Admitted Students Welcome Fall 2015 Class

Welcome from Program Director

Dr. Constantine Kontokosta

Once again, congratulations on being admitted to the Fall 2015 class in urban informatics at NYU CUSP. The CUSP leadership team and the M.S. Program Admissions Committee have sought talented, accomplished students who bring both enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity to our shared challenge of defining a science of cities and using data to make cities better places to live. We have designed a program that brings together individuals with diverse technical backgrounds with a common desire to use big data and data science tools to tackle some of the most pressing problems facing cities today – and into the future.

During your time at CUSP, you will develop skills and experiences that will build your intellectual and analytical capabilities to understand complex urban problems and to develop a data-driven approach to city operations, policy, and planning. In the process, you will develop lasting personal and professional relationships that will shape your career path and immerse you in a community of students and alumni dedicated to making cities more efficient, equitable, sustainable, and resilient. I hope you will join us in September and accept our invitation to become an integral part of the historic mission of NYU CUSP.

Dr. Constantine E. Kontokosta, P.E.
Assistant Professor of Urban Informatics | CUSP and Polytechnic School of Engineering
Deputy Director for Academics | CUSP
Head, Quantified Community | CUSP
Head, Building Informatics Research Group | CUSP
New York University