PS Ph.D. Tara Willis awarded NYU University-Wide Outstanding dissertation award

Friday, Apr 1, 2022

Photo credit: Ian Douglas

Photo credit: Ian Douglas

Performance Studies alum Tara Willis (Ph.D. '22) was awarded the NYU University-Wide Outstanding Dissertation Award in the field of Arts and Humanities. 

Tara received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies in January 2022. Her dissertation, "Dancing Blackness: Kinetic Theorizations of Race in Contemporary Improvised Choreographies," directly addresses the complexities of what it means to be Black in the contemporary moment through the lens of making dances and dancing while Black. Her research works against racial inequality in dance scholarship, shifting away from linear, white-centered dance historical narratives to emphasize complex entanglements of lineage and influence, interpersonal relationships, and individual and collective agency. The dissertation expands the presence of several underrecognized but pivotal Black, avant-garde dance artists in the archival record of the present and explores how dance and race are mutually, albeit differently, intricate, malleable, and indescribable, centering two contemporary, improvisation-based performances.

Tara is currently Curator in Performance & Public Practice at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and a lecturer in dance at the University of Chicago.

Congratulations Tara!

Dr. Yunyu Xiao, PhD ’20, Receives NYU Outstanding Dissertation Award

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Dr. Yunyu Xiao, a 2020 graduate of NYU Silver’s PhD Program who is now an Assistant Professor at Indiana University School of Social Work, has received NYU’s 2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Public Health and Allied Health category for “Social Network Influences on Trajectories of Suicidal Behaviors Among Adolescents Transitioning to Adulthood.” NYU Provost Katherine E. Fleming said Dr. Xiao’s dissertation “stood out from other nominees’ for its great scholarly rigor, quality of writing, and potential for academic and social impact.”

Dr. Xiao’s award-winning dissertation addresses the important public health issue of suicide, which is the second leading cause of death among individuals aged 10-34 in the United States. In particular, she focused on identifying substantial disparities in suicidal thoughts and behaviors that exist across race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status in this age group. “While much existing research is cross-sectional and studied static suicidal behaviors in one-time point,” Dr. Xiao explained, “I took a life course perspective and examined the trajectories of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts ‒ that is, changes in suicide risks from adolescence to adulthood. More innovatively, I integrated the Network Episode Model in explaining the social network influences on suicidal trajectories over time. I further explored how future orientation may buffer the negative effect when kids had a low closeness to parents.”

Dr. Xiao’s dissertation contains three interrelated studies, two of which have been published to date.  Study 1, published in Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research , identifies the changes in suicidal behaviors from adolescence to young adulthood and sociodemographic disparities in the suicidal trajectories. Study 2, published in Psychological Medicine , examines the effects of structural and functional types of social networks during adolescence on suicidal trajectories across sociodemographic backgrounds. Study 3 (under review) investigates how changes in social network profiles over developmental stages influence suicidal trajectories. This study also explores the protective effect of future orientation in the above association.

Among the key findings of Dr. Xiao’s dissertation research were that female, Black, and sexual minority adolescents were more likely to be in high-risk suicidal trajectories across life stages; a greater family cohesion reduced the chance of adolescents reporting suicide risks over time; people with low values of parental closeness during early adolescence and whose parental closeness decreased quickly over time had more chance to be in high-risk suicidal trajectories; and having a future orientation can protect against the negative impact of low parental closeness on high-risk suicidal trajectories, especially for Black and Hispanic populations.

Associate Professor and PhD Program Director Victoria Stanhope applauded Dr. Xiao’s honor. “Yunyu is richly deserving of this prestigious recognition. She has a deep commitment to her work reflected in the rigor of her research and its potential to provide solutions to one of the country’s most pressing public health crises. Her dissertation’s identification of disparities in suicidal trajectories and the influence of social networks and future orientation on those trajectories will improve suicide assessments in critical time periods and inform the design of more effective, culturally appropriate, strength-based suicide interventions.”  

