NYU-Poly in the Media

Bone-Crushing Experiments Yield Better Protective Gear

No sample is safe in Nikhil Gupta's Composite Materials and Mechanics Lab at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Whether it's a small nugget of rabbit bone or a piece of industrial protective foam, all are bound for a custom-built compression machine designed to study how materials...

Mayor Bloomberg and Toronto Mayor David Miller Announce that Mayor Bloomberg Has Been Elected Chair of the C40 Climate Leadership Group

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Toronto Mayor David Miller today announced that the C40 Steering Committee has elected Mayor Bloomberg to serve as chair of the C40 Climate Leadership Group, an association of major cities around the world committed to reducing carbon emissions and slowing climate...

Girls from Urban Assembly Institute and NYU-Poly Vie for Pepsi Refresh Grant

Since 2008 Polytechnic Institute of NYU has been helping students at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women get excited about and proficient in science, math, and engineering. News 12 Brooklyn checks in on the students and their hopes to win a Pepsi Refresh grant for iPads...

Man Vs. Machine: The New Kings Of Wall Street-Video

CNBC's Scott Wapner takes a look at high-frequency trading and programs like NYU-Poly's master's in financial engineering that are preparing a new breed of financial players with non-financial backgrounds (around 3:00 in the clip). Look for recent graduate Allan Maymin who says, "The future of Wall...

Man Vs. Machine: The New Kings Of Wall Street

The rapid-fire growth of high-frequency trading, HFT, has spawned a new breed of market mavens whose backgrounds are far different than the traditional suit-clad Wall Street titans. Their resumes are rich in rocket science and other non-financial fields and they may never have traded a stock, read...

A Year in MP3s

R. Luke Dubois is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Polytechnic Institute of NYU Last September, my best friend, Susan, told me that I didn’t make enough music anymore. She was right; between 1996 and 2003, I put out a new record every year, played a few shows a month and did quite a bit...

Would you like to play a game? High schoolers invited to NYU-Poly cyber-security games

When I was in high school, “hacking” mostly meant wardialing the local phone numbers looking for BBSes, and occasionally downloading “warez” from the “elite” boards. I have a funny story about the time our own John Biggs wrote a trojan disguised as a blue box  program. Mostly, we were killing...

President Hultin Becomes Contributor to Economist Blog with 'Fast and Furious'

Fast and Furious Blue jeans, innovation and learning from failure This is the first in a series of blog posts by NYU-Poly President Jerry M. Hultin for The Economist’s new Ideas Economy website. I was the freshly-minted dean of technology management of an American engineering school as I walked...

Tech company forges tighter relationships

Software developer Neil Mody has not invented the popular “related content” function for publishing sites, but he is enhancing it. Founded last July, Mody's company, nrelate, says it offers online publishers a more advanced related-content technology, which pairs a site's content with related...

Young, Cool and Techy Females: NYU-Poly on Forbes.com

Forbes.com takes a look at the opportunities for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects in this clip featuring Polytechnic Institute of NYU Provost Dianne Rekow, Dr. Mary Cowman, professor of biochemistry, who discusses the changes she has seen in biochemistry in...