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23 Innovation, Collaboration, Incubation ince 2009, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Incubators have impacted the NYC economy S in countless ways. The projections for the future are even more remarkable, but the human element of Varick Street, DUMBO, and NYC ACRE is what makes our incubator system truly unique. 28 Challenge Accepted YU’s Grand Challenge has inspired thirty-two research projects this year alone. One team, N bridging gaps between disciplines, is exploring neuroprosthetics to develop a “one-size fits all” prosthetic device. 31 White Hat Hackers Unite Dan Guido, our Hacker-in-Residence, teaches his students to develop strategic defenses based on real data. This year, THREADS, the security conference that Guido founded, continued to explore the issue of defense and served as the first public forum to discuss the DARPA-sponsored Cyber Fast Track program.
The Alumni Magazine of the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Fall 2013 Vol. 40 No. 4
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he Real Cyber Experts 34 T In a world where digital data are essential to every facet of our lives, our reliance on cybersecurity is becoming more crutial. At CRISSP, educators and students focus on creating exceptionally secure information technologies.
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On the Cover: Collaboration is a key concept at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Read more about it in our fall issue.
36 Engineers Abroad YU Polytechnic School of Engineering students have embraced an international education by N traveling to London, Florence, Tel Aviv, and Paris. While the students agree they were exposed to a unique education, they brought back more than just souvenirs; different cultures and new experiences molded them into global citizens.
On the Web: Access the Fall 2013 digital issue of Cable at cable.poly.edu!
Cover illustration by Jesse Lefkowitz
Sowing the Seeds for Collaborative Research I n 2009, a $5 million “seed” fund with the goal of supporting research projects between NYU and NYU-Poly faculty was announced. Four years later, the seed-grant program supports projects between faculty from the NYU School of Engineering and other NYU schools.