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Presentations/Talks

2024

  • Bayew, H. Presented “Air Quality at New York University Abu Dhabi: Measuring the Effects of Information Provision on Knowledge, Behavior and Policy Preferences” at the 12th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC), Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. January 2024.
  • Burt, J.A., Killilea, M. (2024) Delivered a presentation: Coastal urbanization and environmental change. World Environmental Education Congress, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Hannoun, G. J. (2024) Presented Modular Vehicle Technology for Ermergency Medical Services at the Transportation Innovations Exhibition, Abu Dhabi. U.A.E. February, 2024. 
  • Lalropuia, KC. (2024) presented a Poster titled “Game theoretic modeling of insider threats to an organization” at 22nd International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2024) 5-8 March 2024, NYUAD. 
  • Menendez, M. (2024) Is mobility (as we know it) a think of the past?, Invited presentation, University of Miami, February 2024.
  • Menendez, M. (2024) A data-driven analysis of urban traffic networks, Invited presentation, The Inaugural NYC Intelligent Transportation System Workshop: Network Designs in the Era of Digital Mobility, January 2024.
  • Imbs, J. (2024) Sanctions: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications, Philadelphia, February 2024.
  • Imbs, J. (2024) 31st NBER-TCER-CEPR TRIO Conference, Tokyo, March 2024.
  • Imbs, J. (2024) Networks, Markets, State and Conflict Conference, Abu Dhabi, March 2024.