Dr. Xiao expressed gratitude to NYU Silver’s PhD Program and her dissertation committee for their support and encouragement throughout her dissertation process. In particular, she said “I am grateful to my committee chair and mentor, Dr. Michael A. Lindsey , who has been a role model educating me on the importance of social work researchers to bring social impact. I also want to give special thanks Dr. Victoria Stanhope for her patience and kindness that helped me achieve the best during my doctoral study. As an Asian immigrant, the global pandemic and current political unrest, Anti-Asian racism, and structural inequality further motivate me to contribute to the health disparity research. I am honored to receive this university-wide award, and I am committed to improve the scientific rigor of public health social work studies and bring impact to improve the lives of those vulnerable populations.”

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Award-winning dissertations lead to coveted academic job posts

Each spring, New York University recognizes the best dissertation of the academic year , focusing their search on a handful of categories: Arts & Humanities, Public Health & Allied Health, Science & Technology, and Social Sciences, as well as on the Provost's current priorities and cross-school initiatives (such as aging, inequality, and urban studies).

This year, two 2020 Tandon grads garnered prizes, with Junaid Farooq’s "Cyber-Physical Dynamic Decision Mechanisms for Large Scale Internet of Things Systems & Networks" taking top honors in the Technology and Applied Science subcategory of Science & Technology, and Zhengbo Zou’s "Towards Emotionally Intelligent Buildings: An Integrated Approach to Quantify Human Emotions in Designed Spaces" chosen from among all the Urban entries.

The awards’ committee praised their work’s scholarly rigor, writing quality, and potential for academic and social impact and noted that their accomplishments were all the more noteworthy given the challenges of 2020.

Farooq and Zou were both pleased to receive the news, and they had happy news of their own to report: each had landed a professorship at a highly regarded school and embarked on what will undoubtedly be a long, satisfying career.

We talked to them to find out about their graduate school experience, their research, and their new jobs.

Junaid Farooq

Junaid Farooq

My academic journey began at the National University of Sciences and Technology in my native Islamabad, Pakistan, and after earning my bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering there, I entered the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, where I undertook my master’s studies.

Then I started working as a research assistant at a private research and development organization in Doha focused on emerging mobility and wireless technologies, and I was considering remaining in Qatar to pursue a career in industry. That changed, however, after I spoke to Professor Quanyan Zhu , who heads the Laboratory for Agile and Resilient Complex Systems at NYU Tandon. He is so passionate about his field and he conveys his excitement so well that I immediately knew that I wanted to work with him.

Some of the research I conducted in his lab involved developing decision-making methods in mission-critical Internet of Things (IoT) applications, for example, emergency and first responder systems. In the future, you will see a new generation of 911 systems, where your smoke detector might be able to directly send help to your home, rather than relying on you to wake up and hear the alarm. That’s just one example of what’s possible when machines can communicate amongst each other and request services without human intervention.

This emerging IoT technology’s scope spans healthcare, energy, transportation, and manufacturing. However, the IoT itself is not a standalone system; it’s made up of a variety of different systems and components such as endpoint devices, communication networks, cloud computing systems, and user devices. Furthermore, the footprint of the IoT is massive and the constituent components are often operated and controlled by completely different entities. Therefore, to effectively manage and allow for the autonomous operation of IoT’s components, we must develop policies and decision frameworks  that are implementable on machines at scale.

In my dissertation I took an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on my understanding of the physical layer of communications, networking technologies, control systems, and operations research to unleash the power of the IoT. The dissertation set forth the theoretical foundations of decision and management science in IoT network design and operation. In it, I leveraged tools and theories from a diverse range of systems sciences such as mathematical epidemiology, spatial point processes, stochastic processes, optimal control theory, and optimization to address the challenges and problems at multiple levels across the IoT stack. In a nutshell, I attempted to close the gap between the theory of dynamic mechanism design, and wireless and IoT systems. The class of decision algorithms that I developed will enable the realization of future smart and connected cities with features including resilient communications infrastructure, next generation emergency response, critical infrastructure security, sensing and data markets.

