HONORS & AWARDS

Summary of scientific and cultural recognitions received by the PI(s), Co-PIs, and center researchers.

2021

  • Meritorious Service Award – Transportation Science at INFORMS
    Prof. Saif Jabari
    October, 2021
  • Associate Dean of Engineering for Graduate Affairs, NYUAD
    Prof. Monica Menendez
    September, 2021
  • Regional Award for Engineering
    Capstone: Visualization Tool for Road Traffic Data
    Student: Anel Orazgaliyeva
    Advisors: Andras Gyorgy and Monica Menendez
    September, 2021
  • Second place in the RTA hackathon
    Prof. Jabari’s Mobility team at NYUAD: Bilal Thonnam Thodi & Chuhan Yang
    The team developed a series of analytics for taxi data in Dubai. Bilal Thonnam Thodi also won an internship opportunity with Accord Business Group through the competition.
    September, 2021
  • UAE pavilion wins prestigious Golden Lion award at Venice Architecture Biennale
    Architects Wael Al Awar, Kenichi Teramoto & NYUAD Engineers Kemal Celik (CITIES Investigator), Rotana Hay, and Inderjeet Singh (CITIES Postdoctoral Associate)
    Prof. Kemal Celik’s team developed the sustainable, waste-using, durable, and energy-saving alternative to cement used in the installation.
    September, 2021
  • Academic Tenure
    Prof. Ali Diabat
    August, 2021
  • Promotion to Full Professor
    Prof. Monica Menendez
    August, 2021
  • Promotion to Associate Professor and Academic Tenure
    Prof. Saif Jabari
    August, 2021
  • NYUAD Distinguished Research Award  
    Prof. Monica Menendez
    This distinguished research award is in recognition of prof. Menendez’s transformative and highly prolific research, creative accomplishments, and profound and dedicated excellence in embodying the values and mission of NYUAD.
    May, 2021
  • Members of the Mohammed bin Rashed Academy of Scientists (MBRAS)
    Prof. Ali Diabat & prof. Monica Menendez
    May, 2021
  • Promotion to Associate Professor and Academic Tenure
    Prof. Azza Abouzied
    Spring, 2021

2020

  • ReThink Brine Challenge by Sandooq Al Watan
    CalMag Team led by prof. Kemal Celik
    November 15, 2020
    CalMag, won the first round of challenges by being shortlisted on the ReThink Brine Challenge by Sandooq al Watan among the 17 teams to continue work on the challenge. This competition will help find alternatives to brine discharge by developing commercially viable construction material from brine.
  • Senior member of IEEE
    Prof. Saif Jabari
    November, 2020
    Saif Jabari was named Senior member of IEEE. Senior member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. IEEE members can self-nominate, or be nominated, for Senior Member grade.
  • Best article in Volume 43 – Social Science, History Association
    Prof. Kinga Reka Makovi
    November, 2020
    Award given for the best article every year published in Social Science History.
  • UAE Golden Visa for Academic Excellence 
    Prof. Ali Diabat
    September 23, 2020
    Three New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi faculty members have been granted the UAE’s 10-year golden residency visa in recognition of their outstanding research contributions to the region. The UAE’s 10-year golden residency visa is aimed at investors, exceptional doctors, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and artists who have contributed significantly to the development of the UAE.
  • IEEE ITSC 2nd Best Student Paper Award
    A., Ambühl, L., Yang, K., Menendez, M. & Kouvelas, A.
    September, 2020
    Paper partially supported by CITIES won IEEE ITSC 2nd Best Student Paper Award: Time-to-Green predictions: A framework to enhance SPaT messages using machine learning, 23rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE – ITSC), Rhodes.
  • Co-chair of the Committee on Intelligent Transport 
    Prof. Monica Menendez
    Spring 2020
    Monica Menendez was named Co-chair of the Committee on Intelligent Transport Systems (SIG-C3) at the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS).