News

NYUAD graduates pen letter of thanks to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed
The National | May 27, 2020

Three graduating seniors from NYUAD have crafted an open letter of thanks to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, as their undergraduate experience comes to an end with a virtual ceremony on Wednesday. 
Read the letter here


Announcements

Al Jalila Foundation Research Grant Award
Congratulations to Al Jalila Foundation research grant recipient Yong-Ak (Rafael) Song, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, whose diabetes research study ‘Quantitative fluorescence imaging of mitochondria in body wall muscles of Caenorhabditis elegans under hyperglycemic conditions using a microfluidic chip’ was published by Oxford University Press.
July 2020

2020 Commencement & Doctoral Research Award
Congratulations to PhD student Jing Zhu who is the recipient of the 2020 Pearl Brownstein Doctoral Research Award, a prestigious  honor bestowed on graduating students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Tandon. The award was established in 1987 and given in loving memory of Pearl's son, Joseph, to PhD students whose doctoral research shows the greatest promise. 

Jing is one of Yi Fang's PhD students who will graduate this month. Following this she plans to join Apple's FaceID team to continue her research and development of 3D face image processing. 
May 2020

Book Release 
Ecosystem Arabia featuring a chapter by Ramesh Jagannathan, Research Professor of Engineering - a must read for the stakeholders in the UAE and MENA.
March 2020

NYUAD Faculty Summer Scholar Award
Congratulations to Farah Shamout, Margaret Julias and Yong-Ak (Rafael) Song; NYUAD Faculty Summer Scholars recipients for 2019-2020. This award, first granted in 2018, aims to enhance NYUAD faculty excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service which is vital to the innovative and vibrant culture of NYUAD.
March 2020

Congratulations
Borja Garcia de Soto, Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering has been elected to the IAARC BOD. 
January 2020

Congratulations 
Mohammed Daqaq, Program Head and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, on becoming an ASME Fellow.
October 2019


News Bulletin

'#StayHome made world greener; now we have to keep it that way' 
As millions #StayHome, fuel is saved, pollution reduced and perhaps also made a profound impact on mindset of people with respect to travel needs, said Monica Menendez, associate professor of civil and urban engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and director of the NYUAD Research Centre for Interacting Urban Networks.
- Khaleej Times | May 26, 2020

NYU Abu Dhabi and IIAI join forces to boost Artificial Intelligence research 
NYUAD has announced it's partnership with the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence, IIAI, to fund up to five NYUAD researchers as part of its Global PhD Fellows programme in Artificial Intelligence, AI. Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYUAD Yi Fang, supervisor to both Global PhD Fellows, said, "We have partnered with IIAI following discussions on furthering a research collaboration between both entities on the potential impacts of AI in a range of different industries. We are proud to partner with such an institute to offer this PhD programme, and we look forward to working with them closely as the programme matures."
- WAM | June 25, 2019

Construction industry’s long-overdue shift to digital raises threat of cyber attacks
Borja Garcia de Soto, Assistant Professor, Civil and Urban Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi, talks about how the construction industry is preparing for the impact the digital world will have on the industry.
- June 25, 2019

WIRED | Opinion: The Construction Industry needs a Robot Revolution
Borja Garcia de Soto, Assistant Professor Civil and Urban Engineering, debates about the future of work where technology is often portrayed as the villain.
- June 4, 2019

Podcast: In Conversation with Dr. Saif Jabari
Dr. Saif Jabari from NYU Abu Dhabi has done some research that found that motorists would pay more to change lanes and get ahead of other drivers - a live interview with the Dubai Eye on "The Agenda" Podcast with Tom Urquhart.
- May 8, 2019

The National | UAE traffic congestion: would you pay to have priority over other motorists?
Saif Jabari, Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at NYUAD, believes a system of micro-payments could revolutionise the way cars interact.
- May 6, 2019

A new breakthrough lowers the footprint of making both concrete and fresh water
Cement is typically manufactured through a carbon-intensive heating process, but Kemal Celik and his team think they can make a cleaner version.
- April 26, 2019

Podcast: Has the World's First Unhackable Chip Arrived?
Ozgur Sinanoglu, Associate Dean of Engineering,  claims that he and his colleagues have designed an unhackable chip. Given last year’s Meltdown and Spectre producing a chip capable of repelling attacks would restore peace of mind to everyone from government agencies to private companies.
- April 5, 2019

CNN Video | Is Artificial Intelligence the future of Education?
Featuring Ramesh Jagannathan,  Vice Provost of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Managing Director of StartAD. Source: CNN Business

- March, 2019

Opinion: How to fund the growth of the region's entrepreneurs
"Developing an angel investor pool in the Middle East will create more opportunities and will strengthen regional economic growth", writes Ramesh Jagannathan, Vice Provost of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Managing Director of StartAD. In this opinion piece, he talks about how angel investors fill the void of funding early-stage start-ups created by venture capital firms in the region.
- March 16, 2019

Podcast: StartAD's Ramesh Jagannathan on innovation in the UAE
Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Managing Director of StartAD talks to us about entrepreneurship, and how vital it is to the UAE's commercial outlook in this week's episode.
- March 7, 2019

Samer Madanat to deliver the C.C. Mei Distinguished Seminar at MIT in April.
The MIT C.C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) was established in 2015 in honor of Fluid Mechanics and Mechanics Professor Chiang Mei.  In addition to the fluid mechanics and mechanics cores, this series aims at hosting a number of speakers from diverse areas relevant to the CEE community. This series aims at bringing highly distinguished researchers in engineering and science for talks that are high profile, accessible, and advertised to all of MIT and the larger Boston area.
- March 5, 2019

Professor receives TRB Cunard Award
Professor Monica Menendez, Civil Engineering, and her student and colleagues were awarded the Transportation Research Board's Cunard Award, for 'The Best Paper' across TRB's Operations Section for their paper: Introducing a re-sampling methodology for the estimation of empirical macroscopic fundamental diagrams, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2018).
- February 28, 2019

Professor delivers keynote address at Abu Dhabi conference
Professor Borja Garcia de Soto delivered a keynote lecture titled “Towards an Innovative and Productive Construction Industry” at the 2nd International Conference in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Project Management, where he highlighted some of the current research of the S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group, led by him. 
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February 5, 2019

Mechanical Engineering Senior, Alexander MacKay humbled to be welcomed into the 2020 cohort of Schwarzman Scholars
NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) senior Alexander MacKay has been selected to the 2020 cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships, which welcomes young leaders from around the world to Tsinghua University in Beijing for a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the following disciplines: public policy, economics and business, and international studies.
- December 4, 2018