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List of NYU Tandon School of Engineering people

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The following is a partial list of notable NYU Tandon School of Engineering alumni, and current and former faculty. Also see List of New York University alumni.

Notable faculty

Notable alumni

Name Class year Notability References
James Truslow Adams 1898 writer, historian
Benjamin Adler helped develop commercial television [7]
Ali Akansu 1983, 1987 Turkish American scientist; known for his contributions to the theory and applications of sub-band and wavelet transforms; professor at NJIT
Fred Amoroso Chairman of Yahoo!; former President, CEO, and director of Rovi Corporation
Charles E. Anderson 1948 first African American to receive a Ph.D. in Meteorology
Bishnu S. Atal 1968 researcher in linear predictive coding; joined Bell Laboratories in 1961; made major contributions in the field of speech analysis, synthesis, and coding, including low bit-rate speech coding and automatic speech recognition; retired in 2002 to become affiliate professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington
Franklin Bartlett 1865 U.S. Representative from New York
Jacob Bekenstein 1966, 1969, 1971 namesake of Bekenstein bound in general relativity; member of Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Laureate of the Wolf Prize in Physics for work on black holes
David Bergstein 1982 entrepreneur; film producer; chairman of THINKFilm and Capitol Films
Barouh Berkovits 1956 invented the cardiac defibrillator and artificial cardiac pacemaker [1]
Denis Blackmore 1965, 1969 physicist; contributed to the foundation of black hole thermodynamics; professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology
Israel Borovich 1967, 1968, 1971, Hon 2005 Chairman, El Al Israel Airlines
Ursula Burns 1980 CEO, Xerox Corporation
Charles Camarda 1974 NASA scientist and mission specialist on the Return to Flight voyage of the shuttle Discovery
Hugh John Casey chairman of the New York City Transit Authority; chief engineer of the Army
K. Mani Chandy 1968 Simon Ramo Professor of Computer Science and Deputy chair of engineering at the California Institute of Technology
Francesco DeMaria 1951 Italian-American chemist; professor at University of Connecticut
Bern Dibner 1921 inventor of the first solderless electrical connector; founder of the Burndy Corporation
John Dionisio Chairman and CEO of AECOM
Dot da Genius 2008 hip-hop producer
Gertrude B. Elion former doctoral student at Polytechnic; awarded 1988 Nobel Prize in medicine [8]
George Ellner developed the use of ultraviolet light for sterilization [9]
Joel S. Engel 1964 engineer, known for fundamental contributions to the development of cellular networks
Leopold B. Felsen 1959, 1961, 1964 electrical engineer; member of the National Academy of Engineering; named a life fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Dean of Engineering 1974-1978 at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn; professor at Boston University College of Engineering
Antonio Ferri leader of a team that created the first practical hypersonic tunnel heater, used to heat air for discharge into a wind tunnel [2]
Paul Ferri founder of Matrix Partners
Charles Ranlett Flint 1868 businessman; founder of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, which later became IBM
Bruno A. Boley Dean of Engineering at Northwestern University
Fazlollah Reza 1950 professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elmer L. Gaden Russ Prize winner [10]
Torunn Atteraas Garin oversaw the development of the artificial sweetener aspartame and was a national spokesperson for it; developed nontoxic processes to create food colorings and remove caffeine from coffee
Carl Gatto 1960 Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives
Norman Gaylord 1949, 1950 industrial chemist and research scientist; played a key role in the development of the oxygen-permeable contact lens
Erol Gelenbe 1968, 1972 electrical engineer; Electrical and Computer Engineering professor at University of Michigan; Electrical and Computer Engineering professor at Duke University; Electrical and Computer Engineering professor at Imperial College London
Bancroft Gherardi, Jr. 1891, 1933H electrical engineer; pioneer in early telephone systems
John Gilbert 1953 inventor of non-stick coating as an application of Teflon [11]
Tetsugen Bernard Glassman 1960 Jewish-American Zen Buddhist roshi
Samuel D. Goldberg revolutionized dentistry by inventing local anesthetics and making Novocain commercially feasible [2]
Steven L. Goldman 1962 Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Lehigh University
Martha Greenblatt 1967 chemist, researcher, and faculty member at Rutgers University
Jay Greene 1964 former Chief Engineer of NASA Johnson Space Center
Leonard Greene inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame; inventor and aerodynamics engineer who held more than 200 patents, many aviation-related
Clayton Hamilton 1900 drama critic; professor at Columbia University
Fredric J. Harris 1961 expert on DSP and communication systems
Charles Waldo Haskins founder of Haskins and Sells, which later merged with Deloitte
F. Augustus Heinze colorful Montana entrepreneur
Nicholas Hoff structural analyst whose calculations became the international guideposts in aircraft design [2]
Edward Everett Horton 1908 character actor, appeared in The Front Page, Top Hat, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Pocketful of Miracles
Ta-Lin Hsu 1968 electrical engineer; Chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific; on the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Advisory Board at the University of California, Berkeley; Advisory Board Member of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley
Frances Hugle scientist, engineer, inventor; contributed to the understanding of semiconductors, integrated circuitry, and the unique electrical principles of microscopic materials
Joseph J. Jacobs 1937, 1939, 1942 founder of Jacobs Engineering Group
Tudor Jenks 1874 author, poet, artist, editor, journalist, lawyer
Peter Grant Jordan president at Tarrant County College [12]
Leopold Just designed virtually every major bridge and tunnel in New York City, as well as Washington’s Metro system and the Ohio and Connecticut Turnpikes
Ephraim Katzir Post-doc President of Israel; biophysicist
Thomas Kelly 1958 scientist, father of lunar module [13]
Raymond E. Kirk editor, with Othmer, of the industry-standard Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology [2]
Murray S. Klamkin 1947 mathematician
Eugene Kleiner 1948 Honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a commemorative stamp for developing and manufacturing revolutionary computer chips
Edward R. Knowles designed searchlights for the U.S. Navy; invented the storage battery [2]
William B. Kouwenhoven 1906 inventor of closed-chest cardiac defibrillator; recipient of Edison Medal; professor and dean of engineering at Johns Hopkins University
Erich E. Kunhardt 1976 Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Texas, and NYU-Poly
Norman Lamm Chancellor and President of Yeshiva University
Eugene Lang 1940-41 Millionaire; industrialist; Chair Emeritus of Swarthmore College; founder and Chair Emeritus of the Conference of Board Chairs of Liberal Arts Colleges; board member of the Columbia University Business School; board member of New School University
Yehuda (Leo) Levi 1964 Rector of Jerusalem College of Technology
Robert H. Lieberman 1962 novelist and film director; long-time member of the Physics faculty at Cornell University
Hung-Chang Lin 1956 inventor
O. Winston Link 1937 pioneering photographer
Charles Battell Loomis author
P. J. Louis 1991 telecommunications technologist, author, restructuring/turnaround expert
William H. Maddren physician; fourth head coach of the Johns Hopkins University lacrosse team, 1897-1901
Nathan Marcuvitz Head of the experimental group of the Radiation Laboratory (MIT)
Christos V. Massalas 1976 Greek academic working in the fields of mathematics and materials science
George W. Melville 1861 Civil War-era engineer for the Navy; awarded Congressional Gold Medal; namesake of several ships
Ami Miron an American Israeli entrepreneur and technology developer; developed and patented the first picture-in-picture for Philips Electronics; led the development of the first high-definition television (HDTV) system in the U.S., for which he received two Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards; founded software networking company MoreCom; president and founder of AM Partners
Stephen Morse 1963 architect of the Intel 8086 chip
Paolo A. Nespoli 1988, 1989 Italian astronaut, mission specialist of STS-120 Space Shuttle mission
A. Michael Noll 1971 Professor Emeritus and dean at the Annenberg School for Communication at University of Southern California
Joseph Owades 1944, 1950 brewing pioneer, inventor of lite beer [14]
Frank Padavan 1956 Republican New York state senator
Judea Pearl 1965, Ph.D Professor of Computer Science and Statistics and Director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at UCLA; awarded Turing Prize in 2011
Martin L. Perl 1948, Hon 1996 awarded 1982 Wolf Prize in physics and 1995 Nobel Prize in physics; member of National Academy of Science
Peter Pershan 1956 physicist; Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science, in both the Physics Department and Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University; recipient of 1988 Rothschild Prize, 2005 Israel Prize, and 2012 Wolf Prize in Physics
Martin Pope 1950 physical chemist and professor emeritus at New York University
George Preti analytical organic chemist, Monell Chemical Senses Center
Stav Prodromou 1967, 1970 Executive Advisor, Alien Technology
Buddy Ratner 1972 a founding father of modern bioengineering; Fellow of the American Association For the Advancement of Science
Peter P. Regna helped discover Terramyscin, an antibiotic effective against more than 100 diseases [2]
Mark Ronald 1968 former President and CEO, BAE Systems Inc.
Jack Ruina 1957, 1961 Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at MIT; instrumental in establishing the MIT Security Studies Program and its first director; professor at Brown University and the University of Illinois
Richard Santulli 1966 CEO, NetJets
Martin Schechter Order of British Columbia recipient for HIV research
George Segal sculptor of monochromatic, cast plaster figures
Hugh Seidman 1961 taught writing at the University of Wisconsin, Yale University, Columbia University, the College of William and Mary, and The New School
Seymour Shapiro 1956 PhD synthesized phenformin
Len Shustek chairman of the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum
Ronald Silverman 1979, 1990 professor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College
Joel B. Snyder IEEE president
Robert J. Stevens 1985 Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin
Admiral Charles F. Stokes 1880 member of the first Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons; Surgeon General of the United States Navy; President Theodore Roosevelt's personal physician [15]
Jerome Swartz 1968 co-founded Symbol Technologies; professor at Stony Brook University in the departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Applied Math & Statistics; professor at NYU-Poly; board member at Stony Brook University and NYU-Poly; trustee at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and at the University of California at San Diego
Mario Tchou led a group of scientists from the University of Pisa to invent, in 1959, the ELEA 9003, Italy's first computer
David J. Thomson 1967, 1971 electrical engineer; professor at Princeton University, Stanford University, MIT, University of Cambridge, and Queen’s University; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Don Torrieri 1966 research engineer; Fellow of the US Army Research Laboratory
William Tubby 1875
Hermann Viets 1965, 1966, 1970 President of Milwaukee School of Engineering; Professor of Engineering at Wright State University; professor and Associate Dean for Research at West Virginia University; Dean of Engineering at University of Rhode Island
Pat Villani 1976, 1982 computer programmer
Steve Wallach 1966 adviser to Centerpoint Venture partners, Sevin-Rosen, and Interwest; consultant to the United States Department of Energy Advanced Scientific Computing program at Los Alamos
Sang Whang 1956, 1966 Korean American community leader and politician in Florida
Robert Anton Wilson attended 1952–57 author of 35 influential books
Robert E. Wood 1960 professor at Georgia Institute of Technology [16]
Ronald R. Yager 1958 Professor at Pennsylvania State University; Visiting Researcher and scholar at University of California, Berkeley
Leonard M. Pomata Virginia's secretary of technology [17]
Lew Tucker 1984 CTO and Vice President of Cloud Computing at Cisco

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