VIP Advisors

Meet the faculty who lead the teams!

Each VIP team is led by a faculty member in an area of their expertise. The VIP Advisors span across NYU Tandon and several other NYU schools, connecting students across disciplines as well. 

5 illustrated teachers and scientists

NYU Tandon

Tandon (Not Pictured)

  • Rebecca Leopold, Adjunct Professor IDM
  • Mark Milkis, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering
  • Ron Pennella, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering
  • Fabiana Ricci, Ph.D. student with Dynamical Systems Lab
  • Hebah Emara, Librarian for Open Innovation at Bern Dibner Library

Connecting beyond Tandon

The VIP Program continues to expand its faculty from representation across NYU. 

  • NYU College of Arts and Sciences
  • NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • NYU IT Research Technology
  • NYU School of Global Public Health
    • Chris Dickey, Clinical Associate Professor of Global Health
  • NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
  • NYU Shanghai
  • NYU Langone
  • NYU Tisch

Contact the VIP Manager, Maria DiKun (, to connect with the VIP Program.