Conference Presentations

NYUAD offers competitive grants to NYU Abu Dhabi students whose posters, papers, and creative works have been accepted for presentation at academic conferences.

Presentations vary across disciplines; from research papers presented at scientific conferences, to exhibitions in museums, and film screenings at film festivals.


Presenting my research at the International Society of Microbial Ecology Conference was an extremely enriching experience. As an aspiring young scientist, it was educational and inspiring being able to listen and interact with world-class researchers from all over the world, as well as being able to present my own work.

Arya Gautam presented her research at the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME18) Conference.

Arya Gautam, Class of 2023

Past Presentations

Academic Year 2021-2022

  • Muyan Jiang presented his research at the 2021 IEEE MIT URTC (Undergraduate Research Technology Conference) in fall 2021.
  • Students Treedom (Beiyin) Zhang, Davit Jintcharadze, and Jakub Podmokly were awarded funding to present their individual research projects at the 2022 Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2022) in spring 2022.
  • In spring 2022, Prajjwal Bhattarai presented his research at the Joint Conference in Digital Libraries (JCDL 2022).
  • Students Arya Gautam and Tsedenia Denekew each presented their research at the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME18) Conference in summer 2022.

It is difficult to express in words how rewarding the feeling is, of talking to some of the most important people in the field, like professors who founded sub-fields of music information retrieval or head researchers at Google, Spotify, or Sony. It is an amazing feeling for an undergraduate like me to be asked for my business card in order to be asked further questions about my work, or to be emailed about opportunities post-graduation.

Christos Plachouras is a computer science and music major. He attended the International Society for Music Information Retrieval and Digital Libraries for Musicology conferences. 

Christos Plachouras, Class of 2021

Undergraduate Research Reports