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Four NYU Abu Dhabi Professors Awarded Research Grants

December 11, 2013

Faculty members at NYU Abu Dhabi have received four new grants—from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Embassy to the United Arab Emirates, and the NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute—to pursue pioneering research projects across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and engineering.

Ozgur Sinanoglu, assistant professor of engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi, and Ramesh Karri, professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYU-Poly, will use their three-year $500,000 NSF grant to further their research in developing improved methods and new techniques to safeguard the security, quality, and design of electronic chip hardware.

NYU Abu Dhabi Associate Dean of Social Science Hannah Brückner, working in collaboration with Yale University professor Julia Adams, has also received NSF funding, a two-year grant for $70,000 to investigate indications of systematic gender bias in both contributors and content in the reference tool Wikipedia.

Additionally, the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute has announced the award of a five-year humanities research fellowship based in Abu Dhabi.

Led by NYU Abu Dhabi Vice Provost of Intellectual and Cultural Outreach Reindert Falkenburg and Lauren Benton, dean of NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science, the annual fellowship will bring distinguished senior and junior scholars in the humanities to NYU Abu Dhabi for residential fellowships each year to further their scholarship in their respective disciplines—with a particular focus on topics related to the Arab world.

The U.S. Embassy to the United Arab Emirates has also awarded two grants for a project called “Intersections: Highlighting the Connections Between U.S. and U.A.E. Cultures.” With these funds, NYU Abu Dhabi will develop two public lecture series focusing on Arabic and American literature and art, conducted by NYU Abu Dhabi faculty and select guest speakers, to be held at universities and other venues throughout the U.A.E.


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