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Listed below are the faculty of the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics.

Tim Austin
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Ergodic Theory, Geometry and Analysis

Marco M. Avellaneda
Professor of Mathematics
Probability; partial differential equations; applied mathematics; quantitative modeling in finance; homogenization; turbulence theory

Yuri Bakhtin
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Random dynamics, probabilistic models of mathematical physics

Clark Barrett
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Propositional satisfiability (SAT); satisfiability modulo theories (SMT); automated deduction and applied logic; proof-producing algorithms; formal and semi-formal verification of hardware and software; combining verification systems.

Gerard Ben Arous
Professor of Mathematics
Probability theory

Marsha J. Berger
Silver Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
Computational fluid dynamics; adaptive methods;  parallel scientific computing.

Vindya Bhat
Clinical Instructor of Mathematics
Ramsey theory; combinatorics

Amos Bloomberg
Clinical Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Fedor A. Bogomolov
Professor of Mathematics
Algebraic geometry; algebra; complex differential geometry

Richard Bonneau
Associate Professor of Biology and Computer Science
Algorithms for learning regulatory networks/biological control, computational structural biology, and systems biology.

Paul Bourgade
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Probability, random matrices, statistical physics and stochastic processes

Christoph Bregler
Professor of Computer Science
Computer vision; computer graphics; animation; biomedical applications.

Oliver Bühler
Professor of Mathematics and Atmosphere/Ocean Science
Geophysical fluid dynamics; waves and vortices in the atmosphere and oceans

David Cai
Professor of Mathematics and Neural Science
Nonlinear stochastic behavior in physical and biological systems

Sylvain E. Cappell
Silver Professor of Mathematics
Algebraic and geometric topology; symplectic and algebraic geometry

Andrew Case
Clinical Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Antoine Cerfon
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Magnetohydrodynamics in fusion and astrophysical plasmas, nonneutral
plasmas, kinetic theory in plasmas and rarefied gases

Jeff Cheeger
Silver Professor of Mathematics
Differential geometry and its connections to topology and analysis

Yu Chen
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Numerical scattering theory; ill-posed problems; scientific computing

Joshua Clayton
Clinical Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Richard J. Cole
Silver Professor of Computer Science
Algorithmics; algorithmic economics and game theory; algorithms in nature and society.

Patrick Cousot
Silver Professor of Computer Science
Abstract interpretation, semantics, verifcation, static analysis.

Ernest Davis
Professor of Computer Science
Artificial intelligence; knowledge representation; automated commonsense reasoning.

Percy A. Deift
Silver Professor of Mathematics
Mathematical physics; scattering and inverse scattering; spectral theory; inverse spectral theory; integrable systems

Jose Diaz-Alban
Visiting Assistant Professor

Yevgeniy Dodis
Professor of Computer Science
Cryptography; approximation algorithms; information theory; lower bounds; combinatorics.

Aleksandar Donev
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Multi-scale (hybrid) methods, fluctuating hydrodynamics; coarse-grained particle methods; jamming and packing

Deena Engel
Clinical Professor of Computer Science

Rob Fergus
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Computer vision and computational photography

Jean-Claude Franchitti
Clinical Associate Professor of Computer Science

Davi Geiger
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Neural Science
Computational vision, learning, memory, and applications.

Edwin Gerber
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Atmosphere/Ocean Science
Atmospheric dynamics, climate variability, stochastic modeling

Pierre Germain
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Partial differential equations (in particular fluid mechanics and nonlinear waves) and harmonic analysis

Dimitris Giannakis
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Atmosphere ocean science, geometric data analysis, uncertainty quantification

Benjamin F. Goldberg
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Design and implementation of programming languages; compiler optimizations; memory management.

Jonathan B. Goodman
Professor of Mathematics
Fluid dynamics; computational physics; partial differential equations

Allan Gottlieb
Professor of Computer Science
Parallel computing; computer architecture; operating systems; distributed systems; free software.

Leslie Greengard
Silver Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Applied and computational math, partial differential equations, computational chemistry, mathematical biology.

Frederick P. Greenleaf
Professor of Mathematics
Functional analysis; Lie groups; invariant partial differential equations

Robert Grimm
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Operating systems; distributed systems; interaction of programming languages and systems.

Ralph Grishman
Professor of Computer Science
Natural language processing.

Mikhael Gromov
Jay Gould Professor in Mathematics
Riemann manifolds; symplectic manifolds; infinite groups

C. Sinan Gunturk
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Harmonic Analysis; wavelets and approximation theory

Eliezer Hameiri
Professor of Mathematics
Magneto-fluid dynamics; plasma physics; applied mathematics

Fengbo Hang
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Classical and geometric analysis and their applications

David Holland
Professor of Mathematics and Atmosphere/Ocean Science
Ocean modeling and circulation theory; ocean-climate interactions

Miranda Holmes-Cerfon
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Applied math, mesoscale physics, ocean dynamics, stochastic methods.

Xianpeng Hu
Visiting Assistant Professor

Nathan Hull
Clinical Associate Professor of Computer Science
Programming languages

Christopher Jankowski
Clinical Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Operator Algebras

Selin Kalaycioglu
Clinical Associate Professor of Mathematics
Computational group theory, representation theory of finite groups, mathematics education

Craig Kapp
Clinical Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Augmented reality and adaptive technlogies for people with disabilities.

Zvi M. Kedem
Professor of Computer Science
Algorithmic techniques for designing computer-based systems.

Subhash Khot
Professor of Computer Science
Algorithms; computational complexity; computational intractability

Richard Kleeman
Professor of Mathematics and Atmosphere/Ocean Science
Climate dynamics; El Niño; predictability of weather and climate dynamical systems

Bruce Kleiner
Professor of Mathematics
Geometric analysis, geometric group theory, and geometric evolution equations.

Robert V. Kohn
Professor of Mathematics
Elasticity; composite materials; optimal control; formation of singularities

Petter Kolm
Clinical Associate Professor of Mathematics

Evan Korth
Clinical Professor of Computer Science

Eric Koskinen
Visiting Assistant Professor
Programming languages and software verification

Yann LeCun
Silver Professor of Computer Science
Machine learning; data mining; computer vision; robotics; data compression; document understanding; digital libraries.

Matthew Leingang
Clinical Associate Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics Education, Web Pedagogies, Differential Geometry

Jinyang Li
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Operating systems; distributed systems; informational retrival; wireless networks

Fang-Hua Lin
Silver Professor of Mathematics
Partial differential equations; geometric measure theory

Eyal Lubetzky
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Probability theory and combinatorics

Andrew J. Majda
Professor of Mathematics and The Samuel F. B. Morse Professor of Arts and Science
Modern applied mathematics; atmosphere/ocean science; turbulence; statisticalphysics

Trushant Majmudar
Clinical Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Sophie Marques
Visiting Assistant Professor

Nader Masmoudi
Professor of Mathematics
Nonlinear partial differential equations

Henry P. McKean
Silver Professor of Mathematics
Partial differential equations; Riemann surfaces; probability

David W. McLaughlin
Silver Professor of Mathematics and Neural Science; Provost, NYU
Applied mathematics; nonlinear wave equations; visual neuroscience

Bhubaneswar Mishra
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
Bioinformatics; algorithmic algebra; robotics; computational biology; computational finance.

Alex Mogilner
Professor of Mathematics and Biology
Computational Biology, Cell Biophysics and Mathematical Biology

Mehryar Mohri
Professor of Computer Science
Machine learning; computational biology;  text and speech processing; algorithms; theory.

Matthew Nick Moore
Visiting Assistant Professor

Michael Munn
Clinical Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Geometric analysis; metric geometry

Assaf Naor
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Analysis; theoretical computer science; metric geometry; Banach spaces

Charles M. Newman
Silver Professor of Mathematics
Statistical physics; probability theory; evolutionary biology

Sana Odeh
Clinical Professor of Computer Science

Michael O'Neil
Assistant Professor of Mathematics (NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and NYU Courant)
Electromagnetics, acoustics, fluid dynamics, fast algorithms, integral equations and computational statistics

Michael L. Overton
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
Numerical analysis; linear algebra; optimization; mathematical programming.

Olivier Pauluis
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Atmosphere/Ocean Science

Jerome K. Percus
Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Chemical physics; mathematical biology; medical statistics, computer architecture

Kenneth Perlin
Professor of Computer Science
Computer graphics; simulation; computer/human interface; multimedia; animation.

Charles S. Peskin
Silver Professor of Mathematics
Cardiac fluid dynamics; biomolecular motors; neuroscience

Adi Rangan
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Computational neuroscience; computational biology; numerical analysis

Ted Rappaport
Professor of Computer Science
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
(joint appointment with NYU Poly and the NYU School of Medicine)

Oded Regev
Professor of Computer Science
Theoretical computer science; lattice-based cryptography; quantum computation

John Rinzel
Professor of Neural Science and Mathematics
Computational neuroscience; nonlinear dynamics of neural circuits; sensory processing

Leif Ristroph
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Fluid dynamics, non-linear dynamics, experimental physics, biophysics, and geophysics.

Sylvia Serfaty
Global Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
Partial differential equations

Dennis E. Shasha
Professor of Computer Science
Pattern discovery and combinatorial design for biology; software for searching databases of trees and graphs; design of large database systems; data mining in financial and biological databases; cryptographic file systems, puzzles, and recreational mathematics.

Jalal M. I. Shatah
Professor of Mathematics
Partial differential equations; analysis

Michael J. Shelley
Professor of Mathematics and Neural Science and the Lilian and George Lyttle Professor of Applied Mathematics
Fluid dynamics; computational physics; numerical analysis

Victor Shoup
Professor of Computer Science
Cryptography; algorithms.

