Solving Urban Challenges Using Data: Toward a Data Skills Toolkit for Public Employees to Shape the Future

Last week, NYU CUSP and The GovLab at NYU Tandon School of Engineering co-hosted a webinar on "Solving Urban Challenges Using Data: Toward a Data Skills Toolkit for Public Employees to Shape the Future."The online event, facilitated by Victoria Alsina, academic… Continue Reading Solving Urban Challenges Using Data: Toward a Data Skills Toolkit for Public Employees to Shape the Future

New NSF grant on Understanding and Engineering the Ecosystem of Firearms awarded to Professors Maurizio Porfiri and Oded Nov

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Congratulations to Institute Professor Maurizio Porfiri and Professor Oded Nov, who were recently awarded a new $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for their research on "LEAP-HI: Understanding and Engineering the Ecosystem of Firearms: Prevalence, Safety, and Firearm-Related Harms!"Together… Continue Reading New NSF grant on Understanding and Engineering the Ecosystem of Firearms awarded to Professors Maurizio Porfiri and Oded Nov

Economic Impacts of New York City’s Investment in Water Supply: 2020 Capstone Program

NYU CUSP’s Capstone Program brings together student research teams with government agencies, industry, or other research partners to address real-world urban challenges through data. The capstone presentations are the culmination of their six-month projects and mark the final presentation of… Continue Reading Economic Impacts of New York City’s Investment in Water Supply: 2020 Capstone Program

Solving Urban Challenges Using Data: Toward a Data Skills Toolkit for Public Employees to Shape the Future

https://vimeo.com/430795262Online event co-hosted by CUSP & The GovLab at NYU Tandon.June 11th, 2020Co-Chairs:Victoria Alsina, Academic Director, NYU CUSPStefaan Verhulst, Chief Research & Development Officer, The GovLabSpeakers:Lilian Coral, Director/National Strategy + Technology Innovation, Knight FoundationLaura Kahn, Data Scientist, Accenture Federal ServicesAi Yamanaka, Data Analytics Program Manager in… Continue Reading Solving Urban Challenges Using Data: Toward a Data Skills Toolkit for Public Employees to Shape the Future

Mapping Sustainable Mobility in NYC Nightlife Culture: 2020 Capstone Program

NYU CUSP’s Capstone Program brings together student research teams with government agencies, industry, or other research partners to address real-world urban challenges through data. The capstone presentations are the culmination of their six-month projects and mark the final presentation of… Continue Reading Mapping Sustainable Mobility in NYC Nightlife Culture: 2020 Capstone Program

RETrofitting REsiliency AgainsT COVID-19! (RETREAT COVID-19!)

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Yury Dvorkin, Assistant Professor, NYU Tandon Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and CUSPThe ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has revealed numerous vulnerabilities in urban areas, including insufficiently robust supply chains and healthcare infrastructure.  While those deficiencies became apparent at the very onset, other… Continue Reading RETrofitting REsiliency AgainsT COVID-19! (RETREAT COVID-19!)

Computational Modeling of Contact Density and Outbreak Estimation for COVID-19 Using Large-Scale Geolocation Data from Mobile Devices

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Constantine Kontokosta (Principal Investigator) – Industry Associate Professor of Urban Science and Associated Faculty at CUSPArpit Gupta (Co-Principal Investigator) – NYU Stern School of BusinessLorna Thorpe (Co-Principal Investigator) – NYU Grossman School of MedicineA RAPID project recently funded by the NSF will marshal large-scale,… Continue Reading Computational Modeling of Contact Density and Outbreak Estimation for COVID-19 Using Large-Scale Geolocation Data from Mobile Devices

Agent-Based Modeling Toward Effective Testing and Contact-Tracing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maurizio Porfiri (Principal Investigator) – Affiliated Faculty at CUSP; Institute Professor, NYU Tandon School of EngineeringZhong-Ping Jiang (Co-Principal Investigator) – Professor, NYU Tandon School of EngineeringAlessandro Rizzo - Visiting Professor, NYU Tandon School of EngineeringUsing data from New Rochelle — the New York suburb… Continue Reading Agent-Based Modeling Toward Effective Testing and Contact-Tracing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

DETER: Developing Epidemiology Mechanisms in Three-Dimensions to Enhance Response

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 Debra Laefer (Principal Investigator) – Professor of Urban Informatics at CUSPThomas Kirchner (Co-Principal Investigator) – NYU School of Global Public HealthResearchers are already in the field recording potential hot spots outside hospitals and mass transit hubs to record what people are touching — and… Continue Reading DETER: Developing Epidemiology Mechanisms in Three-Dimensions to Enhance Response