I’m now working as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and I owe a lot of my success to Professor Zhu and NYU Tandon.

Zhengbo Zou

Zhengbo Zou

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2014 from Tongji University, in Shanghai, and the following year, I received my master’s degree in Advanced Infrastructure Systems from Carnegie Mellon, where Semiha Ergan used to teach and had left her mark. She studies building informatics, the quantification of human experience in the built environment, and infrastructure information modeling and visualization — all in an attempt to make buildings healthier and more efficient. When I heard she had started her new career at NYU Tandon, I knew that was where I wanted to earn my doctoral degree. I share her goal to improve the built environment; it plays an essential role in our day-to-day lives since people spend more than 85% of their times indoors.

There have been studies at the intersection of neuroscience and architecture that have revealed the impact of architectural design features on human emotional experience. Specifically, well-designed facilities can result in faster recovery in hospitals (up to 30%), better learning in schools (up to 25%), and higher productivity in offices (up to 25%) depending on factors like the amount of natural daylight, windows, and ceiling height. On the other hand, poorly designed buildings can have a negative influence on the residents’ physical and psychological well-being, as seen in Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).

I sought to fill a gap in the field: previous studies of human emotional experience of built environments mostly involve soliciting occupants’ feedback of the designed spaces using post-construction surveys that are qualitative and after-the-fact, which means these results can’t be used to help shape design decisions and may contain biased or incomplete questions.

Drawing on my interdisciplinary background in construction management, sensing, and advanced visualization technologies like virtual reality, I developed a novel alternative method: presenting design alternates as virtual environments and conducting experiments to gauge subjects’ physiological responses while navigating the virtual environments. My dissertation, set out to (1) propose a mechanism to quantify design features’ impact on human emotional experience using an integrated approach that combines biometric sensing and virtual environments; (2) identify a set of biometric sensors and their signal features that are effective in quantifying human emotional experience; and (3) propose an algorithm to accurately classify human emotional experience in design alternates using biometric sensing data.

I am now working as an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. I miss NYU Tandon, but it’s very exciting to be in Canada with new colleagues.

Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Quanyan Zhu

“I am unequivocally proud that Junaid has been recognized with the NYU dissertation award, which I believe will be a splendid harbinger of many other awards for him in the future. His work is the best attestation to his tremendous energy, astounding creativity, and relentless dedication.”

Associate Professor of Civil & Urban Engineering and associated faculty member at the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) Semiha Ergan

“Zhengbo is a stellar researcher and well deserves such a recognition. His technical know-how and determination to do societally important work are all hallmarks of a true change-maker. I am sure we will hear great news about Zhengbo in years to come.”

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Fellowships.

