COVID-19: Looking to Science for Answers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present unprecedented challenges to almost every aspect of our daily lives, scientists at NYUAD have joined the global effort to find answers. Below are some of the research projects that our faculty, researchers, students, and staff have initiated and continue to pursue in the fight against the virus and its impact around the world.

Research Projects

Another Tool in the Shed Against COVID 19

Professor of Computer Science Azza Abouzied is building a tool that can guide policymakers with plans that can curb and control an epidemic while taking into consideration societal and economic costs.

Strength in Numbers

NYU Abu Dhabi is implementing a university-wide COVID-19 research study  to estimate the prevalence of asymptomatic coronavirus cases and ensure the protection of the community.

Tackling COVID-19

Senior Research Scientist Hala Fahs explains what we know so far about COVID-19, why widespread testing is important, and what treatments and vaccinations are in the pipeline. 

2020 NYUAD International Hackathon Targets COVID-19

Health Hero Match, a website that connects medical workers with hospitals currently facing staffing shortages, won first place at the 2020 Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World.

Coronavirus Concern, Turned into Action

Associate Professor of Mathematics Francesco Paparella is analyzing data on coronavirus to help predict various events, such as when the epidemic may reach its peak and the most effective policies at curbing its spread.

Assessing the Mental Impact of COVID-19

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jocelyn J. Bélanger is working with 100 collaborators on five continents to identify psychological and cultural factors relevant to the spread of COVID-19 and its effect on societies.