|October 22, 2014
||hackNY Fall Hackathon for Students
The tenth bi-annual hackathon hosted by hackNY took place in the Courant
Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Fall 2014. Students from NYU, Columbia,
Stony Brook, Rutgers and other local schools came together to spend 24 hours
hacking on projects, attending talks and workshops and interacting with sponsor
||Tenth Annual hackNY Hackathon At NYU's Courant Institute
||International Collegiate Programming Contest
||At the 2014 ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest, held in
Ekaterinburg, Russia, the NYU team placed 13th overall, and 1st among North
American teams, beating out teams from such schools as MIT, Stanford, CMU, and
Berkeley. Congratulations to the team Bowen Yu, Fabian Gundlach, and Danilo
Neves Ribeiro and their coaches Brett Bernstein, Evan Korth and Sean
||North American Invitational Programming Contest
||At the 2014 North American Invitational Programming Contest,
the NYU team came in 7th. Congratulations to the team
Bowen Yu, Fabian Gundlach, and Danilo Neves Ribeiro and their coaches
Brett Bernstein, Evan Korth, and Sean McIntyre!
Invitational Programming Contest
||NYU Bus Tracker
||Mike Jaoudi, CAS junior and computer science major, is the creator
of NYU Bus Tracker, a popular app that provides real-time locations and
departure times for all NYU busses.
||Washington Square News
||Sakai may soon see replacement through Kipin Hall
Recently launched at New York University, Kipin Hall aims to tackle the numerous inadequacies of existing online classroom supplements. “We did an initial beta test with 2,000 students and 17 professors at NYU back in September,” said Abhinay Ashutosh, co-founder of Kipin Hall. Ashutosh, a sophomore at NYU majoring in computer science, said NYU used Blackboard in the past.
||Gold Medal to Yi Louisa Lu in ACM Competition
Yi Louisa Lu has won the first prize in the Undergraduate Student Competition
at the 2014 ACM International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization for
her project "Unleashing the Power of General Purpose Graphic Processing Unit"
under the supervision of Prof. Mohamed Zahran. Louisa is a senior doing a joint
major in computer science and math. Congratulations!
Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization
|October 27, 2013
||NYU Purple Team Bowen Yu, Fabian Gundlach, and Danilo Neves
The NYU Purple team of Bowen Yu, Fabian Gundlach, and Danilo Neves
Ribeiro won the 2013 Greater New York ACM International Collegiate
Programming Contest, held October 27 at Yale University. The team answered
all nine problems with no mistakes, and came in 1st of 50 teams, including
teams from Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, SUNY Stony Brook, and Yale. They are
invited to compete in the ACM International Collegiate
Programming Contest in Yekaterinburg, Russia next June.
Four other NYU teams competed as well, and did very well.
NYU White (Kelly Martin, Danny Padawer, and Chris Williams) placed 11th.
NYU Bobcat (Yury Skobov, David Ackerman, and Aviv Goldgeier) placed 14th.
NYU Torch (Stephen Hu, Weilun Du, and Dun Wang) placed 17th.
NYU Gold (Y.D. Choi, Emily Lin, and Ben Xie) placed 25th out of 50 teams.
Mark Rich has received an honorable mention in the CRA (Computing
Research Association) Undergraduate Research Awards. Mark's project,
carried out under the advisement of Prof. Lakshmi Subramanian, involved
building a city-level traffic congestion detection and mitigation system
that computes real-time traffic densities, based on data from noisy
traffic cameras at different locations within a city. The system uses a
belief network to intepret and integrate the data, and then leverages this
information to accurately predict traffic congestion levels and
potentially mitigate traffic jams. Mark is a senior with a double major in
Economics and a joint major in Computer Science and Mathematics.
