In late November, 60 students from eight universities within the UAE convened for the second Sila Conference. Selected from a total of 122 applicants, delegates from Abu Dhabi University, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), Khalifa University, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), the Petroleum Institute, Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD), and Zayed University formed 12 five-member teams to brainstorm how to preserve Arab culture and identity as the Abu Dhabi Government proceeds with Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, a long-term city development project.Read More »
A team of NYU Abu Dhabi researchers recently won the Embedded Systems Security Contest at the 10th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week in New York, the world's largest student contest in cyber security. The NYUAD team — the MoMA Avengers — consisted of Nektarios Georgios Tsoutsos and Charalambos Konstantinou, both PhD students at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) who work with NYUAD Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Michail Maniatakos at NYUAD's Modern Microprocessor Architectures Lab.
Four new grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the US Embassy to the United Arab Emirates, and the NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute have been awarded to NYUAD faculty members, allowing them to continue their pursuits of pioneering research projects across the disciplines. As NYUAD Provost Fabio Piano said, "It is telling that these new awards span engineering, social science, the humanities, and arts — a recognition of the breadth of work being done at NYUAD."Read More »
When NYU Abu Dhabi freshman Mohammed Alblooshi approaches the microphone to sing the UAE's national anthem this coming Thursday, he will be excited, he will be nervous, but most importantly, he will be proud. "This is an honor for me. I have only lived in the UAE for two of my 18 years, but being Emirati is something I take great pride in," Alblooshi said.Read More »
Congratulations to NYU Abu Dhabi senior Alexander Wang, who has been awarded a 2014 Rhodes Scholarship. As NYUAD's first Rhodes Scholar, Wang will begin pursuing his postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford in the fall of next year.Read More »