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FACULTY 2022

Transcending Disciplines

Educating Leaders

Transforming Lives


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Computer Science

Earth and Environmental Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Mechanical Engineering

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Front cover: Visual image library used

in unsupervised machine learning.

Computer vision leverages data in

order to learn to recognize patterns

and perceive their surroundings,

enabling situational awareness

across health, security, and robotics

applications. (Image courtesy of

Professor Carl Vondrick)


Engineering and applied science advancements move at a rapid pace, transcending

disciplines as we aspire to bring innovation to transform lives and take us

closer to solving the biggest challenges facing our world. We anticipate that the

breakthroughs developed at Columbia Engineering will be part of a new era of

innovation. At the same time, we recognize the ethical and practical questions

that so often arise with the emergence of new technology and our responsibility,

as engineers and applied scientists, to think deeply about these questions and to convey this

responsibility to our students.

This booklet provides a snapshot of our faculty and the wide-ranging research they

are pursuing. We are united by our school vision, Columbia Engineering for Humanity, a

vision that seeks to put engineers at the forefront of creating a sustainable, healthy, secure,

connected, and creative humanity. Our research and education efforts are inherently

interdisciplinary across our School and across the University.

Our faculty are at the forefront of the most important research initiatives of our time,

working across disciplines with our sister schools and our world-class institutes and

initiatives: the Data Science Institute, Earth Institute, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior

Institute, Columbia Nano Initiative, Precision Medicine, Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics,

Columbia Entrepreneurship, and Global Columbia.

Together we are working from the macroscale to the nanoscale, discovering new materials

and methodologies for cleaner water, smarter and sustainable cities, personalized medicine,

private and secure transactions, faster networks, a host of creative possibilities enabled by

artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and so much more.

Throughout our curriculum and programming, faculty are dedicating themselves to

new ways of teaching, embedding design, hands-on learning, ethics, entrepreneurship,

and innovation into our research and education mission. Their work is bringing new ideas

and innovation to countless areas—from energy and health care to media and finance—

and increasing access to critical resources and health services for underserved areas and

communities.

I invite you to learn more about the diverse research interests of our distinguished faculty, a

truly remarkable group of thinkers, investigators, and visionaries who are translating research

for the benefit of us all.

Shih-Fu Chang

Dean of Engineering

Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor

Web: engineering.columbia.edu

Faculty: engineering.columbia.edu/directory


APPLIED PHYSICS AND

APPLIED MATHEMATICS

William E. Bailey web54@columbia.edu

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and of Applied Physics and Applied

Mathematics

Magnetic materials and heterostructures, spin transport, magnetization dynamics, timeresolved

X-ray spectroscopy

Katayun Barmak katayun.barmak@columbia.edu

Philips Electronics Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

Synthesis, processing, and characterization of 2D materials; metallic films;

thermodynamics and kinetics of solid-state reactions and phase transformations in

nanostructured films; grain boundaries, grain growth, and microstructural evolution

Daniel Bienstock dano@ieor.columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research)

Combinatorial optimization and integer programming, computational modeling of power grids

Simon Billinge sb2896@columbia.edu

Professor of Materials Science and of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

Nanoscale structure-property relationships in functional nanomaterials for sustainable

energy, environmental remediation, and health using novel X-ray, electron, and

neutron scattering techniques with data analytic and machine learning methods; the

nanostructure problem

Allen Boozer ahb17@columbia.edu

Professor of Applied Physics

Plasma theory, theory of magnetic confinement for fusion energy, theory of

magnetic reconnection

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Siu-Wai Chan sc174@columbia.edu

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (Joint appointment in Earth and Environmental

Engineering)

Nanoparticles, electronic ceramics, grain boundaries and interfaces, oxide thin films

Qiang Du qd2125@columbia.edu

Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics

Applied and computational mathematics: multiscale modeling, applied and numerical analysis,

nonlocal modeling, efficient and scalable algorithms for large-scale simulations; various

applications in science and engineering (fluids, membranes, nanostructures, machine learning)

Alexander L. Gaeta a.gaeta@columbia.edu

David M. Rickey Professor of Applied Physics and of Materials Science (Joint appointment in

Electrical Engineering)

Quantum and nonlinear photonics, ultrafast optics, nanophotonics, nonlinear propagation

in fibers and bulk media, the generation and processing of quantum states of light

Oleg Gang og2226@columbia.edu

Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science (Joint appointment in Chemical Engineering)

Soft and biomolecular materials, programmable assembly of nanoscale systems, DNA

nanotechnology, self-assembled nanomaterials with optical and biomedical functions,

nanoscale structural methods

Irving Herman iph1@columbia.edu

Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Applied Physics

Nanocrystals, optical spectroscopy of nanostructured materials, laser diagnostics of thin

film processing, mechanical properties of nanomaterials

James Im ji12@columbia.edu

Professor of Materials Science (Joint appointment in Earth and Environmental Engineering)

Laser-induced crystallization of thin films, phase transformations and nucleation in

condensed systems

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APPLIED PHYSICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Michal Lipson ml3745@columbia.edu

Professor of Applied Physics (Joint appointment in Electrical Engineering)

Silicon photonics, inventor of GHz silicon modulator, novel on-chip nanophotonics devices,

novel micron-size photonic structures for light manipulation, light-confining structures to

slow down, enhance, and manipulate light

Kyle Mandli kyle.mandli@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Finite volume methods, adaptive mesh refinement, and other computational science

approaches to geophysical flow problems, including storm surges and tsunamis

Chris Marianetti chris.marianetti@columbia.edu

Associate Professor of Materials Science and of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

Predicting materials properties from first-principles computations; materials with energyrelated

applications; density-functional theory; dynamical mean-field theory; transitionmetal

oxides; actinides, energy storage and conversion materials

Michael Mauel mem4@columbia.edu

Professor of Applied Physics

Plasma physics, waves and instabilities, fusion and equilibrium control, space physics,

plasma processing, international energy policy

Gerald A. Navratil gan2@columbia.edu

Thomas Alva Edison Professor of Applied Physics

Plasma physics, plasma diagnostics, fusion energy science

I. Cevdet Noyan icn2@columbia.edu

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (Joint appointment in Earth and Environmental

Engineering)

Theoretical and applied X-ray and neutron scattering

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Carlos Paz-Soldan carlos.pazsoldan@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Plasma physics and fusion energy, with an emphasis on the equilibrium, stability, and

control of tokamak plasmas

Lorenzo Polvani lmp@columbia.edu

Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics

Atmospheric and climate dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, numerical methods for

weather and climate modeling, planetary atmospheres

Kui Ren kr2002@columbia.edu

Professor

Applied and computational mathematics: inverse problems, mathematical imaging,

machine learning, fast algorithms, random networks, partial differential equations

Amir Sagiv as6011@columbia.edu

Associate Research Scientist

Differential equations, dynamical systems, optics and wave phenomena, uncertainty

quantification, mathematical analysis

Adam Sobel ahs129@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Earth and Environmental Sciences)

Atmospheric science, geophysical fluid dynamics, tropical meteorology, climate dynamics

Marc W. Spiegelman mspieg@ldeo.columbia.edu

Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and

Department Chair

Advanced computation for multiphysics problems with applications to coupled fluid-solid

mechanics in earth sciences (e.g., magma dynamics, carbon sequestration, ice-water

dynamics)

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APPLIED PHYSICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Michael Tippett michael.tippett@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Predictability and variability of the climate system, with emphasis on the application of

statistical methods to data from observations and numerical models

Latha Venkataraman lv2117@columbia.edu

Lawrence Gussman Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Chemistry

Single molecule transport, electrochemistry and optoelectronic properties, scanning

tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, X-ray spectroscopy

Wen Wang wen@ee.columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Electrical Engineering)

