Building the Future: New Technological Frontiers in Cities

Mon, May 6, 2019, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Princeton University
Princeton University School of Engineering & Applied Science
Princeton University Office of Corporate Engagement & Foundation Relations

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:

Princeton University 2019 Smart Cities Symposium Featured 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. 

Keynote Speakers

Princeton University 2019 Smart Cities Symposium Keynote Speakers

(L-R) Emily Carter, Princeton University, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Elie Bou-Zeid, Princeton University, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Guy Nordenson, Princeton University, Professor, Structural Engineering and Architecture
Kathryn Foster, Ph.D. *93 and President, The College of New Jersey
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.

Day at a Glance

8:00: Registration and breakfast

8:30: Perspectives 

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

10:00: Break

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

Featured Faculty

Track 1: Sensing, networks, and technologies

A. Sensing

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


B. Networking

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


C. Analyzing

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


D. Inventing

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

A. Policies

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


B. Stressors

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


C. Solutions

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

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