Our faculty research groups specialize in a variety of areas, including databases, natural language processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, information theory, computational geometry, computer security, wireless networks, computational social science, and information and communication technology for development and social good.

The Program’s research has applications to diverse areas such as machine translation, analysis of pattern complexity, informing government policy, and providing affordable information access and computer security to emerging regions.

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary branch of computer science that involves building intelligent machines that can simulate human thinking and behavior. Continuing advancements in the field have led to applications in almost every major industry, from healthcare and medicine to education and finance, marketing, communications, and manufacturing.

    Current AI research projects at NYU Abu Dhabi are focusing on:

    • algorithms
    • computational geometry
    • computational social science
    • machine learning
    • natural language processing
    • social robotics

    Principal Investigators

    Riyadh Baghdadi

    Research Areas:
    Compilers, Programming Languages, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing

    Djellel Difallah

    Research Areas:
    Crowdsourcing, Machine Learning, Knowledge Management & Discovery

    Yi Fang

    Research Areas:
    3D Computer Vision, Multimedia Processing, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning

    Nizar Habash

    Research Areas:
    Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Arabic Language Processing

    Talal Rahwan

    Research Areas:
    Artificial Intelligence, Multi-Agent Systems, Cooperative Game Theory, Computational Social Science

    Saurabh Ray

    Research Areas: 
    Algorithms, Computational Geometry, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

    Keith W. Ross

    Research Areas:
    Deep Reinforcement Learning; Deep Learning; Artificial Intelligence

    Hanan Salam

    Research Areas:
    Human-Machine Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction, Artificial Intelligence for Mental Health, Bias in Artificial Intelligence, Automatic Human Behavior Analysis, Social Robotics, Intelligent Systems, Affective Computing

    Research Institute Centers

    Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

    Research faculty from NYUAD and NYUNY collaborate in five projects spanning areas from the collaboration of multi-agent systems, perception and navigation, deep learning, brain-robot interface, and other applications.