Kim Pham is one of eleven students selected to be part of the investment
team of The Dorm Room Fund tasked with finding the next Mark Zuckerberg.
||Di Wu was part of a "Team NYU Hurricanes," along with masters'
students Mariya Miteva, Savvas Savvides, and Alexander Theororidis, whose
project "Icon Lab for Green Map System" won "Best Engineered Award" at the
Google "24 Hours of Good" event.
|May 1, 2012
||Adam Krebs, a senior majoring in Computer Science, has been awarded
the ITS George Sadowsky prize, given to a student who exhibits exemplary
innovation in using the Internet for community service. Adam has been
extremely instrumental in revamping the Office of Sustainability's website
http://www.nyu.edu/sustainability/ improving the web presence of the
Office of Sustainability and making information about sustainability more
accessible and readily available to the University community at large.
|December 21, 2011
||Evan Korth is featured in a Wall Street Journal article on the increasing popularity of Computer Science for undergraduate students.
||Students Shift to Computer Science.
|October 28-30, 2011
||Max Stoller, Tengchao Zhou, NYU-AD Hackathon
||At the First International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World,
held at NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU-NY undergraduates Max Stoller and Tengchao
Zhou, teaming with Monir Abu Hilal from PSUT (Jordan) won second prize for
their application "OpenMena", a web-based resource designed to provide
government data in an accessible format for computer programmers.
||Interactive Computer Application for Physical Therapy Wins Top Prize at NYU Abu Dhabi Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World
|November 2, 2011
||ACM Collegiate Programming Contest
Four NYU teams, coached by Evan Korth and Sean McIntyre, competed in the
Greater New York Regional ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.
Competing against over 50 teams from 22 colleges and universities in the
Greater New York Region (including teams from Yale, Stonybrook, Cornell,
Columbia, Cooper Union, etc.), our teams' results were:
8td place (7/9 solved): Nathaniel Weinman, Bowen Zhang, Stephen Hu ("NYU2")
11td (6/9): Do Kook (DK) Choe, Yuriy Skobov, Andrew Lott ("NYU1")
20td (4/9): Kelly Martin, Raphael Sofaer, Alexandra Qin ("NYU3")
21st (3/9): Nabil Hassein, Michael Morreale, Andrew Flockhart ("NYU4")
Congratulations to the students and coaches on this fine performace!
|October 4, 2011
Gallatin senior creates app for face-to-face friendship.
|September 19, 2011
Jon Chan, a senior at Gallatin, is building a
business around an iPhone app he created for scheduling business meetings. The
project began as a class project for the iPhone programming course taught by
|New York Post story "Sticking with the
program: Entrepreneurial NYU senior Jon Chan is already developing the
|June 7, 2011
SpotOn, an iPhone app for restaurant
Gauri Manglik is co-founder and CEO of the SpotOn company, which
has created the SpotOn iPhone app to recommend restaurants.
Gauri got her bachelor's degree in computer science at NYU in 2010. SpotOn
began as a course project for a special-topics course in iPhone
programming, taught by Nathan Hull.
Spoton launches in new york city. Is the iphone app a yelp killer?
|May 2, 2011
||Susana Delgadillo, Kelsey Lee, Elizabeth Pelka, Erin Schoenfelder and Albert Yau
Five students in the computer science department --- Susana
Delgadillo, Kelsey Lee, Elizabeth Pelka, Erin Schoenfelder and Albert Yau
--- worked on a research project preparing documentation for the
computational art work "33 Questions Per Minute" by Raphael Lozano-Hemmer,
in the collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The documentation
facilitates conservation decisions about this work in particular and
provides a model for this process for such works in general. Susana,
Kelsey, Elizabeth, and Albert are computer science majors; Erin is a
web programming minor. The project was supervised by Deena Engel
of the Computer Science dept at NYU and by Glenn Wharton of MOMA and the
NYU Department of Museum Studies.
