The Brooklyn Bridge in snow


  • Four students qill work with Professor Debra Laefer on the project titled  ‘Support on Advanced Underground Environments’:
    • Linguan Gao
    • Yitao Li
    • Logan Wagner
    • Yining (Nick) Feng
  • Ben Steers (a CUSP graduate!), Assistant Research Scientist (Machine Learning Scientist) in Steinhardt’s Music and Performing Arts Professions, will be working with the SONYC group.


  • Congratulations to Anh-Vu Vo whose 2015 paper titled “Octree-based region growing for point cloud segmentation” just reached 100 citations in Google Scholar. Please note that this is the same paper that made the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing’s list of most highly cited papers last year.
  • Along with other contributors, Vincent Lostanlen has released Kymatio, a Python library for computing wavelet and scattering transforms in a deep learning framework. Kymatio runs with PyTorch on CPU and GPU hardware, and supports wavelets in 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D. More information can be found on the official website:
  • The Urban Modeling Group received a subcontract from Dignitas Technologies (funding from the Army Research Labs) to create an ontology of subway systems as a part of the larger project “Support on Advanced Underground Environments”. As part of our work on this project we have hired three undergraduate student workers and one graduate student worker to survey NYC subway stations and help develop the ontology.