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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...

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...

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...

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...

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