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Achievements to be proud of: The University’s tenth year anniversary
Putting it on Paper
Developed by Researchers from the Division of Engineering, a new technique now utilises filter paper to cryopreserve human cells, offering scientists an efficient alternative to conventional, long-term cryopreservation methods.
Think Big Data
From physics to literature, research methods have been transformed. And professors are not alone in applying new tools to old problems. Governments, sports teams, social media companies, and others are equally enthusiastic. The consequences can be dazzling – and sometimes chilling.
Robots to the Rescue
NYU Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Airport Commission partnered to protect the infrastructure at the city’s international airport’s new terminal and ensuring the safety of workers, though a newly developed autonomous drone with a robotic arm that can inspect inaccessible areas of the airport.
Keeping Hackers at Bay
University researchers have designed the Co-processor for Partially Homomorphic Encrypted Execution (CoPHEE), a first of its kind microprocessor aimed at mitigating data leakage and limiting the threats and vulnerabilities from hackers.
A Touch of the Future
The Applied Interactive Multimedia (AIM) research group is exploring the interface between man and machine by researching ways in which haptic feedback can influence emotions and mimic human touch.
The Unhackable Chip
The Design for Excellence lab has developed new innovations in computer chip technology that present landmark achievements in IT security. Secured by a secret key so that only authorised users may utilise them and immune to reverse-engineering, ‘logic-locked’ computer chips will provide future users with new guarantees of security for their devices.
The Center for Space Science at NYU Abu Dhabi will open the Space Data Center, the first location in the UAE that acquires, archives and processes selected scientific data sets from space missions. It will host observations from the Solar Dynamics Observatory and the Kepler, among other space missions, which are essential in performing research in solar, stellar and planetary physics.
Work Away from Home
The Log app could enable refugees to earn a meaningful wage by digitising Arabic language documents using their smartphones. The app converts Arabic text images into highly accurate transcriptions that can be copied, edited and searched.
Smart Self-Healing Crystals
The Smart Materials Lab has developed the first smart self-healing organic crystalline materials that can heal after scratching, damage or breakage without any chemical or biological intervention. The crystalline materials rely on the ability of their own molecular structure to repair itself within a short period of time, and are able to recover their integrity using only slight amounts of pressure to heal – similar to human skin.
Brilliance on Display
Four students are behind the electronic touchscreen system transforming ordinary underpasses along the Corniche into bright canvases of LED public art. VersaTiles allows passersby to express themselves on the walls of the underpass by pressure painting colour patterns on a matrix of LED lights.
New York University Abu Dhabi has been part of the fabric of Abu Dhabi for a decade and has sure been busy researching and innovating. Here’s 10 of them
Reproduced with kind permission from New York University Abu Dhabi. For more information about the university, visit nyuad.nyu.edu