People

Director and Lead Principal Investigator

Monica Menendez

Associate Dean of Engineering for Graduate Affairs

Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering
📍 A1 – 1107

Principal Investigators

Azza Abouzied

Associate Professor of Computer Science
📍 A1 – 1103

Kinga Reka Makovi

Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy
📍 A5 – 1189

Saif Eddin Jabari

Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering
📍 A11105

Staff

Federico Bernardini

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR RESEARCH STRATEGY CITIES & C-BID
📍 A1-1102F

Adela Kovarova

Center coordinator
📍 A1-1102e

Investigators

Ali Diabat

Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering
📍 C1 166

Borja García de Soto

Assistant Professor of civil and urban engineering

Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering

📍 C1S-167

Christina Pöpper

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
📍 a1-167

Farah Emad Shamout

Assistant Professor/Emerging Scholar of Electrical and Computer Engineering
📍 A1-197

John Burt

Associate Professor of Biology
📍 C1 – 174

Kemal Celik

Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering
📍 C1 – 036

Michail Maniatakos

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering; Program Head of Computer Engineering
📍 A1147

Muhammad Shafique

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
📍 A1 -173

Sanjeev Goyal

Professor of Economics
📍 A5163

Surabhi Sharma

Program Head of Film and New Media
Associate Professor of Practice of Film and New Media
📍 A6- 163

NYU Global Network Professors and Researchers

NameSchool/ProgramGlobal Network
Arvind Rajagopal, Co-InvestigatorSteinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human DevelopmentNYUNY
Bruno Abrahao, Co-InvestigatorInformation Systems, and Business AnalyticsNYUSH
Dennis Shasha, Co-InvestigatorCourant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNYUNY
ChengHe Guan, Co-InvestigatorUrban Science and PolicyNYUSH
Joseph Chow, Co-InvestigatorTandon School of EngineeringNYUNY
Kaan Ozbay, Co-InvestigatorTandon School of EngineeringNYUNY
Masoud Ghandehari, Co-InvestigatorTandon School of EngineeringNYUNY

Research Collaborators

  • Felix Hardmood Beck, Prof. of Design, Münster School of Design
  • Paul Wright, Senior Advisor, Accuracy, Dubai

Center Researchers

  • Ghadeer Ghosheh, Research assistant
  • Inderjeet Singh, Post-Doctoral Associate
  • Jose Balsa-Barreiro, Research Associate 
  • Maryam Al Memari, Research Assistant
  • Sarah Pardo, Research Assistant 
  • Simpreet Singh, Project Assistant
  • Sungmin Sohn, Post-graduation Research Fellow
  • Thomas Marlow, Post-Doctoral Associate
  • Vince Nguyen, Post-graduation Research Fellow
  • Wenqing Li, Post-Doctoral Associate

Student Assistantship positions

  • Alejandro Mateo Castillo, Student Assistant

CITIES Alumni

  • Aaqib Niaz, Student Assistant
  • Aytek Jane, Engineer Designer
  • Hashim Hayat, Research Assistant
  • Joseph Hong, Student Assistant
  • Ke Shi, Research Assistant
  • Labeeba Begum, Research Assistant
  • Marcela Godoy, Assistant Arts Professor of IMA, NYUSH
  • Michael Bazot, Research Associate
  • Pablo Ignacio Hernandez-Lagos, Associate Professor of Economics
  • Prajna Soni, Post-graduation Research Fellow
  • Qipeng Zheng, Research Scientist
  • Robert Seamans, Co-Investigator, Stern School of Business
  • Sara Alanis, Post-graduation Research Fellow
  • Shan Muhammad Randhawa, Research Assistant
  • William Wang, Student Assistant
  • Zain Tariq, Research Assistant