Week in Review: 8/21/16 – 8/27/16


Cybersecurity Researchers Design a Chip that Checks for Sabotage Integrated Circuits Can Monitor Their Own Computations and Flag Defects
Siddharth Garg, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and fellow researchers are developing a unique solution: a chip with both an embedded module that proves that its calculations are correct and an external module that validates the first module’s proofs.

In the Ocean, Clever Camouflage Beats Super Sight Not even polarization vision helps animals spot this underwater disappearing trick
The researchers used the images to measure the polarization state and brightness of the light reflected from the fish and the background water. By combining this information with a mathematical model of visual perception, they were able to calculate the maximum distance from which silvery fish can be detected using polarization vision versus a “regular” light cue like brightness.


Ahmadi Honored by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Clarkson University Professor Goodarz Ahmadi was recently honored with the 2016 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Freeman Scholar Award in Fluid Engineering and presented with the ASME 90th Anniversary of Fluids Engineering Division Medal.