- Congratulations to Assistant Professor Yury Dvorkin, who has received a grant from the Electric Power Research Institute to study risk management in electric power systems and electricity markets.
- A new joint collaboration with NYU CBE, “Decarbonizing Chemical Manufacturing Using Sustainable Electrification” or DC-MUSE, will help address how to make industrial chemistry greener and more sustainable. Funded by a NSF Planning Grant, Assistant Professor Yury Dvorkin is a co-PI on this project.
- On December 4th, the Sounds of New York City (SONYC) Project held a community noise forum with residents of Chinatown. The event was co-hosted with the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health, as the culmination of their AARP sponsored collaboration, project SHUSH. The event presented data from SONYC sensors at Chung Pak senior housing in Chinatown.
- Assistant Professor Giuseppe Loianno led a full-day workshop on “Perception, Learning, and Control for Autonomous Agile Vehicles” at IROS 2020. The workshop brought together heterogeneous communities working on aerial robots, mobile ground vehicles, and autonomous cars to discuss the next research challenges in the area of agile navigation of autonomous robots and vehicles to achieve super-human maneuvering and racing capabilities in dynamic and challenging environments. You can view all the talks from the event here.
- Assistant Professor Julia Stoyanovich and Smart Cities Postdoctoral Associate Eric Corbett recently participated in a webinar on “Responsible AI and Why it Matters,” hosted by the Center for Responsible AI at NYU Tandon. Watch the recording here.
- Meet John R. Pamplin II, CUSP Smart Cities Postdoctoral Associate! “My research interests boil down to equity, and for me, that starts with health. No city can truly maximize things like productivity and quality of life, unless its residents are healthy,” he says.
- Meet Eric Corbett, CUSP Smart Cities Postdoctoral Research Associate, who is currently conducting research in the human computer-interaction (HCI) field with a focus on design for social good.
- How 2020 Will Impact Smart Cities – Professor Neil Kleiman is quoted in this article on how the pandemic, police protests and privacy pushbacks are changing the future of smart city tech (via GovTech).
- As EV infrastructure expands, researchers show charging stations vulnerable to low-cost hacking – Assistant Professor Yury Dvorkin is quoted in this article on the cybersecurity of urban EV chargers (via Utility Drive).
- DETER Tracks Touch: A Coronavirus Study – features Professor Debra Laefer and CUSP/GPH Professor Thomas Kirchner‘s “Developing Epidemiology mechanisms in Three-dimensions to Enhance Response (DETER)” project (via NYU IT’s TheDownload).
- Qi Sun is expanding the AR/VR experience – Meet Assistant Professor Qi Sun, CUSP’s newest faculty member beginning in January 2021 (via NYU Tandon).
- Bringing Some Peace and Quiet to the City That Never Sleeps – The Sounds of New York City (SONYC) Project is collaborating with Loft to develop a rugged, easy to install IIOT (Industrial Internet Of Things) urban noise collection network meter (via Loft LL).
- New York City Traffic Picks Up, but It Still Isn’t What It Once Was – Professor Kaan Ozbay, Director of C2SMART, comments on the small shift from mass transit to cars during the pandemic (via WSJ).
- Zheng Yang, Chenglu Jin, Yangguang Tian, Junyu Lai, Jianying Zhou. “LiS: Lightweight Signature Schemes for Continuous Message Authentication in Cyber-Physical Systems.” Proceedings of the 15th ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security. 2020.
- Chenglu Jin, Wayne Burleson, Marten van Dijk, and Ulrich Rührmair. “Erasable PUFs: Formal Treatment and Generic Design.” Proceedings of the 4th ACM Workshop on Attacks and Solutions in Hardware Security. 2020.
- Priyanka Mahesh, Akash Tiwari, Chenglu Jin, Panganamala R. Kumar, A. L. Narasimha Reddy, Satish T.S. Bukkapatanam, Nikhil Gupta, and Ramesh Karri. “A Survey of Cybersecurity of Digital Manufacturing.” Proceedings of the IEEE (2020).