Ultrahigh-speed electronics, heterogeneous materials integration, semiconductor

optoelectronics, including lasers and photodetectors

Michael Weinstein miw2103@columbia.edu

Professor of Applied Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics

Applied mathematics, multiscale phenomena in partial differential equations and

dynamical systems; applications to waves in novel media, e.g., 2D quantum materials such

as graphene, nonlinear optics, and fluid dynamics

Renata M. Wentzcovitch rmw2150@columbia.edu

Professor of Materials Science and Applied Physics (Joint appointment in Earth and

Environmental Sciences)

Computational quantum mechanical studies of materials at extreme conditions; planetary

materials; electronic, structural, and vibrational properties

Chris Wiggins chris.wiggins@columbia.edu

Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematics, mathematical biology, biopolymer dynamics, soft condensed matter,

genetic networks and network inference, machine learning

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Cheng-Shie Wuu csw6@columbia.edu

Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, Environmental Health Sciences, and of Applied Physics

Microdosimetry, biophysical modeling, dosimetry of brachy-therapy, gel dosimetry, second

cancers induced by radiotherapy, medical physics

Yuan Yang yy2664@columbia.edu

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Advanced materials and devices for energy storage, conversion, and management,

particularly in electrochemical energy storage and thermal energy management; structureproperty

correlations and chemical processes in energy materials and devices

Drew Youngren dcy2@columbia.edu

Lecturer in the Discipline of Applied Mathematics

Microlocal analysis, partial differential equations, mathematics education and the role of

computation in the learning of mathematics

Nanfang Yu ny2214@columbia.edu

Associate Professor of Applied Physics

Nanophotonics, metasurfaces, integrated photonics, biophotonics

Lu Zhang lz2784@columbia.edu

Chu Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Numerical studies of wave propagation phenomena

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Gerard A. Ateshian ateshian@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Mechanical Engineering)

Theoretical and experimental analysis of articular cartilage mechanics, lubrication, tissue

engineering and bioreactor design, growth and remodeling of biological tissues, cell

mechanics, mixture theory

Elham Azizi ea2690@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor; Herbert and Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Cancer Data Research

(in the Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics and the Herbert Irving

Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Combining cutting-edge single-cell genomic technologies with statistical machine

learning techniques to characterize complex populations of interacting cells in the tumor

microenvironment, as well as their dysregulated circuitry

Tal Danino td2506@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Utilization of synthetic biology to engineer gene circuits for novel health and environmental

applications; the major application is programming bacteria as a cancer therapy

X. Edward Guo exg1@columbia.edu

Stanley Dicker Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Medical Sciences (in

Medicine) and Department Chair

Image-based microstructural and finite element analyses of skeletons; in vitro

mechanobiology of osteocytes, osteoblasts, and osteoclasts; and 3D cell mechanics

and mechanotransduction

Henry Hess hh2374@columbia.edu

Professor

Engineering at the molecular scale, in particular the design of active nanosystems

incorporating biomolecular motors, the study of enzyme cascades, active self-assembly,

and single molecule binding events

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Elizabeth M. C. Hillman elizabeth.hillman@columbia.edu

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology (Physics); Herbert and Florence Irving

Professor at the Zuckerman Institute

Advanced in vivo optical imaging and high-speed microscopy technologies to gain insight

into the function and physiology of living samples, the brain, and the interrelation between

neuronal activity and brain blood flow in health and disease

Clark T. Hung cth6@columbia.edu

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Sciences (in Orthopedic Surgery)

Effects of physical, mechanical, and chemical stimuli on musculoskeletal cells related to

cellular and tissue engineering

Joshua Jacobs jj2784@columbia.edu

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Sciences (in Neurological

Surgery)

Brain signals that underlie spatial navigation and memory, direct human brain recordings,

developing brain stimulators to improve cognition

Christoph Juchem cwj2112@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Clinical potential of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS),

particularly for multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions

Lance C. Kam lk2141@columbia.edu

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences (in Medicine)

Micro- and nanoscale fabrication of biological systems, cell-cell and cell-matrix signaling,

engineering of immune and nervous systems, nanomedicine

Elisa E. Konofagou ek2191@columbia.edu

Robert and Margaret Hariri Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Radiology

(Physics)

Ultrasonics (imaging and therapy), elasticity imaging, signal and image processing, soft

tissue mechanics

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Andrew F. Laine laine@columbia.edu

Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Radiology (Physics)

Mathematical analysis and quantification of medical images, machine and deep learning in

medicine, imaging informatics, biomarkers

Kam W. Leong kwl2121@columbia.edu

Samuel Y. Sheng Professor of Biomedical Engineering (in Systems Biology)

Design of functional and nanostructured biomaterials for applications in nucleic acid

delivery, precision medicine, and regenerative medicine

Helen H. Lu hhlu@columbia.edu

Percy K. and Vida L.W. Hudson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Dental

and Craniofacial Engineering (in Dental Medicine); Senior Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs and

Advancement

Interface tissue engineering and the formation of integrated complex tissue systems, stratified

scaffold design for multitissue regeneration and multiscale models to evaluate heterotypic

cellular interactions, composite biomaterials for orthopedic and dental applications

José L. McFaline-Figueroa jm5200@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Single-cell genomics, multiplex editing and chemical genetics, cancer biology,

computational biology

Barclay Morrison III bm2119@columbia.edu

Professor and Vice Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Mechanical injury of the central nervous system: improvement of prevention strategies

with critical biomechanical data for the brain, identification of novel treatment options by

understanding the post-traumatic pathobiology, engineering new research tools

Nandan Nerurkar nln2113@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Morphogenesis, developmental biomechanics, design principles of embryonic tissue

formation, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering

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Paul Sajda psajda@columbia.edu

Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Joint appointment in Radiology [Physics]

and in Electrical Engineering)

Noninvasive multimodal neuroimaging, brain-computer interfaces, application of machine

learning to analysis of neural data and computational modeling of large neural systems

Kenneth Shepard shepard@ee.columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Electrical Engineering)

Bioelectronics, applications of CMOS technology to the life sciences, power electronics,

nanoscale devices for biological applications

Samuel Sia ss2735@columbia.edu

Professor; Vice Provost for the Fourth Purpose and Strategic Impact

Microfluidics, point-of-care diagnostics, 3D tissue engineering, implantable devices, and

cell therapy

J. Thomas Vaughan jtv2114@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Radiology at the Zuckerman Institute)

MR methods and technologies to advance biomedical research and clinical diagnostics,

increased access to MRI for world populations

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic gv2131@columbia.edu

University Professor; The Mikati Foundation of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of

Medical Sciences

Engineering human tissues and organs for regenerative medicine and “patient on a chip”

studies of disease

Qi Wang qi.wang@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Neural coding, brain-machine interfaces, and biomedical instrumentation for creating

engineered sensory perception

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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Scott Banta sbanta@columbia.edu

Professor and Department Chair

Protein engineering, synthetic biology, and biotechnology

Kyle Bishop kyle.bishop@columbia.edu

Professor

Developing colloidal machines, using expertise in colloidal interactions, self-assembly, and

nonequilibrium phenomena

Chris Boyce cmb2302@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

MRI and computational modeling to investigate multiphase flows for applications in

energy, pharmaceuticals, mining, and filtration industries

Jingguang Chen jc3972@columbia.edu

Thayer Lindsley Professor of Chemical Engineering

Experimental and theoretical studies of metal carbides and bimetallic alloys as catalysts

and electrocatalysts for energy applications and carbon dioxide mitigation

Christopher Durning cjd2@columbia.edu

Professor

Transport phenomena, soft materials systems (especially polymers and colloids),

membrane science, separations technologies

Daniel Esposito de2300@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Solar energy conversion, solar fuels, catalysis, high-throughput screening of materials,

interfacial phenomena, and in situ micro/nanoscale analysis techniques

Oleg Gang og2226@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics)

Soft and biomolecular materials, programmable assembly of nanoscale systems, DNA

nanotechnology, self-assembled nanomaterials with optical and biomedical functions,

nanoscale structural methods

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Jingyue Ju dj222@columbia.edu

Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor of Engineering

Genomic science and technology, molecular engineering and chemical biology

Sanat Kumar sk2794@columbia.edu

Bykhovsky Professor of Chemical Engineering

Theoretical and experimental programs to design polymer-inorganic hybrid materials with

relevance to membrane for gas and ion separation, water purification, biomimetic materials;

inverse design (starting from specifications and designing materials that comply)

Lauren Marbella lem2221@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Molecular-level characterization of materials for energy storage and conversion

V. Faye McNeill vfm2103@columbia.edu

Professor

Atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, environmental chemical engineering, air quality

Aaron Moment ajm2293@columbia.edu

Professor of Professional Practice

Next-generation manufacturing processes for fine chemical, pharmaceutical, and

biopharmaceutical products. Applying advances in sensing, imaging, visualization,

modeling, simulation, and materials for more efficient, sustainable, and safer processes

Allie Obermeyer aco2134@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Hybrid protein and polymer-based materials for biomedical applications

Ben O’Shaughnessy bo8@columbia.edu

Professor

Quantitative cell biology, molecular computational methods, neurotransmission, neural

networks, viral infection, cell division, cell mechanosensing, active gel theory

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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Mijo Simunovic ms6051@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Interface of engineering and developmental biology, with particular interest in building

experimental models to elucidate the mechanisms of human embryo development and

organ formation

Dan Steingart dan.steingart@columbia.edu

Stanley-Thompson Professor of Chemical Metallurgy (Joint appointment in Earth and

Environmental Engineering)

Systematic behaviors of material deposition, conversion, and dissolution in electrochemical

reactors with a focus on energy storage devices

Alexander Urban au2229@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Electrochemical energy storage and conversion using a combination of atomic-scale

modeling and data science techniques, batteries for electric vehicles, grid-level storage,

recycling of battery materials

Venkat Venkatasubramanian venkat@columbia.edu

Samuel Ruben–Peter G. Viele Professor of Engineering

Risk analysis and management in complex engineered systems, cyberinfrastructure

and “big data” analytics for molecular products design and discovery, complex adaptive

teleological systems

Alan C. West acw17@columbia.edu

Samuel Ruben–Peter G. Viele Professor of Electrochemistry

Electrochemical metallization process, batteries and fuel cells

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CIVIL ENGINEERING AND

ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Raimondo Betti rb68@columbia.edu

Professor

Structural mechanics, structural dynamics, system identification of linear and nonlinear

structures, damage detection, health monitoring of structures, earthquake engineering,

computational mechanics, bridge engineering

Julius Chang jc1041@columbia.edu

Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Construction Engineering and Management

Construction engineering and management

Gautam Dasgupta dasgupta@civil.columbia.edu

Professor

Engineering mechanics–continuum mechanics, viscoplastic wave propagation, stochastic

analysis, bioengineering growth, symbolic computation, civil engineering–live design:

mitigating extreme disasters

George Deodatis deodatis@columbia.edu

Santiago and Robertina Calatrava Family Professor of Civil Engineering (Joint appointment in

Earth and Environmental Engineering)

Probabilistic mechanics, Monte Carlo simulation techniques, infrastructure risk analysis

and risk mitigation arising from sea level rise and coastal storms, structural safety and

reliability, hazards analysis, uncertainty quantification

Sharon Di sharon.di@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

AI-guided travel and driving behavior modeling and prediction, game theory, self-driving cars

Maria Q. Feng mfeng@columbia.edu

Renwick Professor of Civil Engineering

Sustainability of civil infrastructural systems through multidisciplinary research on sensors,

data analytics, smart structures, and structural health monitoring and system control for

intelligent maintenance to minimize life-cycle cost and enhance system resiliency to hazards

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CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Jacob Fish fishj@columbia.edu

Robert A. W. and Christine S. Carleton Professor of Civil Engineering and Department Chair

Multiscale science and engineering with applications to aerospace, automotive industry,

civil engineering, and biological and material sciences

Marco Giometto marco.giometto@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Theoretical and computational fluid mechanics, with a focus on atmospheric boundarylayer

flows and nonequilibrium effects in turbulence, flow in urban canopies, and thermally

driven slope flows

Shiho Kawashima s-kawashima@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Rheological behavior and fresh-state microstructure of concrete, nanomodification and

nanocharacterization of cementitious materials, sustainable infrastructural materials

Addis Kidane aak2234@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Experimental solid mechanics, dynamic behavior of materials

Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou ikougioum@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Nonlinear stochastic dynamics, computational stochastic mechanics, uncertainty

quantification methodologies, signal processing techniques, fractional calculus modeling,

energy harvesting, nanomechanics, reliability assessment of complex dynamical systems

Upmanu Lall ula2@columbia.edu

Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering (Joint appointment in Earth and

Environmental Engineering); Director, Columbia Water Center in the Earth Institute

Hydroclimatology, nonlinear dynamics, and applied statistics; natural hazards, water

systems, and risk management; decentralized water networks; major research initiatives:

global flood risk, global water sustainability, America’s water

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Hoe Ling ling@civil.columbia.edu

Professor

Geotechnical engineering, geosynthetics, centrifuge modeling, soil behavior, seismic performance

Richard Longman rwl4@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Mechanical Engineering)

Iterative learning control design for high-precision control in repetitive operations,

repetitive control for eliminating influence of repeating disturbances, system identification

generating state space models from input-output data, damage detection

Ibrahim S. Odeh odeh@columbia.edu

Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Construction Management, Strategy,

and Business Development

Construction business agility; strategy management of innovative practices; business and

program development; market analysis and technological trends; and construction management

Thomas Panayotidi ttp16@columbia.edu

Lecturer in the Discipline of Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Computational mechanics, earthquake engineering, blast-resistant design, finite elements

in concrete and steel structures

Feniosky Peña-Mora feniosky@columbia.edu

Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (Joint

appointments in Computer Science and in Earth and Environmental Engineering)

IT support for collaboration in preparedness, response, and recovery during disasters

involving critical physical infrastructures; sustainable construction, visualization,

augmented reality, and processes integration for large-scale civil engineering systems

Andrew Smyth smyth@civil.columbia.edu

Robert A.W. and Christine S. Carleton Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Structural dynamics, analytical dynamics, structural health monitoring and control,

nonlinear system identification, random vibrations

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CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Steve WaiChing Sun wsun@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Computational mechanics, poromechanics, geomechanics, machine learning applications

for engineering mechanics

Haim Waisman waisman@civil.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Computational mechanics, finite element methods, brittle and ductile fracture modeling,

mechanics of materials, multiscale and multiphysics modeling, structural topology

optimization and inverse problems, iterative solvers and parallel computing

Huiming Yin yin@civil.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Modern, energy-efficient infrastructure systems; characterization and modeling of

composite materials through theoretical and experimental approaches; civil engineering

materials for optimized life-cycle cost

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Josh Alman ja3570@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Theoretical computer science, algorithm design and complexity theory

Alexandr Andoni andoni@cs.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Algorithmic foundations of massive data, sublinear algorithms (streaming and property

testing), high-dimensional computational geometry, metric embeddings, and machine learning

Elias Bareinboim eb@cs.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Causal and counterfactual inference and their applications to data-driven fields in the

health and social sciences, artificial intelligence, and machine learning

Daniel Bauer bauer@cs.columbia.edu

Lecturer in the Discipline of Natural Language Processing

Natural language processing/computational linguistics, lexical and computational

semantics, syntactic and semantic parsing, machine learning, computer science

education research

Peter N. Belhumeur belhumeur@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence

Steven Bellovin smb@cs.columbia.edu

Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science

Security, networks, privacy, public policy

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Paul S. Blaer pblaer@cs.columbia.edu

Senior Lecturer; Director of Computing Research Facilities

Computer science, education, robotics, vision

David M. Blei david.blei@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Statistics)

