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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...

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...

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...

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