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In Memoriam: Former Professor Leonard Shaw

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Leonard Shaw on October 22. Shaw, who taught at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering for more than four decades, had first learned of the...

"Einstein and the Quantum:" Honoring Former Professor Herbert Morawetz

Most people have heard Albert Einstein’s pronouncement that God does not play dice with the universe (originally written in a letter to friend and fellow scientist Max Born) and have...

Human-Computer Interaction Research Will Make Personal Genomic Data Accessible

The National Science Foundation has awarded Associate Professor of Technology Management and Innovation Oded Nov a grant to study the role human-computer interaction can play in helping non-experts...

In Memoriam: Board Member T. Richard Fishbein

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of dedicated board member T. Richard Fishbein on October 14, 2014, at the age of 76. Fishbein--who held an AB from Dartmouth College, an MBA from...

Professor Jonathan Viventi on What It Means to Be 'Brilliant'

Jonathan Viventi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, was recently named to the MIT Technology Review's annual Innovators...

Remembering a Professor’s Patience, Guidance, and Acumen

I magine arriving at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering as a newly minted doctoral student. You’re ready and eager to start down the road to earning your PhD, but there are a few...

Better Data Builds Better Bridges

On August 1, 2007, when a section of an eight-lane bridge on Interstate 35W in downtown Minneapolis plummeted into the Mississippi River, killing more than a dozen people, Visiting Associate...

Addressing Topics of Microscopic and Nanoscale Proportions

The recent "Faculty Meets Faculty Luncheon Series" at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering on September 24 was attended by some 50 professors, staff members, and students, hailing from...

In Memoriam: Martin L. Perl

Dr. Martin L. Perl did not believe in holing up around the clock in his lab. “Limit your working hours,” he told the attendees of a Presidential Lecture he gave in 2008 at his alma mater...

Dynamical Systems Laboratory Takes its Robots to the People

On Sunday, October 5, the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering will showcase two robotics displays at the NYC Marine Science Festival, Submerge! Submerge! is New York City’s...