By bringing together leading researchers and talented students, as well as government and industry partners, NYU and KAIST will create a new, cross-continental nexus of innovation, discovery, and entrepreneurship.

These efforts benefit from dedicated spaces both on NYU’s Downtown Brooklyn campus, the home of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the heart of the University’s technology and emerging media corridor, and KAIST’s main campus in Daejeon, South Korea.

Joint professorships, affiliations, and doctoral and postdoctoral fellowship opportunities will also be available.

Research Groups

Cochaired by an NYU and KAIST faculty member, each research group leverages each institutions' considerable academic and research expertise to innovate solutions  and drive advances in some of the world's greatest challenges.

Jump to:  Cyber Resiliency and Security in an AI-Enabled World  •  Digital Innovation for Cities and Climate Change  •   Inclusive Artificial Intelligence (AI)  •   Intelligent Health Engineering  •  Intelligent Wireless Communications  •  Neural Science, Technology, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)  •  Next Gen Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Cyber Resiliency and Security in an AI-Enabled World

Using artificial intelligence (AI) for resiliency and cybersecurity while ensuring AI itself is resilient and secure.

Ramesh Karri
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Affiliated Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Yongdae Kim (김용대)
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, KAIST
Affiliated Professor, Graduate School of Information Security, KAIST
Head, Police Science and Technology Research Center, KAIST

Digital Innovation for Cities and Climate Change

Addressing urban decarbonization in energy and transportation through scientific solutions that are technically robust, economically viable, and socially sustaining.

Samer Madanat
Dean of Engineering, NYU Abu Dhabi

Yoonjin Yoon(윤윤진)
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST
Principal Investigator, Deep Traffic, NRF Basic Research Lab
Lead, KAIST Urban Science Initiatives

Inclusive Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Developing the tools and frameworks to push AI forward over the next 10 years and make work in the domain-inspired AI areas more efficient.

AliceHaeyun Oh (오혜연)
Professor, School of Computing, KAIST
Joint Director, KAIST Kim Jaechul Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence, KAIST Artificial Intelligence Institute

Julia Stoyanovich
Institute Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Associate Professor of Data Science, NYU Center for Data Science
Director, NYU Center for Responsible AI (R/AI)

Intelligent Health Engineering

Monitoring health from the hospital to the home, with diverse, accessible technologies.

Andreas Hielscher
Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Director, Clinical Biophotonics Laboratory (CBL), NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Su-Hyung Park (박수형)
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering, KAIST
Director, KI Center for Epidemic Preparedness, KAIST

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Intelligent Wireless Communications

Developing next-generation wireless networks to deliver pervasive, high-performance and secure communication to transform human connectivity and power applications in mixed and extended reality, robotics, transportation, telemedicine, and beyond.

Elza Erkip
Institute Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Junil Choi (최준일)
(Named) Ewon Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST

Neural Science, Technology, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Advancing our understanding of the nervous system’s function in health and disease through basic science and developments in neurotechnology and neuro-AI.

Jaeseung Jeong (정재승)
Professor and Head, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, KAIST
Head, School of Transdisciplinary Studies, KAIST

J. Anthony Movshon
University Professor and Silver Professor,Center for Neural Science, NYU

Next Gen Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Designing safe, autonomous, intelligent, and interactive robots to assist humans in complex or dangerous tasks.

David Hyunchul Shim (심현철)
Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST

Giuseppe Loianno
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Director, Agile Robotics and Perception Lab, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

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