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A Truly Private Life

Bruce Schneier is a self-proclaimed short-term pessimist and long-term optimist. He suspects that in future generations—similar to how we now judge the actions of the early industrialists of...

Recent Grads Prove the Power of a Polytechnic Education

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the job market for fresh college graduates is improving, with slightly more than half (52.9%) of respondents surveyed finding full-time jobs within six...

As Attacks Multiply, AIG CEO Hancock Calls for Stronger Cyber Insurance

“Cyber security is a team sport,” speaker Gus Coldebella said to the audience at the sixth Sloan Cyber Security Lecture at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. “And the team...

The Jacobs Women: Helping Build a Legacy

The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur, the late Joseph J. Jacobs’s memoir, is dedicated to his wife Violet “Vi” Jabara Jacobs, of whom he wrote: “With a modesty that belies the great...

New Faculty, New Breakthroughs

Our newest faculty members come to us from various corners of the world, but they all have one thing in common: impressive lists of accomplishments. From developing a programmable chip with...

Lynford Lecturer Eric Schadt Uses Big Data to Construct Predictive Models of Disease That Could Change the Face of Medicine

Trustee Jeffrey Lynford has a knack for pinpointing scientists and thinkers at the cutting edge of discovery. Since it was launched in 1998, the annual lecture series that bears his name has featured...

15 Students Awarded SAME Scholarships

With more than a quarter-century of military service and just as many years in the university classroom, Fletcher “Bud” Griffis is eminently qualified to oversee the Society of American...

Empowering the Next Generation: History Becomes HERStory

The Regna Lounge had been transformed into a lively networking space. A photo area was set up for guests to take group shots with light-up wands. A large whiteboard stood, inviting anyone to write a...

Optics and Photonics Society Honors Nasir Memon

The international society for optics and photonics, SPIE, elected Professor Nasir Memon a fellow, citing his achievements in multimedia security and lossless image compression. Memon heads the NYU...

Reaching into the Ionosphere to Talk to Submarines and Save Satellites

Very low frequency (VLF) waves—3 kHz to 30 kHz—have numerous practical applications. They can penetrate deep into sea water, making it possible to communicate with submarines, and can...