Statistical machine learning; Bayesian statistics; applications to text, images, music, social

networks, user behavior, and scientific data

Adam Cannon cannon@cs.columbia.edu

Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning

Computer science education, machine learning, statistical pattern recognition

Luca Carloni luca@cs.columbia.edu

Professor and Department Chair

Heterogeneous computing, system-on-chip platforms, hardware-software integration,

computer-aided design, embedded systems, cyber-physical systems

Augustin Chaintreau augustin@cs.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Networked algorithms, stochastic analysis, fairness of big data, computer system

measurement, education in computing ethics

Shih-Fu Chang shih.fu.chang@columbia.edu

Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor (Joint appointment in Electrical Engineering) and Dean of

Columbia Engineering

Computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, multimodal knowledge extraction

Xi Chen xichen@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Algorithmic game theory and economics, complexity theory

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Lydia Chilton lc3251@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Human-computer interaction with AI design tools for creative online advertising

Michael Collins mcollins@cs.columbia.edu

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

Natural language processing, machine learning

Tony Dear tony.dear@columbia.edu

Lecturer in Discipline

Motion planning and machine learning for robotic locomotion

Eleni Drinea eleni@cs.columbia.edu

Senior Lecturer in Discipline (Joint appointment in Industrial Engineering and Operations

Research)

Information theory; network coding; randomized, online, and approximation algorithms;

network analysis; and dimensionality reduction techniques

Stephen A. Edwards sedwards@cs.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Compilers, embedded systems, VLSI, computer-aided design, digital systems, languages

Steven Feiner feiner@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Human-computer interaction, augmented reality and virtual reality, 3D and 2D user

interfaces, automated design of graphics and multimedia, mobile and wearable computing,

health applications, computer games, information visualization

Roxana Geambasu roxana@cs.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Computer systems with focus on security and privacy challenges in emerging technologies,

including mobile devices, cloud computing, and machine learning

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Luis Gravano gravano@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Databases, information retrieval, web search, social media, information extraction

Ronghui Gu rg3123@columbia.edu

Tang Family Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Programming languages and operating systems, blockchain systems, language-based

support for safety and security, certified system software, certified programming and

compilation, formal methods, concurrency reasoning

Julia Hirschberg julia@cs.columbia.edu

Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science

Computational linguistics/natural language processing, prosody, emotional speech, spoken

dialogue systems, deceptive speech, entrainment/alignment in dialogue, text-to-scene

generation, speech summarization, code-switching

Daniel Hsu djhsu@cs.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Algorithmic statistics and machine learning

Suman Jana suman@cs.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Computer security and privacy, security and privacy issues in machine learning, and

program analysis

Gail Kaiser kaiser@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Static and dynamic program analysis, software testing, software security, applications of AI

to software engineering and vice versa

John Kender jrk@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Computer vision, video understanding, visual user interfaces, artificial intelligence

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cs.columbia.edu

Martha Kim martha@cs.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Computer architecture, parallel systems, hardware-software integration, code generation

and optimization

David A. Knowles dak2173@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Machine learning methods for genomics, how cellular mechanisms like RNA splicing are

altered in human genetic disease

Jae Woo Lee jae@cs.columbia.edu

Senior Lecturer in Discipline

Computer science education, networks, software engineering, cloud computing

Tal Malkin tal@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Cryptography, complexity theory, security, randomized algorithms

Kathleen McKeown kathy@cs.columbia.edu

Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science

Natural language processing, text summarization of disaster updates, personalized

messaging to reduce energy use, identifying sentiment in social media, natural language

generation, multimedia explanation, question-answering, multilingual applications

Vishal Misra vishal.misra@columbia.edu

Professor

Networking, data science, and causal inference

Shree Nayar nayar@cs.columbia.edu

T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science

Computer vision, computer graphics, robotics, human-computer interfaces

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Jason Nieh nieh@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Operating systems, mobile computing, cloud computing, networking, security

Christos Papadimitriou christos@columbia.edu

The Donovan Family Professor of Computer Science

Computational complexity and algorithms applied to biology, economics, game theory,

artificial intelligence, evolution, databases, robotics, networks, the internet, the brain

Itsik Pe’er itsik@cs.columbia.edu

Professor of Computer Science and Systems Biology

Computational and machine learning methods for high-throughput genomics; probabilistic

models for temporal data in germline genetics, somatic lineages, and microbiome dynamics

Feniosky Peña-Mora feniosky@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and in Earth and

Environmental Engineering)

IT support for collaboration in preparedness, response, and recovery during disasters

involving critical physical infrastructures; sustainable construction, visualization,

augmented reality, and processes integration for large-scale civil engineering systems

Toniann Pitassi tp2684@columbia.edu

Jeffrey L. and Brenda Bleustein Professor of Engineering

Computational complexity with a focus on communication complexity and proof complexity

Baishakhi Ray rayb@cs.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Software reliability and security; tools to automate program development, bug detection,

and program repair for large-scale software; novel program analysis techniques to extract

code properties and apply machine learning models to learn from those properties

Kenneth Ross kar@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Database systems, query processing, declarative languages, genetics

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Tim Roughgarden tr@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Design, analysis, applications, and limitations of algorithms, game theory, and

microeconomics, especially as applied to networks, auctions, and blockchains

Dan Rubenstein danielr@columbia.edu

Professor

Computer networks, network robustness and security, multimedia networking,

performance evaluation, algorithms

Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi ansaf@cs.columbia.edu

Senior Lecturer in Discipline

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, clinical informatics, and machine learning for education

Henning Schulzrinne hgs@cs.columbia.edu

Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Mathematical Methods and Computer Science (Joint

appointment in Electrical Engineering)

Computer networks, multimedia systems, mobile and wireless systems, Internet of Things,

ubiquitous and pervasive computing, cybersecurity, public policy for communications

Rocco Servedio rocco@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Theoretical computer science, computational complexity theory, computational learning

theory, randomness in computation

Simha Sethumadhavan simha@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Computer architecture, cybersecurity

Brian Smith brian@cs.columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Human-computer interaction (HCI), AI, sensing, vision, design (including game design),

and accessibility

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Shuran Song shurans@cs.columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Computer vision and robotics; algorithms that enable intelligent systems to learn from

their interactions with the physical world and to autonomously acquire the perception and

manipulation skills necessary to execute complex tasks and assist people

Clifford Stein cliff@ieor.columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research); Interim

Director, Data Science Institute

Design and analysis of algorithms, combinatorial optimization, scheduling, massively

parallel algorithms, green computing, big data, network algorithms, algorithm engineering

Salvatore Stolfo sal@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Computer security, intrusion and anomaly detection, embedded device security, data

mining/machine learning

Vladimir Vapnik vv2116@columbia.edu

Professor

Machine learning, empirical inference, statistical learning theory

Nakul Verma verma@cs.columbia.edu

Senior Lecturer in Discipline

Machine learning and high-dimensional statistics, using intrinsic structure in data to design

effective learning algorithms

Carl Vondrick cv2428@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Computer vision and machine learning, interpretable models, high-level reasoning, and

perception for robotics

Omri Weinstein omri@cs.columbia.edu

Adjunct Associate Professor

Information theory, data structures, complexity theory

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Jeannette Wing wing@columbia.edu

Professor; Executive Vice President for Research at Columbia University

Trustworthy AI, trustworthy computing, cybersecurity and privacy, formal methods,

programming languages, correctness conditions

Rebecca N. Wright rwright@barnard.edu

Druckenmiller Professor of Computer Science, Barnard College

Computer and communications security, particularly in the areas of privacy, cryptographic

protocols, and fault-tolerant distributed computing

Eugene Wu ew2493@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Improving the interface between users and data, and techniques borrowed from fields such

as data management, systems, crowd sourcing, visualization, and HCI

Junfeng Yang junfeng@cs.columbia.edu

Professor

Computer systems, specifically the robustness, security, and performance of software and

machine learning

Mihalis Yannakakis mihalis@cs.columbia.edu

Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science

Algorithms, complexity theory, combinatorial optimization, databases, testing, and verification