  • Zachary Ferguson (2022)
  • Yixin Hu (2019)
  • Zhongshi Jiang (2018)
  • Francisca Gil-Ureta (2017)
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  • Nektarios Paisios (2007 - 2010)
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  • Russell Power (2010 - 2011)
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  • Emily Denton (PGS-D 2015 - 2017)
  • Emily Denton (PGS-M 2013)
  • Yonatan Halpern (PGS-D 2013 - 2016)
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  • Matthew Zeiler (PGS-D 2010 - 2013)
  • Betty Hou (2022 - 2025)
  • Yucen (Lily) Li (2022 - 2025)
  • Ulyana Piterbarg (2022 - 2025)
  • Alexander Bienstock (2020 - 2023)
  • Nitish Hemant Joshi (2020 - 2023)
  • Ethan Perez (2018 - 2021)
  • Alex Wang (2018 - 2021)
  • Lamont Nelson (2016 - 2019)
  • Shravas Rao (2015 - 2018)
  • Minjie Wang (2016 - 2017)
  • Zachary Ferguson (2020 - 2021)
  • Marc Finzi (2020 - 2021)
  • Harish Karthikeyan (2020 - 2021)
  • Zhongshi Jiang (2019 - 2020)
  • Yixin Hu (2018 - 2019)
  • Abhinav Tamaksar (2017 - 2018)
  • Talal Ahmad (2015 - 2016)
  • Emily Denton (2015 - 2016)
  • Zvonimir Pavlinovic (2014 - 2015)
  • Ashwin Venkataraman (2014 - 2015)
  • Noah Stephens-Davidowitz (2013 - 2014)
  • Jonathan Tompson (2012 - 2013)
  • Preyas Popat (2011 - 2012)
  • Russell Power (2011 - 2012)
  • Harish Karthikeyan (2021)
  • Shiva Iyer (2020)
  • Sebastien Jean (2020)
  • Matthew Morse (2020)
  • Siddharth Krishna (2018)
  • Minjie Wang (2018)
  • Zvonimir Pavlinovic (2017)
  • Sainbayar Sukhbaatar (2017)
  • Ashwin Venkataraman (2017)
  • Laura Florescu (2016)
  • Yonatan Halpern (2015)
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  • Yi Fang (2004)
  • Lexing Ying (2003)
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  • Ethan Perez (2020)
  • Lamont Nelson (2017 - 2018)
  • Emily Denton (2016 - 2017)
  • Mukund Sudarshan (2019)
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  • Chelsea Tymms (2018 - 2019)
  • Francesca Gil Ureta (2016 - 2017)
  • Qingnan Zhou (2011 - 2015)
  • Denis Kovacs (2010)
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Internships

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  • Noah Stephens-Davidowitz (2014 - 2015)
  • Sunandan Chakraborty (2012 - 2013)
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  • Daniel Wichs (2009 - 2010)
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  • Jihun Yu "Reconstructing Surfaces of Particle-Based Fluids Using Anisotropic Kernels" (with Greg Turk), Symposium on Computer Animation (2010)
  • Yotam Gingold "Controlled-Topology Filtering" (with Denis Zorin), Proceedings of SPM (2006)
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  • Chelsea Tymm (2014)
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  • Laura Florescu (2013)
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  • Wei Xu (2008)
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Paul Garabedian Fellowship

  • AY2018-19: Natalie Frank
  • AY2015-16: Giulia DeSalvo

Peter Lax Fellowship

  • AY2018-19: Tristan Leger
  • AY2017-18: James Patrick Fennell

Charles Newman Fellowship

  • AY2018-19: Dmitriy Kunisky and Christopher Thornett
  • AY2017-18: Guillaume Paul Dubach and Liying Li

Jeffrey and Denise Rosenbluth Fellowship

  • AY2018-19: Alexisz Gaal
  • AY2017-18: Montacer Essid
  • AY2013-14: Samu Alanko
  • AY2012-13: Shunxin Jiang

NYU Dean's Dissertation Fellowship

  • AY2018-19: Romeo Alexandar
  • AY2017-18: Irena Vankova, Jiajun Tong
  • AY2016-17: Flavien Leger, Onu Alper, Jihun Han
  • AY2015-16: Travis Askham, Aukosh Jagannath
  • AY2014-15: Andres Munoz, Jim Portegies
  • AY2013-14: Alon Stern
  • AY2012-13: Sean Li, Rebeca Salas-Boni

Courant Institute Awards

For a list of awards and fellowships presented by the Courant Institute and recipients, please see the Courant student and postdoc recognition page on the Courant website.

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NYU Dissertations Online

All dissertations completed at NYU are indexed in the online database  Dissertations and Theses Global. Users who wish to access NYU dissertations, especially dissertations completed since 1997, would be best served by searching this database. Many (but not all) dissertations will be available in full-text.

