Smart Cities May 2019 (Videos)--Building the Future: New Technological Frontiers in Cities

The videos below are from the May 2019 conference,“Building the Future: New Technological Frontiers in Cities." All substantive sessions were recorded in their entirety.

This conference focused on the needs of cities, solutions and academic research in New Jersey around the topic of "smart cities," i.e.,  integrating urban infrastructure with networked sensors, data analytics, and other novel technologies to improve quality of life, resiliency and sustainability in urban environments. Presenters included faculty from universities in New Jersey, as well as government and company representatives.

Segment 1. Keynote Talks: Framing the Discussion for the Day & Keynote Speakers

  • Emily Carter, Princeton University, Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Science; Professor Elie Bou-Zeid, Princeton University, Professor of Civil & Environmental EngineeringAnu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota, Chair Science, Technology, and Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Professor, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Affairs, Chair of Science, Technology, and Public Policy; and Cameron Carr, Princeton University ‘03, Microsoft, Director of IoT  Strategy & Scale

Segment 2. City and Government: City & Governmental Perspectives on Urban Challenges

  • Camden, Hoboken, New Brunswick, Newark, Passaic County, Paterson, Plainsboro, Princeton, Greater Trenton, Westfield, West Windsor, Casey Australia, Regional Plan Association, NJEDA.

Segment 3. Companies: Company & City Collaborations to Advance Smart Cities

  • American Tower, Anixter, Arastu Systems, Atos, AT&T, Bigbelly, Cisco, Cloud-Age IT, Copa-Data, Dell, Igolgi, Intel, Lyft, PSE&G, Ricoh, Siemens, Signify, Solyd, Stantec, Ubicquia, V-comm, Verizon, T-Mobile.

Segment 4. Sensing: Smart Sensing Technologies for Urban Centers

  • Faculty research presentations: Princeton & Rutgers 

Segment 5. Networking: Enhanced Networks & Future Technologies

  • Faculty research presentations: Princeton & Rutgers 

Segment 6. Analyzing: Achieving Sustainability with Increased Urban Migration

  • Faculty research presentations: Princeton, Rutgers and Stevens Institute of Technology

Segment 7. Inventing: New Jersey Professors on Combating Urban Challenges

  • Faculty research presentations: Princeton, Rutgers and Stevens Institute of Technology

Segment 8. Policies/Stressors: Urban Environmental Challenges and Policy Solutions

  • Representatives from industries and universities discuss the challenges future cities will face.  

Segment 9. Solutions: Solving Environmental Challenges in Smart Cities, pt.1

  • New Jersey faculty from Princeton, Rutgers, Stevens and NJIT focus primarily on the environmental challenges of urban cities.

Segment 10. Solutions: Solving Environmental Challenges in Smart Cities, pt.2

  • New Jersey faculty from Princeton, Rutgers, Stevens and NJII focus primarily on the environmental challenges of urban cities.

Segment 11. Panel of NJ Mayors Discusses Areas for Collaborative Research

  • New Jersey mayors sit on a panel to discuss economic challenges in their region that may be assisted by smart city technology. 

Segment 1. Keynote Talks: Framing the Discussion for the Day & Keynote Speakers

This is the first video segment from a conference at Princeton University on academic “Smart Cities” research and its potential relevance to New Jersey’s urban centers.

This segment contains the following speakers; timestamps are indicated. 

  • 0:00 - 2:09     Welcome & Introduction: Spencer Reynolds, Princeton University, Senior Associate Director of Corporate Engagement
  • 2:15 - 11:25  Emily Carter, Princeton University, Dean of Engineering and Applied Science
  • 16:35 - 36:13   Elie Bou-Zeid, Princeton University, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering 
  • 36:15 - 53:45     KEYNOTE: Anu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota, Chair Science, Technology, and Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Professor, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Affairs, Chair of Science, Technology, and Public Policy
  • 54:51 - 1:18:47   Cameron Carr, Princeton University ‘03, Microsoft, Director of IoT  Strategy & Scale. 
  • 1:19:00 - 1:23:12    Audience Q&A

Segment 2. City and Government: City & Governmental Perspectives on Urban Challenges

In this segment, government leaders and policy advisers from different regions and countries discuss their plan to embrace rapid urbanization.

