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David J. Albers

Associate Research Scientist

David Albers is an Associate Research Scientist who earned his bachelor’s in mathematics and bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees in physics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Experienced in nonlinear science and dynamical systems, Dr. Albers has recently aimed to apply these skills and methods to electronic health records and intensive care data, particularly looking at temporal changes. He has worked...

Peter K. Allen


Peter K. Allen is a professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering. His current research interests include robotic grasping, 3-D vision and modeling, and medical robotics. In recognition of his work, Allen has been named a Presidential Young Investigator by the National Science Foundation. He received an A.B. degree from Brown University in mathematics and economics, an M.S. in computer science from the...

Dimitris Anastassiou


Dimitris Anastassiou is Charles Batchelor Professor and Director of Columbia University's Genomic Information Systems Laboratory, member of Columbia's Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and of the Center for the Multiscale Analysis of Genomic and Cellular Networks (MAGNet). He is doing research on computational biology with emphasis on systems-based analysis of genomic data. Professor Anastassiou...

Roger N. Anderson

Senior Research Scholar

Roger Anderson is Senior Scholar at the Center for Computational Learning Systems in the Fu School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. He is the inventor of 17 Patents, and has written 3 books and more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Roger is Principal Investigator of a team of 15 scientists and graduate...

Andrew Ang

Ann F. Kaplan Professor

Andrew Ang is the Ann F. Kaplan Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and Chair of the Finance and Economics Division. He is a financial economist whose work centers on understanding the nature of risk and return in asset prices. His work spans municipal and government bond markets, equities, investment management and portfolio allocation, and alternative investments. Prof Ang is a Research Associate of...

Asim Ansari

William T. Dillard Professor

Asim Ansari is the William T. Dillard Professor of Marketing at Columbia University. Professor Ansari's has done research in a variety of areas including Internet Recommendation Systems, Digital Customization, Social Network modeling, and Hierarchical Bayesian methods for Customer Data. Professor Ansari has several publications in leading journals in marketing and allied fields. His research has appeared in the...

Suzanne R. Bakken

Alumni Professor

Suzanne Bakken, RN, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, is the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. Following doctoral study in nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, she completed a National Library of Medicine postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Informatics at Stanford University. The goal of Dr. Bakken’s program of research is to promote health and reduce...

Guillaume Bal


Research Specialtyapplied mathematics, partial differential equations with random coefficients, theory of inverse problemsEducationDiploma, Ecole Polytechnique, 1993Ph.D. University Paris VI, 1997Recent PublicationsFull Publications ListOther recent publicationsOn Multi-spectral quantitative photoacoustic tomography (with K. Ren), Inverse Problems, 28, 025010, 2012Non-uniqueness result for a hybrid inverse problem (...

Peter Shawn Bearman

Jonathan R. Cole Professor

Peter Bearman is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theories and Empirics (INCITE), the Cole Professor of Social Science, and Co-Director of the Health & Society Scholars Program. A recipient of the NIH Director's Pioneer Award in 2007, Bearman is currently investigating the social determinants of the autism epidemic.A specialist in network analysis, he co-designed the National...

Steven Michael Bellovin

Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor

I'm a professor in the Computer Science department at Columbia University. I joined the faculty here after many years at AT&T Labs Research in Florham Park, New Jersey. I do research on networks, security and why the two don't get along.In 2001, I was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. I was awarded the 2007 NIST/NSANational Computer Systems Security Award.I'm the co-author, with Bill Cheswick, of...

Emanuel Ben-David


Emanuel Ben-David is an Assistance Professor in the Department Statistics at Columbia University in New York City. His research interests are mainly in statistical learning, graphical model, social networks and causal models. His research often involves developing theoretical tools for learning patterns and structures in high dimensional data. Emanuel Ben-David was a research postdoc in the Department of Statistics...

Omar Besbes

Associate Professor

Teaching and research interest Omar Besbes is an Associate Professor in the Decision, Risk and Operations division at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He teaches the core MBA Operations Management course as well as an MBA elective on advanced Business Analytics. His primary research interests are in the area of decision-making under model uncertainty with a focus on applications in e-commerce,...

Raimondo Betti

Chair & Professor

Professor Raimondo Betti received his Laurea degree magna cum laude in Civil Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1985 and his Master of Science in Structural Mechanics (1988) and PhD in Civil Engineering (1991) from the University of Southern California. In the fall of 1991, Dr. Betti joined the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University as an Assistant...

Daniel Bienstock


Daniel Bienstock is a professor in operations research and applied mathematics at Columbia Engineering, where he has been since 1989. Before joining Columbia, he was a researcher at the Combinatorics and Optimization Group at Bell Communications Research (1986-1989), and an assistant professor at GSIA, Carnegie Mellon University (1985-1986). Bienstock focuses on optimization, with a special interest in discrete and...

Jose Blanchet

Assistant Professor

Professor Jose Blanchet joined the IEOR Department in 2008, he received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 2004. Prior to joining Columbia he was a faculty member in the Statistics Department at Harvard University, where he taught for nearly four years. Professor Blanchet worked for two years at Protego Financial Advisors, a leading investment bank in Mexico. Blanchet's...

David Blei


David Blei will join Columbia in Fall 2014 as a Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. His research involves probabilistic topic models, Bayesian nonparametric methods, and approximate posterior inference. He works on a variety of applications, including text, images, music, social networks, user behavior, and scientific data. David earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Brown...

Maura Boldrini

Associate Professor of Neurobiology

In the Boldrini laboratory, research focuses on studying adult neurogenesis and angiogenesis in the human brain, which are mechanisms of structural plasticity occurring in mammals including humans, that are necessary for learning and coping, and for treatment response. We study stem cells and their progeny in the human adult brain and the molecular expression profile associated with the cellular changes, in the...

Albert G. Boulanger

Senior Staff Associate

Albert Boulanger (M.S. CS Univ. of Illinois 1983) has been at CU since 1994 and is Senior Staff Associate with the Center for Computational Learning Systems (CCLS) of Columbia University. Prior to that, Albert was a research scientist at Bolt, Beranek and Newman. Albert has played multiple technical and oversight roles in several Con Edison projects while at Columbia. He is valued for his ability to maintain a...

DuBois Bowman

Chair & Professor

DuBois Bowman, PhD, has built an active research program involving the development of biostatistical methods for brain imaging data, including functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, and positron emission tomography. Dr. Bowman's research spans numerous substantive areas including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, depression, schizophrenia, and cocaine addiction, among others, and...

Mark Nathan Broadie

Carson Family Professor

Professor Broadie currently teaches the elective courses Security Pricing: Models and Computation, Computational Finance, and Programming for Business Research. He is the Research Director for the Program for Financial Studies. His research interests include the pricing of derivative securities, risk management and, more generally, quantitative methods for decision-making under uncertainty. Broadie is the financial...

Lewis M. Brown

Research Scientist

As Director of the Quantitative Proteomics Center at Columbia University my work focuses on the identification of proteins with differential quantitative expression in cells, tissues or in affinity purifications. We have applied this technique employing mass spectrometry to many different research problems. A wide variety of proteomes can be processed including cells, tissues, organelles, biofluids, and affinity...

Michael P. Burke

Assistant Professor

Michael Burke is currently a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory; he will be joining the faculty at Columbia University in July 2014 as an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering and affiliated member of the Data Science Institute. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, where he studied the flame properties and chemical kinetics of high-...

Andrea Califano

Clyde '56 and Helen Wu Professor

Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical Systems Biology in the Columbia Initiative in Systems Biology (CISB), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Institute for Cancer Genetics; Founding Director and Chair, Columbia Initiative in Systems Biology which includes the Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center (CGC) and the Center for Computational Biology and...

Mark A. Cane

G. Unger Vetlesen Professor

G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences and Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics; Deputy Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Department Chair Earth & Enviromental Science; Associate Director, The Earth InstituteResearch SpecialtyClimate dynamics; impacts of climate on society; climate forecasting; physical oceanography; geophysical fluid dynamics; computational fluid...