2023

  • Al Gergawi, A., Al Memari, M., Vaughan, G., Burt, J. A. (2023) Delivered a  presentation: The growing role of women in coral reef science within the Gulf Cooperation Council: Trends, themes, challenges, and opportunities for better inclusion. Gender Studies Seminar Series, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Burt J.A., (2023) Was part of a Panel discussion: From local to global extreme environments as a proxy for the future. Mubadala ACCESS Panel Discussion, COP28, Dubai, UAE.
  • Burt J.A., (2023) Delivered presentation: Coral Cross Breeding and Potential Impact. OceanX, Dubai, UAE.
  • D’Agostino, D., Paparella, F., Vaughan, G. O., Mitchell, M., Burt, J. A. (2023). Delivered presentation: Do brines and increased water salinity present a risk for the Arabian Gulf’s fauna? Water Research Centre Annual Meeting, New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • D’Agostino, D., Hayden, T., Gastoldi, L., Burt, J. A. (2023). The role of nutrients in coral bleaching during heat stress. Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, UAE.
  • D’Agostino, D., Al-Memari, M., Al-Gergawi, A., Burt, J. A.(2023) Desalination in the Arabian region: A comprehensive synthesis of historical trends, technological advancements, and the nexus between research and industrial applications. International Conference on Water Resources Management and Sustainability: Solutions for Arid Regions. Al Ain, UAE.
  • D’Agostino, D., Mitchell, M., Vaughan, G., Ripley, D., Burt, J. A.(2023). Delivered a poster presentation: The impact of changing salinities on coral reef fish physiology and behavior. SEB Centenary Conference 2023, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Garcia de Soto, B. (2023) Moderator of the panel for Digital Twins – A paradigm shift setting a global technology example for Abu Dhabi part of the 3rd Abu Dhabi Smart City Summit, Conrad Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi.
  • Garcia de Soto, B. (2023) Invited speaker at the FIEC’s (European Construction Industry Federation) Construction 4.0 Workshop.
  • Garcia de Soto, B. (2023) Keynote speaker at the Creative Construction Conference, 20-23 June 2023, Keszthely, Lake Balaton, Hungary
  • Garcia de Soto, B. (2023) Guest speaker at the Seminar Organized by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Cybersecurity Implications of Construction 4.0. Singapore
  • Garcia de Soto, B. (2023) Keynote speaker at the “Digital Construction and Innovation Days”. Circular Economy and Digital Twins for a More Sustainable Built Environment, Rome, Italy
  • Garcia de Soto, B. (2023) Invited speaker for Seminar organized by the School of Architects in Spain. Use of Point Clouds in Architecture/Automated data collection on site (Utilización de Nubes de Puntos en Arquitectura / Obtención automatizada de datos en obra). https://www.coacm.es/es/118-Formacion/230-UTILIZACION-DE-NUBES-DE-PUNTOS-EN-ARQUITECTURA.htm 
  • Gastoldi, L., D’Agostino, D., Haydon, T. D., Burt, J. A. (2023) Delivered a poster presentation: Wastewater impacts in the Arabian Gulf. NYUAD-Water Research Center Workshop. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Gastoldi, L., Burt, J. A. (2023) Hypoxia in the Arabian Gulf:  A consequence of wastewater-driven nutrient loads? International Conference on Water Resources Management and Sustainability: Solutions for Arid Regions. Al Ain, UAE.
  • Haydon, T., Burt, J. A. (2023) Understanding the impact of microbial communities within the gastric cavity of Arabian Gulf corals. Unisense Microsensor Workshop. Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Haydon, T., Burt, J. A. (2023) Unveiling the vital connection between microbiomes and the future persistence of coral reefs. SeaWorld, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Hanif, M. A. (2023) Presented FAQ: Mitigating the Impact of Faults in the Weight Memory of DNN Accelerators through Fault-Aware Quantization In 2023 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) . 
  • Imbs, J (2023) 77th Economic Policy Panel Meeting, Stockholm, April 2023
  • Imbs, J (2023) Program Meeting of CEPR’s International Macro and Finance, London, October 2023
  • Imbs, J (2023) Second CEPR Paris Forum, Paris, December 2023
  • Krueger, Q., Ketchum, R., Smith, E., Burt, J. A., Rietzel, A. (2023) Genomic variation of the pearl oyster Pinctada radiata from the Arabian Peninsula. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference, Seattle, USA.
  • Marchisio, Al. (2023) Presented RobCaps: Evaluating the Robustness of Capsule Networks against Affine Transformations and Adversarial Attacks, 2023 in International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN).
  • Menendez, M. (2023) Sustainable living and working spaces: How urban design can contribute to the Paris Agreement, at COP28 – The clean energy capital: Abu Dhabi’s Transformation Special Edition” at COP 28, Dubai, December 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) Sustainable mobility: We need more than a silver bullet, Invited presentation, ITC Abu Dhabi Green Mobility Forum, Abu Dhabi, November 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) Green mobility forum, Panel member, ITC Abu Dhabi, November 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) A network-level analysis of urban traffic, Invited seminar, Northwestern University, Evanston, November 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) Rethinking mobility: How the future of movement will shape cities of the future, Panel moderator, The Middle East Rail, Mobility Live ME and Roads & Traffic Expo, Abu Dhabi, May 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) COP28 and beyond: NYUAD research to achieve net zero, Panel member, NYUAD Net Zero week, Abu Dhabi, May 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) CITIES