NYU Abu Dhabi: Breakthroughs in Science and Technology

There are many American international schools in the UAE that are open to expatriate students; however, there is one facility in which advanced research projects and scholarships are enabling students to succeed and make the difference – NYU Abu Dhabi.

NYUAD offers all admitted students the ability to work on scientific breakthroughs to bring about positive change for a globalized society. The university is often recognized for the many students who stand out among their peers in academic and extracurricular achievement having won prestigious awards and accolades for a series of research activities.

NYU Abu Dhabi’s unique research in Science and Technology has attracted international students, regardless of their national origin or citizenship, to attend and follow a US academic program. The institution aims to shape leaders in technology and innovation for the modern world as they step foot in what is a competitive job market as they begin their careers, writes Hazel Raja, assistant dean of students and director of the Career Development Center at NYU Abu Dhabi.

The annually-held recruitment activities on NYU AD’s campus provide the occasions for internships that builds skills and allows scholars to gain experience (theory and practice) that may lead some to full-time jobs, as reported The National. Explore more about NYU AD on their website at www.nyuad.nyu.edu. Discover why it is an ideal hub for researchers that are pursuing answers to boundless questions and solutions to complex problems.

The Center for Cyber Security at New York University Abu Dhabi is well-known for its high-level Achievements in Science and Technology and lately revealed its work on an ‘Unhackable Computer Chip’. Researchers at the facility are exploring a secure chip design to be ‘hack-proof’. This new system aims to provide higher protection from hackers. In addition, cybersecurity researchers are also working on increasing the security of power grids and other critical infrastructure systems that have been vulnerable to cyberattacks by running Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations. This study opens a new door to bringing new technology across the UAE and around the world. “The team’s current research of the various ways to attack systems has been recognized for its potential to make hardware more secure while coming up with detection and prevention methods,” according to two assistant professors at NYU Abu Dhabi, Michail Maniatakos and Ozgur Sinanoglu.

NYU Abu Dhabi also recently held the longest-running hardware security competition, the Embedded Security Challenge (ESC), which is part of the world’s largest set of student-led information security contests: The Embedded Security Challenge (ESC) was held during NYU’s Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW).

The University is also looking at encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship through NYU Abu Dhabi’s funding from startAD that aims to stimulate innovation and facilitate investment in local-based startups and will support them at every stage of their development. This can only be good news for the next wave of NYU AD graduates to be in a country that supports the entrepreneurial ambitions of science and technology talent.

But the news doesn’t end here. The NYUAD is also a Center for data collected by space observatories. Work on the National Data Center will begin in 2018 where “NYUAD will be the first location in the UAE that will acquire, archive, and process selected scientific data sets from space missions,” tells Shravan Hanasoge, co-principal investigator at the NYUAD Center for Space Science. NYUAD, in fact, is home to the best High-Performance Computing system in the UAE that is for space data.

The medical field is also in the university’s radar. NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)’s Public Health Research Center (PHRC) aims to achieve a better health outlook for the country by providing valuable data that support researches in order to understand why obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are common in the UAE, says Raghib Ali, Director of the NYU Abu Dhabi PHRC. NYU Abu Dhabi Provost Fabio Piano, said: This collaboration between Daman, the leading health insurance provider in the UAE, and our Public Health Research Center demonstrates “NYUAD’s continued commitment to develop strong, meaningful connections within the local community and to help improve the overall health of the UAE.”

Fact: “Figures from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) revealed that, in 2015, 19.3%, almost one in five people, of the UAE population between the ages of 20 and 79 have type 2 diabetes.” By the latest WHO figures showed diabetes accounted for 3 per cent of all deaths in the UAE. And, “the number of diabetes cases has shot up in the UAE, with obesity and lifestyle to blame, says Anam Rizvi, from The National.

A lot is going on at NYU AD as a whole with like-minded people able to connect their research thanks to the buildup of a U.S.-style, research university-focused, educational experience curriculum. This institution’s successes, however, speak also volumes for the UAE liveliness and interest in research and advanced solutions for a better world.

NYU Abu Dhabi: Breakthroughs in Science and Technology

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