Faculty Directory (A-Z)

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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...

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