NYU School of Engineering in the Media

NSA targets college students to fill cyber professionals shortage

In response to a shortage of cyber professionals in the U.S., the National Security Agency is reaching out to a younger crowd: college students. Beginning in 2012, the NSA started its National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program at select universities across the nation to...

Latest eBay Data Breach Shows Deeper Security Concerns Than Reported

In May the company's systems were compromised by hackers exposing some information of nearly 150 million eBay users. The company asked all its customers to reset their passwords, but stressed that no financial data -- such as credit card numbers -- had been breached. Now buyers and sellers...

New Widgets Let You Snap, Crackle … and Think

Let's think about how we think. However, rather than dive into brain science or psychological models, I will simply ask you to look around your desk. What do you see? Are the most recently used or most important objects closest to you? Are certain items next to one another to remind you to do...

The Squink “personal factory” 3D-prints and assembles circuit boards in minutes

Household 3D-printers are convenient, fabricating all manner of necessary knick-knacks from broken shower curtain rings to toothpaste tube rollers. A team of engineers from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering decided there was a need to impart this same manner of convenience into the world of...

Squink personal factory aims to make circuit prototyping easy

The team at BotFactory have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their prize endeavor, Squink, to bring it to life. The team behind Squink started out with the question, what if making circuit boards were easy? This is a personal electronic circuit factory, and "its purpose is to make circuit...

What you reveal when you buy on eBay

It's obvious from some Facebook and Twitter posts that a lot of people have no reservations about sharing their most intimate thoughts and information. But if you are a bit more circumspect and would like to keep more of your business private, researchers at New York University (NYU) suggest...

Free report: Managing taxi markets with GPS data

Transportation planners have received a substantial boost with the release of the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium's latest peer-reviewed study, Modeling Taxi Demand with GPS Data from Taxis and Transit. These planners are challenged to make regulatory, planning, and engineering...

eBay Leak Makes Your Purchase History Public, Says Report

eBay has become one of the biggest shopping destinations online. Many of us have purchased items on the site and assumed some level of privacy in doing so. A recent discovery reveals your purchases may not be as private as you previously assumed. Tehlia Minkus discovered the vulnerability recently...

NYU School of Engineering launches summer #STEMNOW

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina spoke at the launch of this summer’s STEM programs at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering last week, telling students that they are “the answer to all our problems.” “I do know that there’s a shortage in this country of people to do...

NYU offering summer STEM classes for city's kids

Nearly 500 city students are taking classes in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — in mostly free summer camp programs operated by New York University. The classes focus on cybersecurity, video games, renewable energy, computer coding and other white-hot fields and are...