A Research Engagement Day
Join us as we convene select Smart Cities leaders to explore cutting edge research and to stimulate new collaborative relationships across the private and public sectors in the New Jersey region.
The world's metropolitan regions house over 50 percent of the world population, consume about 75 percent of worldwide energy, and emit about 80 percent of greenhouse gasses. By 2050, they will house about 70 percent of all people.
This is a showcase of New Jersey university research for integrating urban infrastructure with networked sensors, data analytics, and other novel technologies to improve quality of life, resiliency and sustainability in urban environments. A key objective of the day is identifying new opportunities for collaboration between universities, industry, foundations, and government in this important field.
Research will be presented by faculty from the following New Jersey institutions:
By invitation only; no fee to attend. Eventbrite registration is required.
New Jersey municipal and regional leaders are invited and encouraged to attend and join their colleagues from Trenton, Camden, Newark, Hoboken, New Brunswick, Westfield, West Windsor, Princeton and Plainsboro. Please email Spencer Reynolds for more information and your invitation to register.
Day at a Glance
8:00: Registration and breakfast
Welcome & Today’s Agenda: Emily Carter, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Thoughts on the Future of Metropolises: Elie Bou-Zeid, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University; Guy Nordenson, Professor of Architecture, Princeton University
Keynote: "Resilient Regions": Kathryn Foster, Ph.D. *93, President, The College of New Jersey
Introduction Flash Talks by Participating Cities and Companies
10:20: Faculty Lightning Talks, by Track.
Track 1: Sensing, networks & technologies.
Track 2: Policies, stressors & solutions.
2:45: Plenary Conclusion: Discussion with City Leaders
Moderator: Beth Simone Noveck, Chief Innovation Officer, The State of New Jersey. Professor and Director, The Governance Lab, the New York University Tandon School of Engineering.
3:30: Refreshments and networking
Track 1: Sensing, networks, and technologies
Claire Gmachl, Princeton - Air Quality Sensing
Mark Zondlo, Princeton - Atmospheric Chemistry Assessment
Naveen Verma, Princeton – Physically Integrated Sensing
Joyoung Lee, NJIT – Traffic Sensing to Support Connected Mobility
Athina Petropulu, Rutgers - Novel Sensing Platforms for Autonomous Vehicles
Margaret Martonosi, Princeton – IoT and Memory Consistency
Mike Freedman, Princeton – Network Efficiency
Nick Feamster, Princeton – Network Security and Privacy
Kurt Rohloff, NJIT – Privacy for Physical & Control Systems
Wade Trappe, Rutgers - Ensuring Smart Cities are Healthy Cities
Desheng Zhang, Rutgers - Cross-Domain Cyber Physical Systems for Smart Cities
Jorge Ortiz, Rutgers - Adaptivity in the Software-Defined Built Environment
Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Rutgers - The COSMOS Advanced Wireless Testbed
Thomas Motyka, NJIT - Trialing Solutions in a Prototypical Urban Environment
Olga Russakovsky, Princeton– AI and Machine Learning Opportunities in Cities
Branko Glisic, Princeton – From Data to Decisions in Structural Health Monitoring
Elie Bou-Zeid, Princeton – Collecting and Visualizing Data from Mobile Sensors
Robert Kopp, Rutgers - Flexible Transition Pathways for Sea-Level Resilience
Manish Parashar, Rutgers - Harnessing the Computing Continuum
Jose Ramirez-Marquez, Stevens - Urban Informatics Enhancing Community Resilience
Cristina Comaniciu, Stevens - Game Theoretic Models for Smart Grids Sustainability
Claire White, Princeton – Sustainable Cement
John Higgins, Princeton – Water Quality
Jason Ren, Princeton – Urban Water Systems
Niraj Jha, Princeton - Smart Clinics and Hospitals
Lynn Loo, Princeton - Self-Powered Smart Windows
Franklin Moon, Rutgers - Beyond Sensing: Moving from Finding to Fixing
Xiang Liu, Rutgers - Mechanism Design for Smart Ridesharing
Muhammad Hajj, Stevens - Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensing and Communications
Track 2: Policies, stressors, and solutions
Warren Powell, Princeton – Decision Systems for Infrastructure
Aaron Shkuda, Princeton – Gentrification
David Kinsey, Princeton – Housing Policy
Stephen Redding, Princeton – Economics of Density
Vincent Oria, NJIT – Sensor Data for City Recommendations
Robert Noland, Rutgers - The Future of Transportation
Jim Smith, Princeton – Flooding; Atmospheric and Land Surface Water Cycle
Luc Deike, Princeton – Extreme Waves
Maria Garlock, Princeton – Kinetic Umbrellas for Coastal Defense
Ruo-Qian Wang, Rutgers - Big Data Urban Flooding
Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Stevens - Stormwater Green Infrastructure Performance Monitoring
Dibyendu Sarkar, Stevens - Green Technology to Combat Urban Pollution
Forrest Meggers, Princeton – Thermodynamics of Built Environment
Guy Nordenson, Princeton – Coastal Resilience, Urban Planning
Mario Gandelsonas, Princeton – Urban Design
Alain Kornhauser, Princeton – Ride Sharing Infrastructure
Branislav Dimitrijevic, NJIT – Technology Driven Shared Mobility
Peter Jin, Rutgers - Planning for the New Brunswick Innovation Hub
Vivek Singh, Rutgers - Sensing and Shaping Human Behavior
Nicole Fahrenfeld, Rutgers - Sewers: Reservoirs and Resource
Qizhong Guo, Rutgers - Urban Storm Drainage Re-Engineering
Gregg Vesonder, Stevens - Smart Cities: A Citizen Science Perspective
Jie Gong, Rutgers - Building Digital Twins for Future Communities