Meet the Faculty

Directors

  • Yuxin Chen

    Dean of Business
    NYU Shanghai

    Email: yc18@nyu.edu

    Yuxin Chen is the Distinguished Global Professor of Business at NYU Shanghai. He also holds an affiliated appointment in the Department of Marketing at the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He was the Polk Brothers Professor in Retailing and professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds a PhD and an MSBA in marketing from Washington University in St. Louis and a BS in physics from Fudan University. He has published extensively and been appointed as the editor-in-chief for several top academic journals in marketing and management.

     

    Research interests: competitive strategies, data-driven marketing, Internet marketing, pricing, retailing, structural empirical models, Bayesian econometric methods, and behavioural economics. 

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  • Keith Ross

    Dean of Engineering and Computer Science
    NYU Shanghai 

    Email: keithwross@nyu.edu

    Keith Ross is the Dean of Engineering and Computer Science at NYU Shanghai and the Leonard J. Shustek Chair Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at NYU.  Professor Ross is also the author of Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet, which is the most popular textbook on computer networking, both in the USA and internationally, and has been translated into fourteen languages. He was the co-founder of Wimba, which develops multimedia technologies for online learning and which was acquired by Blackboard in 2010. He is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow.

     

    Research interests:  online social networks, data analytics, data privacy and computer networking. 

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Faculty Members

  • Nan Cao

    Assistant Professor
    NYU Shanghai

    Nan Cao is an assistant professor in the CSE department at NYU Shanghai in China and a research assistant professor in CSE department at NYU Tandon School of Engineering at New York City. Prior to joining NYU, he was a research staff member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center during 2012 – 2016 and was a research engineer and staff researcher at IBM China Research Lab during 2005 – 2010. He received his PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Aug 2012.His work has majorly appeared in IEEE TVCG, IEEE INFOVIS/VAST, and ACM CHI.

     

    Research interests:  information visualization, visual analysis.

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  • Weili Ding

    Associate Professor of Economics
    NYU Shanghai

    Emailwd33@nyu.edu

    Weili Ding  is a Project 985 Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Economics of Education, Beijing Normal University and a member of NYU’s Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making. She is also an associate professor at Queen’s University which she joined after being spending two years as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 after completing a B.A. in Economics at Fudan University. Professor Ding’s research interests are in the economics of education, health economics, rural development and urban transitions in China.Her research has been supported by both the Spencer Foundation and SSSHRC. Her work has appeared in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, China Economic Review among other outlets. 

     

    Research interests:  economics of education, health economics, rural development and urban transitions. 

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  • Gang Fang

    Assistant Professor of Biology
    NYU Shanghai

    Emailgf54@nyu.edu

    Gang Fang is assistant professor of biology at NYU Shanghai. He is also affiliate assistant professor at the Department of Biology and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at NYU's campus in New York City. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was an associate research scientist at Yale University. He holds a PhD from Institute Pasteur, France, and BS and MS degrees from Peking University, China.

    He has developed the concept of gene evolutionary persistence and employed this concept in the studies of genome organization, proteome evolution, and transcriptome and biology networks. His papers have been published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, Genome Research, Genome Biology, PLoS Computational Biology, PNAS, BMC genomics, Nature, Nature Genetics Reviews, and Trends in Genetics, among others. Fang’s current work focuses on evolutionary and comparative analysis of large-scale functional genomics data and system and synthetic biology.

     

    Research interests: genomics, molecular evolution, and computational biology. 

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  • Pierre Landry

    Professor of Political Science and Director, Global China Studies
    NYU Shanghai 

    Emailpl96@nyu.edu

    Pierre Landry is a scholar of political science and former tenured professor at University of Pittsburgh. He also taught in the department of Political Science at Yale University from 2001 to 2010. Pierre Landry has been a researcher with RCCC (the Research Centre for Contemporary China) at Peking University since 1996. He also holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Michigan. In his book Decentralized Authoritarianism in China published by the Cambridge University Press, Pierre Landry took an unique perspective in examining the promotion mechanisms for local cadres in China to explain the compatibility of China's decentralization process and the enduring  authoritarianism. His papers were published in several leading journals in political science, includingPolitical Analysis, Comparative Political Studies, and the Journal of Politics etc.

     

    Research interests: comparative politics, political research methodology, survey research, legal development, political development, East Asian and Chinese politics. 

