February 26, 2018 How well do people label soft sounds in audio data? Does it depend on factors other than loudness, such as the type of sound? Does it matter for training/evaluating machine learning models?NYU CUSP Senior Research Scientist Justin… Continue Reading Investigating the Effect of Sound-Event Loudness on Crowdsourced Audio Annotations
December 7, 2017 Mastercard data insights help New York University researchers study commercial activity around bike-sharing and free public Wi-Fi stations. Nearly a decade since “smart cities” entered the vernacular — a term that early on captured the heady sense… Continue Reading Data Insights: Measuring The Economic Impact Of “Smart City” Innovations
While urban systems demonstrate high spatial heterogeneity, many urban planning, economic and political decisions heavily rely on a deep understanding of local neighborhood contexts.
November 16, 2018 Featured by Smart Cities Dive. With so much noise pollution in New York, it’s easy to understand why it’s the city that never sleeps.The city’s civil complaint line gets more calls about noise than any other issue. One… Continue Reading Sounds Of NYC Project Aims To Dull Noises In The City That Never Sleeps
January 14, 2019 New research by NYU CUSP Professor Stanislav Sobolevsky and CUSP researchers examines "Identifying and modeling the structural discontinuities of human interactions" in Nature Magazine. ABSTRACTThe idea of a hierarchical spatial organization of society lies at the core of… Continue Reading Identifying And Modeling The Structural Discontinuities Of Human Interactions
November 16, 2018 Featured by the New York Times. On Thursday, microphones mounted outside two buildings in Manhattan went live.Bright yellow signs that say “Recording Underway” announced their arrival.But these devices are not eavesdropping on your conversations.A group of researchers… Continue Reading To Create A Quieter City, They’re Recording The Sounds Of New York
November 16, 2018 Featured by NPR. Back in the day, astronomers studied galaxies one at a time.Data about each metropolis of stars had to be pieced together slowly. These individual studies were then combined so that a broader understanding of galaxies and… Continue Reading Can Big Data Resolve The Human Condition?
November 16, 2018 Featured by The Wall Street Journal. New York – Gregory Dobler is an astrophysicist who honed his craft by recording spectral images of quasars and black holes. Now, from a high-rise rooftop in Brooklyn, he is training… Continue Reading As World Crowds In, Cities Become Digital Laboratories