Agostino Capponi

Agostino Capponi

Assistant Professor

Agostino Capponi joined Columbia University in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. His main research interests are in the area of financial engineering with main focus on counterparty risk, systemic risk, and dynamic optimization. For his research, has been awarded a grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking. The outcome of his research contributes to a...

Luca Carloni

Associate Professor

Luca Carloni is an associate professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering. He received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation in 2006, was selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 2008, and received the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award in 2010. Carloni’s research interests include methodologies and tools for multi-core system-on...

Augustin Chaintreau

Assistant Professor

Augustin Chaintreau is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. His research, by experience in industry, is centered on real world impact and emerging computing trends, while his training, in mathematics and theoretical computer science, is focused on guiding principles. He designed and proved the first reliable, scalable and network-fair multicast architecture while working at IBM during...

Carri Chan

Assistant Professor

Carri Chan received a B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004 and also received a S.M. from Stanford University in 2006. She completed her Ph.D. at the Information Systems Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 2010. She joined the Columbia Business School in 2010.Carri Chan is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Decision, Risk, and Operationsat...

Shih-Fu Chang

Richard Dicker Professor

Shih-Fu Chang is Richard Dicker Chair Professor, Director of the Digital Video and Multimedia Lab, and Senior Vice Dean of Engineering School at Columbia University. He is an active researcher leading development of theories, algorithms, and systems for multimedia analysis and retrieval. In the last two decades, he and his students developed some of the earliest image/video search engines, such as VisualSEEk, VideoQ...

Fangruo Chen


Professor Chen’s main research area is supply chain management. He has published extensively in many of the field’s top academic journals such as “Management Science” and “Operations Research.” His research has addressed issues in production/distribution planning, procurement auctions, supplier management, supply chain coordination, supply chain information sharing, incentive contracts, salesforce incentives, etc....

Robert S. Chen

Senior Research Scientist

Robert S. Chen is director of CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, a research unit of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He manages the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), part of NASA’s network of earth science data centers. He also co-manages the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Data Distribution Center, which provides access to data...

Jan Claassen

Assistant Professor

Dr. Claassen is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the treatment of neurological intensive care. He is an expert in status epilepticus and brain hemorrhages. He is the co-chair for guidelines development for the Neurocritical Care Society (http://www.neurocriticalcare.org/education-training/ncs-guidelines). Dr. Claassen received a PhD in neurophysiology studying evoked potentials after traumatic...

Michael Collins

Vikram S. Pandit Professor

Michael Collins is a Vikram S. Pandit Professor of computer science at Columbia University. He completed a PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in December 1998. From January 1999 to November 2002 and from January 2003 until December 2010 he was a researcher at AT&T Labs-Research. Dr. Collins was an assistant/associate professor at MIT and then he joined Columbia University in January 2011...

Matthew J. Connelly


Matthew Connelly, professor of history, specializes in international and global history. He received his B.A. from Columbia (1990) and his Ph.D. from Yale (1997). His publications include A Diplomatic Revolution: Algeria's Fight for Independence and the Origins of the Post-Cold War Era (2002), and Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population (2008). He has written research articles inComparative...

Patricia J. Culligan

Patricia J. Culligan

Founding Associate Director

A leader in the field of water resources and urban sustainability, Culligan has worked extensively with The Earth Institute's Urban Design Lab at Columbia University to explore novel, interdisciplinary solutions to the modern day challenges of urbanization, with a particular emphasis on the City of New York. Culligan is the director of a joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. program between Columbia Engineering and the...

John P. Cunningham

Assistant Professor

Many fields and industries are witnessing huge increases in the quantity and complexity of recorded data. This changing data paradigm will only lead to a similarly dramatic increase in theoretical understanding and useful technologies if we create the analytical methods to meaningfully interrogate this data. Creating and applying these statistical and machine learning algorithms is the focus of my research. My most...

Richard A. Davis

Howard Levene Professor

Research InterestsMy research interests lie primarily in the areas of applied probability, time series, and stochastic processes. My dissertation work focused on extreme values of general stationary processes. While my research interests have gravitated towards problems in time series analysis (inference, estimation, prediction and general properties of time series models), extreme value theory still has a strong...

Emanuel Derman


Professor Emanuel Derman joined Columbia University's Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in 2003. Prior to joining Columbia, he was a managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he was head of the quantitative strategies group in the equities division, and then head of quantitative risk strategies in firm-wide risk. He is best known for his work on the Black-Derman-Toy interest-rate model and...

Eleni Drinea


Eleni Drinea received a B.S. degree in computer engineering in 1999 from the University of Patras, Greece. She obtained her Ph.D in computer science from Harvard University in 2005. She then joined the New England Complex Systems Institute in 2006 as a postdoctoral fellow working on information theoretic tools for data analysis. From 2007 to 2009 she was a research associate with the school of computer and...

Qiang Du

Adjunct Senior Research Scientist

Dr.Du earned Ph.D. in Mathematics (1988) from Carnegie Mellon University, after which he has held faculty positions at University of Chicago, Michigan State University, Iowa State University, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dr.Du was most recently the Verne M. Willaman Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University. Recognitions for Dr. Du’s...

Haimonti Dutta

Associate Research Scientist

Haimonti Dutta is an associate research scientist at the Center for Computational Learning Systems (CCLS) at Columbia University. Her research focuses on mining big data. She is interested in developing scalable machine learning algorithms (distributed and parallel learning) and distributed optimization. Her research has been funded by the federal government and industry including National Science Foundation,...

Noémie Elhadad

Associate Professor

My research is in biomedical informatics, natural language processing, and data mining. I develop techniques that aim to support clinicians, patients, and health researchers in their information workflow by automatically extracting and making accessible information from unstructured, large clinical datasets (e.g., the electronic patient record) and patient platforms (e.g., online health communities). My research...

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Associate Professor

Dan Ellis is an associate professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering, where he leads the Laboratory for Recognition and Organization of Speech and Audio (LabROSA), working on extracting information from speech, music, and environmental sound. His many awards and recognitions include: NSF Career Award (2003-2008); Speech Communication Best Paper Awards (2001-2003 and 2005-2007); developer or co-...

Awi Federgruen


Awi Federgruen is the Charles E. Exley Professor of Management and Chair of the Decision, Risk and Operations Division of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, at which school he served as Senior Vice Dean from 1997-2002. Professor Federgruen joined the Columbia University faculty in 1979 after receiving his doctorate in Operations Research at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and...

Steven K. Feiner


Steven Feiner is professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, where he directs the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab and co-directs the Columbia Vision and Graphics Center. His interests include human–computer interaction, augmented reality and virtual environments, 3-D user interfaces, knowledge-based design of graphics and multimedia, mobile and wearable computing, computer games, and information...

Yang Feng

Assistant Professor

Yang Feng is assistant professor of Statistics at Columbia University. He obtained his PhD from Princeton University in 2010. His research is in high-dimensional statistical learning, a rapidly growing area in statistics that arises from the emergence of the "big data". In particular, he works on high-dimensional variable selection and classification, nonparametric and semi-parametric methods, bioinformatics and...

Maria Q. Feng


Maria Feng is Renwick Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Her research is on the forefront of multidisciplinary science and engineering in sensors, structural health monitoring, intelligent structures and system control for smart city applications, with an emphasis on structural safety and system resilience against natural and man-made hazards. She has made a number of...

Julio Fernandez


Julio Fernandez is a tenured professor at Columbia University in the Department of Biological Sciences. He trained in Physics (B.S.) and Physiology (Ph.D.) and he is a world leader in the field of single molecule biology, and the founder of the field of protein mechanics. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and at the Medical School of the Mayo Clinic, where he was Chair of the Department...

