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  • A Warm Reception for Alum Pinyen Lin

    A Warm Reception for Alum Pinyen Lin

    Mary Cowman, associate provost for programs, planning and development and a professor of biochemistry, remembers one former student with particular fondness. “Pinyen Lin personifies the Poly mission,” she said. “He came to America with intelligence and ambition. He studied hard, and he was dedicated to excellence. He used his education to achieve a remarkable record in the integrated-circuit industry, with more than 70 patents. Now that’s inventive!”

  • A Natural Boost

    A Natural Boost

    “A thousand years ago, conventional wisdom was that the world was flat. That doesn’t mean it was true,” said Daniel Rose, chairman of real estate organization Rose Associates and founder of the acclaimed Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF). Rose’s approach to education, one rooted “not in teaching, which is what takes place on a blackboard, but on learning, which is what happens inside the mind of a young person” bucks most of the conventions of today’s classrooms, but Rose wouldn’t have it any other way.

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  • Father Valery Lukianov: Engineer-Priest Who Built His Russian Orthodox Cathedral

    Father Valery Lukianov: Engineer-Priest Who Built His Russian Orthodox Cathedral

    Father Valery Lukianov ’55CE is most likely the only priest ever to engineer and build his own cathedral. Decades before building his church, however, the Shanghai-born Russian Orthodox priest began an immigrant’s journey that took him halfway around the world.

  • A Prize for Pearl

    A Prize for Pearl

    Computers today are true thinking machines, with the ability to weigh and decide among alternatives, almost as people do. That is possible due in large part to the work of Judea Pearl, who received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic in 1965. While his dissertation was on superconducting currents, and led to the discovery of what physicists call today the “Pearl vortex,” his later work has focused on artificial intelligence (AI).

  • Hacking His Way to the Grand Finals

    Hacking His Way to the Grand Finals

    Jeyavijayan Rajendran is used to winning. Last year, he placed third in IT Security in the Kaspersky American Cup at NYU-Poly; secured the Myron M. Rosenthal Award for Best MS Academic Achievement in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and walked away with Best Student Paper Award in the IEEE International Conference on VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) Design, among other honors. And the second-year doctoral candidate advanced to the final round of the prestigious Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Research Competition.

  • Securing Our Future in Cyberspace and the Workplace

    Securing Our Future in Cyberspace and the Workplace

  • Students Discover the Science Behind Smart Cities

    Students Discover the Science Behind Smart Cities

  • Convocation Welcomes Class of 2016

    Convocation Welcomes Class of 2016

  • Searching for 1,000 Times the Capacity of 4G Wireless

    Searching for 1,000 Times the Capacity of 4G Wireless

    Researchers at NYU-Poly have assembled a powerful consortium of government and business support to advance beyond today’s fourth generation (4G) wireless technologies toward 5G cellular networks that could potentially increase cell phone capacity by more than 1,000 times.