Institute Professor, CUSP Core Faculty

Director of Doctoral Studies, CUSP

Speaker of the Faculty, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Maurizio Porfiri is an Institute Professor at NYU Tandon, with tenured appointments at the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and courtesy appointment at the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering. He joined NYU in 2006, when he founded the Dynamical Systems Laboratory, leading theoretical and experimental research on complex systems. He is the author of more than 400 journal papers, including papers in Nature, Nature Human Behaviour, and Physical Review Letters. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

He has been serving as CUSP director since September 2022. At CUSP, he is engaged in conducting and supervising research on collective additive manufacturing for construction and architecture; assistive technologies for the visually impaired to safely navigate urban environments; equitable and effective  access to telehealth; epidemic spreading in local and global communities; human migrations due to climate change; and firearm prevalence and violence in cities.