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Time to Jump on the Bandwagon

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized and crowded, finding solutions to increase traffic efficiency are becoming more vital. In an effort to spur innovation, Ford Motor Company recently...

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...

Custom Tailoring Robotic Exoskeletons that Fit to Perfection

It wasn’t too long ago that the idea of a wearable robot that would lend its user increased mobility and strength seemed like the stuff of science fiction; indeed, films like Aliens and Iron...

In Memoriam: Violet Jabara Jacobs

The entire NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering mourns the recent passing of Violet “Vi” Jabara Jacobs, the beloved wife of alum and Professor Joseph J. Jacobs, the mother of Trustee...

Engineering an Award-Winning Study of Human Energy and Movement

When the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) convened in Buffalo, New York, for its annual International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in...

Richard Danzig of the Rand Corp. Delivers the Fifth Sloan Foundation Lecture

Attendees at the Fifth Sloan Foundation Cyber Security Lecture at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering on December 10 were greeted by an eerie but compelling image: Projected on the screen was a...

Prototyping Fund’s Fall Project Showcase Offers Glimpse at Ingenious Inventions

A tabletop-sized Ferris wheel carrying lush-looking plants; an anatomically perfect purple replica of a human skull; and a futuristic coaster that reminds its user to drink a glass of water. Each of...

11th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week Wrap-up

On November 15, the 11th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) came to an official end. NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Pfizer Auditorium was full of winners. Specifically,...

Intersecting Innovation

In a move to improve traffic safety and raise awareness of the dangers of phone use while driving, AT&T, the NYC Media Lab, and ChallengePost hosted the Connected Intersections competition, a...

A STEP in the Right Direction

Online labor markets like oDesk and Elance have made it easier than ever for employers and prospective employees to find one another. Such services give companies access to a massive and diverse pool...