Dissertation Search Tip:

When searching the database, you can use the Advanced Search functions to limit your results to only dissertations completed at NYU or you can leave the "institution" field blank to search dissertations completed anywhere. 

Why can't I see the full-text? 

When dissertation authors submit their work to Dissertations and Theses Global , they have the option to  embargo the full-text for up to two years from that point. Authors may choose to embargo their dissertations for several reasons, for example, if they are planning to publish the dissertation (or a version of it) as a book. There are currently no options for NYU students to access the full-text of a dissertation if the author has chosen to embargo.  In some cases, the author can extend the embargo beyond 2 years. It is estimated that approximately 50% of dissertation authors at NYU choose to embargo.

Dissertations that have been embargoed will appear with the note, " At the request of the author, this graduate work is not available to view or purchase" in the upper right-hand corner of record.

  • Dissertations & Theses Global This link opens in a new window Dissertations and Theses Global contains indexes, dissertations and some theses. Full-text is available for many dissertations and theses, including those from NYU.

NYU Dissertations in Hard Copy

NYU dissertations completed before 2007 are available in both print and microform at Bobst.

Bobst Library does not keep copies of any dissertations from the following programs:

  • The Medical School and the Dental School maintain separate collections of their own dissertations
  • Master's theses are not kept by Bobst Library. Check with the corresponding department or school to explore whether such theses are held.

Bound copies of dissertations are held offsite and must be requested through the catalog for delivery to the library.

Call number ranges for NYU dissertations (Dissertations from Tisch and Courant are under GSAS):

  • LD 3907 .E3 - School of Education
  • LD 3907 .G5 - Wagner School of Public Administration
  • LD 3907 .G6 - Stern School of Business
  • LD 3907 .G7 - Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS)
  • LD 3907 .S3 - School of Social Work

Dissertations published before 2008 at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Wagner School of Public Administration, Stern School of Business, Silver School of Social Work, and Steinhardt School of Education are available on microform .

Using BobCat to Find NYU Dissertations

If you already know the author or the title of the dissertation, you can search BobCat with that information to locate our copy and either recall it from offsite storage or find it in the Microforms Center.

Search tip:

For those wishing to search BobCat for dissertations on certain subjects, perform an Advanced Search using the words "Dissertation" AND "[desired subject]."

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Please note: NYU dissertations in the Proquest Dissertations & Global Theses database are indexed in BobCat regardless of whether or not they have been embargoed. Just because a dissertation record appears in BobCat does not mean that it is available in full-text. 

Dissertations completed at NYU through 2007 are available on microform. Microform copies are located in the Microforms Center on LL2 of Bobst Library. These are arranged chronologically by school. Some of the older rolls of film contain more than one dissertation. These copies are each given a thesis number in chronological, alphabetical order. The thesis numbers are listed on each roll, corresponding to the cataloged location in BobCat.

What are microforms?

Microforms are pieces of film that contain reproductions of magazines, journals, and other materials. Because newsprint and other types of paper often decay, microforms are used as a method of preserving content.  Microforms come in 2 formats: microfilm (on reels) and microfiche (sheets).

Where are the microforms?

Microforms are located on LL2 in the Microforms Reading Room.

Can I get help?

The Microforms Reading Room is staffed. In addition, notebooks with instructions are available.

Can I make copies?

All microform machines have printing capabilities; some machines also allow you to make PDFs.

Offsite Materials

Some of our materials are stored in an offsite facility. 

To get an item that is marked as offsite:

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  • Click on the Title
  • Click on the Availability Status/Call number link
  • Click Request

Offsite materials usually arrive within 2 business days. You'll be notified once the item has arrived, and you can pick it up at the Circulation Desk.

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NYU Ranked #1 in NYC on National Science Foundation’s Research Ranking

With more than $1.27 billion in annual R&D spending, NYU jumped into the top 15 nationally, and is #7 among private universities

For the first time, NYU leads New York City universities in annual research spending according to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) annual HERD survey.  NYU had the greatest climb in rankings among the top 50 U.S. research universities, moving up eight spots to #15 nationally and #7 among private universities.

