Headshot of Paul M. Torrens


Paul Torrens (Ph.D., 2004, University College London) is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. His main research and development focus is in computer modeling and simulation, particularly in the use of new forms of geographic information to advance simulation technologies. Paul joined NYU in 2016 from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was the founding director of the Center for Geospatial Information Science. Paul is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President George W. Bush.