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.


Not only was I honored to be selected to share my research, I was humbled by the feedback that I received, which was both critical and complimentary. Because I am still developing this research paper for my Capstone, I am able to incorporate the suggestions that I received into it.

Nada Ammagui attended the Undergraduate Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, USA. 

Nada Ammagui, Class of 2020

Past Presentations

Academic Year 2020-2021

  • In spring 2021, Ariya Chaloemtoem presented her research virtually at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
  • In spring 2021, a number of undergraduate students presented their research virtually at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research, hosted by the Council of Undergraduate Research.
  • Tom Abi Samra presented his research virtually in fall 2020, at the panel 'Communication Mediation in the Digital Age' as part of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA).

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 Report 2019 (PDF)