February 21, 2017

Join New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress for an exciting research seminar and happy hour!

***The optional research seminar will begin promptly at 4:00pm, and the happy hour will begin at 5:30pm. You are welcome to come for either or both events. Please indicate on the RSVP form below whether you will be attending the research seminar.


4:00pm – 5:00pm – optional research seminar with Dr. Hendrik F. Hamann, Senior Manager and Distinguished Researcher in the Physical Sciences Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

Big Data Gets Physical: While in the past most information on the internet was generated by humans or computers, with the emergence of the Internet of Things, vast amount of data is now being created by sensors from devices, machines etc, which are placed in the physical world. Here we present a series of example applications enabled by such sensor data and what we call “Physical Analytics”, which provides the underlying intelligence for smarter applications using a combination of physical and statistical models.

The smarter solutions, which are being presented in this talk, range from active energy management and optimization, environmental sensing and controls, precision agriculture to renewable energy forecasting. All these different applications have been built using a single platform, which is comprised of a set of “configurable” technologies components including ultra-low power sensing and communication, big data management technologies, numerical modeling for physical systems, machine learning based physical model blending, and physical analytics based automation and control.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Hendrik F. Hamann is a Distinguished Research Staff Member and Research Manager in the Physical Sciences Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. He received his PhD from the University of Göttingen. In 1995 he joined JILA (Joint institute between the University of Colorado and NIST) as a Research Associate in Boulder, Colorado. Since 2001 he has been leading the Physical Analytics program in IBM Research. His current research interest includes the combination of physical model, machine-learning and big data technologies, internet of things, sensor networks, and sensor-based physical modeling with applications to renewable energy, precision agriculture etc. He has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers and holds over 90 patents. Dr. Hamann is the winner of the 2016 AIP Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics, he is an IBM Master Inventor, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and has served on governmental committees such as the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation and as an industrial advisor to Universities. He is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), Optical Society of America (OSA), The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the NY Academy of Sciences.

5:30pm – 7:30pm –  informal happy hour and networking with CUSP faculty, students, and administrators.

Throughout the evening you will have the opportunity to:

  • + Explore our M.S. in Applied Urban Science and Informatics
  • + Learn more about the academic experience at NYU CUSP
  • + Speak with our extraordinary faculty and staff, current students, and alums
  • + Meet with the Assistant Director of Admissions and learn more about the admissions process

Space is limited. Please RSVP below to reserve your seat.

**If you intend to bring a guest, please have them RSVP separately**

If you have any questions, please email Kristin Feliz at kf50@nyu.edu.