Mili Shah

Associate Professor

Mili Shah received her PhD from the Computational and Applied Mathematics Department at Rice University. Prior to arriving at The Cooper Union in 2018 she was an associate professor at Loyola University. Besides teaching she works with the National Institute of Standards and Technology on calibration and registration problems which have applications in computer vision, manufacturing, and robotics. In 2017 she won an $88k grant from NIST.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.