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John Albanese

Director, Education Services

As Director of Education Services, John manages the day to day operations and administration of CUSP's education program to ensure... Read More

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John Albanese

Director, Education Services

As Director of Education Services, John manages the day to day operations and administration of CUSP's education program to ensure effective program delivery, compliance and impact. This includes coordination of admissions, academic affairs, student affairs and career services functions. More

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Kimonia Alfred

Associate Director for External Relations

At CUSP, Kimonia Alfred is responsible for creating and maintaining the lines of communication between the Center and academic, and... Read More

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Kimonia Alfred

Associate Director for External Relations

At CUSP, Kimonia Alfred is responsible for creating and maintaining the lines of communication between the Center and academic, and municipal partners, its advisory boards, other stakeholders, and the surrounding community. Before coming to CUSP, Kim served as Senior Advisor ... More

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Foued Aouchette

Computer Lab Manager

Foued Aouchette came to CUSP after working for nearly twenty years in the information technology space for firms ranging from... Read More

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Foued Aouchette

Computer Lab Manager

Foued Aouchette came to CUSP after working for nearly twenty years in the information technology space for firms ranging from start-ups to large corporations like EMC Corporation, NMatrix Inc., UNICEF, Northrop Grumman, and CableVision ... More

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Christine Battaglia

Manager of Mobility

Christine Battaglia is the Manager of Mobility at NYU’s CUSP. Christine manages the needs of researchers and scientists. In her... Read More

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Christine Battaglia

Manager of Mobility

Christine Battaglia is the Manager of Mobility at NYU’s CUSP. Christine manages the needs of researchers and scientists. In her previous position as the Arts-in-Education Manager at Sundog Theatre, Christine helped theatre, dance, music and visual arts ... More

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Solon Barocas

Visiting Scholar

Solon Barocas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at Cornell University. His research explores ethical and... Read More

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Solon Barocas

Visiting Scholar

Solon Barocas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at Cornell University. His research explores ethical and policy issues in artificial intelligence, particularly fairness in machine learning ... More

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Pat Bowers

Associate Director for Administration

Pat Bowers is a senior executive with experience in talent management, staffing and infrastructure strategy, change management, benefits, compensation ... Read More

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Pat Bowers

Associate Director for Administration

Pat Bowers is a senior executive with experience in talent management, staffing and infrastructure strategy, change management, benefits, compensation More

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John Cardillo

Assistant Director, Career Services

John Cardillo is an accomplished career services professional with extensive background experience in career advising, program development, employer relations, job... Read More

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John Cardillo

Assistant Director, Career Services

John Cardillo is an accomplished career services professional with extensive background experience in career advising, program development, employer relations, job development and workshop facilitation ... More

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Frank Colaianni

Assistant Director, Finance

Frank Colaianni is the Assistant Director of Finance for CUSP. Prior to joining us he served at Wagner, performing pre-award... Read More

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Frank Colaianni

Assistant Director, Finance

Frank Colaianni is the Assistant Director of Finance for CUSP. Prior to joining us he served at Wagner, performing pre-award grants administration and serving as a member of the Fiscal Operations and ... More

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Lauren Craft

Corporate & Foundation Manager

Lauren Craft is the Senior Development Associate at CUSP where she focuses on annual giving and corporate fundraising. Previously, Lauren... Read More

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Lauren Craft

Corporate & Foundation Manager

Lauren Craft is the Senior Development Associate at CUSP where she focuses on annual giving and corporate fundraising. Previously, Lauren held a number of roles at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University ... More

Theo Damoulas

Exchange Assistant Professor

Dr. Theodoros (Theo) Damoulas is an Exchange Assistant Professor at CUSP and Assistant Professor in Data Science at the University... Read More

Theo Damoulas

Exchange Assistant Professor

Dr. Theodoros (Theo) Damoulas is an Exchange Assistant Professor at CUSP and Assistant Professor in Data Science at the University of Warwick. Previously, Theo was a Research Assistant Professor at NYU’s CUSP and ... More

