Faculty Awards and Accomplishments

2016-2017

Subhash Khot

Subhash Khot

Julia Wolfe

Julia Wolfe

Paul Romer

Paul Romer

Two faculty members at NYU were awarded "Genius" Grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation:

  • SUBHASH KHOT, Silver Professor of Computer Science in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • JULIA WOLFE, Music Associate Professor of Music Composition in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

PAUL ROMER, University Professor and Professor of Economics, was appointed Chief Economist of the World Bank.

KURT BECKER, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Vice Dean for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the Tandon School of Engineering, has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Inventors.

PAMELA NEWKIRK, Professor at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, was awarded the Hurston Wright Legacy Award in non-fiction for her book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga.

Four NYU faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation:

  • JAYEETA BASU, Assistant Professor in the Neuroscience Institute at the School of Medicine
  • JOHANNES STROEBEL, Associate Professor at the Stern School of Business
  • NICOLAS TRITSCH, Assistant Professor in the Neuroscience Institute at the School of Medicine
  • DANIEL TURNER, Assistant Professor of Chemistry


ANNA DEAVERE SMITH
, Professor of Art and Public Policy at the Tisch School of the Arts and an affiliated professor at the School of Law, was named this year’s winner of the George Polk Career Award in Journalism. She is the first recipient of the award who has not engaged in traditional journalism.

Jayeeta Basu

Jayeeta Basu

Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith

Benard Dreyer

Benard Dreyer

Heidi White

Heidi White

Six faculty were awarded NYU's 2016-2017 Distinguished Teaching Award:

  • ELENA P. CUNNINGHAM, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, College of Dentistry;
  • BENARD P. DREYER, Professor, Director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Tisch Hospital; Director of Pediatrics, Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU School of Medicine;
  • GREGORY ERICKSON, Clinical Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study;
  • JOHN J. GERSHMAN, Clinical Professor of Public Service, Co-Director of Capstone Program, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service;
  • JOHN HALPIN, Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science; and
  • HEIDI E. WHITE, Clinical Professor of Humanities, Liberal Studies

JONATHAN FREEMAN, Assistant Professor of Psychology, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which will support research aimed at gaining new insights into “stereotypic vision."

Two faculty members from the Department of Chemistry were recognized by the NSF as well. Assistant Professors TIANNING DIAO and STEFANO SACANNA received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

DANIELE PANOZZO, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, also won a Faculty Early Career Development Award. With the award, Panozzo will work to develop algorithms integrating 3D scanning and digital fabrication, or computer-driven manufacturing, enabling new applications in the life sciences and medicine.

Elza Erkip

Elza Erkip

Wafaa Bilal

Wafaa Bilal

ELZA ERKIP, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tandon, has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Women in Communications Engineering Award.

WAFAA BILAL, Associate Arts Professor at Tisch School of the Arts, has been named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s Leading 100 Global Thinkers of 2016 for his work as an advocate in international politics. 

XI CHEN, Assistant Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences at the Stern School, has been named to Forbes’ 2017 “30 Under 30 in Science” list, which recognizes leading change-makers and innovators across the US. 

JOHANNES STROEBEL, Associate Professor of Finance at Stern, has been awarded first place in the American Finance Association’s Brattle Group Prize, which recognizes the top corporate finance paper published in the Journal of Finance, for his paper “Asymmetric Information about Collateral Values.” 

YONG LIU, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tandon, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.  

A study by Wagner’s SEWIN CHAN, Associate Professor of Public Policy, INGRID GOULD ELLEN, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, and SAMUEL DASTROP, Postdoctorate Fellow at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, has been named Best Paper of 2016 by the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.  

Johannes Stroebel

Johannes Stroebel

Yong Liu

Yong Liu

Three Stern faculty were recently honored by INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences:

  • FOSTER PROVOST, Professor of Data Science and of Information Systems, received the 2015 Best ISR Paper Award for his coauthored paper, “Finding Mobile Consumers with a Privacy-Friendly Geo-Similarity Network,” published in Information Systems Research.
  • JOSHUA REED, Associate Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, received the Erlang Prize, awarded to a young researcher who has made outstanding contributions to applied probability.
  • PRASANNA TAMBE, Associate Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, received the USS Sandra Slaughter Early Career Award, which recognizes the potential leaders of the next generation of information systems academics.
Minah Jung

Minah Jung

Michele Geraci

Michele Geraci

MINAH JUNG, Assistant Professor of Marketing, has received the Society for Judgment and Decision Making’s Hillel Einhorn New Investigator Award for the best paper by a new researcher, for her co-authored study, “Anchoring in Payment: Evaluating a Judgmental Heuristic in Field Experimental Settings.” 