Zhou Yu zy2461@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Multimodal sensing and analysis, speech and natural language processing, machine learning

and human-computer interaction

Henry Yuen hsy2116@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Quantum computing, complexity theory, cryptography, and information theory

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Richard Zemel rz2548@columbia.edu

Trianthe Dakolias Professor of Engineering and Applied Science

Machine learning: robust learning systems, generalization to new environments and

distributions, neural representations, and algorithmic fairness

Changxi Zheng cxz@cs.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Computer graphics, physically based multisensory animation, computational acoustics,

scientific computing, robotics

30


EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL

ENGINEERING

Thanos Bourtsalas ab3129@columbia.edu

Lecturer in the Discipline of Sustainable Materials and Energy

Systems for sustainable development, urban mining: energy and metal/mineral recovery

from urban and industrial residues, public health policy, environmental economics

Siu-Wai Chan sc174@columbia.edu

Professor of Materials Science (Joint appointment in Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

Nanoparticles, electronic ceramics, grain boundaries and interfaces, oxide thin films

Kartik Chandran kc2288@columbia.edu

Professor

Environmental microbiology and biotechnology, reengineering the global nitrogen cycle,

sustainable sanitation, public health microbiology, water and wastewater treatment,

bioenergetics (including biofuels), biorefining

Xi Chen xichen@columbia.edu

Professor

Carbon dioxide capture and utilization; flexible energy storage, conversion, and actuation

materials; green mining; water harvesting; morphogenesis; mechanobiology; soft materials

and robots; nano- and micromechanics; material genomics

George Deodatis deodatis@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics)

Probabilistic mechanics, Monte Carlo simulation techniques, infrastructure risk analysis

and risk mitigation arising from sea level rise and coastal storms, structural safety and

reliability, hazards analysis, uncertainty quantification

Raymond S. Farinato rsf2106@columbia.edu

Professor of Professional Practice

Surface and colloid science

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EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

eee.columbia.edu

Robert Farrauto rf2182@columbia.edu

Professor of Professional Practice

Heterogeneous catalytic processes for establishing a sustainable environment; dual function

materials for the conversion of carbon dioxide to useful fuel using hydrogen from renewable

energy sources; catalytic materials and processes for the emerging hydrogen economy

Pierre Gentine pg2328@columbia.edu

Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics and Professor of Earth and

Environmental Sciences and of Climate; Director, Science and Technology

Terrestrial carbon and water cycle

James Im ji12@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics)

Laser-induced crystallization of thin films, phase transformations and nucleation in

condensed systems

Upmanu Lall ula2@columbia.edu

Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering (Joint appointment in Civil Engineering and

Engineering Mechanics); Director, Columbia Water Center in the Earth Institute

Hydroclimatology, nonlinear dynamics, and applied statistics; natural hazards, water

systems, and risk management; decentralized water networks; major research initiatives:

global flood risk, global water sustainability, America’s water

D. R. Nagaraj drn2112@columbia.edu

Henry Krumb Professor of Professional Practice of Mining

Flotation chemistry

I. Cevdet Noyan icn2@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics)

Theoretical and applied X-ray and neutron scattering

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eee.columbia.edu

Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park ap2622@columbia.edu

Lenfest Earth Institute Professor of Climate Change and Department Chair

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) and sustainable energy extraction and

conversion from wastes, biomass, and shale based on novel hybrid nanomaterials and

advanced carbonate chemistry

Feniosky Peña-Mora feniosky@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and in

Computer Science)

IT support for collaboration in preparedness, response, and recovery during disasters

involving critical physical infrastructures; sustainable construction, visualization,

augmented reality, and processes integration for large-scale civil engineering systems

Ponisseril Somasundaran ps24@columbia.edu

LaVon Duddleson Krumb Professor of Mineral Engineering

Surface/colloid chemistry of materials/nanoparticles, greener chemicals, sustainability

in underground resources exploration, polymers/surfactants/proteins, flocculation/

dispersion, biosurfaces, polymers for water treatment, synthesis of fuels from CO 2

/water

Dan Steingart dan.steingart@columbia.edu

Stanley-Thompson Professor of Chemical Metallurgy (Joint appointment in Chemical

Engineering)

Systematic behaviors of material deposition, conversion, and dissolution in electrochemical

reactors with a focus on energy storage devices

Bolun Xu bx2177@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Sustainable energy and power systems, electricity markets, and energy storage

Ngai Yin Yip n.y.yip@columbia.edu

LaVon Duddleson Krumb Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering

Novel technologies for the sustainable production of energy and water

33


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Dimitris Anastassiou anastas@ee.columbia.edu

Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Systems Biology

Systems biology: data mining of biomolecular data to discover signatures and diseaseassociated

biological mechanisms with diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic applications

in personalized medicine

James Anderson ja3451@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Optimal and robust control theory, convex optimization, data privacy/sensitivity, and the

mathematical foundations of cyber-physical systems; applications of interest include

power networks, smart grids, and biochemical reaction networks

Keren Bergman bergman@ee.columbia.edu

Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering; Scientific Director, Center for Integrated

Science and Engineering

Optical interconnection networks for advanced computing systems, data centers, and

nanophotonic networks-on-chip

Shih-Fu Chang shih.fu.chang@columbia.edu

Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor (Joint appointment in Computer Science) and Dean of

Columbia Engineering

Computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, multimodal knowledge extraction

Asaf Cidon asaf.cidon@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Distributed storage systems, machine learning for systems, and cybersecurity

Alexander L. Gaeta a.gaeta@columbia.edu

David M. Rickey Professor (Joint appointment in Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics)

Quantum and nonlinear photonics, ultrafast optics, nanophotonics, nonlinear propagation

in fibers and bulk media, the generation and processing of quantum states of light

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ee.columbia.edu

Javad Ghaderi jghaderi@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Algorithms, optimization, and stochastic processes with application to communication

networks and data centers

Christine Hendon chendon@ee.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Optical coherence tomography, near-infrared spectroscopy, cardiovascular imaging,

cardiac electrophysiology, medical image and signal analysis

Predrag Jelenkovic predrag@ee.columbia.edu

Professor

Mathematical foundations of complex information networks and systems, wireless

networks, biological networks, information ranking, average case analysis of algorithms,

heavy tails, queueing theory, applied probability

Xiaofan (Fred) Jiang jiang@ee.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Cyber-physical systems, mobile and embedded systems, connected health and fitness, and

building energy

Ethan Katz-Bassett ethan@ee.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Computer networking: internet reliability and performance, internet-scale distributed

systems, internet measurement, routing, content delivery, system design, and deployment

Dion Khodagholy dk2955@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Novel electronic devices for interaction with biological substrates, specifically neural

networks and the brain

35


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

ee.columbia.edu

Peter Kinget kinget@ee.columbia.edu

Bernard J. Lechner Professor of Electrical Engineering

Analog, RF, and power-integrated circuits and the applications they enable in wireless

communications, sensing, energy harvesting, and power management; focus on lowvoltage

and low-power techniques for nanoscale devices

Zoran Kostic zk2172@ columbia.edu

Professor of Professional Practice

Applications of deep learning and parallel computing, smart cities, mobile data systems,

wireless communications, signal processing, multimedia, system-on-chip development

Harish Krishnaswamy harish@ee.columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Theory, implementation, and experimental verification of RF, millimeter-wave, and

terahertz devices, circuits, and systems, with applications in communications, radar,

imaging, and sensing

Ioannis (John) Kymissis johnkym@ee.columbia.edu

Kenneth Brayer Professor of Electrical Engineering and Department Chair

Investigations into thin film devices performance, fabrication, and applications

Aurel A. Lazar aurel@ee.columbia.edu

Professor

Neural computing engines and massive parallel neural computation (in silico), reverse

engineering the fruit fly brain (in vivo), big data in neuroscience

Michal Lipson ml3745@columbia.edu

Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering (Joint appointment in Applied Physics and