- Sheng Wang, Zhifeng Bao, J. Shane Culpepper, Gao Cong. “A Survey on Trajectory Data Management, Analytics, and Learning.” ACM Computing Surveys, 2020.
- Samrat Acharya, Yury Dvorkin, Hrvoje Pandžić, and Ramesh Karri. “Cybersecurity of Smart Electric Vehicle Charging: A Power Grid Perspective.” IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 214434-214453, 2020.
- Juan Ospina, XiaoRui Liu, Charalambos Konstantinou, and Yury Dvorkin. “On the Feasibility of Load-Changing Attacks in Power Systems during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.09982 (2020).
- Yunfei Teng, Anna Choromanska, and Murray Campbell. “Continual learning with direction-constrained optimization.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.12581 (2020).
- Jingqin Gao, Kaan Ozbay, and Michael Marsico. “A Data-Driven and Integrated Evaluation of Area-wide Impacts of Double Parking Using Macroscopic and Microscopic Models.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.11238 (2020).
- Cesar Lema and Anna Choromanska. “Approximating Ground State Energies and Wave Functions of Physical Systems with Neural Networks.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.10694 (2020).
- Shihong Fang and Anna Choromanska. “Backdoor Attacks on the DNN Interpretation System.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.10698 (2020).
- Peter Gmelch, Raul Lejano, Evan O’Keeffe, Debra F. Laefer, Cady Drell, Michela Bertolotto, Ulrich Ofterdinger, and Jennifer McKinley. “The Case For Low-cost, Personalized Visualization For Enhancing Natural Hazard Preparedness.” The International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (2020).
- Xiaotong Dong, Joseph YJ Chow, S. Travis Waller, and David Rey. “A chance-constrained dial-a-ride problem with utility-maximizing demand and multiple pricing structures.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.08993 (2020).
- Dylan J. Fitzpatrick, Wilpen L. Gorr, and Daniel B. Neill. “Policing Chronic and Temporary Hot Spots of Violent Crime: A Controlled Field Experiment.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.06019 (2020).
- Our application for Fall 2021 is now open! Learn more about our programs in Urban Informatics on our website or start your application here.
- NYU CUSP is pleased to announce its 2021 call for Capstone Projects, open to city agencies, private sector companies, and academic organizations interested in co-supervising an applied urban analytics project with CUSP graduate students! The 6-month Capstone Program is the experiential learning focus of the MS program, teaching CUSP students to utilize urban data science techniques within the constraints of political, social, and financial considerations, as well as address issues of data privacy, validity, and transparency. Learn more about the 2021 Capstone Program and submit a project proposal by 12/10 here.
- Our talented graduate students are examining real-world urban challenges. Learn more about their thoughts in a series of new blog posts:
- “Becoming the Next Generation of Civil Servants” by Claudia Gomez, MS 2021
- “Data Action” by Alba Alsina Maqueda, MS 2021
- “Public Problem-Solving at the Moment and in the Future” by Jiaqi Dong, MS 2021
- “Data is Not Enough to Solve Our Problems” by Brandon Pachuca, MS 2021
- “Meet Yourself in a Virtual World?” by Ziyang Huang, MS 2021
- “Data-Driven Democracy is a Conversation, Not a Presentation” by Michael Carper, MS 2021
- NYU CUSP is currently seeking candidates for our 2021 Smart Cities Postdoctoral Associate program, with a tentative start date of September 1, 2021. Successful applicants are expected to work on interdisciplinary projects that contribute to methods development and foundational knowledge in their core disciplines, as well as to novel data- and technology-driven applications. Apply here by January 31, 2021.
- As a part of its Artificial Intelligence Initiative, New York University invites candidates to apply for tenure-track positions in AI. The search is conducted jointly by the NYU Courant Computer Science department, the NYU Center for Data Science, and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering; the faculty appointments can be in any of the three units, or joint. Apply here by March 1, 2021.