CUSP selected and funded five research proposals to enlighten the areas of urban environment, urban health, urban infrastructure and urban sustainability.
Congratulations to the 2023 SEED Grants winners! CUSP’s mission includes developing novel data- and technology-driven solutions to advance understanding of cities and help address the complex challenges they face.
This year we have chosen and funded five research between $10,000 and $15,000 each. Chosen proposals will address areas of urban environment, urban health, urban infrastructure and urban sustainability.
Goals of the projects are encouraging and diverse: while some will be using humanoid robots to serve as a remote avatar to accomplish tasks through AR-sensed commands, others will create methods to save energy from HVAC systems by operational control alone. They will be using mobility data to analyze the spatial and temporal patterns of space use and the connections between commercial districts and residential areas as well as observe the dynamic of airborne microbial colonies within an urban microclimate of New York City. Finally, they will support vulnerable communities in Chinatown in monitoring environmental pollutants caused by the demolition of the Manhattan Detention Complex.
Special thanks to NYU Sustainable Engineering Initiative and Department of Technology Management and Innovation for their enormous support and engagement.