Applied Mathematics)

Silicon photonics, inventor of GHz silicon modulator, novel on-chip nanophotonics devices,

novel micron-size photonic structures for light manipulation, light-confining structures to

slow down, enhance, and manipulate light

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ee.columbia.edu

Nima Mesgarani nima@ee.columbia.edu

Associate Professor; Member, Zuckerman Institute

Speech neurophysiology, neural engineering, speech and audio signal processing

John Paisley jpaisley@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

General area of statistical machine learning, probabilistic modeling and inference

techniques, Bayesian nonparametric methods, dictionary learning and topic modeling

Matthias Preindl matthias.preindl@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Design and control of power electronic and motor drive systems with primary focus on

electrified transportation and innovative energy storage

Paul Sajda psajda@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Radiology [Physics] and in Biomedical Engineering)

Noninvasive multimodal neuroimaging, brain-computer interfaces, application of machine

learning to analysis of neural data and computational modeling of large neural systems

Henning Schulzrinne hgs@cs.columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Computer Science)

Computer networks, multimedia systems, mobile and wireless systems, Internet of Things,

ubiquitous and pervasive computing, cybersecurity, public policy for communications

Mingoo Seok ms4415@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

VLSI, integrated circuits, ultralow power, power management, machine learning hardware

Kenneth Shepard shepard@ee.columbia.edu

Lau Family Professor of Electrical Engineering (Joint appointment in Biomedical Engineering)

Bioelectronics, applications of CMOS technology to the life sciences, power electronics,

nanoscale devices for biological applications

37


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

ee.columbia.edu

Yannis Tsividis tsividis@ee.columbia.edu

Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Electrical Engineering

Analog and mixed-signal (analog-digital) integrated circuits, signal processing, and computing

David Vallancourt dv82@columbia.edu

Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Circuits and Electronics

Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit design for communications applications

Wen Wang wen@ee.columbia.edu

Thayer Lindsley Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Joint appointment in

Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics)

Ultrahigh-speed electronics, heterogeneous materials integration, semiconductor

optoelectronics, including lasers and photodetectors

Xiaodong Wang wangx@ee.columbia.edu

Professor

Statistical signal processing, machine learning, wireless communications, information

theory, bioinformatics

John Wright jw2966@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Robust modeling and analysis of high-dimensional data, efficient data representations,

signal and image processing and computer vision

Charles Zukowski caz@columbia.edu

Professor

Design and analysis of digital VLSI circuits, circuit simulation, communication circuits

Gil Zussman gil.zussman@columbia.edu

Professor

Wireless and mobile networks and systems, including experimentation in the COSMOS

testbed (cosmos-lab.org), full-duplex wireless (flexicon.ee.columbia.edu), and video/VR

over wireless; resilience of power grids to cyberattacks; learning in/for networks

38


INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND

OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Shipra Agrawal sa3305@columbia.edu

Cyrus Derman Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Sequential decision making under uncertainty, multiarmed bandits, online learning, and

reinforcement learning, prediction markets, and game theory

Eric Balkanski eb3224@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Machine learning and algorithms

Daniel Bienstock dano@ieor.columbia.edu

Liu Family Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (Joint appointment in

Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics)

Combinatorial optimization and integer programming, computational modeling of power grids

Agostino Capponi ac3827@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Financial engineering: Fintech, systemic risk, financial stability, market microstructure

Rachel Cummings rac2239@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Data privacy, with applications to machine learning, algorithmic economics, optimization,

statistics, and public policy

Emanuel Derman ed2114@columbia.edu

Professor of Professional Practice

Quantitative finance, derivatives valuation, volatility models, risk management, philosophy

of modeling

39


INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Ton Dieker dieker@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Computer simulation techniques, design of service systems

Christopher Dolan cjd2119@columbia.edu

Lecturer in the Discipline of Operations Research

Applied statistics

Eleni Drinea eleni@cs.columbia.edu

Senior Lecturer in Discipline (Joint appointment in Computer Science)

Information theory; network coding; randomized, online, and approximation algorithms;

network analysis; and dimensionality reduction techniques

Adam Elmachtoub ae2516@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Machine learning and algorithm design for e-commerce, pricing, supply chains, service

systems, and logistics

Yuri Faenza yf2414@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Mathematical programming, operations research, integer programming, combinatorial

optimization, matching theory and its applications, polyhedral combinatorics

Donald Goldfarb gold@ieor.columbia.edu

Alexander and Hermine Avanessians Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Algorithms for linear, quadratic, semidefinite, convex, and nonlinear programming; firstorder

methods for large-scale structured optimization, network flows, and application to

machine learning; robust optimization, imaging, and tensor models

Vineet Goyal vineet.goyal@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Dynamic optimization under uncertainty, robust optimization, combinatorial optimization,

applications in electricity markets and revenue management

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ieor.columbia.edu

Ali Hirsa ah2347@columbia.edu

Professor of Professional Practice

Machine learning, deep learning, algorithmic trading, data mining, computational/

quantitative finance, and optimization

Garud Iyengar garud@ieor.columbia.edu

Tang Family Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Senior Vice Dean of

Research and Academic Programs

Convex optimization, robust optimization, combinatorial optimization, computational

finance, complex systems, systemic risk, information theory

Hardeep Johar hj2203@columbia.edu

Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and in the

Discipline of Business

Operations research, text mining, machine learning

Cédric Josz cj2638@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Modern techniques for non-convex optimization, encompassing many challenging

problems in operations research and data science; techniques for power grids; new

approaches to overcome non-convexity in large-scale machine learning problems

Soulaymane Kachani kachani@columbia.edu

Professor of Professional Practice and Senior Vice Provost of Columbia University

Pricing, supply chain management, business analytics, algorithmic trading, optimization,

and machine learning

Christian Kroer christian.kroer@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Intersection of operations research, computer science, and economics; algorithmic game

theory, sequential decision making, market design, optimization and online learning

41


INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Daniel Lacker dl3133@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Applied probability, stochastic analysis and financial mathematics with a focus on mean

field games, interacting particle systems, and stochastic control

Henry Lam khl2114@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Monte Carlo simulation, risk analysis, stochastic optimization

Hyoseon Sophia Lee hl3266@columbia.edu

Lecturer in the Discipline of Professional Development and Leadership

Second-language writing anxiety, affective domains in second-language learning, language

learning in higher education, English for specific purposes

Jay Sethuraman jay@ieor.columbia.edu

Professor and Department Chair

Discrete optimization, market design, scheduling, applied probability

Karl Sigman karl.sigman@columbia.edu

Professor

Queueing theory, stochastic networks, point processes, insurance risk, economics,

stochastic simulation, modeling of U.S. presidential elections

Clifford Stein cliff@ieor.columbia.edu

Wai T. Chang Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (Joint appointment in

Computer Science); Interim Director, Data Science Institute

Design and analysis of algorithms, combinatorial optimization, scheduling, massively

parallel algorithms, green computing, big data, network algorithms, algorithm engineering

Wenpin Tang wt2319@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Financial engineering, stochastic processes and applications, and theory of machine

learning

42


ieor.columbia.edu

Van-Anh Truong vt2196@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Optimization methods for health care and business analytics; capacity planning for

semiconductor manufacturing and health care facilities; replenishment of vaccines in

public stockpiles; product assortments in e-commerce; mobile commerce; viral marketing

Kaizheng Wang kw2934@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Statistics, machine learning, and optimization

Harry West hw2599@columbia.edu

Professor of Professional Practice (Joint appointment in Mechanical Engineering)