Student project at MOMA
|April 26, 2011
Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund Grant
Jiao Li, a junior majoring in computer science and math, has received
a Dean's Undergraduate Research Fellowship (DURF) award. Jiao's research
studies algorithms for solving Boolean satisfiability problems on
highly parallel architectures. He is working with Prof. Clark Barrett and
Dr. Morgan Deters.
|April 26, 2011
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Angjoo Kim, a senior majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics, has
been awarded a Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.
|Mar 14, 2011
||NYUMobile: Your new Favorite iPhone App
Students and alumni from our iPhone Programming course
developed an iPhone app to give back to the NYU community
bringing NYU's many resources into a united interface.
|Mar 10, 2011
Students interested in participating in the Spring 2011 Hackathon can
Spring 2011 Hackathon Student Registration
|Feb 25, 2011
NYU junior Max Stoller built an app that texts you after you "check in"
to a dirty restaurant, and the data he's seeing is alarming.
Web App Donteat.at Warns You Before You Dig In
|Jan 28, 2011
Max Stoller has written an app "Don't Eat At" which warns the user of health code violations at restaurants.
Don't Eat At
|Dec 1, 2010
Antony Kaplan, a senior doing a joint major in Computer Science and Physics, has won "Honorable Mention" in the CRA Outstanding Undergraduate
Researcher Awards for 2011. Antony has won the award for two research
projects he carried out. First, under the supervision of Prof. Douglas
Schmidt of Vanderbilt University and Prof. Jinyang Li, he developed a set
of tools for implementing applications of many different kinds in a cloud
computing environment. Second, under the supervision of Prof. Margaret
Wright, he did an in-depth study of the errors made by the Excel program
in numerical computation.
|Oct 10, 2010
Fall Hackathon for Students
More than 200 students from 33 universities gathered Saturday afternoon to
attend HackNY's fall Hackathon at New York University's Courant
Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Fourteen companies, including Meetup,
Aviary and Drop.io, demoed their APIs before students settled into couches
and chairs to brainstorm ideas while noshing on catered burritos.
Hack NY's Student HackathonHackNY
|Oct 4-8, 2010
||NYU Startup Week
Oct 4th is the start of Tech@NYU's second NYU Startup Week, a series
of widely diverse speakers and content focused on tech entrepreneurship.
NYU Startup Week
|Sep 30, 2010
|| Daniel Grippi, Ilya Zhitomirskiy, Maxwell Salzberg, Raphael Sofaer
Four young friends who are out to create a very different sort of social network.
|Aug 03, 2010
Quentin Cook made video about that details the applications he made for his final project in the iPhone class last semester. The app itself was very good indeed, and the video is quite amazing.
|May 11, 2010
||Daniel Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg, Raphael Sofaer, Ilya Zhitromirskiy
Creating a network like Facebook, only private
A few months back, four geeky college students, living on pizza in a
computer lab downtown on Mercer Street, decided to build a social
network that wouldn't force people to surrender their privacy to a big
business. It would take three or four months to write the code, and they
would need a few thousand dollars each to live on.
Four Nerds and a Cry to Arms Against Facebook
|April 30, 2010
A Hackathon for Students
HackNY held its inaugural hackathon on
the NYU campus, giving students the opportunity to hone their skills in a
24-hour hackathon, along with networking with several tech startups from the
NYC area. In a terrific event, students from over 30 different area schools
atte nded (some as far as Pennsylvania), listened to startups pitch their
technology, formed teams and ideas, hacked through the night and came out on
the other side with working demos to show off.
|December 11, 2009
||Jared Wyatt, Nina Chen
Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund
Jared Wyatt won a grant award to continue his project on sleep research
Nina Chen won a grant award to continue her research project on song
searching from user-generated input
Melissa Ingram won a grant award to continue her research project
"Exposure of 3-D DNA Crystals to Different Solutions"
Computing Research Association (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers
Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers For 2010
|June 8 - 12, 2009
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Scholarship Winner
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) provides developers and
IT professionals with in-depth technical information and hands-on learning
about the powerful technologies in iPhone OS and Mac OS X from the Apple engineers
who created them. The WWDC 2009 Student Scholarship Program offers student the
opportunity to learn directly from Apple engineers, meet fellow Apple developers,
and advance their career. Scholarship recipients select from a rich set of sessions
on creating world-class iPhone applications and more!