and urban transformations, Opening remarks, Workshop Urban Transformations in Asia, Abu Dhabi, April 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) Rethinking sustainability and peace through a spiritual lens program, Panel member, Abrahamic Family House, September 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) Traffic and urban networks, Invited presentation, Workshop on Co-creating the future: Participatory cities and digital governance, Vienna, September 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) Traffic congestion in urban networks: Reproducible? Predictable? Avoidable?, Keynote presentation, 11th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART), Zurich, September 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) The capacity of urban traffic networks: Multiple perspectives, Invited presentation, University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, May 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) Enhancing our future lives: Capturing a snapshot of mobility in future smart cities, Panel member, The Middle East Rail, Mobility Live ME and Roads & Traffic Expo Abu Dhabi, May 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) The way we move: Can information and technology change it?, Invited presentation, NYUAD Institute, Abu Dhabi, May 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) Women in STEM: past, present, and future, Closing remarks, weSTEM High school conference, Abu Dhabi, April 2023.
  • Menendez, M. (2023) Traffic behavior in cities: A macroscopic approach, Invited seminar, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, March 2023.
  • Minsu, P. (2023) Delivered a talk on “Impact of social traces on user behaviors” at the International Conference for Computational Social Science (IC2S2). 
  • Minsu, P. (2023) Delivered a talk on “Impact of social traces on user behaviors” at the Tech Talk Series by NAVER, the largest online platform in Korea.
  • Minsu, P. (2023) Delivered a talk on “Impact of social traces on user behaviors” at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management.
  • Minsu, P. (2023) Delivered a talk on “Impact of social traces on user behaviors” at the Institute for Basic Science – Korea.
  • Minsu, P. (2023) Delivered a talk on “Interdisciplinary Papers Supported by Disciplinary Grants Garner Deep and Broad Impact” at the International Conference for Computational Social Science (IC2S2).
  • Minsu, P. (2023) Delivered a talk on “Interdisciplinary Papers Supported by Disciplinary Grants Garner Deep and Broad Impact” at the Summer Institute of Computational Social Science (SICSS) – Korea.
  • Minsu, P. (2023) Delivered a talk on “Interdisciplinary Papers Supported by Disciplinary Grants Garner Deep and Broad Impact” at the research seminar hosted by Computational Sociology x Culture Working Groups, Department of Sociology, UCLA.
  • Minsu, P. (2023) Delivered a talk on “Interdisciplinary Papers Supported by Disciplinary Grants Garner Deep and Broad Impact” at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS), University of Southern Denmark.
  • Minsu, P. (2023) Delivered a talk on “Decoding Cultural Consumption Using Digital Traces” at the Summer Institute of Computational Social Science (SICSS) – Shanghai.
  • Minsu, P. (2023) Delivered a guest lecture on “Decoding Cultural Consumption Using Digital Traces” for Introduction to Computational Social Science (M1304.003000) at the Department of Sociology, Seoul National University.
  • Minsu, P. (2023) Delivered a guest lecture on “Decoding Cultural Consumption Using Digital Traces” for Computational Social Science (CS-UH2219E) at the Computer Science Program, NYU Abu Dhabi.
  • Norris, J. J.. (2023) Delivered a seminar on “Geography and Networks,” organized by the Economics Department at Monash University.
  • Paparella, F., de Verneil, A., Cho, A., Burt, J. A., Lachkar, Z. (2023) Connectivity of coral reefs in the Arabian (Persian) Gulf. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Conference, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
  • Ripley, D.M., D’Agostino, D., Burt, J. A. (2023). The Metabolic Costs of Hypoxia in a Cryptobenthic Coral Reef Fish. The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Shafique, M. (2023) Acted as a keynote speaker at the ITICS 2023 “Machine Learning Security for Autonomous Systems” at International Conference on IT Infrastructure and Computational Security, at Lahore Garrison University (LGU), Lahore, Pakistan, 26.Apr.2023. 
  • Shafique, M. (2023) Presentation at ITC innovation event Think Tank, February 21-23, 2023.
  • Schmidt, C., Morard, R., Rapp, S.K., Amao, A.O., Rahman, S.N., Vaughan, G., Farrell, O.M., Burt, J. A. (2023). Local biodiversity of recent foraminifera in three coral reefs in the extremely warm Persian/Arabian Gulf. FORAM Conference. Perugia, Italy.
  • Vaughan, G., Johansen, J., Mitchell, M., Shiels, H., Burt, J. A. (2023) Surviving the world’s hottest reefs; An ecophysiological approach to assess the acclamatory capacity of coral reef fishes. 4th Ecology and Evolution Ireland Conference. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  • Yao, D. (2023), one of the co-authors of the paper with Prof. Borja Garcia de Soto,  presented a Poster titled “Game theoretic modeling of malicious insider threat to common data environment in the AEC industry” at the 7th Annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Showcase, 22 May, 2023.
  • Wang, D. (2023) Delivered a poster presentation on “RIS-Enabled Integrated Sensing and Communication for 6G Systems”, ABU DHABI 6G SUMMIT 2023. 
  • Wasmer, E., Belete, M. (2023) Delivered a presentation at  Big Historical Data Conference – Jena, Germany Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology, November, 2023. 

