NYU School of Engineering in the Media

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...

This NYU-Poly ‘Innovator’ is making brain scans better

Jonathan Viventi, 32, of NYU-Poly, is putting sensors directly on brains. They don’t damage brain tissue. They record the brain’s electrical signals. And they do so at a very high resolution. Right now, Viventi’s research is primarily being used to study epileptic seizures in...

NYU Targets Fortune 500 Company Employees in New Emerging Technology Course

Beginning in January, New York University will offer a year-long graduate-level program targeting the employees of major technology-driven companies who need to stay up to speed on the emerging issues that affect them. The online courses will focus on upgrading employee skills in the areas of...

Hackathon gears up for first round

Registration for Capture the Flag, the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s annual hackathon, opened on Aug. 25 in preparation for the preliminary, online-only round of the competition. It will be held from Sept. 19 to Sept. 21. The hackathon is a part of Cyber Security Awareness Week, an...

Sen. Gillibrand proposes legislation to support Brooklyn tech industry

Electric cars can potentially be a great way to help the United States gain energy independence from foreign oil — but a lot of work must still be done. One Brooklyn company, HEVO Power, is working to make this effort more feasible by creating a wireless system to charge electric cars....

Can Baseball Get More Interesting to Watch With Big Data?

Seventy-five years ago, on August 26, 1939, an experimental New York TV station for the first time broadcast a professional baseball game. The Brooklyn Dodgers, playing at Ebbets Field, split a double-header with the Cincinnati Reds. In the stands, 33,000 people cheered. A paltry 3,000 early-TV...

Let the Hacking Begin: NYU Launches Largest Cyber Security Student Contests

Registration has begun for New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), which the school says is the largest set of student cybersecurity competitions in the world. A year ago, more than 15,000 students, from high school through doctoral programs...