This segment contains the following speakers; timestamps are indicated.

  • 0:00 - 4:42  Introduction by Spencer Reynolds, Princeton University, Senior Associate Director of Corporate Engagement 
  • 4:44- 5:15  Andrew Levecchia, Director of Planning Board, Camden County, NJ 
  • 5:19 - 6:08   Stephen Marks, Business Administrator, Hoboken, NJ
  • 6:15 - 6:51  Dan Dominguez, Acting Director, Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 6:56 - 7:46  Steve Emanuel, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Newark, NJ
  • 7:51 - 8:42  Deborah Hoffman, Director of Economic Development, Passaic County, NJ
  • 8:45 - 9:44  Michael Powell, Director of Economic Development, Patterson, NJ
  • 10:03 - 10:41 Anthony Cancro, Township Administrator, Plainsboro, NJ
  • 10:48 - 12:10  Michael LaPlace, Planning Director, Princeton, NJ
  • 12:15 - 13:08 Bryan Evans, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Greater Trenton, NJ 
  • 13:13 - 14:01  Shelley Brindle, Mayor, Westfield, NJ
  • 14:09 - 14:54  John Taylor, Assistant Township Engineer, West Windsor, NJ
  • 15:24 - 16:50 Gary Rowe, Councillor, Casey, Australia
  • 17:53 - 18:57  Kevin DeSmedt, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy, Planning, and Research, NJ Economic Development Authority

Segment 3. Companies: Company & City Collaborations to Advance Smart Cities

In this segment, representatives from a varied group of companies discuss their progress in developing innovative solutions to a city’s energy, infrastructure, water, waste, and public transportation needs. 

This segment contains the following speakers; timestamps are indicated.

  • 0:00 - 0:48  Introduction by Spencer Reynolds, Princeton University, Senior Associate Director of Corporate Engagement 
  • 0:49 - 1:49  Nihar Shah, Director of Product Innovation, American Tower
  • 1:53 - 2:35  Jason de Souza, Vice President, Global Security Solutions, Anixter
  • 2:40 - 3:11  Sharmil Dave, Head, Software Engineering Division, Arastu Systems
  • 3:16 - 4:27 Roland Haeve, Chief Technology Officer, Atos
  • 4:33 - 5:32  Chris Andruszkiewicz, Practice Leader, Smart Cities, AT&T
  • 5:39 - 6:47  Alexander Gamota, Senior Vice President & GM, Information &    Communication Technologies, BigBelly
  • 6:52 - 7:48  Shannon Redd, Senior Advisor, Smart Cities and Connected Justice, Cisco
  • 7:50 - 8:22 Speaking on behalf of Cloud-Age IT, Spencer Reynolds, Princeton University, Senior Associate Director of Corporate Engagement 
  • 8:24 - 8:53 Rainer Michelis, Managing Director & President, Copadata-USA
  • 8:55 - 9:10  Rob Silverberg, CTO Digital Communities, DELL Technologies
  • 9:16 - 9:44  Kishore Iyer, Vice President, Analytics, Igologi
  • 9:49 - 10:29  Melanie Fekete, Business Development Manager, Strategic Public Sector Programs, INTEL
  • 10:44 - 11:12  Eric Plummer ‘10, Market Manager, Lyft 
  • 11:17 - 12:06 Frantz Sephyr, Business Development Manager, PSE&G
  • 12:08 - 12:57  Michael George, Manager, Accessibility & Green Marketing, Ricoh-USA 
  • 13:03 - 13:45  David Armour, Chief City Executive, Siemens
  • 13:50 - 14:34  Cindy Malinchak, Comprehensive Solutions Expert, Signify
  • 14:40 - 15:10  Sreenivas Herugu, Co-Founder, Solyd
  • 15:15 - 15:57  Anton Germishuizen, Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Buildings Group, Stantec
  • 16:03 - 16:48  Bianca Leonard, Northeast Area Sales Manager, Ubicquia
  • 17:05 - 17:46  Dominic Villecco, President & Founder, V-COMM
  • 18:02 - 18:50  Jack Hurley, Smart City Architect Verizon Smart Communities
  • 18:57 - 19:36  Jay Budhan, Mobility Solutions Engineer, T-Mobile