2022

  • Menendez, M. (2022) Presented “Mobility lab and other research and educational opportunities at NYUAD” at the NYU Transportation Joint Campus Research Summit, May 2022.
  • Menendez, M. (2022) Delivered an invited presentation “Automated modular vehicles. Are they the future of public transport systems?” at the Seminar From Traffic Modeling to Smart Cities and Digital Democracies Seminar, Zurich, November 2022.
  • Menendez, M. (2022) Delivered an invited presentation “Adding flexibility, reliability, and speed to our public transport systems. The use of automated modular vehicle technology” at the hEAT Lab Seminar Series, Delft, November 2022.
  • Menendez, M. (2022) Delivered an invited presentation “Sustainable mobility?” at the Fundamental Research and Sustainability Conference, Abu Dhabi, November 2022.
  • Beck, F. H. (2022) Presented and showcased two projects: “The Evolution of the Majlis” and “The Future of the Majlis” at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2022 in Washington, D.C.
  • Celik, K. (2022) Delivered a presentation as an invited speaker: “Advances in development and characterization of sustainable construction materials” at the ACI Concrete Conference on Innovation, March 9-10, 2022, Dubai, UAE.
  • Makovi, K. (2022) Delivered an invited talk: “Segregated mobility patterns amplify neighborhood disparities in the spread of COVID-19” at the ANET Lab (Agglomeration & Social Networks Research Lab; affiliated with the Hungarian National Science Academy), June 2, 2022.
  • Marlow, T. (2022) Delivered an invited talk: “Future Flooding Increases Unequal Exposure Risks to Relic Industrial Pollution” at an online seminar series hosted by the First Street Foundation. 
  • Menendez, M. (2022) Was invited as a panel member “Celebrating the Power of Connection” at the 2022 Milken Institute Middle East and Africa Summit, November, 2022. 
  • Shafique, M. (2022) Was featured at TinyML Talks (Virtual – YouTube) discussing “Energy-Efficiency and Security” for TinyML and EdgeAI: A Cross-Layer Approach,” February, 2022.
  • Shafique, M. (2022) Gave a talk “Embedded Machine Learning for the Edge: From Algorithms to Architectures,” at the CPS&IoT Summer School in Budva, Montenegro, June 8, 2022.
  • Shafique, M. (2022) Gave a talk “Energy-Efficient Deep Learning at the Edge: A Cross-Layer Approach” at the CPS&IoT Summer School in Budva, Montenegro, (online) June 8, 2022.
  • Shafique, M. (2022) Delivered an invited talk: Energy-Efficiency for TinyML & EdgeAI: A Cross-Layer Framework with Hardware and Software Techniques,” at SysInt 2022, International Conference on System-Integrated Intelligence, September 7, .2022.
  • Shafique, M. (2022) Was featured at TinyML Talks (Virtual – YouTube) discussing “Energy-Efficiency and Robustness” for TinyML and EdgeAI: A Cross-Layer Approach, AI Track, IBCAST, August 16, 2022.
  • Shafique, M. (2022) Gave a talk “Energy-Efficiency and Robustness” for TinyML and EdgeAI: A Cross-Layer Approach, AI Track at the International Nathiagali Summer Colleges (INSC) on Physics and Contemporary Needs, 20 June – 02 July, 2022 (4 parts).
  • Shafique, M. (2022) Gave a presentation “Dependability and Security of Advanced AI Systems: Hardware and Software Techniques,” at the Test Summer School (TSS) at the European Test Symposium (ETS), May 21, 2022.
  • Shafique, M. (2022) Delivered a presentation “Energy-Efficiency and Security for TinyML and EdgeAI: A Cross-Layer Framework with Hardware and Software Techniques,” at the DSRC Seminar Series at Technology Innovation Institute (TII), May 10, 2022.

2021

  • Jabari, S. E. (2021) Delivered a presentation: “Incorporating kinematic wave theory into a deep learning method for traffic speed estimation” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. 
  • Marlow, T. (2021) Delivered an invited talk “Neighborhood Isolation During the COVID‑19 Pandemic” to the Safegraph community. 
  • Menendez, M. (2021) Delivered an invited presentation: “Automated modular pods: Applications in public transportation and emergency medical services” at World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) Committee on Intelligent Transport Systems (SIG-C3) Webinar Series, January 2021.
  • Menendez, M. (2021) Delivered an invited presentation: “Automated modular vehicles: Some future applications” at the Special Transportation Seminar, University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, January 2021.
  • Menendez, M. (2021) Delivered a presentation as a keynote speaker: “Large-scale traffic datasets: Challenges and opportunities of open data platforms in the traffic community” at the International Pre-Conference (HKSTS) Workshop, 8th of December, 2021.
  • Menendez, M. (2021) Delivered an invited presentation, “The Future City: Harnessing Technology to Improve Urban Life” at the U.S. Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, November 2021.
  • Menendez, M. (2021) Delivered an invited presentation: “Is it too soon to bid farewell to driving our cars? The future of driverless travel” at the NYU Alumni Weekend, October 2021.
  • Menendez, M. (2021) Was invited as a panel member: “Future of cities” at the NYU President’s Global Council, October 2021.
  • Menendez, M. (2021) Delivered an invited presentation: “Future cities and transportation” at the ASCE@NYUAD & CITIES Faculty Talk Series, March 2021.
  • Shafique, M. (2021) Gave a talk focusing on: “The Security of AI Functions in Autonomous Vehicles: Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies such as Machine Learning (ML)” at the 2nd Abu Dhabi Smart City Summit, 23rd of November, 2021. 
  • Shafique, M. (2021) Gave a special session talk “The Status, Challenges and Future of TinyML,” at the IEEE/ACM 58th Design Automation Conference (DAC), Dec, 2021.
  • Shafique, M. (2021) Delivered a presentation “Towards Energy-Efficient and Secure Edge AI: A Cross-Layer Framework,” at the IEEE/ACM 40th International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), Germany, November, 2021.
  • Shafique, M. (2021) Gave a special session talk “Energy-Efficient Edge AI: From Algorithms to Hardware Architectures,” at the CODES/ISSS Conference at Embedded Systems Week (ESWeek), October 08-15, 2021.
  • Shafique, M. (2021) Gave Special Session Talk “Energy-Efficient EdgeAI: A Cross-Layer Perspective” at the International Symposium on Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies (HEART), June 23, 2021.
  • Shafique, M. (2021) Presented “Reliability and Security for Machine Learning Systems,” at the Workshop on AI Hardware: Test, Reliability and Security (AI-TREATS), May 28, 2021.
  • Shafique, M. (2021) Delivered a Special Session “Dependability for AI Hardware Architectures,” at the European Test Symposium (ETS), Special Session on Emerging Computing Devices: Challenges and Opportunities for Test and Reliability, May 24, 2021.
  • Shafique, M. (2021) Gave a presentation “Energy-Efficiency and Security for EdgeAI: Challenges and Opportunities,” at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Apr 26, 2021.
  • Shafique, M. (2021) Presented “Efficient Deep Learning for Healthcare and Bioinformatics: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities,” at COMSTECH – ICCBS International Workshop on “Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in Life Sciences,” March 25, 2021.
  • Shafique, M. (2021) Gave a speech “Resistive Crossbar-Aware Neural Network Design: A Hardware-Software Co-Design Methodology,” at the Roundtable @ PIMT 2021: NSF Workshop on Processing-In-Memory Technology, Mach 18, 2021.
  • Shafique, M. (2021) Gave a talk “Energy Efficiency and Security for Edge-AI: From Algorithms to Hardware Architectures,” at the 18th IEEE International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Software Technologies (AI &ST) track, January 12, 2021.
  • Singh, S. (2021) Presented a paper based on the Pilot Project on Use of ICT and extending digital citizenship at the MS Gore Conference, 18th-20th December 2021.

