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Research Associate in Center on Stability, Instability and Turbulence, Dr. Nader Masmoudi job with NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI


The research center on stability, instability and weak turbulence at New York University Abu Dhabi is inviting applications for fully-funded research associate positions in the following areas:

  • Stability of 2D/3D crowd motion and multi-level building evacuation using mean-field-type games.
  • Develop mean-field-type game theory with application to future cities including intelligent transportation, and smart energy
  • Conduct experiments on users’ behavior and system design in mean-field-type game theory
  • Develop integrated engineering science and psychology framework to model, analyze and understand players in mean-field-type game theory
  • Develop strategic learning algorithms for the integration of mean-field-type game theory

The research center on stability, instability and turbulence (SITE) is highly interdisciplinary. SITE aims to develop novel enabling technology on hydrodynamic stability analysis that has applications in the study of the development of singularities, the long-time behavior of complex systems, the formation of spatial patterns, the transition between stability and instability, and the first steps of transition towards turbulence that appear in several disciplines across science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and innovation.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of over 15 research and study sites away across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global. NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at eleven distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field for more than five years. PhD holders with a strong publication record, a background in singularity formation, 3D deep strategic learning, and experience with experimental and computational mean-field-type game theory are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted immediately. To be considered, all applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests, representative publications, transcript and provide three recommendation letters. The anticipated appointment starting date is Summer 2022 and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please send an email to

The Principal Investigators of SITE are: Nader Masmoudi, Tej-eddine Ghoul, Francesco Paparella, , Pierre Germain, and Jun Zhang. More details can be found at SITE

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This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity . This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

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