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Hottest Job of the 21st Century? Bet on ThisApril 30, 2013 · 0 Comments
Data Scientists have been named the sexiest job of the 21st century, and are so in demand that there won’t be enough of them to fill every position by 2018, according to a report by McKinsey Global Institute. With the amount of volume and variety of data churned out by businesses, consumers and governments today,
Life in the City Is Essentially One Giant Math ProblemApril 24, 2013 · 0 Comments
Experts in the emerging field of quantitative urbanism believe that many aspects of modern cities can be reduced to mathematical formulas. Glen Whitney stands at a point on the surface of the Earth, north latitude 40.742087, west longitude 73.988242, which is near the center of Madison Square Park, in New York City. Behind him is
NYU Opens New ‘Urban Informatics’ School in Downtown BrooklynApril 12, 2013 · 0 Comments
Officials cut a ribbon Thursday to open New York University’s new Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in Downtown Brooklyn. The center, which will focus on addressing the challenges cities face as their populations grow, is part of a larger plan by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to boost technology education in the city.
A New Initiative, Leveraging Data to Improve Cities GloballyApril 12, 2013 · 0 Comments
When it rains, it pours: following the inaugural symposium for Columbia’s Institute of Data Sciences, this morning we joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the open house celebration and ribbon-cutting for CUSP, NYU’s new Center for Urban Science and Progress. Based in Downtown Brooklyn, CUSP is a public-private research center and graduate degree program that uses
New high-tech NYU ‘genius’ school opens in downtown BrooklynApril 12, 2013 · 0 Comments
Brooklyn’s bid to become the next Silicon Valley took another step forward with the opening of a gleaming new tech center on Thursday. New York University’s new Center for Urban Science & Progress unveiled its new Downtown Brooklyn office that includes 26,000 square feet of office space, work stations for visiting faculty, and two huge
NYC ‘Urban Informatics’ Program readies for startApril 12, 2013 · 0 Comments
A new New York City graduate program aimed at applying information technology to urban problems is gearing up to admit its first class this summer. The New York University-led Center for Urban Science and Progress Thursday showed off its temporary home in a Brooklyn office building Thursday to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.