Admitted Students Welcome
A Message from Dr. Constantine Kontokosta,
Deputy Director of CUSP
NYU CUSP. In developing this graduate program and being part of selecting individuals for admissions, the Committee and myself have sought talented students who share our enthusiasm for leading and defining the science of cities. We have designed a program that brings together individuals with diverse technical backgrounds and a common desire to improve urban lives through using big data and finding solutions.
The digital age has produced an incredible ability to collect, store, and analyze data. Concurrently, globalization has flooded urban centers with new inhabitants who place increased strains on resources and infrastructure. Bringing big data to bear on urban societal problems—from clean air to transportation to healthcare—is at the heart of NYU CUSP and a path to improvement of both existing and newly-built cities. As students in this program, you will be working side-by-side with faculty and researcher, city and state agencies, and industry and university partners to move this city forward and advance the field of urban informatics.
Faculty and student collaboration will generate new understanding and technologies, and in turn new ventures and create new jobs for New Yorkers and for city dwellers around the world. More broadly, as a student in the inaugural class, you and faculty will share the lessons we learn together with the rest of the world to make cities around the planet better places to live and work.
Over the next year you will develop skills and experiences on which will mold you academically, personally and provide numerous professional opportunities after you graduate. I hope you will join us in September to move forward the historic mission of NYU CUSP.
Dr. Constantine Kontokosta, P.E
CUSP Deputy Director & Academic Program Director