Christine P. Fleming

Assistant Professor

Christine Fleming is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia Engineering. Her research focuses on developing high-resolution optical imaging and spectroscopy instruments in conjunction with real-time image analysis for diagnosis and therapy monitoring of diseases of the heart. Fleming received her B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2004, and her M.S...

Kristina Ford

Professor of Professional Practice

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Kristina Ford’s thoughtful, well-informed and articulate assessments – heard on CNN, BBC and National Public Radio – became the first, public voice of reason to mediate the great storm’s human and civic consequences to America and beyond. Starting in 1992 Ford was Director of City Planning in New Orleans; in 2000 she won the Award for Distinguished Leadership from...

Ester Fuchs


Ester R. Fuchs is Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science and Director of the Urban and Social Policy Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She served as Special Advisor to the Mayor for Governance and Strategic Planning under New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg from 2001 to 2005. Prof. Fuchs was chair of the Urban Studies Program at Barnard and Columbia Colleges...

Stuart R. Gaffin

Research Scholar
Adjunct Associate Professor

Stuart Gaffin is a Research Scientist at the Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University. Prior to joining Columbia in 2001, he was a senior scientist in the Atmosphere Program at the Environmental Defense Fund, NYC from 1989. His Ph.D. was in Atmospheric and Paleoclimate Studies from the former Earth Systems Group at New York University.His current and recent areas of research include: (i) the urban...

Sandro Galea

Chair & Professor

Dr. Sandro Galea is the Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Galea is a physician and an epidemiologist. Galea’s research program seeks to uncover how determinants at multiple levels—including policies, features of the social environment, molecular, and genetic factors—jointly influence the...

Guillermo M. Gallego

Liu Family Professor

Professor Guillermo Gallego joined Columbia University's Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in 1988 where he has been conducting research in the areas of inventory theory, supply chain management, revenue management, and semi-conductor manufacturing. His work has been supported by numerous industrial and government grants. Professor Gallego has published influential papers in the leading...

Roxana Geambasu

Assistant Professor

I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University. I am interested in computer systems in a broad sense, including distributed systems, the Web, security and privacy, operating systems, and databases. More specifically, my current research focuses on the challenges and opportunities created by today's emerging technologies, such as the Web, cloud computing, and powerful mobile...

Andrew E. Gelman


Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. He has received the Outstanding Statistical Application award from the American Statistical Association, the award for best article published in the American Political Science Review, and the Council of Presidents of Statistical Societies award for outstanding contributions by a...

Pierre Gentine

Assistant Professor

Pierre Gentine is an associate professor in the department of Earth and Environmental Engineering. He obtained his MSc and PhD from MIT. Pierre Gentine is working on land-atmosphere interactions, convection-clouds, and surface hydrology using conceptual models, numerical models and wide range of data analysis tools. His overall research objective is to understand how soil and atmospheric moisture organizes across...

Javad Ghaderi

Javad Ghaderi

Assistant Professor

My research interests are broadly in the analysis, design, and management of large-scale networked systems. In particular, my research draws upon mathematical tools from control, optimization, information theory, algorithms, and stochastic processes to study communication networks, wireless systems, social networks, and data centers.

Paul Glasserman

Jack R. Anderson Professor

Professor Glasserman's research and teaching address risk management, the pricing of derivative securities, Monte Carlo simulation, statistics and operations. Prior to joining Columbia, Glasserman was with Bell Laboratories; he has also held visiting positions at Princeton University, NYU, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.Glasserman's publications include the book Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering...

Donald Goldfarb

Alexander and Hermine Avanessians Professor

Donald Goldfarb, the Alexander and Hermine Avanessians Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), has been at Columbia Engineering since 1982, serving as acting dean of the School in 1994 to 95 and chair of the IEOR Department from 1984 to 2002. He also served as executive vice dean immediately prior to his appointment as Interim Dean in July 2012. Dean Goldfarb’s teaching and research...

Jeff Goldsmith

Assistant Professor

Jeff Goldsmith is an assistant professor in Biostatistics at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Goldsmith joined Columbia after receiving his PhD in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins in 2012, where his dissertation focused on statistical methods for high-dimensional structured data.Dr. Goldsmith has research interests in scientific domains including neuroimaging, physical activity monitoring...

Vineet Goyal

Assistant Professor

Professor Vineet Goyal joined the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in 2010. He received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization (ACO) from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. Before coming to Columbia, he spent two years as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Operations Research...

Luis Gravano

Associate Professor

Luis Gravano has been on the faculty of the Computer Science Department, Columbia University, since 1997, where he has been an associate professor since 2002. In 2001, Luis was a Senior Research Scientist at Google (on leave from Columbia University). He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1997. He also received an M.S. degree from Stanford University in 1994 and a B.S. degree...

Linda V. Green

Armand G. Erpf Professor of the Modern Corporation

Linda Green earned her doctorate in Operations Research from Yale University. Her research, which has focused on the development and application of mathematical models of service systems, has resulted in dozens of publications in the premier technical journals such as Operations Research and Management Science as well as prominent healthcare journals such as Health Services Research, Inquiry and Academic Emergency...

Eitan Grinspun

Associate Professor

Eitan Grinspun is associate professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, and director of the Columbia Computer Graphics Group. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and NSF CAREER Award recipient, and was previously an NVIDIA Fellow and a Caltech Everhart Distinguished Lecturer. The technologies developed by his laboratory are licensed and/or used today in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, at major film...

William S. Grueskin

Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor of Professional Practice

Bill Grueskin began his journalism career in 1975 as a reporter and editor at the Daily American in Rome, Italy. After completing graduate school, he worked as a reporter and editor at the Baltimore News American and The Tampa Tribune. In 1985, he moved to The Miami Herald and eventually became city editor, where he oversaw the paper’s local coverage of Hurricane Andrew. The paper’s overall coverage of the storm won...

Nizar Y. Habash

Research Scientist

Nizar Habash is a research scientist at the Center for Computational Learning Systems in Columbia University, where he has worked since 2004. He received a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a B.A. in Linguistics and Languages from Old Dominion University in 1997. He received his Ph.D. in 2003 from the Computer Science Department, University of Maryland College Park. In 2005, he co-founded the Columbia Arabic Dialect...

Lauren Hannah

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University. I completed a postdoc in Statistical Science at Duke University with David Dunson, and obtained a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University with advisors Warren Powell and David Blei. I also have an A.B. in Classics, again from Princeton University.

Mark Hansen


Mark Hansen joined Columbia Journalism School in July of 2012, after a decade of shuttling between the west and east coasts. In Los Angeles, he held appointments in the Department of Statistics, the Department of Design Media Arts and the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA -- literally forming a triangulation of data, art and technology -- and was a Co-PI for the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, an...

Martin Haugh


Martin Haugh originally joined the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in January 2002 after completing his PhD in Operations Research at MIT. He was a faculty member in the IEOR department until June 2005 and during this time his teaching and research focused on financial engineering. Between 2005 and 2009 he worked as a quant in the hedge fund industry in New York and London. He then returned...

Julia Bell Hirschberg


Julia Hirschberg is a professor of computer science at Columbia University and chair of the Department. She does research in prosody, spoken dialogue systems, and emotional and deceptive speech. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. She worked at Bell Laboratories and AT&T Laboratories -- Research from 1985-2003 as a Member of Technical Staff and as a Department...

George Hripcsak

George Hripcsak

Vivian Beaumont Allen Professor and Chair

George Hripcsak is Vivian Beaumont Allen Professor, chair of Columbia’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, and director of medical informatics services for New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Hripcsak is a board certified internist with degrees in chemistry, medicine, and biostatistics. He led the effort to create the Arden Syntax, a language for representing health knowledge that has become a national standard. His...

Daniel J. Hsu

Assistant Professor

Daniel J. Hsu is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University. Previously, he was a postdoc at Microsoft Research New England from 2011 to 2013; before that, he was a postdoc with the Department of Statistics at Rutgers University and the Department of Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania from 2010 to 2011, supervised by Tong Zhang and Sham M. Kakade. He received his Ph...

