Richard Danzig of the Rand Corp. Delivers the Fifth Sloan Foundation Lecture

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Attendees at the Fifth Sloan Foundation Cyber Security Lecture at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering on December 10 were greeted by an eerie but compelling image: Projected on the screen was a robotic arm, vaguely reminiscent of the killer cyborg in the Terminator movies. Clutched in its skeletal metallic fingers was a tempting apple. That image was from the cover of the report “Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the National Security Risks of America’s Cyber Dependencies” by Richard Danzig, vice chair of the Rand Corporation. (See below to watch recording of lecture.)  Continue Reading

Why are Cyber Technologies Fundamentally Insecure?

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Brooklyn, N.Y.—The latest in a series of open lectures on cyber security and privacy at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering will probe the inherent vulnerabilities that weaken the nation’s cyber security systems, and its keynote speaker will call for comprehensive changes to boost the safety of vital information stores.  The conference, entitled “Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the Risks of America’s Cyber Dependencies,” will take place in Downtown Brooklyn on December 10, 2014. Continue Reading

The Organizational Behavior, Systems & Analytics Symposium

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On Wednesday, December 3rd the Department of Technology Management and Innovation hosted a Symposium commemorating the inauguration of the Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior, Systems & Analytics. The event titled “Preparing the HR World for People Analytics and Big Data” featured presentations from Google, JetBlue, Applied Skills & Knowledge and Work/life.

To view the program brochure, please click here.

About the Department of Technology Management and Innovation & the new MS degree in Organizational Behavior, Systems & Analytics Program

The Department of Technology Management and Innovation is the premier learning, research, and development hub in the New York City/Tri-State region explicitly devoted to the increasingly critical arenas of innovation, information, and technology management. The Department is an interdisciplinary faculty that studies various aspects of technology and innovation – strategic, behavioral, organizational and social. The Department offers several degrees including the new MS in Organizational Behavior, Systems and Analytics (OBSA), a unique program that integrates the management of people, organizations and technology. The OBSA degree has cutting-edge concentrations in HRIS and Human Capital Engineering and Analytics as well as the more traditional human resource management, change management and training specialties.

For more information: http://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/programs/organizational-behavior-ms.

NYU Master’s Program Helps Prepare the HR World for People Analytics and Big Data

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Today’s organizations have at their fingertips a wealth of data that would have been unimaginable not so long ago. Savvy human relations managers are making use of that information to determine the keys to successful hiring and promotion, reducing attrition, and increasing workplace engagement. Google has been at the forefront of using data to drive human resource practices, and on December 3, 2014, Brian Welle, who is director of people analytics for the Internet giant, will be featured at a public symposium at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

The event, “Preparing the HR World for People Analytics and Big Data,” will also feature other experts in the field, including Andrew Biga of JetBlue, Vincent Conte of Work/Life, LLC, and Paul Squires of Applied Skills & Knowledge, Inc., all of whom are also adjunct faculty members in the School of Engineering’s Department of Technology Management and Innovation.

The symposium has been planned in celebration of the school’s revamped master’s program in Organizational Behavior, Systems and Analytics, which is aimed at those preparing to enter and/or compete in the challenging new world of  data-driven human capital  management.

As part of one of the first master’s degree programs of its kind in the nation, individuals not only gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals of organizational behavior but also choose from technology-oriented concentrations such as Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) or Human Capital Engineering and Analytics, as well as from more traditional areas of HR.  Professor Hal Kaufman, the creator of the program, explains, “We are providing a holistic approach to collecting, analyzing, and utilizing data through a variety of human capital systems to improve organizational effectiveness.”

As more companies analyze data to make the best hiring decisions, increase workplace diversity, prevent unwanted attrition, and identify the most effective managers, graduates of the predecessor program, which also included coursework in this emerging field, are finding themselves increasingly in demand, Kaufman says: “Students are fielding job offers well before they even graduate. Companies that might otherwise have considered only those with doctoral degrees are finding our master’s graduates very competitive.”

The new degree in Organizational Behavior, Systems and Analytics is conducted under the auspices of the Department of Technology Management and Innovation, an interdisciplinary learning, research, and development hub in the New York City/Tri-State region explicitly devoted to the increasingly critical arenas of innovation, information, and technology management.

“Preparing the HR World for People Analytics and Big Data” is sponsored in part by the Society for Human Resource Management’s student chapter at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering—PolySHRM—which provides its members and the entire student community with professional and leadership development opportunities to prepare them for future careers.

Check-in and networking will occur on Wednesday December 3, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., and the speakers will take the stage from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at 5 MetroTech Center, in Brooklyn. To find out more and to register, visit http://engineering.nyu.edu/events/2014/12/03/preparing-new-world-people-analytics-big-data.

To view the original version, visit: http://engineering.nyu.edu/press-release/2014/12/01/nyu-masters-program-helps-prepare-hr-world-people-analytics-big-data

NYU-ePoly Ranked as one of the Best Colleges for an Online MS Degree in Computer Science

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Computer Science Online ranked NYU-ePoly as one of the 2014-2015 Best Colleges for an Online Master’s Degree in Computer Science. Rankings based on our Computer Engineering and Cybersecurity MS Degrees. ComputerScienceOnline.org is an in-depth website for potential and current students considering a career with computers, software engineering, and more. Criteria used for rankings included online tuition costs, student to facutly ratio, 6-year graduation rates, financial aid data, career counseling services and the count of online computer science related bachelor’s programs offered by the university.

For more information or to view the full list, please click here.