NYU School of Engineering in the Media

Building Lenses: An open-source tool for mobile data viz

The growth of mobile traffic to news sites raises the challenge of packing large amounts of information onto a small screen, a challenge even more present in stories with data visualisations. Meet Lenses: an open-source tool that wants to make data visualisations which both work on mobile and don...

MLB debuts Statcast technology in Tuesday’s Nationals-Cardinals game

Technology has changed the way people consume baseball, and how teams evaluate players and construct rosters. Tuesday marked the beginning of yet another significant advance in that field. Major League Baseball officially debuted Statcast, its newfangled, high-tech system that tracks and measures...

Edenworks: urban ‘aquaponics’ uses energy modeling to farm under water

Edenworks is an urban agriculture startup based in East Williamsburg in the finals for the NYU Social Venture Competion this Friday. The competition kicked off in September, but the aquaponics venture led by Jason Green has come to the very end. We first learned about Edenworks as it made it to the...

NYU School of Engineering Launches 3 Online Certificate Programs for Big Data Skills

In response to the growing demand for big data expertise, New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering is launching online certificate courses in data science, power engineering, and data center and cloud technologies. The three-course immersion programs can be completed in one year...

5Qs On 5G: With NYU WIRELESS

Professor Elza Erkip is at the forefront of NYU WIRELESS, a research centre at the Polytechnic School of Engineering at New York University. The centre recently hosted the second Brooklyn 5G Summit alongside Nokia Networks, and Erkip was on hand to speak about what the annual forum is all about....

A Challenge to Developers: Software to Help People with Disabilities

It's been nearly 25 years since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act, bringing changes to our built environment, like ramps and guard rails. Now there's a new effort to help people with disabilities, using the devices many of us now feel we can't live...

Nokia Networks paves way for 5G with 10 Gbps demo at Brooklyn 5G Summit

Nokia Networks (NYSE:NOK) and NYU Wireless kicked off their inaugural Brooklyn 5G Summit last year, and they're back this year with another installment, this time featuring a Nokia demo of a 10 Gbps system. Specifically, Nokia, along with National Instruments (NI), is demonstrating a 10 Gbps...

Ultra-realistic Robotic Predator Scares Fish

NYU engineers have developed a robotic predator so realistic that it causes fear among real fish. The study has significant implications for scientific research involving animals. The predator at hand is a red tiger oscar fish. It might seem small, but not in the eyes of a zebrafish. The latter is...

NYU Wireless gets partner in race to 5G

As the feds consider how high-frequency spectrum could figure into future telecom networks, researchers at NYU Wireless have joined with SiBeam in an effort to develop 5G cellular technology. SiBeam, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based research and development arm of Silicon Image, joins Huawei, Samsung,...

AT&T's Challenge To Developers: Inventive Apps For The Disabled

"When I go into a building--especially a new building--it's one of the most stressful experiences of my life," said Gus Chalkias. "I have no idea the layout, I have no idea where I'm supposed to go." Chalkias is blind. Google Maps can get him to his desired location, but...