Recent Articles

Ozgur Sinanoglu

Security in a Digital World

Ozgur Sinanoglu and his team of engineers have devised the unhackable chip — an innovation that may have a huge impact on an industry that loses up to $4 billion USD each year to digital piracy.

Tembine Hamidou

Roads of Progress

Tembine Hamidou, an expert in smart transportation, never expected his work on the Abu Dhabi road network to lead him across Africa.

Hoda Al Khzaimi

At the Forefront

Cryptologist Hoda Al Khzaimi is a leader in the field of digital security.

Engineering to Protect Coastal Cities

Protecting Coastlines

Simulation tracking of commuter movements using cell phone location data can help engineers predict how drivers will react if roads are flooded.

How Smart Cities Can Beat Their Traffic Troubles

Smart Cities

NYU Abu Dhabi engineers are working on new ways to ease traffic congestion.

New York University Abu Dhabi Campus

Stop Cyberattacks

Security researchers reveal how to protect the power grid from low-budget attacks.

In the News

NYU Abu Dhabi engineering faculty are frequently featured in local and international media.

Keyhole surgery needs to be faster and less expensive – and for that we need better tools
We are developing a surgical robotic arm as part of research at NYU Abu Dhabi, where our engineering faculty are currently in the process of refining a snakelike, downsized version of the traditional fixed option.
Health Spectator | March 16, 2018

Robots could help make heart surgery minimally invasive
Within the next five years, robotics technology could allow surgeons to offer minimally invasive heart surgeries to patients in the UAE,  top researcher Antonios Tzes said in the capital on Monday.
Gulf News | March 12, 2018

UAE symposium hears about the possibilities – and limits – of social robotics
Will you be ordering your future lattes from a robot barista? Speaking to students at NYUAD, a robotics pioneer says that robots are not quite as advanced as you might think.
The National | February 04, 2018

NYU Abu Dhabi invention to detect food contamination wins gold
Jian Gao, PhD candidate in engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi, is investigating how a next generation model of mobile communications could be the key to faster cell service, fewer dropped calls, and cheaper phone bills.
The National | January 14, 2018

Taking on the GCC’s cyber criminals
With cyber-attacks on the rise, a major skills shortage, and digital development continuing apace, just how secure is the region’s cybersecurity industry?
Gulf Business | January 7, 2018

NYUAD engineers say 'croudforwarding' is key to better mobile service
A simple test to detect contaminated food developed by a team from New York University Abu Dhabi has won a major prize in the United States.Tahawul Tech | December 20, 2017

Device-to-Device Cell Phone Networks Could Be the Key to Better Mobile Service
NYU Abu Dhabi engineers are exploring communication possibilities for the 5G generation.
Zawaya | December 21, 2017

World Arabic Language Day: The Fight to Keep Arabic Relevant
The role of new technology and how to harness it offers a tantalising look both forwards and back through time.
Algebra, algorithm, zero, zenith, alchemy, lute, calibre, coffee. The list of words with their roots in Arabic is long, but we’ve only got one, or rather two, days in which to celebrate World Arabic Language Day, which this year has been given the theme of new technology by its organiser, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).
The National | December 18, 2017

Echo Festival Concludes in Dubai (Video)
Under the theme of interaction with the future, the first edition of the Eco-Design and Technology Festival (ECO) was concluded in Dubai. The festival brought together the latest innovations in technology related to design, visual arts and audio.
SkyNews (Arabic) December 16, 2017

PhD candidate Jian Gao received the Best Paper Award
PhD candidate Jian Gao received the Best Paper Award at  the international conference on wireless networks and mobile communications (WINCOM'17)  held in Morocco, Rabat, on November 01-04, 2017. The conference was technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. The awarded article entitled "Empathy and Berge equilibria in the Forwarding Dilemma in Relay-Enabled Networks" investigates  Device-to-Device communications  to enhance service coverage, particularly at cell edges or in hot spots within a neighborhood through relaying and forwarding. Jian Gao and his  advisor Tembine Hamidou analyzed the forwarding dilemma from different perspectives using psychological game theory. 
WINCOM |  November 1-4, 2017

They provided different approaches to solve the forwarding problem in multi-hop relay-enabled networks by means of empathy, mutual support and partial altruism between nodes.NYU Abu Dhabi team redefines sustainable living
A dedicated team of students and faculty from NYU Abu Dhabi is set to unveil their design for the first-ever LEED certified sustainable agricultural tourism destination in the UAE at the 19th edition of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) from Oct.23 to 25 in Dubai.
Gulf Today | October 23, 2017

NYUAD students scale new heights, track Burj shadow
Abu Dhabi Students of NYU Abu Dhabi have scaled new heights by using the Burj Khalifa as a tool for scientific enquiry to track its imposing shadow and study the rotation of the Earth.
Gulf News | November 01, 2017

'Unhackable' Electronic Chip Being Developed in Abu Dhabi
With the evolution of technology and manufacturing process giving way to less safety, researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi have just received a grant to deploy their work into a solution.
The National | October 22, 2017

Ethical Hackers: The Moroccan Entrepreneurs Battling Cybercrime
Moroccan entrepreneurs, Mohamed Amine Belarbi and Mohamed Zakariae El Khdime, are going into battle with the world’s cyber-criminals—protecting some of the biggest names in the Middle East by hacking their systems.
Forbes Middle East | September 20, 2017

2017-2919 Next Einstein Forum Fellows  Tembine Hamidou
The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) today announces its second Fellows Class, 16 scientists, all under 42 years of age, who are solving Africa’s and the world’s challenges.
Next Einstein Forum | September 12, 2017

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers develop unhackable computer chip
This is the first working prototype of a chip that has security features or locks implemented as part of its hardware design, protecting it from hardware-level threats.
The National | August 20, 2017

Study looks at how to ease Abu Dhabi traffic congestion
A research project at NYU Abu Dhabi is creating a simulated model of Abu Dhabi's roads.
Gulf News | July 27, 2017

NYU Abu Dhabi: Fostering Entrepreneurs
CNN Money | June 2017

Professors build AI to help autonomous vehicles locate themselves on a map
Self-driving cars will need onboard artificial intelligence (AI) technology able to link them to highly detailed maps that reflect every change in the status of lanes, hazards, obstacles, and speed-limits in real time. | February 16, 2017