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Sattik Deb

Assistant Director, Academic Services

As Assistant Director for Academic Services, Sattik plays a strategic role in coordinating academic term logistics, planning the student experience,... Read More

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Sattik Deb

Assistant Director, Academic Services

As Assistant Director for Academic Services, Sattik plays a strategic role in coordinating academic term logistics, planning the student experience, academic counseling, and various other student services ... More

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Stuart Feldman

Executive in Residence

Stuart Feldman did his academic work in astrophysics and mathematics and earned his AB at Princeton and his PhD at... Read More

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Stuart Feldman

Executive in Residence

Stuart Feldman did his academic work in astrophysics and mathematics and earned his AB at Princeton and his PhD at MIT. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Mathematics by the University of Waterloo in 2010. ... More

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Dafna Fisher-Gewirtzman

Visiting Scholar

Prof. Dafna Fisher-Gewirtzman is a visiting faculty member from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.  Her research focuses on the field... Read More

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Dafna Fisher-Gewirtzman

Visiting Scholar

Prof. Dafna Fisher-Gewirtzman is a visiting faculty member from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.  Her research focuses on the field of visual analysis and simulation of urban architectural space directed at ... More

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Kristin Feliz

Assistant Director, Admissions

Kristin is an accomplished higher education professional with extensive background experience in international admissions, enrollment & recruitment strategies, social media... Read More

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Kristin Feliz

Assistant Director, Admissions

Kristin is an accomplished higher education professional with extensive background experience in international admissions, enrollment & recruitment strategies, social media activities, and ... More

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Mindy Flannery

Financial Analyst

Mindy Flannery is a Financial Analyst at NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress. Previously she was an Administrative Aide... Read More

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Mindy Flannery

Financial Analyst

Mindy Flannery is a Financial Analyst at NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress. Previously she was an Administrative Aide to the CUSP team. Prior to CUSP, Mindy worked as the Budget Coordinator ... More

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Michael Holland

Executive Director

Mike Holland coordinates all of the functions and activities of the Director’s Office, as well as advises the Director and... Read More

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Michael Holland

Executive Director

Mike Holland coordinates all of the functions and activities of the Director’s Office, as well as advises the Director and other senior CUSP leadership to ensure the effectiveness of day-to-day operations and the optimal use of available resources. More

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Pia Homrighausen

Visiting Scholar

Pia Homrighausen is a Visiting Scholar to CUSP. She is a researcher at the University of Mannheim and the Institute for... Read More

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Pia Homrighausen

Visiting Scholar

Pia Homrighausen is a Visiting Scholar to CUSP. She is a researcher at the University of Mannheim and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg. During her stay, Pia will be ... More

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Andy Karpf

Research Project Manager

As Project Manager, Andy Karpf provides support for complex projects that involve the design, deployment and maintenance of field instruments as... Read More

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Andy Karpf

Research Project Manager

As Project Manager, Andy Karpf provides support for complex projects that involve the design, deployment and maintenance of field instruments as well as oversees the management of research resources and supplier ... More

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Neil Kleiman

MS Program Director

Neil Kleiman has spent 20 years building a career at the intersection of policy, philanthropy, government and academia. He founded... Read More

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Neil Kleiman

MS Program Director

Neil Kleiman has spent 20 years building a career at the intersection of policy, philanthropy, government and academia. He founded an urban issues think tank, established new university degree programs, and developed ... More

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Constantine E. Kontokosta

Deputy Director for Academics; Assistant Professor; Head, Quantified Community

Constantine E. Kontokosta, PhD, PE, is an Assistant Professor of Urban Informatics at the NYU Center for Urban Science and... Read More

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Constantine E. Kontokosta

Deputy Director for Academics; Assistant Professor; Head, Quantified Community

Constantine E. Kontokosta, PhD, PE, is an Assistant Professor of Urban Informatics at the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, is the Director of the Urban Intelligence Lab ... More