Robert Stanley Hum, MD FRCPC

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

In addition to being a full-time pediatric intensivist, Dr. Hum's research interest primarily focuses on the use of informatics and technology in the medical education and in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in pediatric critical care medicine. He is the Director of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Resident Education and the 4th Year Medical Student PICU SubInternship Coordinator. In addition, he...

Iuliana Ionita

Assistant Professor

Employment:Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, 2009–current.Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University, 2006–2009.EducationPh.D. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, 2006.B.S. University of Bucharest, 2000.Exchange Student, Technical University of Munich, 1999Research InterestsStatistical Genetics and Bioinformatics....

Garud N. Iyengar


Professor Garud Iyengar joined Columbia University’s Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in 1998. Professor Iyengar teaches courses in simulation and optimization.Professor Garud Iyengar’s research interests include convex optimization, robust optimization, queuing networks, combinatorial optimization, mathematical and computational finance, communication and information theory. He has...

Tony Jebara

Associate Professor

Tony Jebara is associate professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He directs the Columbia Machine Learning Laboratory whose research intersects computer science and statistics to develop new frameworks for learning from data with applications in vision, networks, spatio-temporal data, and text. Jebara has founded and advised several startups including Sense Networks, Agolo, Ninoh and Bookt. He has...

Michael Johannes


University EducationPh.D., M.A., Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 2000.B.S. Marquette University, summa cum laude,Phi Beta Kappa,1995.Academic Appointments2007-present, Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure), Graduate School of Business,Columbia University.2005 to 2007, Roger F. Murray Associate Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business,Columbia University.Spring 2006, Visiting Scholar,...

Soulaymane Kachani

Professor of Professional Practice
Vice Dean

Soulaymane Kachani is a faculty member in the department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He conducts research in the fields of pricing, revenue management, logistics, supply chain management, algorithmic trading and transportation analysis. He teaches courses in the areas of quantitative corporate finance, industrial economics, operations consulting, logistics, and production and inventory...

Iraj Kani

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Kani is an adjunct associate professor of financial engineering at Columbia University. He also serves as a principal and quantitative strategist at Samson Capital Advisors. Previously, Dr. Kani was the Vice President of Quantitative Strategies Group at Goldman Sachs where he was the senior modeler for the equity derivatives division. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was the member of quantitative modeling in...

Yash Kanoria

Assistant Professor

Yash Kanoria is an Assistant Professor in Business/Decision, Risk and Operations at Columbia Business School, where he has been since July 2013. Previously, he obtained a BTech from IIT Bombay in 2007, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 2012, and spent a year at Microsoft Research New England during 2012-13 as the Schramm postdoctoral fellow. He was awarded a Student paper award at the IEEE...

John R. Kender


John R. Kender is Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. His primary research interests are in the use of statistical and semantic methods for navigating through collections of videos, particularly those showing human activities. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1980, specializing in computer vision and artificial intelligence, and he was the first professor hired in its...

David Keyes

Senior Research Scientist & Adjunct Professor

David E. Keyes was the Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University and is a faculty affiliate at several national laboratories of the U.S. Department of Energy. He become the inaugural Chair of the Division of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering at KAUST, the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in...

Peter Kinget


Peter Kinget is a professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering. His research interests are in analog, RF and power integrated circuits in nanoscale CMOS technologies and the applications they enable in communications, sensing and energy. Kinget has worked in industrial research and development at Bell Laboratories, Broadcom, Celight, and Multilink before joining the electrical engineering faculty at...

Jacqueline Klopp

Associate Research Scholar

Founded in 2005, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) is one of eight global Centers of Excellence (CoE) in Future Urban Transport established by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF). CSUD seeks to understand the complexity of interactions between land use and transport through research and education, including student and professional training programs, in addition to working with...

Bruce M. Kogut

Sanford C Bernstein & Co Professor

Bruce M. Kogut is the Sanford C. Bernstein Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School and the Department of Sociology, Columbia University. He is researching Inequality and executive compensation, ideological slant in academic scholarship, and the political color of boards using the tool kit of computational social science. He is in the course of writing a book on the global transmission of...

Harish Krishnaswamy

Assistant Professor

Harish Krishnaswamy received the B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2003 and 2009, respectively. He joined the Electrical Engineering department of Columbia University as an Assistant Professor in 2009. His research deals with the...

Laura Kurgan

Associate Professor

Laura Kurgan teaches architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning at Columbia University, where she is Director of the Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL) and the Director of Visual Studies. Her work explores problems ranging from digital location technologies, the ethics and politics of mapping, to new structures of participation in design, and the visualization of urban and...

Ioannis (John) Kymissis

Assistant Professor

Ioannis (John) Kymissis is an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering. His area of specialization is solid state electronics and device fabrication. He researches thin film devices and systems, especially focusing on optoelectronic and sensing devices based on organic and amorphous metal oxide thin film materials. Current areas of research include investigations into device performance...

Andrew F. Laine

Chair, Professor

Research Areas: Mathematical analysis and quantification of medical images, signal and image processing, computer-aided diagnosis. Lab Web Site Projects Adaptive Spatial-Temporal Filtering Applied to X-Ray Fluoroscope Micro Array Genomic Image Recognition with Multi-scale techniques Fast Interpolation Algorithms for Three-Dimensional Real-Time Cardiac Ultrasound Segmentation of cardiac US using level sets on...

Upmanu Lall

Alan & Carol Silberstein Professor

Research AreasHydro-climate modeling, Spatial data analysis and visualization, Time series analysis and forecasting, Bayes Networks for Process Modeling and Decision Making, Risk and reliability, Water Resource Management using Climate Information.BiographyB. Tech in Civil Engineering, I.I.T. Kanpur, India, 1976M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1980Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of...

Elaine L. Larson

Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Elaine L. Larson is the associate dean for research and professor of pharmaceutical and therapeutic research, Columbia University School of Nursing. She has served as a member of an NIH Study Section on HIV Infection, as the president of the Certification Board for Infection Control, as a member of nine journal editorial boards, an AHC Scholar in Academic Administration and Health Policy, and as director and...

Javad Lavaei

Assistant Professor

Javad Lavaei is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. He received the Ph.D. degree in Control & Dynamical Systems from California Institute of Technology in 2011, and worked as a postdoc in Electrical Engineering and Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University from 2011 to 2012. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Milton and Francis...

Joel E Lavine, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Lavine is a faculty member in Pediatrics who is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is also the Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Campus. His research relates to the etiopathogenesis, genetics, natural history, environmental provocation, biomarker/bioimaging development...

Aurel A. Lazar


My research interests are at the intersection of theoretical, computational and systems neuroscience. The theoretical work builds on methods of communications/networking, information theory, machine learning, nonlinear dynamical systems, signal processing and systems identification. The computational research centers on the massively parallel emulation of neural circuits and architectures. The experimental work...

Donald R. Lemma

Associate Dean for Technology
Chief Information Officer

Donald Lemma is the CIO and Associate Dean for Technology at the Columbia Business School. Previously, he was the CIO and Director of Computing at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, which was run by Stanford University for the US Department of Energy. SLAC maintained the largest scientific database in the world and operates a world-class high performance datacenter. Prior to his tenure at SLAC, Dr. Lemma...

Allison Lewko

Assistant Professor

I am an assistant professor in the computer science department at Columbia University. My current areas of research are cryptography, complexity theory, harmonic analysis, combinatorics, and distributed computing. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England. I completed my Ph.d. in Computer Science at UT-Austin, advised by Brent Waters. I have also received a certificate of advanced...

Guohua Li

M. Finster Professor

Director Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public HealthDirector Center for Health Policy and Outcomes in Anesthesia and Critical Care Department of Anesthesiology, College of Physicians and SurgeonsDr. Guohua Li is an epidemiologist specializing in injury and perioperative outcomes research using complex data systems and innovative statistical techniques....

