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Research Centers

Applied Math Lab

The AML is an experimental laboratory sitting on the ground floor of Warren Weaver Hall. Its main focus is on the interactions of moving bodies or flexible structures with fluid flows as arises commonly in biology, geophysics, and many other areas. Many of its experimental projects are tied to mathematical modeling and simulation studies.

Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science

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This Center aims to use applied mathematical methods to develop an understanding of complex and poorly understood phenomena in the climate system. Methods include multi-scale methods; stochastic modeling; numerical turbulence modeling and information theory.

Center for Data Science

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The Center for Data Science is a focal point for New York University's university-wide initiative in data science and statistics. The Center was established to help advance NYU's goal of creating the country's leading data science training and research facilities, and arming researchers and professionals with tools to harness the power of big data.

Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

This laboratory supports research and educational activities in environmental science. Emerging software and hardware capabilities in information technology are being developed and applied so as to integrate physical laboratory experiments, numerical models, and real-world observational data. The ultimate objective of such an integration is to create a deeper understanding of important phenomenon in the natural environment. Current topics of interest tend to focus on the polar regions and, in particular, on ice-ocean interaction and ocean downslope mixing.

Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

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The mission of the Center for Genomics & Systems Biology is to define how regulatory networks operate and how they have evolved to generate diversity across species. For this work, we use approaches that span systems biology, comparative functional genomics & bioinformatic analysis focusing on model organisms and phylogenetically related species. The research involves the combined skills of genomicists, bioinformaticians, systematists, and evolutionary biologists all working together. The genomics and bioinformatics faculty in our center are engaged in collaborative projects with scientists at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, other scientific institutions in the greater New York City area, including The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories (CSHL), as well as collaborators from around the world. The unique intellectual synergisms brought about by this collaborative genomic consortium group, enables us to develop unique approaches to address questions of comparative functional genomics.

Media and Games Network (MAGNET)

MAGNET is a new shared space for faculty and students from across NYU who share an interest in the intersection of culture and technology. MAGNET offers students the chance to pursue degrees and research in game design, social science, digital media design, and computer science and game engineering, and includes undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students from NYU. The space was co-designed by the participating schools--NYU Tisch School of the Arts; the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development; the Polytechnic School of Engineering; and the Computer Science Department of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Media Research Lab

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The Media Research Lab conducts a broad range of research in computer graphics, geometric modeling, reflectance measurement and modeling, simulation, visualization, scientific computing, machine learning, computer vision, mobile robotics, innovative new user interface devices and human-computer interaction.



NYU WIRELESS is a multi-disciplinary academic research center that offers an unprecedented and unique set of skills. Centered at New York University's Brooklyn engineering location and involving faculty and students throughout the entire NYU community, NYU WIRELESS offers its industrial-affiliate sponsors, faculty members, and students a world-class research environment that is creating the fundamental theories and techniques for next-generation mass-deployable wireless devices across a wide range of applications and markets. This center combines NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering program with NYU's School of Medicine and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and offers a depth of expertise with unparalleled capabilities for the creation of new wireless networks, theories, circuits and systems, as well as new computational approaches and health care solutions for the wireless industry.

The Proteus Project

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Our research is focused on the task of information extraction -- analyzing text, identifying particular types of names, relations, and events reported in the text, and building data bases recording this information.

Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED)

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CTED is a research center at New York University Abu Dhabi that focuses on the development of innovative and cutting edge technologies that can significantly impact economic development with a specific focus on problems faced in under-developed areas around the world. CTED is headquartered in Abu Dhabi with branches in New York, Accra, and also soon in Addis Ababa.