Monica Menendez

Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering and Director of the Research Center for Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES) Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: monica.menendez@nyu.edu
Education: MSc and PhD, UC Berkeley

Research Areas: monitoring, modeling, and control of multimodal transportation systems, considering new technologies and data sources


Monica Menendez is an Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at New York University in Abu Dhabi and a Global Network Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at the Tandon School of Engineering in New York University. She is also the Director of the NYUAD Research Center for Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES).

Between 2010 and 2017, Monica was the Director of the research group Traffic Engineering at ETH Zurich. Prior to that, she was a management consultant at Bain & Company. She joined Bain after receiving a PhD and a MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2006. During her studies there, she received, among other awards, an NSF Fellowship and the Gordon F. Newell Award. In total, she is the recipient of more than 20 scholarships and awards from well-known and prestigious organizations, professional societies, and universities.

Monica also holds a dual degree in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering from the University of Miami, from where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2002.

Her research interests include monitoring, modeling, and control of multimodal transportation systems, considering new technologies and data sources. She is an active reviewer for over 20 journals, and and a member of multiple editorial boards for top journals in Transportation, including Transportation Research Part C and IEEE Transactions in ITS, as well as the Advisory Committee for the International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT). Monica is the author of over 65 peer reviewed journal publications and over 160 book chapters, conference proceedings, and technical reports.