Frank R. Lichtenberg

Courtney C. Brown Professor

Frank Lichtenberg is the Courtney C. Brown professor of business at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has performed numerous econometric studies of the impact of biomedical innovation on longevity and health in the United States and other nations. He has taught at Harvard University and the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and...

Clarisa Long

Clarisa Long

Max Mendel Shaye Professor of Intellectual Property Law

Clarisa Long joined the Columbia Law School faculty as the Shaye Professor of Intellectual Property Law in 2005. Prior to that, she was a Professor of Law and the Class of 1966 Research Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. Her research interest is at the intersection of intellectual property law and theory, the economics of information, property law, and contract law. Before entering law school,...

Gina Schellenbaum Lovasi

Assistant Professor

Gina S. Lovasi is an assistant professor in Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her research examines how modifiable built and social environments influence cardiovascular and pulmonary health, as well as differences in these effects across population subgroups. Lovasi received her PhD and MPH in epidemiology from the University of Washington, where her research examined...

David Madigan

EVP and Dean of the Faculty

David Madigan received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Sciences and a Ph.D. in Statistics, both from Trinity College Dublin. He has previously worked for AT&T Inc., Soliloquy Inc., the University of Washington, Rutgers University, and SkillSoft, Inc. He has over 100 publications in such areas as Bayesian statistics, text mining, Monte Carlo methods, pharmacovigilance and probabilistic graphical models. He is...

Costis Maglaras

David and Lyn Silfen Professor

Costis Maglaras is the David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business at Columbia University, where he has been on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business in the division of Decision, Risk & Operations since 1998. His research focuses on stochastic networks, financial engineering, and quantitative pricing and revenue management. Some of his recent work has focused on: models and empirical analysis of high-...

Arian Maleki

Assistant Professor

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University. I received my PhD from Stanford University in 2010. Before joining Columbia University, I was a postdoctoral scholar at Rice University.

Tal G. Malkin

Associate Professor

Tal Malkin is an associate professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, where she directs the Cryptography Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000, and joined Columbia after three years as a research scientist in the Secure Systems Research Department at AT&T Labs - Research.Her research interests are in cryptography, security, complexity...

Nick Maxemchuk


Nick Maxemchuk received the B.S.E.E. degree from the City College of New York, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a professor in the electical engineering department at Columbia University. From 1996 to 2001 he was a technical leader in AT&T laboratories, from 1976 to 1996 he was at AT&T Bell Laboratories, first as a member of the technical staff and then...

Rahul Mazumder

Assistant Professor

I joined Columbia University (Department of Statistics) as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2013. I was a PostDoctoral Associate at MIT from 2012 - 2013, working with Dimitris Bertsimas and Robert Freund. I completed my PhD in Statistics from Stanford University in 2012 under the supervision of Trevor Hastie. My research interests include statistical learning, applied statistics, large scale optimization, mathematical...

Kathleen McKeown

Founding Director
Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor

A leading scholar and researcher in the field of natural language processing, McKeown focuses her research on big data; her interests include text summarization, question answering, natural language generation, multimedia explanation, digital libraries, and multilingual applications. Her research group's Columbia Newsblaster, which has been live since 2001, is an online system that automatically tracks the day's...

Christoph Meinrenken

Associate Research Scientist
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Christoph Meinrenken is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, associate research scientist at the Earth Institute/Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, and affiliate of the Foundations of Data Science Center at Columbia University's Data Science Institute. His research focuses on computer modeling to elucidate and improve the technological and economic...

Jacqueline A. Merrill

Associate Professor

I am a public health nurse and public health services researcher. My research interests are public health organizational systems, information management, workforce development and preparedness, information display and access, and risk communication. My current research takes a complex systems approach toward understanding public health organizational processes by applying dynamic network analysis, a quantitative,...

Ciamac Cyrus Moallemi

Associate Professor

Ciamac C. Moallemi is an Associate Professor in the Decision, Risk, and Operations Division of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, where he has been since 2007. He received S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996). He studied at the University of Cambridge, where he earned a Certificate of Advanced Study...

Vijay Modi


Vijay Modi is leading the Earth Institute’s efforts that cut across energy, rural infrastructure and development. He led the UN Millennium Project (MP) effort on the role of energy and energy services in reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s). Currently, he is focused on three projects: leading the infrastructure team for the Millennium Villages Project (10 countries, 14 sites across sub-Saharan Africa);...

Eben Moglen


Moglen started out as a computer programming language designer and then received his bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College in 1980, where he won the Hicks Prize for Literary Criticism. In 1985, he received a Master of Philosophy in history and a JD from Yale University. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, Tel Aviv University and the University of Virginia since 1987.He was a law clerk to...

Giovanni Motta

Giovanni Motta

Assistant Professor

Giovanni Motta is an Assistant Professor in the Statistics Department. He earned his Master of Science and PhD degrees at the Institute of Statistics in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). His research is about non-parametric methods for multivariate time series. His work lies at the intersection of Multivariate Analysis, Non-stationary time series, and Nonparametric Statistics. Dr. Motta has developed and applied dynamic...

Smaranda Muresan

Research Scientist

Smaranda Muresan is a Research Scientist at the Center for Computational Learning Systems at Columbia University. Her research interests are at the intersection of natural language processing and machine learning. Her research is focused on grammar induction, computational semantics, language in social media, and applications to computational social science and health informatics. Her work is funded primarily by...

Suresh Naidu

Assistant Professor

Suresh Naidu received a B.A. in Math from the University of Waterloo, received a M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is interested in applications of computational linguistics to problems in economic history and political economy. A vast array of digitized historical documents, as old as the printed word, have become available through large-...

Emi Nakamura

Associate Professor

My research focuses on empirical macroeconomics, using a combination of micro and macro data and a combination of theory and empirical methods. My work has centered on 1) microeconomic pricing behavior and its implications for questions in macroeconomics and international economics, 2) the macroeconomic effects of government spending—i.e., fiscal stimulus, and 3) the implications of macroeconomic disasters and long‐...

Gary J. Natriello

Ruth L. Gottesman Professor

Gary Natriello is the Gottesman Professor of Educational Research and Professor of Sociology and Education in the Department of Human Development at Teachers College, Columbia University. Natriello teaches graduate courses in the social organization of schools and classrooms, the social dimensions of assessment processes, the sociology of online learning, and research methods. He is the Director of the Teachers...

Shree K. Nayar

T.C. Chang Professor

Shree K. Nayar is the T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He heads the Columbia Computer Vision Laboratory (CAVE). His research is focused on three areas; the creation of novel cameras, the design of physics based models for vision, and the development of algorithms for scene understanding. His work is motivated by applications in the fields of digital imaging, computer graphics, and...

Anne Nelson

Adjunct Associate Professor

Anne Nelson currently holds a faculty advisory position for the School of International and Public Affairs New Media Task Force. She has taught New Media and Development Communication for the past six years at SIPA. Nelson specializes in the area of international media development and has worked extensively as an analyst, evaluator, and practitioner in the field. She has taught at Columbia University since 1995,...

Oded Netzer

Associate Professor

Professor Netzer's research interests focus on customer relationships, preference measurement, and modeling various aspects of choice behavior, including how choices change over time, contexts, and consumers. He is the winner of the John Little best paper awards and the Frank Bass outstanding dissertation award. His research has appeared in the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Marketing Letters, and...

Serena Ng


Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Time Series, Econometrics Publications Working Papers and CodesPositions Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University Master of Arts, Princeton University Bachelor of Arts,University of Western Ontario Professor Columbia University 2008- Professor University of Michigan, 2003-2007 Associate Professor Johns Hopkins University, 2001-2003 Associate Professor, Boston College, 1996-2001...

Jason Nieh

Associate Professor

Jason Nieh is an associate professor of Computer Science and Co-Director of the Software Systems Laboratory at Columbia University. He has served as a consultant to both government and industry, including as the technical advisor to nine States on the Microsoft Antitrust Settlement, and as an expert witness before the US International Trade Commission. He is currently Chief Scientist of Cellrox. Professor Nieh has...

Sharyn O'Halloran

Sharyn O'Halloran

George Blumenthal Professor

Sharyn O'Halloran is the George Blumenthal Professor of Political Economy and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York City A political scientist and economist by training, O’Halloran has written extensively on issues related to the political economy of international trade and finance, regulation and institutional reform, economic growth and democratic transitions, and the...

Peter Orbanz

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University. Before coming to New York, I was a Research Fellow in the Machine Learning Group of Zoubin Ghahramani at the University of Cambridge, and previously a graduate student of Joachim M. Buhmann at ETH Zurich.My main research interest are the statistics of discrete objects and structures: permutations, graphs, partitions, binary sequences...

John Paisley

Assistant Professor

John Paisley joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in Fall 2013. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the Institute of Data Sciences and Engineering at Columbia. He received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University in 2004, 2007 and 2010. He was then a postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Science departments at Princeton...

Liam Paninski

Associate Professor

I'm an associate professor in the Statistics department at Columbia University, and the co-director of the Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind. I'm also a member of the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, the Kavli Institute for Brain Science, and the Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior.Previously, I was a senior research fellow at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, at University College...

Ah-Hyung Park

Associate Professor

Professor Park is the Lenfest Junior Professor in Applied Climate Science at Columbia University and is also the Associate Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, where she researches issues in energy, environmental engineering and particle technology. Some of Park's areas of research interest are carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS); sustainable energy conversion systems; synthesis of...

David K. Park

Senior Advisor to the EVP and Dean of Faculty
Director of Special Projects

David K. Park serves as a senior advisor to the Executive Vice President and Dean of Faculty of the Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. Dr. Park is a member of the New Media Center at Columbia University's Data Science Institute, Director of Special Projects at the Applied Statistics Center and Fellow at the Center for the Management of Systemic Risk at Columbia University. Dr. Park is also a founding member...

Rebecca J. Passonneau

Director, Senior Research Scientist

Rebecca Passonneau is the Director of Columbia University's Center for Computational Learning Systems (CCLS), where she is also a Senior Research Scientist in computational linguistics. She is an affiliated member of the Data Science Institute. Her research addresses how the same combination of words has different meanings in different contexts. This question is fundamental to human and machine cognition, and...

Itsik Pe'er

Associate Professor

I study, develop and apply novel computational methods in human genetics. How is it best to measure, describe and quantify differences between individual DNA sequences? How does sequence variation affect biological processes? How can we use it to understand and influence human disease? All these questions pose complex analytical challenges, with direct impact on medical research.Web www.cs.columbia.edu/~itsik

Dana Pe'er

Assistant Professor

Dana Pe'er is associate professor at the Departments of Biological Sciences and Systems Biology at Columbia University. She received a Ph.D in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and continued her post-doctoral studies with George Church at Harvard Medical School. In particular, we study how genetic variation alters regulatory network function, subsequently phenotype in health and disease. This...

Adler Perotte

Associate Research Scientist

Dr. Adler Perotte is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Assistant Director for Technology at the Center for Advanced Technology for Columbia University. Dr. Perotte’s primary research area is the development and application of statistical machine learning methods, including probabilistic graphical models for biomedical informatics. Dr. Perotte’s research interests are...

Richard A. Plunz


Richard A. Plunz has taught at Rensselaer, Pennsylvania State University and has held visiting positions at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Politecnico di Torino among others. He served as Chairman of the Division of Architecture at Columbia (1977-1980), has been Director of the Urban Design Program since 1992 and Director of Columbia’s Earth Institute Urban Design Lab since 2005. He has conducted long-...

Philip E. Protter


Professor Protter’s primary research interests include mathematical finance (capital asset pricing theory, the pricing and hedging of derivatives, liquidity issues, financial bubbles, insider trading, high frequency trading, and credit risk), stochastic integration theory, stochastic differential equation theory, numerical solutions of stochastic differential equations, discretization of stochastic processes (as a...

Raul Rabadan

Assistant Professor

Raul Rabadan is an assistant professor in the Department of Systems Biology and the Department of Biomedical Informatics. He leads an interdisciplinary team that develops and implements mathematical and computational tools to extract biologically and clinically relevant information from large data sets, with interests in infectious diseases and cancer. The Rabadan Lab is developing tools to analyze genomic data to...

Owen Rambow

Research Scientist

My expertise lies in the areas of formal and computational models of syntax and other levels of linguistic representation. I have an active interest in both theoretical issues and practical applications.I am currently working on email summarization. Email summarization poses special problems (as compared to other summarization tasks) because of the dialogic nature of the source, and the informal or incomplete...

Lucius J. Riccio

Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer

Lucius Riccio is a Senior Lecturer in Discipline at Columbia Business School, where he teaches business analytic, optimization and simulation and operations management. He has been on the faculty of Columbia University since 1995. He also is Executive Vice President and partner of Gedeon GRC Consulting, a full service engineering consulting firm, and a partner in CleanTrans, an environmental transportation company....

Kenneth A. Ross


Kenneth Ross is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University in New York City. His research interests touch on various aspects of database systems, including query processing, query language design, data warehousing, and architecture-sensitive database system design. He also has an interest in computational biology, including the analysis of large genomic data sets. Professor Ross received...

Daniel Stuart Rubenstein

Associate Professor

Dan Rubenstein is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia. His research interests are in network technologies, applications, and performance analysis. He is an editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, program chair of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Sigmetrics 2011, and has received an NSF CAREER Award, IBM Faculty Award, and three paper awards from ACM SIGMETRICS...

Nicholas Ruozzi

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Nicholas Ruozzi is a postdoctoral research scientist and an adjunct assistant professor at the Data Science Institute. His current research interests include combinatorial optimization, large-scale graphical models, approximate counting and inference, and belief propagation style message-passing algorithms with an emphasis on applications in machine learning, statistical physics, and artificial intelligence. He...

Paul Sajda


Education1989: B.S., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1992: M.S., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania 1994: Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of PennsylvaniaAwards/Honors1988 Eta Kappa Nu1989 David Adler Memorial Thesis Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Research in Electrical Engineering, MIT1989 University Fellow, University of Pennsylvania1991 Graduate Fellow, Office of...

Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi

Lecturer in Discipline

Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi joined the Department of Computer Science as a Lecturer in Discipline in July 2015. Ansaf received her PhD in Computer Science from University of Orleans, France in 2003, after which she pursued her training as a postdoctoral fellow at INRIA, Rennes (France). She was appointed as an Associate Research Scientist at the Columbia University’s Center for Computational Learning Systems in 2006 and...

Michael J. Schmidt

Michael J. Schmidt

Assistant Professor

Dr. Michael Schmidt is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Schmidt received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Michigan State University and his doctorate in Neuropsychology from the City University of New York. Dr. Schmidt completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Division of Critical Care Neurology at...

Henning G. Schulzrinne

Julian Clarence Levi Professor

Professor Henning Schulzrinne, Levi Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was an MTS at AT&T Bell Laboratories and an associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments at Columbia University. He served as chair of the Department of...

Rachel Schutt

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Rachel Schutt is the Senior Vice President of Data Science at News Corp. Rachel earned her PhD in Statistics from Columbia University, and was a statistician at Google Research for several years. She is an adjunct professor in Columbia’s Department of Statistics where she teaches Introduction to Data Science, and a founding member of the Education Committee for the Data Science Institute at Columbia. She has a...

Soumitra Sengupta

Associate Clinical Professor

Education:PhD 1987 State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1984-1987 MS, 1984 State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1982-1984 BE, 1980 Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, 1975-1980Research Interests:Systems management, information and systems architecture, information security, metricsCurrent Projects:Searching for Access Anomalies in Clinical Audit LogsDescription: Discovering patterns...

Mingoo Seok

Assistant Professor

Mingoo Seok is an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering. Prior to joining Columbia in 2011, Seok was a member of the technical staff in the Systems and Applications R&D Center of Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX. His research interests cover extreme energy-efficient circuit and system design that can benefit various cyber physical systems for ubiquitous and reliable sensing,...

