). Five Stages is a game about how the five...

NYU Researchers Claim 5G Wireless Breakthrough

Researchers at New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering are claiming an important discovery that could improve the prospects for 5G wireless communications in high frequency bands. Fifth generation wireless communications is expected to require wide swaths of spectrum in order...

Brooklyn Atlantis citizen science project uses robot boats in Gowanus

Citizen Science is a great way to get normal people engaged in the work of understanding our world. For residents who live near a stunningly polluted waterway — like, say,the gross Gowanus Canal – it might also be a way to help locals understand just how much the quality of nearby...

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...

CSAW Coverage

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...