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Trump campaign launches anti-impeachment blitz on Facebook, targeting four minority congresswomen

The Washington Post, September 27, 2019 (by subscription) Laura Edelson is a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Tandon. President Trump’s reelection campaign responded to the opening of a formal impeachment inquiry in Congress by launching a massive Facebook ad blitz, spending as much as $1.4 million on thousands...

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NYU Tandon Gets Grant to Teach Cybersecurity in 3D Printing

3DPrint.com, September 30, 2019 … Last July, Gupta, along with colleague Ramesh Karri, professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, received a new three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) award to develop a pedagogical program for cybersecurity in 3D printing that will include a variety of educational activities and resources around...

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At CSAW 2019, virtuous hackers take on AI, 3D printing, deepfakes, and more

The world’s most comprehensive student-led cybersecurity contest, NYU Tandon’s annual CSAW games, on November 6-8, 2019 at NYU Tandon’s Brooklyn campus and at academic sites across three continents, is expanding to include new challenges that address vulnerabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) systems, microchip theft, and more. “Events like HackML and the Logic Locking Conquest are...

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What We’re Doing to Fight the Scourge of Cyber Stalking

Damon McCoy, a professor of computer science and engineering at NYU Tandon, is involved in this project. It’s a sad fact of life that technology can be used to stalk, harass and harm people’s partners, acquaintances and even strangers. … Because of the seriousness of the problem, at Symantec we set out to how to...

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NYU Team Gets NSF Grant to Turn CAD Files into Audio Files

Computer-aided design (CAD) files have become one of the most valuable assets of engineers and experts in a great variety of fields, universities, and institutions all over the world.  … Last August, Nikhil Gupta and Ramesh Karri, NYU Tandon School of Engineering professors of mechanical and aerospace engineering and electrical and computer engineering, respectively, have...

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A new generation of cyber experts trains to tackle the next generation of cyber threats

C-suite executives from some of the most recognized and respected firms and government institutions on August 30 will welcome a new class of students to NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s pioneering graduate-level online cybersecurity program. The NYU Cyber Fellows program – designed by NYU Tandon in partnership with these institutions and the New York City...

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Facebook, Microsoft launch contest to detect deepfake videos

Some researchers are working on systems to authenticate a video or image at the point of capture through digital watermarking. But the rapid evolution of deepfake technology has created an arms race between deepfake creators and those trying to detect videos. “It’s a cat-and-mouse game. If I design a detection for deepfakes, I’m giving the...