Dr. Monica MenendezAssociate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering New York University in Abu Dhabi
Monica Menendez is, since January 2018, an Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at New York University in Abu Dhabi; and a Global Network Associate Professor at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University. She is also the Director of the Research Center for Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES). Between 2010 and 2017, Monica was the Director of the research group Traffic Engineering at ETH Zurich. Prior to that, she was a Management Consultant at Bain & Company. She holds a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley.
During her studies there she received an NSF Fellowship and the Gordon F. Newell Award. She is the recipient of more than 20 scholarships and awards from well-known and prestigious organizations, professional societies, and universities. Monica also holds a dual degree in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering from the University of Miami, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Her research interests include multimodal transportation systems paying special attention to new technologies and information sources. She is an active reviewer for over 20 journals and a member of multiple editorial boards for top journals in Transportation. Monica is the author of over 65 peer-reviewed journal publications and over 160 conference proceedings and technical reports.