Our Research

Programming Prejudice

Has humanity accidentally programmed its own bias in machines?

Programming Prejudice

Future Researchers

The future of research at NYU Abu Dhabi is made bright by these young individuals.

Future Researchers

A Decade of Innovation that drives Progress

Technology has opened up a world of unimaginable possibilities. Much of the meteoric rise of innovative computing and engineering began in universities.

A Decade of Innovation that drives Progress

Birdwatchers

Why do falcons capture the imagination of scientists and artists alike?

Birdwatchers

SUBSCRIBED SINCE 1832

Nearly a decade of research illuminates the long debate about India’s place in the world.

SUBSCRIBED SINCE 1832

A Decade of Knowledge to Improve Our Health

The scientific community has a long history of improving human health by bolstering advancements in medicine. In the last 10 years, scientists at NYU Abu Dhabi continued that legacy in their research in health.

A Decade of Knowledge to Improve Our Health

Mission Remission

Innovations and technological breakthroughs are evening humanity’s odds with the disease that is responsible for one in every six deaths.

Mission Remission

The Art of Research

Art speaks for itself. But often when it does, it forgets to communicate the amount of effort and the rigorous research behind its creation.

The Art of Research

Raised Religious

How does Islam impact the world’s youth in their lives outside the mosque?

Raised Religious

Africa: Generation Next

“If we think about the major problems we as a human race will face in the near future, finding ways to support the rapidly growing African population is critical.”

Africa: Generation Next

Troubled Waters

Rapid human-caused change to the environment is jeopardizing the survival of one of our planet’s keystone species.

Troubled Waters

All Rhodes lead to Abu Dhabi

Farah Shamout has returned to the place where she began her academic career, but now as an aspiring young researcher.

All Rhodes lead to Abu Dhabi

This Digital Life

The world revolves around data, lots and lots of it. While one researcher is trying to make big data more useful to more people, another works on ways to protect it from attacks.

This Digital Life

On the Quest for the Unknown

Marta Losada was part of a legendary research team that made one of the most exciting and impactful discoveries of our time. Now she brings decades of experience to NYU Abu Dhabi.

On the Quest for the Unknown

What's on your plate?

Research is unveiling the hidden origins of the ingredients in this classic Arabian Gulf dish.

What's on your plate?

Just Plane Noisy

As the airline industry grows, and cities expand into the once-unpopulated areas that surround many airports, researchers are trying to figure out how to make aircraft quieter.

Just Plane Noisy

Burning Revelations

New study shows incense burning may be detrimental to oral health.

Burning Revelations

Think Big Data

What you need to understand about big data, NYU Abu Dhabi Professor of Economics Christian Haefke explains, is that it’s actually small data – lots and lots of it.

Think Big Data

Saving an Earth in Crisis

July was the hottest month on record, the world mourned the loss of its first glacier, and the Amazon is on fire.

Saving an Earth in Crisis

Urban Family Planning

An engineer's journey balancing cutting-edge research and motherhood.

Urban Family Planning

Finding a Deeper Meaning in Numbers

Traces of Professor Nader Masmoudi’s work are everywhere in the corner of the NYU Abu Dhabi building where his office is located.

Finding a Deeper Meaning in Numbers

Mind over Dark Matter

Professor Andrea Macciò has been searching his entire life for something that science knows is there but has never seen.

Mind over Dark Matter

Preserving the Past

The Middle East and North Africa, as they are rarely seen.

Preserving the Past

Moving Stories

Sociologists and other researchers have moved to NYU Abu Dhabi from around the world to study other migrants.

Moving Stories

Growing Up Global

Early-childhood experiences can prove to have life-long impact on the direction our lives take.

Growing Up Global

This is Us

Together, we can gain better insight into human nature.

This is Us

We Built This City

For millennia, cities have both lured and challenged humankind.

We Built This City

Just Add Salt

A more sustainable way to make cement.

Just Add Salt

On Thin Ice

Our environment is changing, fast.

On Thin Ice

A Unique Family Tree

Some popular North African dates are distinctly different and delicious. This might be why.

A Unique Family Tree

All Things Must Adapt

As environments change, so do the plants, animals, and people living in them.

All Things Must Adapt

A Better Life for Diabetics

A tiny sensor under the skin can track your blood sugar level quickly and painlessly.

A Better Life for Diabetics

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

NYU Abu Dhabi has the Gulf region’s only non-invasive MRI scanner dedicated solely to brain research.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Technology Taking Off

We're teaching drones to fly and figure out directions all on their own.

Technology Taking Off

War on Hackers

They're after everything from bank accounts to airplane GPS.

War on Hackers

Unsolved Mystery

The world’s brightest scientists have spent decades searching for something they can’t see.

Unsolved Mystery