Steven E. Koonin, Director of NYU CUSP

Steve Koonin

Director

Steven E. Koonin was appointed as the founding Director of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress in April 2012.... Read More

Steven E. Koonin, Director of NYU CUSP
Steve Koonin

Director

Steven E. Koonin was appointed as the founding Director of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress in April 2012. That consortium of academic, corporate, and government partners will pursue research and education activities to develop ... More

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Emily Mansfield

Administrative Aide

As Administrative Aide, Emily Mansfield brings strong skills in client services, budget management and event planning to the oversight of various... Read More

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Emily Mansfield

Administrative Aide

As Administrative Aide, Emily Mansfield brings strong skills in client services, budget management and event planning to the oversight of various day-to-day operational tasks at CUSP ... More

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Monia Mariani- Besch

Assistant Director

At CUSP, Monia Mariani-Besch is responsible for managing sponsored research. In this role, she works with faculty and postdoctoral fellows... Read More

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Monia Mariani- Besch

Assistant Director

At CUSP, Monia Mariani-Besch is responsible for managing sponsored research. In this role, she works with faculty and postdoctoral fellows to develop competitive grant applications and manage sponsored research funds More

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José Moura

Visiting Scholar

José M. F. Moura is the Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor at CMU and visiting scholar at CUSP, NYU.... Read More

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José Moura

Visiting Scholar

José M. F. Moura is the Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor at CMU and visiting scholar at CUSP, NYU. His interests are in signal processing and data science. He invented (with Alek Kavcic) a patented detector ... More

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Jurij Paraszczak

Executive-in-Residence

As an Executive-in-Residence, Dr. Jurij Paraszczak establishes intellectual connections between CUSP and NYU faculty, sharing years of industry expertise leading urban... Read More

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Jurij Paraszczak

Executive-in-Residence

As an Executive-in-Residence, Dr. Jurij Paraszczak establishes intellectual connections between CUSP and NYU faculty, sharing years of industry expertise leading urban research... More

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Brendan Reilly

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Brendan Reilly is a Visiting Scholar and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at CUSP. He is an investor in startups in New York City,... Read More

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Brendan Reilly

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Brendan Reilly is a Visiting Scholar and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at CUSP. He is an investor in startups in New York City, and is active in several groups supporting these companies. He has mentored and taught ... More

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Marina Salamon

Marketing & Recruitment Specialist

Marina Salamon is CUSP's Marketing and Recruitment Specialist. Currently, she designs print and digital media for use in CUSP's internal/external marketing... Read More

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Marina Salamon

Marketing & Recruitment Specialist

Marina Salamon is CUSP's Marketing and Recruitment Specialist. Currently, she designs print and digital media for use in CUSP's internal/external marketing efforts; leads digital marketing strategies for CUSP’s graduate programs More

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Timothy H. Savage

Visiting Scholar

Timothy H. Savage, Ph.D. is the Senior Managing Economist at CBRE Econometric Advisors, the internal data science organization of the... Read More

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Timothy H. Savage

Visiting Scholar

Timothy H. Savage, Ph.D. is the Senior Managing Economist at CBRE Econometric Advisors, the internal data science organization of the world's largest commercial real estate developer ... More

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Bikramjit Singh

Admissions Systems Specialist

Bikramjit Singh worked for CUNY York College's Admissions office as a Business Data and Reporting Analyst where he managed student... Read More

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Bikramjit Singh

Admissions Systems Specialist

Bikramjit Singh worked for CUNY York College's Admissions office as a Business Data and Reporting Analyst where he managed student systems, data and reports. Bikram earned his B.S. in Information Systems Management from York College in 2012 ... More

(646) 997-0572
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Manuela Veloso

Visiting Scholar

Manuela M. Veloso is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.... Read More

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Manuela Veloso

Visiting Scholar

Manuela M. Veloso is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the Head of the Machine Learning Department, with joint appointments in the Computer Science Department ... More

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