Rocco Anthony Servedio

Associate Professor

Rocco Servedio is an associate professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering. His research focuses on computational learning theory and computational complexity. He is particularly interested in foundational questions of understanding what types of learning problems have—and do not have—computationally efficient algorithms. A major goal of his research is the design and analysis of computationally efficient...

Simha Sethumadhavan

Assistant Professor

Simha Sethumadhavan is an assistant professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering. He is the founding director of the Computer Architecture and Security Technologies Lab (CASTL) at Columbia University. Sethumadhavan’s research interests are in hardware security, hardware support for security and privacy and energy-efficient computing. He has been recognized with an NSF CAREER award (2011), a top paper award...

Jay Sethuraman

Associate Professor

Jay Sethuraman joined Columbia University's Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in 1999. His research interests are in the areas of scheduling, discrete optimization and its applications, and applied probability.

Yufeng Shen

Assistant Professor

Yufeng Shen is an assistant professor in the Columbia University Department of Systems Biology and Department of Biomedical Informatics. After completing his PhD in computational biology in 2007 at the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine, he led the analysis of the first personal genome produced by next-generation sequencing (that of Dr. James D. Watson). In 2008 he joined Columbia...

Kenneth L. Shepard

Lau Family Professor

Ken Shepard received the B. S. E. degree from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 1987 where he was valedictorian of his graduating class and received the Phi Beta Kappa prize for the highest academic standing. He went on to receive the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering with a minor in physics from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1988 and 1992, respectively, on a fellowship from the Fannie...

Samuel K. Sia

Associate Professor

Samuel Sia is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University. His lab's focuses on using microfluidics for global health diagnostics and for 3D tissue biology. He obtained his B.S. in biochemistry at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada), Ph.D. in Biophysics at Harvard University, and postdoctoral fellowship in Chemistry at Harvard University. He was a Howard Hughes...

Karl Sigman


Professor Karl Sigman joined Columbia University’s Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in 1987. Professor Sigman was the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award both in 1998 and in 2002. He teaches courses in stochastic models, financial engineering, and queueing theory. Before joining Columbia, Professor Sigman was a postdoctoral associate at the Mathematical Sciences Institute...

Prabhjot Singh

Assistant Professor

As director of Systems Design at the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development, we work on integrating community generated health information (i.e. personal health devices, community health workers, community organization reported) with health information systems and payment mechanisms. Our goal is to improve primary health care system delivery by making communities integral and active parts of the health...

Andrew W. Smyth


Andrew Smyth is a professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics at Columbia Engineering. He specializes in structural health monitoring, using sensor information to determine the condition of critical infrastructure. Smyth has been involved with the sensor instrumentation and vibration analysis and remote monitoring of a large number of iconic long-span bridges and landmark buildings and museums. His...

Adam H. Sobel


Adam Sobel received his B. A. from Wesleyan University in 1989 and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institution of Technology in 1998. Adam is an atmospheric scientist who specializes in the dynamics of climate and weather, particularly in the tropics, on time scales of days to decades. His research interests include tropical cyclones, tornadoes, intraseasonal variability, tropical precipitation, the general...

Ponisseril Somasundaran

LaVon Duddleson Krumb Professor

500 West 120th Street905 Mudd, Mail Code: 4711New York , NY 10027 Education University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. - 1964University of California, Berkeley, M.S. -1962Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, B. Engin. - 1961Kerala University, India, B.S. -1958 Honors Frank F. Aplan Award, Engineering Foundation, 1992Honorary Research Advisor, Beijing General Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy,...

Smita Srinivas

Assistant Professor

Smita Srinivas is an economic development and industry specialist. Her research focuses on technological capabilities, industry development plans, and employment and skills systems. This includes investigating traditional and modern techniques and the co-evolution of jobs and skills with national and supra-national technical standards. Her theoretical and applied works involve projects that examine industry’s social...

Clifford S. Stein


Professor Clifford Stein joined Columbia University's Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in 2001, where he has been conducting research in the areas of combinatorial optimization, scheduling, and network algorithms. Prior to joining Columbia, he spent nine years as an assistant and associate professor in the Dartmouth College Department of Computer Science.Professor Stein has published many...

Brent Stockwell

Associate Professor

Brent Stockwell is a tenured associate professor at Columbia University in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Chemistry, and is an Early Career Scientist of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His research involves the discovery of small molecules that can be used to understand and treat cancer and neurodegeneration. He has received numerous awards, including a BWF Career Award at the...

Victoria C. Stodden

Assistant Professor

Victoria Stodden is an assistant professor of Statistics at Columbia University. She completed her PhD in statistics and her law degree at Stanford University. Her research centers on the multifaceted problem of enabling reproducibility in computational science. This includes studying adequacy and robustness in replicated results, designing and implementing validation systems, developing standards of openness for...

Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi

Assistant Professor

Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi teaches the core MBA class Managerial Statistics. His primary research interests are economic theory and applied microeconomics. He is particularly interested in the role of social, financial and economic networks in shaping economic outcomes.

Nicholas P. Tatonetti

Assistant Professor

Nicholas P Tatonetti, PhD Assistant Professor of Biomedical InformaticsDepartment of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia Initiative for Systems Biology, &Department of Medicine at Columbia University Research Specialty Translational bioinformatics, machine learning, observational data mining, combinatorial drug design,emergent biology, genetic networks and network analysis, clinical data analysis Education Stanford...

Dennis Tenen

Assistant Professor

Dennis Tenen writes and teaches in the field of computational culture studies both as in the critical study of computational culture and in the sense of applying computational approaches to the study of culture. As a scholar, a coder, and an aspiring activist, Dennis is interested in the the impact of technology on the way we think, read, and write: issues of authority, textual production, reception, influence,...

Michael K. Tippett

Michael K. Tippett

Lecturer in Discipline

Research Interests My research focuses on the predictability and variability of the climate system, with emphasis on the application of statistical methods to data from observations and numerical models. Education Ph.D. Mathematics, New York University, New York, 1992. M.S. Mathematics, New York University, New York, 1990. B.S. Mathematics & Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh,...

Olivier Toubia

Glaubinger Professor, Marketing

Olivier Toubia is the Glaubinger Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. His research focuses on various aspects of innovation (including idea generation, preference measurement, and the diffusion of innovation), social networks and behavioral economics. He teaches a course on Customer-Centric Innovation and the core marketing course, in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. He received his MS in Operations...

Joseph F. Traub

Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor

He was Head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie-Mellon University 1971-1979 and Founding Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Columbia University 1979-1989.He served as Founding Chair of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Academies 1986-1992. He served again as chair 2005-2009. He has been appointed as a member of the Division Committee on Engineering and...

Van-Anh Truong

Assistant Professor

Professor Van-Anh Truong joined the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in 2010. She received a Bachelor's degree from University of Waterloo in Mathematics in 2002, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Operations Research in 2007. Before coming to Columbia, Professor Truong was a quantitative associate at Credit Suisse, and a quantitative researcher at Google.Professor Truong is interested...

Duy Linh Tu

Assistant Professor

Duy Linh Tu is a co-founder and the Creative Director of Resolution Seven, a documentary and commercial production house. He is a videographer, photographer, writer and multimedia consultant. Prior to forming Resolution Seven, Duy founded and was the Chief Operations Officer of Missing Pixel, an award-winning interactive production company.Duy has shot for major broadcast networks, cable channels, independent...

María Uriarte


Maria Uriarte is a Professor in the Department for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. Through an integrated program of empirical and quantitative approaches, research in her lab examines forest ecological dynamics in response to natural disturbance and human land use. Research projects focus on disturbance ecology, forest succession, and community assembly. Field sites span...