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  • Heather Lee

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
    MIT

    Emailhrlee@mit.edu

    Heather received her Ph.D. from Brown University in American Studies in May 2014 and is currently the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT. She will join NYU Shanghai as an Assistant Professor of Global China Studies in fall 2016. Her book project tells the social history of Chinese restaurants through a case study of New York. She studies the historical transformation of Chinese restaurants in the United States from an enclave business into one of the largest mass consumer industries. Blending archival research with quantitative and spatial analyses, this project tells the story of how the Chinese developed a system for shutting capital and labor across the Pacific that accounts for the Chinese restaurant industry's rapid growth in the early twentieth century. Alongside this research, Heather is developing a historical database of Chinese restaurants, which she will make publicly available  through an interactive digital platform on Chinese migration. She has published articles on transnational Asian American history and U.S. Consumer history, as well as worked with museums and historical societies on public exhibits.  

     

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  • Steven Lehrer

    Associate Professor of Economics
    NYU Shanghai

    Emailsl164@nyu.edu

    Steven Lehrer is an Associate Professor of Economics at NYU Shanghai. He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of NYU’s Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making. He is also an associate professor at Queen’s University which he joined after being spending two years as the John M. Olin Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Economic Studies, American Political Science Review among other outlets.

    Professor Lehrer also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Canadian Public Policy and Empirical Economics. His recent research evaluating universal childcare policies was awarded the 2013 John Vandekamp prize for best article in Canadian Public Policy and his work on genetic lotteries received the 2009 Victor R. Fuchs Research Award for his best paper with the potential to spawn new research in an underdeveloped area of health economics or health policy.

     

    Research interests: health economics, economics of education and experimental economics, causal inference and genetic information in social science analysis.

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  • Charles Newman

    Silver Professor of Mathematics
    Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU

    Affiliated Professor of Mathematics, NYU Shanghai

    Emailnewman@cims.nyu.edu

    Charles Newman is a Silver Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and an Affiliated Professor of Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and two B.S. degrees from MIT.

    Professor Newman is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a member of the International Association of Mathematical Physicists, a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. His most recent book is Spin Glasses and Complexity (Daniel L. Stein & Charles M. Newman ) published by Princeton University Press in 2013.

     

    Research interests: mathematical physics, statistical mechanics, and probability theory 

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  • Eitan Zemel

    W. Edwards Deming Professor of Quality and Productivity
    NYU Stern School of Business  

    Emailzemel@stern.nyu.edu

    Professor Zemel joined the faculty of the Stern School in 1998 and has served in a succession of leadership positions in the school including as Founding Chair of the IOMS Department (Information, Operations and Management Sciences) and as Vice Dean in charge of the MBA Program, the Langone Part Time MBA Program, the Executive MBA Program, the TRIUM Global Executive Program and the newly Launched Global Masters Program in Business Analytics, among others. Prior to joining Stern, Professor Zemel served as the Harold L. Stuart Professor of Operations Research at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University where he also served as a founding Director of the Master of Management in Manufacturing Program and as Chair of the Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS) Department.

     

    Research interests: operations strategy, supply chain management, service operations, incentives issues in operations management.

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  • Jiawei Zhang

    Associate Professor of Operations Management
    NYU Stern School of Business  

    Emailjzhang@stern.nyu.edu

    Jiawei Zhang is an Associate Professor of Operations Management and Harold MacDowell Faculty Fellow at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He also holds a joint position at NYU Shanghai. He holds a PhD from Stanford University, a B.S. degree and a M.S. degree from Tsinghua University.

    His work has appeared in Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations, Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research, SIAM Journal on Computing, etc. Professor Zhang was a recipient of the INFORMS Optimization Prize for Young Researchers in 2004. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Operations Research (2006-), Mathematics of Operations Research (2009-), andManagement Science (2014-).

     

    Research interests: business analytics and optimization.

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  • Zheng Zhang

    Professor of Computer Science 
    NYU Shanghai 

    Emailzz17@nyu.edu

    Zheng Zhang is professor of computer science at NYU Shanghai. He also holds an affiliated appointment with the Department of Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and with the Center for Data Science at NYU's campus in New York City. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was founder of the System Research Group in Microsoft Research Asia, where he served as principal researcher and research area manager. Before he moved to Beijing, he was project lead and member of technical staff in HP-Labs. He holds a PhD from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, an MS from University of Texas, Dallas, and a BS Fudan University.

    Zhang has published extensively in top system conferences (OSDI, Eurosys, NSDI, etc.), and is also known for his book reviews and columns in the media (Chinese Businesses, Airs of the States, New Threads etc.). Zhang is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and founder of the SIGOPS APSYS workshop and the CHINASYS research community. During his tenures in industrial labs, he was awarded 40 patents and made numerous contributions to product lines.

     

    Research interests: computer architecture,  distributed system, debugging and deep learning.  

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