Segment 4. Sensing: Smart Sensing Technologies for Urban Centers

In this segment, a group of New Jersey university professors discuss emerging research in smart sensing technologies, paving the way for autonomous vehicles, improved air quality tracking, large scale data collection, and more. 

This segment contains the following speakers; timestamps are indicated.

  • 0:24 - 6:44  Claire Gmachi, Princeton University, Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • 6:50 - 13:28  Lynn Loo, Princeton University, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
  • 13:33 - 18:44 Athina Petropulu, Rutgers University, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 18:49 - 25:35  Naveen Verma, Princeton University, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • 25:40 - 30:42  Vivek Singh, Rutgers University, Assistant Professor School of Communication and Information
  • 30:48 - 37:04  Forrest Meggers, Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Architecture; Andingler Center for Energy and the Environment

Segment 5. Networking: Enhanced Networks & Future Technologies

Princeton University and Rutgers University professors are working to develop innovative technologies for future smart cities through a commitment to evolve computing technology, data infrastructure design, data sharing methods, and artificial intelligence capabilities. 

This segment contains the following speakers; timestamps are indicated.

  • 0:19 - 6:26  Michael Freedman, Princeton University, Professor of Computer Science; Co-Founder/CTO, Timescale 
  • 6:30 - 12:32  Olga Russakovsky, Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • 12:40 - 18:18 Thu Nguyen, Rutgers University, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science
  • 18:20 - 24:36  Jorge Ortiz, Rutgers University, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 24:44 - 30:42  Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Rutgers University, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 30:45 - 36:10  Jay Dominick, Princeton University, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO
  • 36:18 -42:50  Wade Trappe, Rutgers University,  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 42:57 - 49:06  Davide Schaumann, Rutgers University, Postdoctoral Researcher, Intelligent Visual Interfaces Lab 

Segment 6. Analyzing: Achieving Sustainability with Increased Urban Migration

This segment highlights ways to achieve sustainability within and between cities through reduced energy consumption, grid mapping, structural help monitoring, and more.

This segment contains the following speakers; timestamps are indicated.

  • 0:00 - 6:20   Elie Bou-Zeid, Princeton University, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 6:33 - 13:12  Christina Comaniciu, Stevens Institute of Technology, Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • 13:17 - 19:34  Branko Glisic, Princeton University, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 19:53 - 25:50  Mohsen A Jafari, Rutgers University, Professor & Department Chair, Industrial & Systems Engineering 
  • 26:07 - 32:10  Jose Emmanuel Ramirez Marquez, Stevens Institute of Technology, Associate Professor of Systems & Enterprises

Segment 7. Inventing: New Jersey Professors on Combating Urban Challenges

In this segment, a group of New Jersey professors present their research, inventions, and ideas to combat small and large scale urban challenges. 

This segment contains the following speakers; timestamps are indicated.

  • 0:22 - 6:01  Muhammad Hajj, Stevens Institute of Technology, George Meade Bond Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering
  • 6:02 - 12:08  John Higgins, Princeton University,  Associate Professor of Geoscience
  • 12:15 - 18:25  Niraj Jha, Princeton University, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • 18:27 - 23:50  Franklin Moon, Rutgers University, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 23:55 - 30:37  Z. Jason Ren, Princeton University, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center
  • 30:42 - 34:20  Claire White, Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center

Segment 8. Policies/Stressors: Urban Environmental Challenges and Policy Solutions

Representatives from industries and universities discuss the challenges future cities will face. Broken into two parts, the first group of speakers focus on policy adaptations to combat urban challenges. The second group of speakers name specific environmental challenges and proposed solutions.  

