Doctoral students in computer science at NYU Abu Dhabi conduct research in a number of labs, in the Division of Science or the Division of Engineering.

NYUAD Computer Science Labs

Lab Research Summary Principal Investigator
Collaborative Intelligence Lab The Collaborative Intelligence Lab focuses on building human-centric AI systems for knowledge-intensive tasks. Such systems rely on human input and feedback while optimizing the individuals and the communities they serve using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Specific research topics include knowledge discovery and representation, open data integration, crowdsourcing systems, and crowd behavior analysis. Djellel Difallah
Computational Approaches to Modeling Language Lab
 The CAMeL Lab's research area is Computational Linguistics / Natural Language Processing including specifically Arabic and Arabic dialect morphology and syntax, machine translation, dialogue systems and sentiment analysis. 
Nizar Habash
Communication Networks Lab The Communication Networks lab (ComNets) focuses on bridging the digital divide between the developed and developing regions. The mission of the ComNets lab is to leverage the communication and information advances to design innovative systems that can improve people's access to the Internet taking into account their poor network infrastructure.  Yasir Zaki
Computational Geometry Lab
The CG Lab  is interested in research on discrete and computational geometry, extremal combinatorics, and approximation algorithms.
Saurabh Ray
Computational Social Science Lab The CSS lab is interested in modeling, simulating, and analyzing social phenomena using computational methods. The research involves analyzing datasets on diverse topics such as scientific collaborations, police checkpoints, transportation patterns, energy consumption rates, AI ethics, human-bot interactions, and algorithmic privacy. Talal Rahwan
Cyber Security and Privacy Lab
 The CSP Lab is interested in research targeting the enhancement of security and privacy of current and future IT and communication systems. Specific interests include the security of wireless systems and applications, such as secure localization and jamming-resistant communication, mobile-, protocol- and system-level security as well as other aspects of privacy.  
Christina Pöpper

NYUAD Engineering Labs

Lab Research Summary Principal Investigator
Applied Interactive Multimedia Laboratory
AIM Lab research interests include the conception, engineering, and utilization of novel haptic interfaces as a new media in Human-Computer Interaction.
Michail Maniatakos
Design for Excellence Lab
Electronic chips manufactured today exhibit a higher defect rate, fail more often during their mission-mode operation, die quicker in the field, and thanks to globalization and outsourcing, are more prone to security threats such as counterfeiting, IP piracy and hardware trojans. Our mission is to design these electronic chips with built-in defense mechanisms.
Ozgur Sinanoglu
Modern Microprocessor Architectures Lab
Our research explores all aspects of modern microprocessors.
Michail Maniatakos
Multimedia and Visual Computing Lab
The lab serves as an intellectual hub for faculty, researchers, and students from both the New York and Abu Dhabi campuses to study and address the key challenges in multimedia and visual data processing.
Yi Fang

Research Highlights

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