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference
|June 10, 2009
Alex used the Dean's Undergraduate Conference Grant to travel to SIGGRAPH '09,
a computer science confrence held in New Orleans, to demo applications of a new
multi-touch technology, the UnMousePad, created by Graduate Student Ilya Rosenberg
and Professor Ken Perlin of NYU. He will be using this technlogy to research the
limitations of human interaction with a multi-touch device that can detect pressure.
Prof. Ken Perlin's Website,
Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund Grants,
Ilya Rosenberg's Company Website
|May 10, 2009
My research project is an extension of Prof David Bindel's previous work about
algebra-based overlay network monitoring. The research goal is to find efficient
algorithms that can pick out a number of end-to-end paths in a network. These
paths will be constantly monitored to infer the performance of other end-to-end
paths in the network. We have and evaluated proposed some very interesting algorithms,
and we are now focusing on summarizing our work into a technical report and a paper.
Prof. David Bindel's Website,
Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund Grants
|May 6, 2009
||Computer Science Spring Showcase
Undergraduate and Graduate Computer Science Students
This event showcases projects that have been completed in various computer science
courses this semester at both the Undergraduate and Graduate level. The courses
represented at the show have links provided. This year a representative from Apple
awarded the Best iPhone App Prize at our show -- a free iPod Touch!
Spring 2009 Showcase,
Computer Graphics & Vision,
Information Science of Marketing,
Computer Systems Organization,
Info Technology Projects,
Interactive Shape Modeling,
Networks and Distributed Systems
||Professor Nathan Hull
iPhone Programming Course
Since its introduction, the Apple iPhone SDK has been revealed to be a powerful platform
upon which to build sophisticated applications. Without actually having to own an iPhone,
students were able to build and test their applications on Intel Apple Macs using the
freely available compiler and simulator. (Macs are available in the ITS labs). In addition
to the development tools, students became proficient in the object-oriented language
Objective-C, the Apple iPhone Frameworks, and the principles of Cocoa development.
Student App Website,
Prof. Nathan Hull's Website
||Students in Computing in the Humanities
||Five of our Computer Science Department undergraduate students worked on
an exciting new project with a conservator at the Museum of Modern Art in New
York City (MoMA). The students learned about conservation works of art that
are "born digital" and researched works of digital art in order to document
them for conservation and study purposes.
In addition, some students worked with primary source materials in the Bobst
Library Archives to build on-line collections for further study and research.
The Museum of Modern Art,
Bobst Archive Project,
Computing in the Humanities Course Page,
Prof. Deena Engel's Website,
Prof. Glenn Wharton's Website
|2008 - 2009
Project Title : Using Object Category Recognition Techniques to Sort
Garbage for Recycling.
In order to help alleviate NYC's growing trash program, Melanie (and her team) investigated methods to
automate the separation of recyclable materials from mixed garbage. They created a
prototype bin to collect a database of images of typical garbage and tested several
Object Recognition techniques from Computer Vision and Machine learning. They found that
several of these techniques could be used effectively for this purpose. The next step
will be to design and build cost-effective sorting machines which integrate this software.
Prof. Rob Fergus' Website,
|October 26, 2008
||NYU ICPC Programming Team
||The contest took place on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY. Our
team placed 7th out of 42 solving six of nine problems (the winning team was the only team
to solve eight, no one solved all nine). The contest is five hours long and the team that
is able to solve the most problems within that period wins. In case of a tie, the team that solved
their problems the fastest takes precedence. Problems range in difficulty from simple arithmetic to complex
geometry and number theory.
ACM Regional Collegiate Programming Contest,
NYU's ACM Chapter
|October 1 - 4, 2008
Melanie L. Clements,
Sarah W. McDevitt,
Professor Sana Odeh
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of conferences designed to
bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters
are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government
communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus
on the role of women in today's technology fields, including computer science, information
technology, research and engineering.
Grace Hopper Conference,
Prof. Sana Odeh's Website
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