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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...

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