Our Team

The Rudin Center draws on faculty and students from NYU's Wagner School of Public Service as well as visiting scholars and researchers from the transportation and information-based organizations.



Sarah Kaufman

Sarah M. Kaufman, Director


Program Administrator

Tess von Kleist

Tess von Kleist is currently a Master of Urban Planning candidate at NYU Wagner specializing in Community Planning and Sustainability, and has a Bachelor's in Environmental Studies from NYU. Before joining the NYU Rudin Center, Tess worked with the Provost's Office at NYU and the Global Research Initiative to provide grants for international research across NYU's global network. She is committed to advancing the field of transportation through working with the Rudin Center, aiming to contribute to a more sustainable and efficient urban mobility future.





Affiliated Faculty

  • Joseph Chow, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Urban Engineering, NYU
  • Zhan Guo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Transportation Policy
  • Kaan Ozbay, Professor and Founding Director of the C2SMART Center, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • Rae Zimmerman, Professor of Planning and Public Administration, NYU Wagner