This segment contains the following speakers; timestamps are indicated.

Track 1: Policies 

  • 0:14 - 3:52 Eric Plummer ‘10, New Jersey Market Manager, Lyft
  • 4:20 - 10:18  Clinton Andrews, Rutgers University,  Professor of Urban Planning, Associate Dean for Faculty
  • 10:20 - 17:23  Alison Isenberg, Princeton University, Professor of History
  • 17:25 - 23:00  Robert Noland, Rutgers University, Distinguished Professor of Planning and Public Policy
  • 23:15 - 28:10  Vincent Oria, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • 28:15 - 33:35  Warren Powell, Princeton University, Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
  • 33:42 - 39:17  Stephen Redding, Princeton University, Professor of Economics
  • 39:30 - 45:31  Aaron Shkuda, Princeton University, Professor of Architecture

Track 2: Stressors 

  • 47:25 - 51:56  Luc Deike, Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • 52:05 - 57:18  Maria Garlock, Princeton University, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 57:38 - 1:03:39  Elizabeth Fassman - Beck, Stevens Institute of Technology, Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering
  • 1:03:50 - 1:10:06  Robert Kopp, Rutgers University, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • 1:10:50 - 1:16:42  Ning Lin, Princeton University, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Segment 9. Solutions: Solving Environmental Challenges in Smart Cities, pt.1

In this section, a group of New Jersey professors focus primarily on the environmental challenges of urban cities. Through the development of environmental sensing technologies, cities are able to predict, categorize, and learn about environmental challenges. 

This segment contains the following speakers; timestamps are indicated.

  • 0:19 - 3:40  Jim Smith, Princeton University, William and Edna Macaleer Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
  • 3:46 - 9:46   Ruo - Qian (Roger) Wang, Rutgers University, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 9:52 - 16:24  Dibyendu Sarkar, Stevens Institute of Technology  Professor of Environmental Engineering
  • 17:26 - 25:35  Guy Nordenson, Princeton University, Professor of Architecture
  • 25:40 - 32:32  Branislav Dimitrijevic, New Jersey Institute of Technology,  Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 32:38 - 37:20  Gregg Vesonder, Stevens Institute of Technology,  Industry Professor in Software Engineering

Segment 10. Solutions: Solving Environmental Challenges in Smart Cities, pt.2

In this section, a group of New Jersey professors focus primarily on the environmental challenges of urban cities. Through the development of environmental sensing technologies, cities are able to predict, categorize, and learn about environmental challenges.

This segment contains the following speakers; timestamps are indicated.

  • 0:00 - 0:24   Introduction by Spencer Reynolds, Princeton University, Senior Associate Director of Corporate Engagement 
  • 0:25- 4:30    Nicole Fahrenfeld, Rutgers University, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 5:35 - 12:14  Jie Gong, Rutgers University, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 12:22 - 18:06     Qizhong (George) Guo, Rutgers University, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 18:12- 23:53  Jing (Peter) Jin, Rutgers University, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 24:00 - 20:28 Alain Kornhauser, Princeton University, Professor of Operations Research & Financial Engineering 
  • 31:10 - 36:36  Xiang Liu, Rutgers University, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering  
  • 36:47 - 43:47 Thomas Motyka, New Jersey Innovation Institute, Senior Executive Director, Smart Cities Innovation 

Segment 11. Panel of NJ Mayors Discusses Areas for Collaborative Research

In this segment, three New Jersey mayors sit on a panel to discuss economic challenges in their region, calling for collaboration with New Jersey researchers to develop sustainable solutions.