2020

  • Celik, K. (2020) Delivered Oral & Booth representation at the Emirates Steel Innovation Week, Abu Dhabi, February 2020.
  • Diabat, A. (2020) Delivered an invited presentation: “Design of blood supply chains under risk of disruptions.” at International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, March 2020.
  • Jabari, S. (2020) Delivered a virtual workshop: “Decentralized network control using continuum traffic models: Large scale autonomy connectivity and mobility networks” at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), Fall 2020.
  • Menendez, M. (2020) Delivered an Invited masterclass: “Road network capacity: Are we there yet? at TU Delft, February 2020.
  • Menendez, M. (2020). Invited presentation Automated modular vehicle technology. From public transportation to emergency medical services. Workshop III, Large Scale Autonomy: Connectivity and Mobility Networks, for the Long Program: Mathematical Challenges and Opportunities for Autonomous Vehicles. UCLA’s Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), Los Angeles, November 2020.
  • Brucato, M. (2020) Gave a talk focusing on: “Stochastic Package Queries in Probabilistic Databases” at SIGMOD, June 8th, 2020.
  • Brucato, M. & Mannino, M. (2020) Presented a video for a demo concerning sPaQLTools at VLDB, August 16th, 2020.
  • Abouzied, A. (2020) Presented a video: “Supporting Decision-Makers in Uncertain Environments” at Future Data, September 24th, 2020.

2019

  • Beck, F. (2019) Delivered a talk at Sustainability in Art and Design, Sharjah Museums Authority, Dubai, September 2019.
  • Beck, F. (2019) Delivered a talk at NYU Shanghai, Interactive Media Program, Shanghai, October 2019.
  • Beck, F. (2019) Delivered a talk at Donghua University, Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation, October 2019.
  • Beck, F. (2019) Delivered a talk and innovation Workshop II & III at the First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, November 2019.
  • Beck, F. (2019) Delivered a talk at Parsons School of Design, New York, October 2019.
  • Diabat, A. (2019) Delivered an invited presentation: “Hub-and-spoke network systems with economies-of-scale and congestion,” at the 26th World Road Congress, Abu Dhabi EX, October 2019.
  • Diabat, A. (2019) Delivered an invited presentation: “Fixed-partition policies for the inventory routing problem,” at the 49th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, Beijing, October 2019.
  • Jabari, S. (2019) Delivered an invited presentation: “Node modeling for congested urban networks,” at the 26th World Road Congress, Abu Dhabi EX, October 2019.
  • Jabari, S. (2019) Delivered an invited presentation: “On data analytics for traffic operation,” at the 5th NYUAD Transportation Symposium, Abu Dhabi, November 2019.
  • Menendez, M. (2019) Delivered an invited presentation: “Macroscopic modeling of multimodal transportation networks,” at the 26th World Road Congress, Abu Dhabi EX, October 2019. 

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