Garrett J. Van Ryzin

Paul M. Montrone Professor

Garrett van Ryzin is the Paul M. Montrone Professor of Decision, Risk, and Operations at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and Chair of the Decision, Risk, and Operations Division of the School. His research interests include analytical pricing, stochastic modeling, and operations management. He is coauthor of the book The Theory and Practice of Revenue Management, which won the 2005 Lanchester...

Vladimir Vapnik

Senior Research Scientist

Professor Vapnik gained his Masters Degree in Mathematics in 1958 at Uzbek State University, Samarkand, USSR. From 1961 to 1990 he worked at the Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow, where he became Head of the Computer Science Research Department. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, having been appointed Professor of Computer Science and Statistics at Royal Holloway in 1995.Professor Vapnik has...

Venkat Venkatasubramanian

Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor

Research InterestsOur group’s research contributions have been in three areas: (1) risk analysis and management in complex engineered systems, (2) cyberinfrastructure and “big data” analytics for molecular products design and discovery, and (3) complex adaptive teleological systems. These challenges are addressed using a combination of artificial intelligence, informatics, statistics, and mathematical programming...

Dennis Vitkup

Associate Professor

Dennis Vitkup is an associate professor in the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and the Department of Biomedical Informatics. His laboratory develops and applies novel probabilistic techniques to analyze cellular networks. Their work involves developing methods that connect network structure to function to phenotypes, and can be used to make experimentally verifiable predictions. Research in the...

Harris H. Wang

Assistant Professor

Dr. Harris H. Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Biology, Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Prior to joining Columbia, Dr. Wang was a Fellow at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and an Instructor in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wang holds B.S. degrees in Physics and in Mathematics...

Xiaodong Wang


Xiaodong Wang is a professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering. His research interests fall in the general areas of computing, signal processing, and communications, and he has published extensively in these areas. Among his publications is a recent book entitled, Wireless Communication Systems: Advanced Techniques for Signal Reception, published by Prentice Hall in 2003. He received the 1999 NSF...

Matthew Waxman

Professor and Chair

Matthew Waxman is Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he is also the faculty co-chair of the Roger Hertog Program in Law and National Security. He is also Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and is a member of the Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law. Professor Waxman previously served at the U.S. Department of State, as Principal...

Gabriel Y. Weintraub

Sidney Taurel Associate Professor

Gabriel Weintraub's research covers several subjects that lie in the intersection between operations/management science, and applied economics. He is particularly interested in developing mathematical and computational models for the economic analysis of problems in operations; as well as making contributions to industrial organization and computational economics. Before obtaining his Ph.D. at Stanford, Professor...

Chunhua Weng

Assistant Professor

Clinical research is fundamental to our quest for cures. However, clinical research is often costly and inefficient. Dr. Weng's research goal is to design enabling technologies for clinician scientists and to improve the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of clinical and translational research. Her research addresses the socio-technical issues around sharing and reusing fragmented research sources, repurposing...

Renata Wentzcovitch

Renata M. M. Wentzcovitch

Professor of Materials Science

RENATA WENTZCOVITCH is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Department, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. She was formerly a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota where she was a member of the...

Ward Whitt


Professor Whitt joined Columbia University’s IEOR Department in 2002, after spending 25 years in research at AT&T, first at Bell Labs and then at AT&T Labs, where he was a technology leader and an AT&T fellow. At Columbia, Professor Whitt teaches courses on stochastic processes and their applications. Professor Whitt’s research interests include stochastic processes, stochastic-process limits, queues,...

Chris H. Wiggins

Chris H. Wiggins

Associate Professor
Senior Columnist

Chris Wiggins is an associate professor of applied mathematics at Columbia University, and is also a founding member of Columbia's Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (C2B2). Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia he was a Courant Instructor at NYU and earned his PhD at Princeton University. Since 2001 he has also held appointments as a visiting scientist at Institut Curie (Paris), the Hahn-Meitner...

Jeannette Wing

Jeannette Wing

Avanessians Director

Jeannette comes to Columbia from Microsoft, where from 2013 to 2017 she served as Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research, overseeing a global network of research labs. She is widely recognized for her intellectual leadership, having earned the respect and admiration of colleagues across the field for her role in the dramatic transformation of data science into a discipline essential to so much scholarly...

Chee Wei Wong

Associate Professor

Chee Wei Wong is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia Engineering. His research examines the control of light in nanostructures, and has appeared in leading scientific journals such as Nature, Nature Photonics, Physical Review Letters, and Nano Letters. Wong, who joined Columbia in 2004, has received several awards including the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2007, the NSF CAREER Award in 2008...

John N. Wright

Assistant Professor

John Wright is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Columbia University. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in October 2009, and was with Microsoft Research from 2009-2011. His research is in the area of high-dimensional data analysis. In particular, his recent research has focused on developing algorithms for robustly...

Junfeng Yang

Assistant Professor

My research centers on making reliable and secure systems (one-page research statement). Some of my current projects involve efficient and reliable multithreading, tools for the cloud, and operating systems support for reliability. After getting a B.S. from Tsinghua University, I earned my PhD in Dawson Engler's group at Stanford, where I created eXplode, a general, lightweight system for effectively finding storage...

Mihalis Yannakakis

Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor

Mihalis Yannakakis is the Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Prior to joining Columbia, he was Head of the Computing Principles Research Department at Bell Labs and at Avaya Labs, and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. Dr. Yannakakis received his PhD from Princeton University. His research interests include algorithms, complexity, optimization,...

David Yao

Piyasombatkul Family Professor

David Yao joined the IEOR Department in 1983, and became a full professor in 1988. He has been an IEEE fellow, and a recipient of many awards, including the Outstanding Paper Prize (2003) from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Franz Edelman Award (1999) from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (1999) from IBM, the Guggenheim...

Rafael Yuste


Rafael Yuste is Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience at Columbia University. He was born and educated in Madrid, where he obtained his MD at the Universidad Autónoma in the Fundación Jimenez Diaz Hospital. After a brief research period in Sydney Brenner's group at the LMB in Cambridge, UK, he performed Ph.D. studies with Larry Katz in Torsten Wiesel’s laboratory at Rockefeller University in New York. He...

Asaaf Zeevi


Assaf Zeevi is the Henry Kravis Professor of Business at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. His research is broadly focused on the formulation and analysis of mathematical models of complex systems. He is particularly interested in the areas of stochastic modeling and statistics, and their synergistic application to problems arising in service operations, revenue management, and financial services...

Chaolin Zhang

Assistant Professor

Chaolin Zhang uses a combination of computational and experimental methods to infer RNA regulatory networks in the nervous system. In particular, he is interested in characterizing the regulatory networks that specify neuronal cell types, and how these networks can be compromised in certain pathologic contexts, such as neurodegenerative diseases and brain tumors.Lab website:http://zhanglab.c2b2.columbia.edu

Tian Zheng

Associate Professor

Tian Zheng is associate professor of Statistics at Columbia University. She obtained her PhD from Columbia in 2002. Her research is to develop novel methods and improve existing methods for exploring and analyzing interesting patterns in complex data from different application domains. Her current projects are in the fields of statistical genetics, bioinformatics and computational biology, feature selection and...

Yuan Zhong

Assistant Professor

Professor Yuan Zhong joined the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in 2013. Before coming to Columbia, he spent one year as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley. He received a Ph.D in Operations Research from MIT in 2012, an M.A in Mathematics from Caltech in 2008, and a B.A in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 2006. Professor Zhong is...

Jose Zubizarreta

Assistant Professor

Professor Zubizarreta teaches statistics to MBA and PhD students. From a methodological perspective his research focuses on new statistical methods for causal inference in randomized experiments and observational studies. From a substantive point of view, he is very interested in using these methods to address questions in health care and public policy. Besides the Division of Decision, Risk and Operations,...

Gil Zussman

Associate Professor

Gil Zussman is associate professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering. His research interests are in the area of wireless networks. Zussman has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and of Ad Hoc Networks, and as the Technical Program Committee chair of IFIP Performance 2011. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship and the Marie Curie Outgoing...

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