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The 13th Annual Cybersecurity Lecture: Fighting Back Against Thanos
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The 13th Annual Cybersecurity Lecture: Fighting Back Against Thanos

Pictured (from l to r): Kylie Watson, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Jason Harrell, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC); Edward Amoroso, TAG Cyber; and Joel Caminer, NYU Center for Cybersecurity. Anyone who signed up to hear keynote speaker Jason Harrell from The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) at the 13th AIG-Sponsored Cyber Security Lecture might...

Google Makes Substantial Commitment to NYC Cyber Programs
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Google Makes Substantial Commitment to NYC Cyber Programs

Photo Caption: (Left to Right): Phil Venables, Chief Information Security Officer of Google Cloud; Shih-Fu Chang, Dean of Columbia Engineering; Greg Morrisett, Dean and Vice Provost Cornell Tech, Cornell University; Kurt Becker, Vice Dean of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, NYU; Joshua Brumberg, Dean for the Sciences at The CUNY Graduate Center. Photo courtesy of Google...

Memon to take on new challenges at NYU Shanghai this fall
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Memon to take on new challenges at NYU Shanghai this fall

Dr. Nasir Memon, Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Professor of Computer Science at NYU Tandon, and department head of NYU Tandon Online, is taking on a new challenge this fall. On June 9, 2023, NYU announced that he would be assuming the post of Interim Dean of Computer Science, Data Science, and...

Getting real about AI ChatBots
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Getting real about AI ChatBots

Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Are important issues regarding the use of artificial intelligence tools getting lost in a swirl of speculation about their emerging “personalities”? A recent article in Popular Science suggests that “humanizing” generative AI chatbots could be distracting programmers and designers “from more serious and immediate dangers of the developing technology.”...

Intel names Karri a 2022 Outstanding Researcher
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Intel names Karri a 2022 Outstanding Researcher

In April, 2023, Intel announced its list of outstanding academic researchers for the previous year. Among the seven individual honored was Ramesh Karri, an NYU Tandon Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and co-founder and co-chair of NYU’s Center for Cybersecurity. The annual award program recognizes “exceptional contributions made through Intel university-sponsored research.” Karri was selected for his...

NYU and KAIST Begin New Global Partnership
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NYU and KAIST Begin New Global Partnership

In September of 2022, New York University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced a historic partnership that would, among other things, “lay the groundwork for a joint presence in New York City—KAIST’s first campus in the United States.” On February 23 and 24, representatives from both institutions gathered at 370...

Garg and Cappos Turn Superheroes as Tandon “Agents of Optimism”
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Garg and Cappos Turn Superheroes as Tandon “Agents of Optimism”

NYU Tandon released a unique marketing campaign at the end of last year to promote the groundbreaking work of its engineering and science faculty.  With a cheeky nod to several superhero franchises, it introduced 10 faculty members from a number of disciplines, along with Tandon Dean Jelena Kovačević, as “Agents of Optimism.” The initial trailer...

Uptane hosts a virtual “conversation” on securing the software update ecosystem
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Uptane hosts a virtual “conversation” on securing the software update ecosystem

Uptane, a project of the Secure Systems Laboratory at NYU Tandon, invites everyone to “A Conversation on End-to-End Secure Automotive Software Updates.” This free online Zoom conference will run from 9 to 11 a.m. EDT on March 31. Specific topics addressed at the conference will include an overview of software supply chain security issues, particularly...

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Ransomware hack at the Met confirms “nobody is safe.”

When contemplating where hackers will strike, perhaps the last target to come to mind would be the box office of an established cultural institution like New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. Yet, on December 7, attackers did just that. The hack prevented ticket sales, forcing its staff to revert to hand-printed tickets that sold for a...

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NSF-Funded Study Examines How Companies Target Online Advertising

In an effort to better understand how advertisers access and use consumers’ personal information to generate online targeted ads, the National Science Foundation is funding a multi-institutional team that includes NYU Tandon’s Dr. Damon McCoy as co-principal investigator. Under the $1.2 million grant, McCoy and his colleagues are charged with developing strategies to make targeted...