Year in Review
Technology in Service to Society
Award-winning professors, real-world research, and hands-on student programs. It all adds up to a great year at NYU Tandon. Take a look back at a few of last year's highlights and learn how we're solving the tech problems of tomorrow — today.
DR. KATEPALLI R. SREENIVASAN
Katepalli Sreenivasan, or Sreeni as he is known, has enjoyed a distinguished career that includes leadership posts at such esteemed institutions as the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Maryland, and Yale University; memberships in a multitude of prestigious organizations including the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Indian Academy of Sciences, and the Accademia dei Lincei; and a long list of laurels that features a Guggenheim Fellowship and the UNESCO Medal for Promoting International Scientific Cooperation and World Peace from the World Heritage Centre.
His many accomplishments at the helm of our institution have earned him the deepest respect of everyone here. Sreeni oversaw the formal completion of the merger between NYU and the school previously known as Brooklyn Poly, and he cemented our commitment to placing technology in service to society. Under his leadership, the School of Engineering attracted one of the most generous gifts in university history and became home to many of new research centers, including C2SMART, The GovLab, AR/VR Lab, and the NYU Center for Cybersecurity; prototyping facilities such as our 10,000-square-foot MakerSpace; and expanded entrepreneurial initiatives, including one aimed at supporting and fostering the nation’s military veterans. During Sreeni’s tenure, greater numbers of female faculty members and students have arrived at Tandon, as well as new professors considered giants in their fields.
While Sreeni is stepping down in July 2018 to pursue his own research and scholarship more single-mindedly, his determination to ensure that Tandon is at the forefront of engineering and creating a better world will continue to inform our ethos.
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Whether it's keeping cyberspace more secure, developing the transportation systems of the future, or helping citizens harness the power of big data, researchers at Tandon centers are working to find solutions to the world's most pressing problems.
NYU Tandon is helping to shape New York City’s rapidly expanding Innovation Economy by providing the guidance, expertise, and resources that tech entrepreneurs need to grow their ventures.
Our world-renowned faculty includes some of the top names in their fields, and each year finds them garnering more fellowships, research grants, awards, and leadership positions.
Every day, our researchers tirelessly work to engineer solutions to the problems facing the world. From improving our health to making cyberspace safer, members of the Tandon community are doing their part.
At Tandon, students are engaged in hands-on research and learning from the minute they arrive.