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  • Assistant Professor Elizabeth Hénaff wrote a chapter on “Metabolite: Material as Physical History of a Relationship” for a new edited volume, “Atlas of Material Worlds,” a highly designed narrative atlas that illustrates the agency of nonliving materials with unique, ubiquitous, and often hidden influence on our daily lives.
  • Assistant Professor Giuseppe Loianno is the main organizer of the workshop on “Integrated Perception, Learning, and Control for Agile Super Vehicles” at IROS 2021 which is one of the most prestigious robotics conferences. The workshop will focus on how to integrate and jointly design perception, learning, and control within the sense and act paradigm of autonomous vehicles to scale navigation performances to a super level of autonomy, agility, and racing capabilities.
  • Assistant Professor Giuseppe Loianno is also the General Chair of the 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) conference to be held at NYU, which will cover the design and implementation of robotics, automation, intelligent machines, systems, and devices that can contribute to civilian safety. The IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) is an international forum promoting the study of security and robotics and incorporating these technologies in a variety of application areas.
  • Assistant Professor S. Farokh Atashzar is the General Chair of the September 17 – 18 IEEE PROGRESS event, a major initiative of IEEE Signal Processing Society, which is designed to provide information and support for academic success and development with a major focus to promote diversity in Signal Processing specifically for students from underrepresented minority groups and women in signal processing.
  • Assistant Professor S. Farokh Atashzar has received a major equipment donation grant to his NYU research lab MERIIT (Medical Robotics and Interactive Intelligent Technologies) from the Intuitive Foundation. The system is the da Vinci Research Kit (dVRK) which is the open-sourced version of the classic Davinci Surgical Robotic System. The da Vinci Research Kit (dVRK) is provided by intuitive surgical to promote research in the field of telerobotic surgery.
  • The theme of the NeurIPS 2021 Machine Learning in Public Health Workshop is Urban Planning. This workshop will focus on data and algorithms related to the non-medical conditions that shape our health including structural, lifestyle, policy, social, behavior and environmental factors. Data that is traditionally used in machine learning and health problems are really about our interactions with the health care system, and this workshop aims to balance this with machine learning work using data on non-medical conditions. Submissions are due on September 23, 2021.



  • Martina Balestra, Ji Chen, Eduardo Iturrate, Yin Aphinyanaphongs, and Oded Nov. “Predicting Inpatient Pharmacy Order Interventions Using Provider Action Data.” JAMIA Open, 2021.
  • Jill S. McClary-Gutierrez, Mia C. Mattioli, Perrine Marcenac, Andrea I. Silverman, Alexandria B. Boehm, Kyle Bibby, Michael Balliet, Francis L. de los Reyes, Daniel Gerrity, John F. Griffith, Patricia A. Holden, Dimitrios Katehis, Greg Kester, Nathan LaCross, Erin K. Lipp, Jonathan Meiman, Rachel T. Noble, Dominique Brossard, and Sandra L. McLellan. 2021. “SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance for public health action.” Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27.