NYU School of Engineering in the Media

Tax-free zones created for startups

New York State has named NYU’s three business incubators as tax-free zones as a part of the START-UP NY program, a business incentive program designed to help startups expand within New York. The tax-free zones include three incubators operated by the Polytechnic School of Engineering...

We’re Sponsoring the NYU-Poly Women’s Cybersecurity Symposium

Cyber security is an increasingly complex and vibrant field that requires brilliant and driven people to work on diverse teams. Unfortunately, women are severely underrepresented and we want to change that. Career Discovery in Cyber Security is an NYU-Poly event, created in a collaboration with...

The New York City Hardware Startup Heat Map

New York City is no Shenzhen when it comes to electronics manufacturing. But the city has seen a number of impressive hardware startups take root and grow. And it's a diverse set of companies, from MakerBot and Adafruit Industries, which exist to help other makers realize their own hardware...

It Ain't Rocket Science: ARISE

Alcatel-Lucent techie: Race for ‘5G’ technologies is 'ridiculous'

Vendors are generally delighted to raise their profile by pretending to have "5G" systems just around the corner, but it was a CTO from Alcatel-Lucent who threw a welcome bucket of cold water over the 5G hype at last week’s CTIA Super Mobility Week conference in Las Vegas....

Emergency communications agency finds ways to hire friends, skirt competitive bidding

As a new federal agency set out in the summer of 2012 on the mammoth task of building a nationwide, wireless communications network for over 4 million emergency responders, an eyebrow-raising pattern took shape. The First Responder Network Authority was stacking its ranks with more than 20 board...

The Brilliant Ten of 2014

Jonathan Viventi spent his early 20s engineering wireless technologies for cellphones. These days, he’s applying the same skills to medicine. As a bioengineer at New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering, Viventi designs electrode arrays that make exceptionally detailed...

Emerging apps designed to promote traffic safety compete in AT&T-sponsored contest

Worried about falling asleep while driving home from work, or while sitting in stop-and-go traffic with nothing to do but stare at the setting sun? There’s an app for that — it notices when a driver’s eyelids feel like sandbags and sounds an alarm before it’s too late. A...

5G Rise Slowed by Cost, Regulation

Governments around the world must agree to release spectrum in harmonized millimeter wave bands for 5G cellular services, according to a leading researcher in the field. The US has taken some, but not enough, steps in this direction, said Theodore Rappaport, director of NYU Wireless here. “To...