MICHELE GERACI, Adjunct Professor of Finance at NYU Shanghai, has been awarded the title of Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy, one of Italy’s highest honors.

Tandon-based nonprofit Tech Kids Unlimited, founded by adjunct faculty member BETH ROSENBERG, won Google's RISE Award, which will fund an initiative to provide teens with autism spectrum disorder to undertake commissioned projects such as websites and apps for real clients. TKU includes faculty and students from Tisch, Steinhardt, and Tandon, and is part of NYU’s Ability Project.

Four NYU faculty members won or were nominated for 2017 Grammy Awards:

  • JOHN SCOFIELD, adjunct instructor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, won Best Instrumental Jazz Album for his album Country For Old Men and Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry."
  • KEVIN KILLEN, adjunct professor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at Tisch School of the Arts, won in the category of Best Engineered Album for his work on David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar.
  • ALAN FERBER, adjunct instructor at Steinhardt, was nominated for Best Instrumental Composition for “Flow” off of his latest album Roots & Transitions.
  • ALAN BROADBENT, adjunct instructor at Steinhardt, was nominated in the category of Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for “I'm a Fool to Want You,” recorded by Kristin Chenoweth.
John Scofield

John Scofield

Kevin Killen

Kevin Killen

Joseph LeDoux

Joseph LeDoux

JOSEPH LEDOUX, Professor of Neural Science, has won the William James Award, an annual book prize given by Division One of the American Psychological Association, for his work Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety. He shares the honor with Pitzer College Psychology Professor David Moore.

JAMES MCBRIDE, Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, has been named one of 12 recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. He was recognized for “humanizing the complexities of discussing race in America.”

GRÁINNE DE BÚRCA, the Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law and faculty director of the Hauser Global Law School Program, has been named a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences.  

BRYAN STEVENSON, Professor of Clinical Law at the School of Law, has won two recent awards: the National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award and the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award, which recognizes dedication to the advancement of civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights in the US. He was also elected to the American Law Institute in January.

James McBride

James McBride

Gráinne De Búrca

Gráinne De Búrca

Sheril Antonio

Sheril Antonio

SHERIL ANTONIO, Associate Arts Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives at Tisch, has been honored with the Award for Special Achievement in Educating New Filmmakers, given by the Caucus for Producers, Writers, & Directors.  

Popular Science magazine has named SIDDHARTH GARG, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tandon, to its 15th annual Brilliant 10 list of young scientists and engineers.

PETER HENRY, Dean of the Stern School of Business and a native of Jamaica, has been named to the Carnegie Corporation’s 2016 list of “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America,” which recognizes naturalized citizens who have made notable contributions to the progress of American society.  

ROOZBEH KIANI, Assistant Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at the Center for Neural Science, is one of six recipients of the 2016 McKnight Scholar Awards, granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own laboratories and research careers and who have demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience.  

KENJI YOSHINO, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at the School of Law, has been honored by the American Bar Association with the 2016 Silver Gavel Award for Media and the Arts for his book Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial.

MARION NESTLE, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies at Steinhardt, has won the James Beard Foundation’s Book Award for Writing and Literature for her book Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning). 

Peter Henry

Peter Henry

Roozbeh Kiani

Roozbeh Kiani

Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle

Anthony Bertelli

Anthony Bertelli

ANTHONY BERTELLI, Professor of the Politics of Public Policy at Wagner, and J. ANDREW SINCLAIR, Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service at Wagner, have received the Haldane Prize for the best article published in Public Administration in 2015, for “Media Attention and the Demise of Agency Independence: Evidence from a Mass Administrative Reorganization in Britain.”  

JOYA POWELL, Adjunct Professor in the Dance Education Program at Steinhardt, has been awarded the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer.

Three Stern faculty members have won recent awards for research articles:

  • MICHAEL WAUGH, Associate Professor of Economics, received the Bhagwati Award, a prize given for the best article published in the Journal of International Economics during the previous two years, for his article, “The Elasticity of Trade: Estimates and Evidence”
  • SRIKANTH DRAGABATHULA, Assistant Professor of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, received the Best OM Paper in Management Science Award from the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society for his paper, “A Nonparametric Approach to Modeling Choice with Limited Data”
  • NATALIA LEVINA, the Toyota Motor Corporation Term Professor of Information Systems, received the Best Paper Award from the journal Information & Organization and the Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Research Methods Division for her co-authored papers “Speaking as One but Not Speaking Up: Dealing with New Moral Taint in an Occupational Online Community” and “What Grounded Theory Is…A Critically Reflective Conversation Among Scholars"

In December, Levina also won the “Best Publication of 2015” Award at the 2016 International Conference on Information Systems for “Speaking as One, but Not Speaking Up."