Housed in the Center for Digital Transformation at the Gabelli School of Business, the lab is a gathering point for Fordham students and faculty who are interested in changing the world through design and innovation that is grounded in academic research. Here, participants find the resources and encouragement they need to solve business and social problems through technology-driven investigations.
The Design Lab is a research hub that connects Fordham students and faculty with New York City startups, individual entrepreneurs, corporations, government agencies, and members of the scientific and technological communities. It is a safe space for new ideas—and a ground for testing them.
The lab offers a unique ecosystem for Fordham students to conduct empirical studies and apply their findings, and design and implement applications, providing fuel for progress. This can include, but is not limited to:
At the Design Lab’s core is interdisciplinary research and practice. The lab draws on the strengths and collaborative potential of Fordham University’s nine schools and colleges. Students and faculty work across fields — business, science, social science, and the humanities—to approach questions in new ways and to generate new answers to those questions.
Activities include weekly idea meetings, research presentations, technology workshops, site visits to venues such as startups and business incubators, development of policy papers, virtual lab applications, and guest lectures and panels. Students develop their skills and their knowledge base in a progressive fashion using the apprentice-associate-fellow model, and they showcase their work through annual showcases and exhibitions for Fordham and for the New York City professional community.
Current projects include: big data analytics in social media related to cancer treatment, data science approach to pharmaceutical patent case analysis, innovation and productivity research, corporate sustainability practices and performance, and apps for mobile analytics.
Students are chosen on a competitive basis to participate in the Innovation Lab. For more information, contact:
The goal of RP’s project was to improve the database used by The Watershed Institute’s Water Monitoring program. | More
Student team completed a 6 month machine learning project at Alvarez and Marsal, December 2019.
Student group in Design Lab completes data analytics project for The Watershed Institute, New Jersey | More
Three winning teams, and the two undergrad teams, 2017 March Data Crunch Madness. | More
CDT-STEP Summer 2017 High School Internship Program in Analytics
CDT Fellows for 2016-2017 at May 12th Dean’s Awards Brunch | More
Professors RP Raghupathi and Yilu Zhou attend the UN Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum). | More
Constructing a New Paradigm for Protecting New York’s Critical Infrastructure: Watch Professor RP Raghupathi moderate a session. | More
Karen Parrish talks to Profdessor Katsamakas’s Gabelli students | More