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CUSP students present novel ways of tackling pressing problems cities face today

On Friday, December 10th, the CUSP community gathered virtually for our fall Capstone Showcase. After working for two semesters on applied data science projects, seven graduate student teams presented their findings and recommendations to faculty members, colleagues, project sponsors, family… Continue Reading CUSP students present novel ways of tackling pressing problems cities face today

Professor Neil Kleiman named a contributor to NYC Mayor-Elect’s transition committee

Assistant Professor of Practice Neil Kleiman has been named a contributor to New York City Mayor-Elect Eric Adam’s transition committee. Kleiman, who has previously served on transitional teams across various levels of government, was tapped to join the Technology/IT committee… Continue Reading Professor Neil Kleiman named a contributor to NYC Mayor-Elect’s transition committee

NYU Tandon to launch a new robotics initiative focused on collaboration and improving urban living

This article first appeared on IEEE Spectrum’s website. Read the full piece.  New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering is on the eve of launching a new robotics initiative that promises to take a unique approach to both research and teaching as… Continue Reading NYU Tandon to launch a new robotics initiative focused on collaboration and improving urban living

CUSP researchers are using distributed sensor networks to develop flood and noise protection measures

This is a sponsored article brought to you by NYU Tandon School of Engineering, originally published by IEEE Spectrum.  A common adage is that if you can measure a thing, you can control a thing, or at least manage it.… Continue Reading CUSP researchers are using distributed sensor networks to develop flood and noise protection measures

CUSP Professor Debra Laefer received a $1 million Civic Innovation Challenge Stage 2 Award

Debra Laefer, Professor in the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and Rae Zimmerman, Research Professor and Professor Emerita of Planning and Public Administration at NYU Wagner,… Continue Reading CUSP Professor Debra Laefer received a $1 million Civic Innovation Challenge Stage 2 Award

Center for Urban Science and Progress gives its new grads their moment to shine

NYU Tandon explores the 2021 CUSP Capstone Showcase and Re ignition Ceremony (via NYU Tandon Newsroom). August 9 was a milestone day at Tandon’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to harnessing the power of… Continue Reading Center for Urban Science and Progress gives its new grads their moment to shine

Novel research revealing how a unique sponge “goes with the flow” could improve man-made structures

Collaborative project including NYU Tandon researcher Maurizio Porfiri taps one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to reveal the water-bending skills of the Venus’ flower basket sponge. Insights could have implications for man-made craft and structures (via NYU Tandon). The… Continue Reading Novel research revealing how a unique sponge “goes with the flow” could improve man-made structures

Developer of multi-tool for data modeling receives 2021 Excellence in Research Award

Institute Professor Maurizio Porfiri has received the 2021 NYU Tandon Excellence in Research Award for his outstanding research performance, exceptional publication record, mentorship work, and industry impact (via NYU Tandon Newsroom). Maurizio Porfiri, an NYU Tandon Institute Professor with appointments… Continue Reading Developer of multi-tool for data modeling receives 2021 Excellence in Research Award

Implications are global in new study predicting Human exodus in Bangladesh due to sea-level rise

Researchers led by Maurizio Porfiri, an engineer at the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, are using data science to predict how the cascading effects of the migration in Bangladesh will ultimately affect… Continue Reading Implications are global in new study predicting Human exodus in Bangladesh due to sea-level rise

Twice as good: combining mask wearing, social distancing suppresses COVID-19 virus spread

While both masks and social distancing help slow the spread of airborne pathogens, a new study by Institute Professor Maurizio Porfiri shows that viral outbreaks can be prevented if at least 60% of a population complies with both measures (press release… Continue Reading Twice as good: combining mask wearing, social distancing suppresses COVID-19 virus spread

City Gone Silent

How the sounds of New York City changed in the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic: featuring research from the Sounds of New York City (SONYC) project (via Scholastic Magazine). As you read, think about what sounds you hear in your own community. VROOM! A car roars along a busy street. RAT-TAT-TAT-TAT! A worker cracks the pavement open with a jackhammer. WEE-WOO-WEE-WOO! An ambulance blares its sirens. These are the sounds you’ll hear in a big city. The hustle and bustle is exciting. But excessive noise, called noise pollution, can harm people’s health. In 2016, researchers at New York University began studying noise pollution in New York City (NYC) using high-tech sensors. The project, called Sounds of New York City (SONYC), aims to pinpoint where loud sounds are coming from so something can be done to quiet them down. During the project’s first four years, the sensors picked up sounds from things like traffic, roadwork, and street musicians. But in the spring of 2020, NYC became quiet. That’s because schools, stores, and offices closed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. This event, together with other data the researchers had collected, revealed new insights into NYC’s sounds.   Keep Reading Recent News

Data Project May Drive Policy for Hyperlocal Flooding in NYC

The Floodsense Project was named the MetroLab Innovation of the Month, which highlights impactful tech, data and innovation projects underway between cities and universities. Congratulations! (via Government Technology). Work in New York City collects systematic data on street-level flooding, partnering with… Continue Reading Data Project May Drive Policy for Hyperlocal Flooding in NYC