Syntactic foam is a substance that lends submersible vehicles both strength and buoyancy. Nikhil Gupta, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, has developed a filament that will enable the foam to be printed on standard commercial 3D printers.
Congratulations to NYU professor and Tech Summit keynote speaker Yann LeCun, one of three researchers to receive the 2018 Turing Award. LeCun, Yoshua Bengio and Geoffrey Hinton, were honored with the $1 million “Nobel Prize of computing” in recognition of their work in AI deep learning.
NYU HPC’s OpenStack Brooklyn Research Cluster is “being used…in such areas as machine learning, web crawling, data analytics, and in complex applications like genomics browsers and sign-language translation.”
The NYU Library and Digital Library Technology Services have received a number of grants from charitable organizations which further the mission of cataloging, digitizing, and making available a wealth of information, including recent projects around academic “Git” services and university press monographs.
The world of 3D printing has expanded beyond the confines of plastics and includes various new 3D printing materials, with many more on the horizon. In some cases, the modern 3D printing process combines with age-old techniques to produce something amazing. Through a time-consuming and fascinating process, it is possible to “print” metal objects.
Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) is proud to report that it has added the 10,000th book to the Arabic Collections Online (ACO), an open-access library of Arabic language books. ACO makes use of a number of NYU IT resources to provision and maintain the infrastructure for the repository.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) featured the SONYC project in their February, 2019 newsletter. SONYC’s goal is to leverage “the latest in machine learning technology, big data analysis, and citizen science reporting to more effectively monitor, analyze, and mitigate urban noise pollution.”
The new Navigating Research Technology site guides researchers through the many research technology resources offered by NYU IT and the NYU Libraries, including digital library and archiving tools, high performance computing, data services, 3D scanning and printing, and more.
During the 2018 DH+Data Day, Dana Arwas, an Industry Assistant Professor of Integrated Digital Media at NYU Tandon, delivered a presentation about the “City Record Historical Project.” The City Record is the official periodical of the city of New York, published every weekday, except for legal holidays, since June 24, 1873 and detailing the day-to-day business of running, governing, and administering one of the most complex cities in the world.
In February of 2018, 3D scanning and printing experts at NYU’s LaGuardia Studio arrived at NYU Langone Health to scan the face of William Fisher. The Studio was tasked with creating a highly-detailed, lifelike mask to replace the face he was donating to another. This is the story of the 34 hours Studio staff spent as part of this procedure.