“NYU is really proud of this achievement. Our research enterprise—across all of our schools and locations—continues its strong trajectory of growth, and thanks to the ongoing efforts of many across NYU, has proven to be a powerhouse of innovation and impact,” said Stacie Grossman Bloom, NYU’s vice provost for research and chief research officer. 

Each year, the NSF conducts the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey to measure annual research spending at U.S. colleges and universities, a key measure of a university’s research performance. The latest analysis, covering fiscal year 2022, shows NYU’s research expenditures increased by 20% to exceed $1.27 billion—a sharper increase than any other U.S. institution ranked in the top 50—and marks the second year in a row that NYU has exceeded $1 billion in research spending. 

Year-over-year growth was strong for both the Grossman School of Medicine / NYU Langone (18%) and the University (24%). Funding for geosciences, atmospheric sciences, and ocean sciences research at NYU grew 83% from last year. Expenditures in math and statistics, social sciences, and engineering also all grew by more than 20%. 

Examples of notable research projects that contributed to NYU’s growth in funding include:

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Army, awarded NYU Dentistry researchers $21 million for an evidence-based program addressing family maltreatment in the military.
  • NYU created the Simons Center for Computational Physical Chemistry , a multidisciplinary hub for computational physical chemistry research, with $10 million from the Simons Foundation.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi researchers are studying the use of biotechnology to address non-communicable diseases as part of the Abu Dhabi Precision Medicine Virtual Research Institute , funded by $5 million from ASPIRE UAE.
  • NYU Tandon researchers received $5 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop an artificial intelligence-driven augmented reality assistant .

“The NSF data demonstrate our researchers’ ability to attract significant funding from government, industry, and non-profit sources, and for that funding to spur breakthroughs in areas ranging from artificial intelligence and public health to applied social sciences, the arts, and humanities,” added Bloom. 

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GSAS Global Dissertation Fellowships

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Shanghai Graduate Fellowship remains closed as of April 2023.  Please check this website for any additional updates.

Each semester, 3-4 awards are available for NYU students who have advanced to the dissertation stage to conduct advanced research or writing in residence at NYU Shanghai. Awards are not limited to GSAS students; students from any NYU school or department are welcome to apply. Successful candidates will join an active community of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, where interdisciplinary study and cross-fertilization is more the rule than the exception, and will be warmly encouraged to participate in weekly faculty seminars. Applications are especially encouraged from students engaged in research projects related to the strengths of the NYU Shanghai faculty, including but not limited to projects primarily focused on China and surrounding regions. Students are encouraged to visit the NYU Shanghai  website  to browse profiles of faculty in their discipline and inquire directly with NYU Shanghai faculty about their interest in being a fellowship mentor.

Each NYU Shanghai Graduate Fellowship award includes a stipend, which will reflect 3.5 months (one semester) of the GSAS minimum monthly stipend for the academic year. In 2020-2021, the minimum monthly stipend is   $3,278, which equates to  $11,473 over one semester. For students still within their MacCracken award term, the waiver of maintenance of matriculation fees, and 100% coverage in the NYU comprehensive health insurance plan for an individual will be covered under the terms of the MacCracken award. For non-MacCracken students as well as students beyond the term of their MacCracken award but still financial aid eligible, a waiver of maintenance of matriculation fees, and 100% coverage in the NYU comprehensive health insurance plan for an individual will also be included in the award. No student is eligible to receive both a Washington Square based fellowship and a Global Dissertation Research and Writing Fellowship in the same year. Work space will be made available on the NYU Shanghai campus.  Download the NYU Shanghai Graduate Fellowship Application

