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Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good reviewed in Science

Earlier this year, CUSP, along with the American Statistical Association and its Privacy and Confidentiality subcommittee and the Research Data Centre of the German Federal Employment Agency, sponsored a book about the rise of big data and the privacy issues that brings up. The book, Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement, published by Cambridge University Press and launched on

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Claudio Silva receives IEEE’s 2014 Visualization Technical Achievement Award

On November 11, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) presented its 2014 Visualization and Technical Achievement Award to Claudio T. Silva, Head of Disciplines at CUSP and professor of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering. The award, one of the highest honors given by the IEEE Computer Science Society’s Technical Committee

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2014 AT&T Transit Tech Developer Day at CUSP

November 22, 2014 – November 22, 2014 2 MetroTech Center Map and Directions | Register Description: The 2014 AT&T Transit Tech Developer Day App is an opportunity to launch the development of your 2014 MTA App Quest entry. This day will allow you to: Hear from MTA experts about this year’s App Quest and the

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CUSP Research Seminar Series: Dr. Aaditya Rangan

October 29, 2014 – October 29, 2014 1 MetroTech Center Map and Directions | Register Description: A common problem in data analysis – including machine learning and genomics – is to detect, within a large array, small submatrices which are ‘structured’ in some way.Such submatrices, called ‘biclusters’ can represent a subset of features shared across

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AAAI 2015 Workshop on AI for Cities

Almost half of humanity today lives in urban environments and that number will grow to 80% or more by the middle of this century in different parts of the world. Cities are thus the loci of resource consumption, economic activity, social interactions, and education and innovation; they are the cause of our looming sustainability problems

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Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good

Massive amounts of new data about people, their movements, and activities can now be accessed and analyzed as never before. Numerous privacy concerns have been raised by use – or misuse – of such data in commercial and national security arenas. Yet we are motivated by the potential for “big data” to be harnessed to

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CUSP Collaborates in Public Mapping Mission

CUSP is teaming up with NYU’s Govlab, MIT Media Lab, Public Lab and Peer-2-Peer University to offer a novel hybrid of massive open online course (MOOC) and hands-on team-based field work. The theme of the mission is using cameras attached to tethered balloons and kites for environmental mapping. Online Seminar: Nov 22, 2013, 3:30PM EST –

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Feb 6: Analytics for Change

February 6, 2015 – February 6, 2015 1 MetroTech Center Map and Directions | Register Description: Analytics for Change CUSP and GovLAB present a 1 day program on how to frame and commission effective data-driven projects that lead to tangible, real-world outcomes. This program will also prepare you to partner with senior executives within your

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NYU CUSP Announces Lynn A. Goldstein as Chief Data Officer

Brooklyn, NY — August 29, 2013: NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), today announced that Lynn A. Goldstein, former Privacy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at JPMorgan Chase, has been appointed CUSP’s Chief Data Officer. Ms. Goldstein joins the CUSP leadership team as the Center prepares to welcome its inaugural class this

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Mayor Bloomberg Welcomes NYU’s Center for Urban Science & Progress Inaugural Graduate Class

Brooklyn, NY — August 26: Mayor Bloomberg was on hand to welcome the inaugural class of graduate students at New York University’s Center for Urban Science & Progress (CUSP). The NYU center was designated just last year as part of the City’s groundbreaking Applied Sciences NYC initiative, which seeks to increase New York City’s capacity

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