Human-centered design

Ward Whitt ww2040@columbia.edu

Wai T. Chang Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Applied probability, queueing systems, stochastic networks, stochastic-process limits,

performance approximations and numerical transform inversion with applications to

communications, computer, production, and service systems

David Yao yao@columbia.edu

Piyasombatkul Family Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Stochastic systems and applied probability, resource control in stochastic networks,

financial systemic risk, risk hedging in production systems, health care operations, hospital

resource planning

Yi Zhang yz3558@columbia.edu

Associate in the Discipline of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Economics of information systems, data science education, active learning

Xunyu Zhou xz2574@columbia.edu

Liu Family Professor of Financial Engineering; Director, Financial Engineering Program

Intelligent wealth management using stochastic control and machine learning, quantitative

behavioral finance models

43


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Sunil Agrawal sunil.agrawal@columbia.edu

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine

Rehabilitation robotics, functional rehabilitation, training for neural impaired adults and children,

gait and balance of elderly, intelligent machines, kinematics, dynamics, control, design

Gerard A. Ateshian ateshian@columbia.edu

Andrew Walz Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Joint appointment in

Biomedical Engineering)

Theoretical and experimental analysis of articular cartilage mechanics, lubrication, tissue

engineering and bioreactor design, growth and remodeling of biological tissues, cell

mechanics, mixture theory

Mary C. Boyce deanboyce@columbia.edu

Professor and Provost of Columbia University

Mechanics of materials, molecular and nanomechanics of man-made and natural polymers

and soft composites

Michael P. Burke mpburke@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Mixed-experimental-and-computational investigations of advanced combustion and

energy systems that utilize multiscale modeling, automation, and data sciences

Matei Ciocarlie matei.ciocarlie@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Interactive, intelligent robots: manipulation and grasping, interactive or human-in-the-loop

robotics, dynamic simulators and virtual environments, perception and modeling

James C. Hone jh2228@columbia.edu

Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Center for Precision Assembly of

Superstratic and Superatomic Solids (Columbia MRSEC); and Department Chair

Fundamental science and applications of two-dimensional (2D) materials; assembly of 2D

materials into layered heterostructures; nanofabricated structures for cellular mechanobiology

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Karen Kasza karen.kasza@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Investigating the mechanics of morphogenesis, how cells work together to build tissues,

how cells generate forces and control tissue mechanics, new approaches for manipulating

cell behavior and tissue structure

Jeffrey Kysar jk2079@columbia.edu

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Theory, computations, and experiments related to the mechanics and mechanical

properties of small-scale materials: 2D materials (graphene), 2D material composites,

biological tissues, polymeric materials for prosthetic heart valves; surgical tools for inner

ear disorders

Qiao Lin qlin@columbia.edu

Professor

Controlling, sensing, and characterizing biomolecules and cells by micro-electromechanical

systems (MEMS) technology

Hod Lipson hl2891@columbia.edu

James and Sally Scapa Professor of Innovation

Automatic design, fabrication, and adaptation of virtual and physical machines,

evolutionary robotics, multimaterial functional rapid prototyping, machine self-replication,

and programmable self-assembly

Richard Longman rwl4@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics)

Iterative learning control design for high-precision control in repetitive operations,

repetitive control for eliminating influence of repeating disturbances, system identification

generating state space models from input-output data, damage detection

45


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

me.columbia.edu

Michael J. Massimino mmassimino@columbia.edu

Professor of Professional Practice

Human-machine systems, space robotics, and human space flight

Vijay Modi modi@columbia.edu

Professor

Engineering software solutions to help make development planning smarter and to improve

the delivery of critical services like health and energy in the developing world

Kristin Myers kmm2233@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Experimental and theoretical soft tissue mechanics, growth and remodeling of the

uterus and cervix during pregnancy, finite element models of pregnancy, mechanics of

collagenous materials

Arvind Narayanaswamy an2288@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Theoretical and experimental investigations of nanoscale and microscale effects in thermofluid

transport phenomena

P. James Schuck p.j.schuck@columbia.edu

Associate Professor

Sensing and engineering quantum and optoelectronic phenomena emerging from

nanostructures and interfaces, advanced nano-optical probes and plasmonic devices

Vijay Vedula vv2316@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor

Computational fluid dynamics, fluid structure interaction (FSI), cardiovascular

biomechanics, cardiac development and multiphysics modeling, optimization and

uncertainty quantification

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me.columbia.edu

Sinisa Vukelic sv2147@columbia.edu

Lecturer in Discipline

Ultrafast laser processing of transparent dielectrics, mechanical response of transparent

dielectrics, material properties of biomaterials, spectroscopic analysis for optical

diagnostics and analysis of targeted molecular pathways

Harry West hw2599@columbia.edu

Professor (Joint appointment in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research)

Human-centered design

Y. Lawrence Yao yly1@columbia.edu

Professor

Manufacturing and design; laser materials processing; laser-assisted material removal,

shaping, joining, and property modification; laser applications in renewable energy,

biomedical, and art restoration; robotics in industry and health care

Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy yy3040@columbia.edu

Lecturer in the Discipline of Innovation and Design

Engineering design, dynamics and control, legged robotics, optimization, mechatronics,

