• December 10, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the incredible work that our graduate students have accomplished over the last two semesters!

On Friday, December 10th, CUSP will be hosting our fall Capstone Showcase, where students will present their urban data and policy analysis projects, completed in collaboration with research sponsors and faculty advisors. 

The Capstone Program is a core part of the educational experience at CUSP. It partners small groups of graduate students with researchers, both at NYU and externally, looking to solve an urban-related problem with the use of applied data science and informatics. This type of meaningful, real-world, practical work is what CUSP is grounded in–using technology and data for the social good.

This event is open to the public. Registration is required. We hope to see you there! 

Event Schedule

9:00 – 9:15 AM: Opening Remarks

9:15 – 9:30 AM: The Impact of Urban Agriculture on Food Chain Resiliency and Food Equity in New York City

  • Sponsors: Chet Van Wert, Alice Reznickova
  • Students: Nico Ampuero, Jeremy Rucker, Xiaolin Li

9:30 – 9:45 AM: COVID-19 Closure Impacts on Small Businesses and Their Surrounding Communities

  • Sponsor: Debra Laefer
  • Students: Ari Lewenstein, Shu Wang,  Haochen Xing

9:45 – 10:00 AM: Internet-of-Things Security and Privacy

  • Sponsor: Danny Yuxing Huang
  • Students: Anbo Guo, Claudia G, Letao H, Rachel L, Smriti M

10:00 – 10:30 AM: Break 

10:30 – 10:45 AM: New York City Rezoning Evaluations

  • Sponsors: Lucien Wilson, Brandon Pachuca
  • Students: Jin Li, Qian Dong, Jaehee Kim, Karen Worthing, José Ramón Romero Pineda

10:45 – 11:00 AM: Next Subway (NYU CUSP)

  • Sponsor: Lucius Riccio
  • Students: Nicole Allegretti, Wenting Chen, Zhuoqi Niu 

11:00 – 11:15 AM: Studying the Relationships Between Food Acquisition and Health Outcomes During COVID-19

  • Sponsor: Huy Vo
  • Students: Chris Carey, Maia Guo, Nuoyi Wang 

11:15 – 11:30 AM: Bridging Graph Neural Network and Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Drone Swarm Exploration

  • Sponsors: Giuseppe Loianno, David Mordecai
  • Students: Daisuke Nakanishi,  Gurpreet Singh, Kshitij Chandana

11:30 – 12:00 PM: Showcase Conclusion