ELIGIBILITY

  • If selected, NYU Shanghai Graduate Fellows commit to being in residence at NYU Shanghai for the entirety of their award semester. Short leaves may be permissible for legitimate academic reasons, however, extended time away may result in forfeiture of the fellowship. 
  • During the award semester, applicants must be within seven years of their first term of enrollment in the doctoral program or deemed to still be financial aid eligible. Eligibility beyond seven years may be extended on an exception basis, consistent with the Graduate School's normal review of financial aid eligibility. The common reasons for extension are (a) time off for an official leave of absence; (b) up to four semesters of fieldwork, if the field work occurred within the first seven years of enrollment and the student did not receive a GSAS or other institutional stipend for the semester(s); and (c) exceptional academic circumstances that are beyond the student's control (e.g., the academic advisor left; serious illness).
  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 and must have earned 100 percent of credits required for the degree by date of award (courses with I, NR, W, and F grades are not considered successfully completed).
  • Fellows should not be projected to defend their dissertation before the conclusion of their award semester.

HOW TO APPLY

Shanghai Graduate Fellowship will remain closed as of November 1st, 2021.

For questions, please contact  [email protected] . Applications will not be reviewed until after the deadline.

NYUAD Dissertation Writing Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Program overview.

The Dissertation Writing Fellowship is offered to enable graduate students to share in the energetic, multi-faceted research environment within the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions at NYUAD.

NYUAD invites applications from NYU PhD students for the Fellowship, which will be conducted in residence at NYUAD. It is designed for students whose dissertations will be advanced works-in-progress during the Fellowship year.

Fellows are expected to contribute to NYUAD's intellectual community through research and related activities, sharing their work with NYUAD faculty and students, and participating in scholarly networks engaged within the university.

The Dissertation Writing Fellowship is open to NYU PhD scholars working in all areas of the Humanities and Social Sciences, with successful applicants taking advantage of working for the year with an NYUAD faculty member in their field.

Application Open: December each year

Application deadline: sunday, january 15, 2023. students should submit their application materials to  [email protected] . , download the nyu abu dhabi dissertation writing fellowship application, award terms & benefits.

*Up to three Fellowships will be available in 2023-2024.*

  • The Dissertation Writing Fellowship runs for the 12-month 2023-2024 academic year.
  • During this period, scholars are offered work space in the appropriate academic Division, full use of NYUAD's library facilities, in-kind graduate housing at NYUAD's campus on Saadiyat Island, a fellowship stipend of $30,000, waiver of maintenance of matriculation fees, international health insurance, and support for economy travel to and from Abu Dhabi for the program.
  • Dissertation Writing Fellowship recipients are responsible for conforming to tax requirements of their home countries.
  • The Dissertation Writing Fellowship is contingent on obtaining a UAE visa.

Students should submit their application materials to  [email protected]

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Recent PhD graduate receives top dissertation award

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Zhipeng Li, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been recognized with the Milton Pikarsky award for the best dissertation in the field of science and technology in transportation studies.

He will receive the national recognition at the Council of University Transportation Centers’ winter meeting in January in Washington DC.

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Li’s research has focused on the upcycling of fly ash, a byproduct of coal combustion, as a sustainable substitute for traditional cement.

Production of concrete, which is made by combining cement with sand and gravel, contributes about 8% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide because the cement production process needs very high temperatures and a tremendous amount of energy.

Fly ash, meanwhile, has become a significant waste management issue in the United States. More than 50% of fly ash ends up in landfills, where it can easily leach into the nearby environment. Its chemical composition resembles cement, so it could be used as a substitute to reduce carbon emissions associated with the cement industry.

“By adopting this nanotechnology-enhanced geopolymer as a replacement for traditional cement, we make a substantial contribution to the reduction of carbon emissions in the construction industry,” Li said. “This represents a crucial step towards promoting sustainable development.”

Li received his PhD in 2023 and is continuing his research on sustainable concrete substitutes for developing carbon-neutral/negative concrete infrastructure.

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  21. Finding NYU Dissertations

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  29. Recent PhD graduate receives top dissertation award

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