and engineering education

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INDEX

Agrawal, Shipra (IEOR) 39

Agrawal, Sunil (MechE) 44

Alman, Josh (CS) 21

Anastassiou, Dimitris (EE) 34

Anderson, James (EE) 34

Andoni, Alexandr (CS) 21

Ateshian, Gerard A. (BME, MechE) 10, 44

Azizi, Elham (BME) 10

Bailey, William E. (APAM) 4

Balkanski, Eric (IEOR) 39

Banta, Scott (ChE) 14

Bareinboim, Elias (CS) 21

Barmak, Katayun (APAM) 4

Bauer, Daniel (CS) 21

Belhumeur, Peter N. (CS) 21

Bellovin, Steven (CS) 21

Bergman, Keren (EE) 34

Betti, Raimondo (CEEM) 17

Bienstock, Daniel (APAM, IEOR) 4, 39

Billinge, Simon (APAM) 4

Bishop, Kyle (ChE) 14

Blaer, Paul S. (CS) 22

Blei, David M. (CS) 22

Boozer, Allen (APAM) 4

Bourtsalas, Thanos (EEE) 31

Boyce, Chris (ChE) 14

Boyce, Mary C. (MechE) 44

Burke, Michael P. (MechE) 44

Cannon, Adam (CS) 22

Capponi, Agostino (IEOR) 39

Carloni, Luca (CS) 22

Chaintreau, Augustin (CS) 22

Chan, Siu-Wai (APAM, EEE) 5, 31

Chandran, Kartik (EEE) 31

Chang, Julius (CEEM) 17

Chang, Shih-Fu (CS, EE) 22, 34

Chen, Jingguang (ChE) 14

Chen, Xi (CS) 22

Chen, Xi (EEE) 31

Chilton, Lydia (CS) 23

Cidon, Asaf (EE) 34

Ciocarlie, Matei (MechE) 44

Collins, Michael (CS) 23

Cummings, Rachel (IEOR) 39

Danino, Tal (BME) 10

Dasgupta, Gautam (CEEM) 17

Dear, Tony (CS) 23

Deodatis, George (CEEM, EEE) 17, 31

Derman, Emanuel (IEOR) 39

Di, Sharon (CEEM) 17

Dieker, Ton (IEOR) 40

Dolan, Christopher (IEOR) 40

Drinea, Eleni (CS, IEOR) 23, 40

Du, Qiang (APAM) 5

Durning, Christopher (ChE) 14

Edwards, Stephen A. (CS) 23

Elmachtoub, Adam (IEOR) 40

Esposito, Daniel (ChE) 14

Faenza, Yuri (IEOR) 40

Farinato, Raymond S. (EEE) 31

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Farrauto, Robert (EEE) 32

Feiner, Steven (CS) 23

Feng, Maria Q. (CEEM) 17

Fish, Jacob (CEEM) 18

Gaeta, Alexander L. (APAM, EE) 5, 34

Gang, Oleg (APAM, ChE) 5, 14

Geambasu, Roxana (CS) 23

Gentine, Pierre (EEE) 32

Ghaderi, Javad (EE) 35

Giometto, Marco (CEEM) 18

Goldfarb, Donald (IEOR) 40

Goyal, Vineet (IEOR) 40

Gravano, Luis (CS) 24

Gu, Ronghui (CS) 24

Guo, X. Edward (BME) 10

Hendon, Christine (EE) 35

Herman, Irving (APAM) 5

Hess, Henry (BME) 10

Hillman, Elizabeth M. C. (BME) 11

Hirsa, Ali (IEOR) 41

Hirschberg, Julia (CS) 24

Hone, James C. (MechE) 44

Hsu, Daniel (CS) 24

Hung, Clark T. (BME) 11

Im, James (APAM, EEE) 5, 32

Iyengar, Garud (IEOR) 41

Jacobs, Joshua (BME) 11

Jana, Suman (CS) 24

Jelenkovic, Predrag (EE) 35

Jiang, Xiaofan (Fred)(EE) 35

Johar, Hardeep (IEOR) 41

Josz, Cédric (IEOR) 41

Ju, Jingyue (ChE) 15

Juchem, Christoph (BME) 11

Kachani, Soulaymane (IEOR) 41

Kaiser, Gail (CS) 24

Kam, Lance C. (BME) 11

Kasza, Karen (MechE) 45

Katz-Bassett, Ethan (EE) 35

Kawashima, Shiho (CEEM) 18

Kender, John (CS) 24

Khodagholy, Dion (EE) 35

Kidane, Addis (CEEM) 18

Kim, Martha (CS) 25

Kinget, Peter (EE) 36

Knowles, David A. (CS) 25

Konofagou, Elisa E. (BME) 11

Kostic, Zoran (EE) 36

Kougioumtzoglou, Ioannis (CEEM) 18

Krishnaswamy, Harish (EE) 36

Kroer, Christian (IEOR) 41

Kumar, Sanat (ChE) 15

Kymissis, Ioannis (John) (EE) 36

Kysar, Jeffrey (MechE) 45

Lacker, Daniel (IEOR) 42

Laine, Andrew F. (BME) 12

Lall, Upmanu (CEEM, EEE) 18, 32

Lam, Henry (IEOR) 42

Lazar, Aurel A. (EE) 36

Lee, Hyoseon Sophia (IEOR) 42

Lee, Jae Woo (CS) 25

Leong, Kam W. (BME) 12

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INDEX

Lin, Qiao (MechE) 45

Ling, Hoe (CEEM) 19

Lipson, Hod (MechE) 45

Lipson, Michal (APAM, EE) 6, 36

Longman, Richard (CEEM, MechE) 19, 45

Lu, Helen H. (BME) 12

Malkin, Tal (CS) 25

Mandli, Kyle (APAM) 6

Marbella, Lauren (ChE) 15

Marianetti, Chris (APAM) 6

Massimino, Michael J. (MechE) 46

Mauel, Michael (APAM) 6

McFaline-Figueroa, José L. (BME) 12

McKeown, Kathleen (CS) 25

McNeill, V. Faye (ChE) 15

Mesgarani, Nima (EE) 37

Misra, Vishal (CS) 25

Modi, Vijay (MechE) 46

Moment, Aaron (ChE) 15

Morrison, Barclay, III (BME) 12

Myers, Kristin (MechE) 46

Nagaraj, D. R. (EEE) 32

Narayanaswamy, Arvind (MechE) 46

Navratil, Gerald A. (APAM) 6

Nayar, Shree (CS) 25

Nerurkar, Nandan (BME) 12

Nieh, Jason (CS) 26

Noyan, I. Cevdet (APAM, EEE) 6, 32

Obermeyer, Allie (ChE) 15

Odeh, Ibrahim S. (CEEM) 19

O’Shaughnessy, Ben (ChE) 15

Paisley, John (EE) 37

Panayotidi, Thomas (CEEM) 19

Papadimitriou, Christos (CS) 26

Park, Ah-Hyung (Alissa) (EEE) 33

Paz-Soldan, Carlos (APAM) 7

Pe’er, Itsik (CS) 26

Peña-Mora, Feniosky (CEEM, CS, EEE) 19, 26, 33

Pitassi, Toniann (CS) 26

Polvani, Lorenzo (APAM) 7

Preindl, Matthias (EE) 37

Ray, Baishakhi (CS) 26

Ren, Kui (APAM) 7

Ross, Kenneth (CS) 26

Roughgarden, Tim (CS) 27

Rubinstein, Dan (CS) 27

Sagiv, Amir (APAM) 7

Sajda, Paul (BME, EE) 13, 37

Salleb-Aouissi, Ansaf (CS) 27

Schuck, P. James (MechE) 46

Schulzrinne, Henning (CS, EE) 27, 37

Seok, Mingoo (EE) 37

Servedio, Rocco (CS) 27

Sethumadhavan, Simha (CS) 27

Sethuraman, Jay (IEOR) 42

Shepard, Kenneth (BME, EE) 13, 37

Sia, Samuel (BME) 13

Sigman, Karl (IEOR) 42

Simunovic, Mijo (ChE) 16

Smith, Brian (CS) 27

Smyth, Andrew W. (CEEM) 19

Sobel, Adam (APAM) 7

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Somasundaran, Ponisseril (EEE) 33

Song, Shuran (CS) 28

Spiegelman, Marc W. (APAM) 7

Stein, Clifford (CS, IEOR) 28, 42

Steingart, Dan (ChE, EEE) 16, 33

Stolfo, Salvatore (CS) 28

Sun, Steve WaiChing (CEEM) 20

Tang, Wenpin (IEOR) 42

Tippett, Michael (APAM) 8

Truong, Van-Anh (IEOR) 43

Tsividis, Yannis (EE) 38

Urban, Alexander (ChE) 16

Vallancourt, David (EE) 38

Vapnik, Vladimir (CS) 28

Vaughan, J. Thomas (BME) 13

Vedula, Vijay (MechE) 46

Venkataraman, Latha (APAM) 8

Venkatasubramanian, Venkat (ChE) 16

Verma, Nakul (CS) 28

Vondrick, Carl (CS) 28

Vukelic, Sinisa (MechE) 47

Vunjak-Novakovic, Gordana (BME) 13

Waisman, Haim (CEEM) 20

Wang, Kaizheng (IEOR) 43

Wang, Qi (BME) 13

Wang, Wen (APAM, EE) 8, 38

Wang, Xiaodong (EE) 38

Weinstein, Michael (APAM) 8

Weinstein, Omri (CS) 28

Wentzcovitch, Renata (APAM) 8

West, Alan C. (ChE) 16

West, Harry (IEOR, MechE) 43, 47

Whitt, Ward (IEOR) 43

Wiggins, Chris (APAM) 8

Wing, Jeannette (CS) 29

Wright, John (EE) 38

Wright, Rebecca (CS) 29

Wu, Eugene (CS) 29

Wuu, Cheng-Shie (APAM) 9

Xu, Bolun (EEE) 33

Yang, Junfeng (CS) 29

Yang, Yuan (APAM) 9

Yannakakis, Mihalis (CS) 29

Yao, David (IEOR) 43

Yao, Y. Lawrence (MechE) 47

Yesilevskiy, Yevgeniy (MechE) 47

Yin, Huiming (CEEM) 20

Yip, Ngai Yin (EEE) 33

Youngren, Drew (APAM) 9

Yu, Nanfang (APAM) 9

Yu, Zhou (CS) 29

Yuen, Henry (CS) 29

Zemel, Richard (CS) 30

Zhang, Lu (APAM) 9

Zhang, Yi (IEOR) 43

Zheng, Changxi (CS) 30

Zhou, Xunyu (IEOR) 43

Zukowski, Charles (EE) 38

Zussman, Gil (EE) 38

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