Alan R. Siegel
Associate Professor of Computer Science
VLSI design; analysis of algorithms; lower bounds; parallel algorithms; probability and combinatorial geometry.

K. Shafer Smith
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Atmosphere/Ocean Science
Geophysical turbulence; theoretical physical oceanography

Mutiara Sondjaja
Clinical Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Optimization; interior-point methods; operations research

David Sontag
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Machine learning, Probabilistic inference in graphical models, Medical informatics, Information retrieval

Joel H. Spencer
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Theoretical computer science; discrete mathematics.

K. R. Sreenivasan
Professor of Physics and Mathematics; Senior Vice Provost, NYU
Turbulence, complex fluids, cryogenic helium and nonlinear dynamics.

Georg Stadler
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Numerical solution of PDEs, high-performance computing, variational inequalities, and computational earth sciences

Daniel Stein
Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics; Statistical Mechanics; Mathematical Physics

Elizabeth Stepp
Clinical Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Lakshminarayanan Subramanian
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Networks; distributed systems; security; overlay networks; wireless networks; computer science technologies for health care with specific emphasis on developing countries.

Esteban G. Tabak
Professor of Mathematics
Geophysical fluid dynamics; conservation laws

Daniel A. Tranchina
Professor of Biology and Mathematics
Vision; neural coding; mathematical modeling

Nick Trefethen
Global Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Yuri Tschinkel
Professor of Mathematics
Algebraic geometry; algebra

Eric Vanden-Eijnden
Professor of Mathematics
Applied mathematics; stochastic processes; statistical physics

S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
Professor of Mathematics and the Frank Jay Gould Professor of Science
Probability theory; stochastic processes; partial differential equations

Michael Walfish
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Systems, security and networking

Olof B. Widlund
Silver Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
Numerical analysis; partial differential equations; parallel computing, continuum mechanics

Thomas Wies
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Program analysis and verification; automated deduction; concurrent software; software productivity

Margaret H. Wright
Silver Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
Optimization; scientific computing; linear algebra.

Chee K. Yap
Professor of Computer Science
Computational geometry; computer algebra; visualization; algorithmic robotics; complexity theory; numerical robustness issues and exact computation.

Lai-Sang Young
Silver Professor of Mathematics and the Henry & Lucy Moses Professor of Science
Dynamical systems and ergodic theory

Robert Young
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Geometric group theory, metric geometry, and quantitative geometry

Drew Youngren
Clinical Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Microlocal analysis, partial differential equations

Ofer Zeitouni
Global Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

Jun Zhang
Professor of Mathematics
Experimental physics; fluid dynamics

Denis Zorin
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
Computer graphics; geometric modeling; subdivision surfaces; multiresolution surface representations; fluid and solid simulation; perceptually based methods for computer graphics.

Mohamed Zahran
Clinical Associate Professor of Computer Science
Computer architecture; hardware/software interaction; parallel computing


Research Faculty

Esther Ezra
Research Assistant Professor
Algorithms and Computer Science theory

David McQueen
Research Professor
Cardiac fluid dynamics

Adam Meyers
Research Assistant Professor
Natural Language Processing, Linguistics

Satoshi Sekine
Research Associate Professor
Natural language processing; parsing; sublanguage study


Associated and Affiliated Faculty

Nathaniel Daw
Assistant Professor of Neural Science and Psychology

Kit Fine
Silver Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics

Juliana Freire
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Paul M. Horn
Distinguished Scientist in Residence

Panagiotis Ipeirotis
Assistant Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences

Natalie Jeremijenko
Assistant Professor of Art and Art Professions

Alexander Jones
Professor of the History of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity and Mathematics

Yuval Kluger
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Brandon Laflen
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Physiology and Neuroscience

Panayotis Mavromatis
Assistant Professor of Music and Music Education

Nasir Memon
Professor of Computer Science

Helen Nissenbaum
Associate Professor Culture and Communication, Computer Science.

David Pine
Professor of Physics

Foster Provost
Associate Professor and NEC Faculty Fellow, Department of Information, Operations and Management Sciences

Keith Ross
Leonard J. Shustek Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Tamar Schlick
Professor of Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science
Mathematical biology; numerical analysis; computational chemistry

Bob Shapley
Professor of Neural Science and Mathematics

Claudio Silva
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Eero P. Simoncelli
Professor of Neural Science and Mathematics
Representation and processing of visual information in machines and humans

Daniel Sodickson
Associate Professor of Radiology, Physiology, and Neuroscience

Alan Sokal
Professor of Physics and Mathematics
Mathematical Physics; quantum field theory; statistical physics; computational physics

Mark E. Tuckerman
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Mathematics
Statistical mechanics; algorithms for molecular dynamics and electronic structure; computational chemistry

Xiao-Jing Wang
Professor of Neural Science and Mathematics

Jiawei Zhang
Assistant Professor of Information, Operations, & Management Sciences

Professors Emeriti

The professors emeriti of the Courant Institute are: