- Congratulations to Professor Oded Nov (PI), Research Assistant Professor Graham Dove (Co-PI), Institute Professor Maurizio Porfiri (Co-PI), Assistant Professor JR Rizzo (Co-PI), and Associate Professor Rumi Chunara (Co-PI), who have received a new $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation for their research on “Co-Development of Telehealth, Remote Patient Monitoring, and AI-based Tools for Inclusive Technology-Facilitated Healthcare Work of the Future.”
- A team of students in the labs of civil engineering Professors Semiha Ergan and Chen Feng are finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies (E-ROBOT) Prize. EASEEBot, develped by Daniel Lu, Xuchu Xu, Bilal Sher, Sunglyoung Kim, Abhishek Rathod, in Ergan and Feng’s BiLab and AI4CE lab, respectively, is an AI equipped drone-based building inspection system that can find defects in structures using digital and thermal cameras.
- To help public health officials create a data-centric approach to reopening towns, Maurizio Porfiri, Agnieszka Truszkowska and Zhong-Ping Jiang from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, expanded on an agent-based model (ABM) they developed in January this year to predict the spread of COVID-19. The improved model offers accurate treatment of human mobility to capture the epidemiological implications of gradually reopening the economy.
- Assistant Professor Elizabeth Hénaff wrote a chapter on “Metabolite: Material as Physical History of a Relationship” for a new edited volume, “Atlas of Material Worlds,” a highly designed narrative atlas that illustrates the agency of nonliving materials with unique, ubiquitous, and often hidden influence on our daily lives.
- Assistant Professor Giuseppe Loianno is the main organizer of the workshop on “Integrated Perception, Learning, and Control for Agile Super Vehicles” at IROS 2021 which is one of the most prestigious robotics conferences. The workshop will focus on how to integrate and jointly design perception, learning, and control within the sense and act paradigm of autonomous vehicles to scale navigation performances to a super level of autonomy, agility, and racing capabilities.
- Assistant Professor Giuseppe Loianno is also the General Chair of the 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) conference to be held at NYU, which will cover the design and implementation of robotics, automation, intelligent machines, systems, and devices that can contribute to civilian safety. The IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) is an international forum promoting the study of security and robotics and incorporating these technologies in a variety of application areas.
- Assistant Professor S. Farokh Atashzar is the General Chair of the September 17 – 18 IEEE PROGRESS event, a major initiative of IEEE Signal Processing Society, which is designed to provide information and support for academic success and development with a major focus to promote diversity in Signal Processing specifically for students from underrepresented minority groups and women in signal processing.
- Assistant Professor S. Farokh Atashzar has received a major equipment donation grant to his NYU research lab MERIIT (Medical Robotics and Interactive Intelligent Technologies) from the Intuitive Foundation. The system is the da Vinci Research Kit (dVRK) which is the open-sourced version of the classic Davinci Surgical Robotic System. The da Vinci Research Kit (dVRK) is provided by intuitive surgical to promote research in the field of telerobotic surgery.
- The theme of the NeurIPS 2021 Machine Learning in Public Health Workshop is Urban Planning. This workshop will focus on data and algorithms related to the non-medical conditions that shape our health including structural, lifestyle, policy, social, behavior and environmental factors. Data that is traditionally used in machine learning and health problems are really about our interactions with the health care system, and this workshop aims to balance this with machine learning work using data on non-medical conditions. Submissions are due on September 23, 2021.
- FloodNet sensors – part of a collaborative project with Assistant Professors Elizabeth Hénaff and Andrea Silverman, Research Assistant Professor Charlie Mydlarz, and Industry Assistant Professor Tega Brain – deployed in Gowanus were able to record the depth and profile of floods caused by both Henri and Ida last month, and alert city agencies about rising flood waters.
- Congratulations to Assistant Professor Andrea Silverman, whose 2020 publication on “Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Persistence and Disinfection of Human Coronaviruses and Their Viral Surrogates in Water and Wastewater” was named one of the best papers of the year by the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.
