- Visiting scholar Vincent Lostanlen, alongside colleagues from various institutions, has released the second stable version of Kymatio, a software package for wavelet scattering in Python. Compared to its predecessor, Kymatio v0.2 has a greater interoperability with machine learning libraries: it supports PyTorch, TensorFlow, and Numpy as backends, and Keras and scikit-learn as frontends.
- A new peer-reviewed article by Professor Debra Laefer was selected to be the lead story and cover of the journal Buildings. Learn more about her research on “Introduction of the Intermeshed Steel Connection—A New Universal Steel Connection” here.
- NYU researchers rush to capture human interactions with 3D data surfaces likely to carry COVID-19: A team from NYU Tandon School of Engineering- including NYU CUSP’ and School of Global Health- led by NYU CUSP Professor Debra Laefer– will share information gathered from New York City medical and transit locations with epidemiologists seeking to model the spread of the coronavirus throughout the world (Press release via NYU Tandon School of Engineering).
- Congratulations to Professor Debra Laefer, who has been appointed to the editorial board of the Remote Sensing Journal! Remote Sensing is the third highest ranking publication under the topic of remote sensing.
- Visiting Scholar Chaogui Kang has a new paper been accepted for publication:
- Chaogui Kang, Dongwan Fan, Hongzan Jiao. “Validating Activity, Time and Space Diversity as Essential Components of Urban Vitality.” Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science.
- Urbanization’s rapid progress presents an urgent challenge for developing a predictive, quantitative theory of “the death and life of cities” (a.k.a. “the essential diversity conditions for the urban built environment”). Despite the importance of activity diversity (i.e., serving different primary functions), existing works ignored that time diversity (i.e., attracting people at different times of the day) and space diversity (i.e., attracting people from different districts) also play important roles in promoting urban life in large cities. With assistance of human mobility and crowdsourcing data, this article thoroughly validates whether activity, time and space diversity are essential and inseparable components of urban vitality in the Wuhan, China context. To achieve the goal, POI data are utilized to quantitatively measure activity diversity, human mobility data are adopted for building quantitative metrics of time diversity and space diversity, and a detailed urban perception map is crowdsourced as ground truth data for establishing a regression model between urban diversity indicators and urban vitality. The resultant regression model succeeds to decouple the relationship between population concentration, activity diversity, time diversity, space diversity and urban vitality. It confirms that activity diversity together with time diversity and space diversity has stronger association with urban vitality than any single diversity indicator. Our contributions are three-fold: (1) we provided a comprehensive collection of metrics for measuring urban diversity; (2) we conﬁrmed that activity, time and space diversity are essential components of urban vitality; and (3) our methodology can be replicated at scale to understand urban vitality under various geographic, societal and economic contexts due to easy accessibility of similar datasets.
- Jongbin Jung, Ravi Shroff, Avi Feller, Sharad Goel. “Bayesian Sensitivity Analysis for Offline Policy Evaluation.” Conference for AI, Ethics, and Society 2020 (AIES 2020).
- Emma Pierson, Camelia Simoiu, Jan Overgoor, Sam Corbett-Davies, Daniel Jenson, Amy Shoemaker, Vignesh Ramachandran, Phoebe Barghouty, Cheryl Phillips, Ravi Shroff, and Sharad Goel. “A large-scale analysis of racial disparities in police stops across the United States.” Forthcoming in Nature Human Behavior.
- Jongbin Jung, Connor Concannon, Ravi Shroff, Sharad Goel and Daniel G. Goldstein. “Simple rules to guide expert classifications.” Forthcoming in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A.
- Robert Mieth, Matthew Roveto, and Yury Dvorkin. “Risk Trading in a Chance-Constrained Stochastic Electricity Market.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.01773 (2020).
- Matt Roveto, Robert Mieth, and Yury Dvorkin. “Co-Control of VaR and CVaR forData-Driven Stochastic Demand Response Auction.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.01786 (2020).
- Haoyue Ping, Julia Stoyanovich, and Benny Kimelfeld. “Supporting hard queries over probabilistic preferences.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.06984 (2020).
- Guanze Peng, Juntao Chen, and Quanyan Zhu. “Distributed Stabilization of State Interdependent Markov Jump LinearSystem-of-Systems with Partial Information.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.06493 (2020).
- Nina Wiedemann, Carlos Dietrich, and Claudio T. Silva. “A Tracking System For Baseball Game Reconstruction.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.03856 (2020).
- Rui Zhang and Quanyan Zhu. “Security of Distributed Machine Learning: A Game-Theoretic Approach to Design Secure DSVM.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.04735 (2020).
- Tao Zhang and Quanyan Zhu. “Implementability of Honest Multi-Agent Sequential Decision-Making with Dynamic Population.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.03173 (2020).
- Oscar Gomez, Steffen Holter, Jun Yuan, and Enrico Bertini. “ViCE: visual counterfactual explanations for machine learning models.” Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. 2020.
- Roni Barak Ventura, Alessandro Rizzo, Oded Nov, and Maurizio Porfri. “A 3D Printing Approach Toward Targeted Intervention in Telerehabilitation.” Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher Group), vol. 10, no. 1, 2020.
- Peng Zhang, Alessia Carretto, and Maurizio Porfiri. “Simultaneous digital image correlation/particle image velocimetry to unfold fluid–structure interaction during air-backed impact.” Journal of Fluids and Structures, Volume 95, 2020.
- Atteyeh S. Natanzi, Debra F. Laefer, S.M. Iman Zolanvari. “Selective demolition of masonry unit walls with a soundless chemical demolition agent.” Construction and Building Materials, Volume 248, 2020.
- Shinnosuke Nakayama, Samuel Richmond, Oded Nov, and Maurizio Porfiri. “The gold miner’s dilemma: Use of information scent in cooperative and competitive information foraging.” Computers in Human Behavior, 2020.
- Constantine E. Kontokosta, Danielle Spiegel-Feld, and Sokratis Papadopoulos. “The impact of mandatory energy audits on building energy use.” Nat Energy (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-020-0589-6
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