Our Conferences & Series

Subject experts from around the world have been flocking to Brooklyn to present their work, learn of the latest advances in their fields, and build their network of colleagues. This past year our school has been the site of several successful gatherings.


Conference in session at NYU Tandon

Circuits: Terahertz (THz) and Beyond

A Special Joint Seminar Series from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and NYU WIRELESS

NYU WIRELESS was ahead of the curve with its groundbreaking work on the millimeter-wave spectrum. The center is stepping ahead once again with a new focus on the terahertz (THz) electromagnetic spectrum. This series examines the many remarkable applications made possible by the unusual behavior of THz spectrum transmissions, including their ability to wirelessly charge tiny nano devices including electronic implants and smart tracers, “see” the motion of water and other fluids in geologic formations, and allow swarms of tiny smart chips to communicate with one another.

Learn more about Circuits: Terahertz (THz) and Beyond


ARO Workshop on Secure & Trustworthy Biochips

Co-organized by Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Ramesh Karri

The world’s first-ever conference to examine the threats and security vulnerabilities unique to biochips, the event focused on innovative systems employing biochips and microfluidics and explored the threat landscape for such processes as digital microfluidics — the manipulation of microscopic drops of fluid in tiny capillaries etched onto silicon chips. (With healthcare driving microfluidics deployment, a segment analysts say could hit $4 billion by 2020, the topic is more vital than ever.)

Learn more about ARO Workshop on Secure & Trustworthy Biochips


ASME Comes to Tandon

Hosted by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Curated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the group Engineering for Change, Impact. Engineered, a day-long event for innovators and influencers, celebrates the role of engineering rigor in solving the global challenges identified in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Another compelling ASME event, Additive Manufacturing: State of the Art and Trends, is aimed at providing an overview of the fundamentals of 3D printing, its impact on industry, and the possibilities it could present in the future.


The International Conference on Organized Molecular Films (ICOMF)

Overseen by NYU Tandon Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Avi Ulman

Given that organized molecular films have become one of the cornerstones in many research fields, such as fundamental chemistry and physics, nanoscience and technology, and biomimicking systems, the multidisciplinary nature of their study requires scientists to collaborate closely, making the biennial ICOMF an excellent forum for chemists, physicists, biologists, material scientists, polymer scientists, chemical engineers, and researchers from the academy, national institutes, and industry to discuss their latest results.

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The NYU Biomedical and Biosystems Conference

Jointly organized by Tandon and NYU Abu Dhabi

The goal of the event, held in alternating years in Brooklyn and the Middle East, is to bring together engineers, medical researchers, and practitioners and address conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and translational frameworks and innovations beyond discipline-specific approaches. The roster of presenters includes several researchers from around the globe making their marks in such areas as microsystems and biosensors, bio-imaging, assistive and rehabilitative robotics, mechanobiology, and biomaterials.

Learn more about the NYU Biomedical and Biosystems Conference


Modern Artificial Intelligence

The seminar series organized by Professor Anna Choromanska and hosted by NYU Tandon’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The series brings to the MetroTech Center such high-profile speakers as Vladimir Vapnik, widely regarded as the father of machine learning and Yann LeCun, director of Facebook AI Research.

Learn more about the Modern Artificial Intelligence Series