Novel research revealing how a unique sponge “goes with the flow” could improve man-made structures

Institute Professor Maurizio Porfiri

Collaborative project including NYU Tandon researcher Maurizio Porfiri taps one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to reveal the water-bending skills of the Venus' flower basket sponge. Insights could have implications for man-made craft and structures (via NYU Tandon). The… Continue Reading Novel research revealing how a unique sponge “goes with the flow” could improve man-made structures

Eric Corbett awarded 2021 Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Fellowship

Headshot of Eric Corbett

Congratulations to Smart Cities Postdoctoral Associate Eric Corbett, who has been awarded the Mellon ACLS Fellowship to support ongoing research on public engagement with AI in NYC!The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) 2021 Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Fellowship program offers opportunities… Continue Reading Eric Corbett awarded 2021 Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Fellowship

Developer of multi-tool for data modeling receives 2021 Excellence in Research Award

Institute Professor Maurizio Porfiri

Institute Professor Maurizio Porfiri has received the 2021 NYU Tandon Excellence in Research Award for his outstanding research performance, exceptional publication record, mentorship work, and industry impact (via NYU Tandon Newsroom). Maurizio Porfiri, an NYU Tandon Institute Professor with appointments… Continue Reading Developer of multi-tool for data modeling receives 2021 Excellence in Research Award

“Data-driven machine learning approaches to monitor and forecast the dynamics of disease outbreaks” with Mauricio Santillana, Boston Children’s Hospital

Mauricio Santillana

https://vimeo.com/558815682 May 7, 2021 Data-driven machine learning approaches to monitor and forecast the dynamics of disease outbreaks I will describe data-driven machine learning methodologies that leverage Internet-based information from search engines, Twitter microblogs, crowd-sourced disease surveillance systems, electronic medical records,… Continue Reading “Data-driven machine learning approaches to monitor and forecast the dynamics of disease outbreaks” with Mauricio Santillana, Boston Children’s Hospital

“Between Science to Society:” A Conversation with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed about Public Health Policy, Politics, and Public Engagement

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

April 29, 2021 Between Science to Society How does our science shape policy—and what’s our responsibility to translate it? How should scientists think about engaging with politics? Dr. Abdul El-Sayed began his career as an academic scientist. He left the… Continue Reading “Between Science to Society:” A Conversation with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed about Public Health Policy, Politics, and Public Engagement

Implications are global in new study predicting Human exodus in Bangladesh due to sea-level rise

Researchers led by Maurizio Porfiri, an engineer at the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, are using data science to predict how the cascading effects of the migration in Bangladesh will ultimately affect… Continue Reading Implications are global in new study predicting Human exodus in Bangladesh due to sea-level rise

“The Urban Observatory: Better Cities Through Imaging” with Gregory Dobler, University of Delaware

Gregory Dobler - Data Science Institute

https://vimeo.com/542192099 April 23, 2021 The Urban Observatory: Better Cities Through Imaging With millions of interacting people and hundreds of governing agencies, urban environments are the largest, most dynamic, and most complex macroscopic systems on Earth.  The interaction between the three… Continue Reading “The Urban Observatory: Better Cities Through Imaging” with Gregory Dobler, University of Delaware

“Intelligent Human-Robot Fusion: The Horizon of Assistive Robotics @ MERIIT Lab” with S. Farokh Atashzar, NYU Tandon

S. Farokh Atashzar

https://vimeo.com/536392798 April 9, 2021 Intelligent Human-Robot Fusion: The Horizon of Assistive Robotics @ MERIIT Lab Society aging has raised significant concerns regarding the balance between available resources and the needs of citizens for urban life of tomorrow. Robotic systems have… Continue Reading “Intelligent Human-Robot Fusion: The Horizon of Assistive Robotics @ MERIIT Lab” with S. Farokh Atashzar, NYU Tandon