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NSF Supports Researchers’ Use of Psychology to Detect Software Vulnerabilities

Most software bug-finding tools require a developer to know that a problem exists and then to write code to check for it. Researchers are now pursuing software that would find bugs even when...

Professor Elza Erkip Named one of the ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds’

Professor Elza Erkip of the Polytechnic School of Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been listed among the 2014 Thomson Reuters “The World’s Most...

Bringing Outer Space to Brooklyn

“It’s definitely the blue jumpsuits,” Lee Morin joked. “If we took these off, we’d fade into anonymity.” Morin was speaking while shaking hands, signing autographs...

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...