- How to Use Predictive Analytics in Chronic Disease Prevention – features research by Associate Professor Rumi Chunara (Health Analytics).
- A Node-Charge Graph-Based Online Carshare Rebalancing Policy with Capacitated Electric Charging – features research by Institute Associate Professor Joseph Chow (NYU Tandon Newsroom).
- Center for Urban Science and Progress gives its new grads their moment to shine – features NYU CUSP’s 2021 Capstone Program (NYU Tandon Newsroom).
- New model shows how cities can safely lift COVID-19 restrictions – features research by Institute Professor Maurizio Porfiri (Medical Xpress).
- NYU data lab launches incubator for city data projects – features a new program by The GovLab (StateScoop).
- Francesco Vincenzo Surano, Maurizio Porfiri & Alessandro Rizzo. “Analysis of lockdown perception in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. (2021).
- Salam Al-Sabah, Debra Laefer, Linh Truong Hong, Minh Phuoc Huynh, Jia-Liang Le, Tony Martin, Pantelis Matis, Patrick McGetrick, Arturo Schultz, Mohammad E. Shemshadian, and Roseanne Dizon. “Applications of digital manufacturing to steel frames: The Intermeshed Steel Connection.” ce/papers, 4: 817-824.
- Maurizio Porfiri, Mert Karakaya, Raghu Ram Sattanapalle, and Sean D. Peterson. “Emergence of in-Line Swimming Patterns in Zebrafish Pairs.” Flow 1 (2021): E7. doi:10.1017/flo.2021.5.
- Frank A. Felder, Burcin Unel, and Yury Dvorkin. “Modeling strategic objectives and behavior in the transition of the energy Sector to inform policymaking.” The Electricity Journal, Volume 34, Issue 8, 2021.
- Linan Huang and Quanyan Zhu. “Combating Informational Denial-of-Service (IDoS) Attacks: Modeling and Mitigation of Attentional Human Vulnerability.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2108.08255 (2021).
- Martina Balestra, Ji Chen, Eduardo Iturrate, Yin Aphinyanaphongs, and Oded Nov. “Predicting Inpatient Pharmacy Order Interventions Using Provider Action Data.” JAMIA Open, 2021.
- Jun Yuan, Oded Nov, and Enrico Bertini. “An Exploration and Validation of Visual Factors in Understanding Classification Rule Sets.” Proceedings of IEEE InfoVis, 2021.
- Jill S. McClary-Gutierrez, Mia C. Mattioli, Perrine Marcenac, Andrea I. Silverman, Alexandria B. Boehm, Kyle Bibby, Michael Balliet, Francis L. de los Reyes, Daniel Gerrity, John F. Griffith, Patricia A. Holden, Dimitrios Katehis, Greg Kester, Nathan LaCross, Erin K. Lipp, Jonathan Meiman, Rachel T. Noble, Dominique Brossard, and Sandra L. McLellan. 2021. “SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance for public health action.” Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27.
- Marlene K. Wolfe, Anand Archana, David Catoe, Mhara M. Coffman, Samuel Dorevich, Katherine E. Graham, Sooyeol Kim, Lorelay Mendoza Grijalva, Laura Roldan-Hernandez, Andrea I. Silverman, Nasa Sinnott-Armstrong, Duc J. Vugia, Alexander T. Yu, Winnie Zambrana, Krista R. Wigginton, and Alexandria B. Boehm. 2021. “Scaling of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in settled solids from multiple wastewater treatment plants to compare incidence rates of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in their sewersheds.” Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 8: 398–404.
- Fiona B. Dunn and Andrea I. Silverman. 2021. “Sunlight photolysis of extracellular and intracellular antibiotic resistance genes tetA and sul2 in photosensitizer-free water.” Environmental Science & Technology.
- Agnieszka Truszkowska, Malav Thakore, Lorenzo Zino, Sachit Butail, Emanuele Caroppo, Zhong-Ping Jiang, Alessandro Rizzo, and Maurizio Porfiri. “Designing the Safe Reopening of US Towns Through High-Resolution Agent-Based Modeling.” Advanced Theory and Simulations, 2021.