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C2SMART Featured in IEEE Spectrum

C2SMART Featured in IEEE Spectrum

C2SMART Director Kaan Ozbay, along with Senior Research Associate Jingqin Gao, were interviewed by IEEE Spectrum’s Dexter Johnson for the June 2022 issue, which features an article on C2SMART’s Mobility Dashboard called AI Tool for COVID Monitoring Offers Solution for Urban Congestion. 

Professor John Falcocchio Honored for 50 Years of Service

Professor John Falcocchio Honored for 50 Years of Service

C2SMART proudly congratulates, and celebrates, Professor John Falcocchio for fifty years of service to NYU. Dr. Falcocchio has been professor of transportation planning and engineering since 1981.

Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations, Graduates!

This year, we congratulate all the transportation students who earned their degrees in 2022, with a special nod to those who earned them in 2020 and 2021, when ceremonies were not held in-person. We are excited to see what the future holds!​

C2SMART Participates in NYU Research Exhibition

C2SMART Participates in NYU Research Exhibition

On Friday, April 29, NYU Tandon held its annual Research Excellence Exhibit, a public event that features exhibits that illustrate the scope of engineering and the applied sciences — and their potential for improving the world. The day-long program provides faculty and students with a platform to showcase the high-caliber, innovative work they’re doing. This year, four projects were selected to represent C2SMART at the Exhibit.

4th Annual Women in Transportation Panel

4th Annual Women in Transportation Panel

On April 28, 2022, the C2SMART Center convened the 4th Annual Women in Transportation Discussion Panel, bringing together three incredible leaders across multiple dimensions of transpiration and engineering: Susie Lai, Staff Services Traffic Engineer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Kristy Tu, transportation engineer and planner with the Integrated Planning group at Arup in New York; and Sofia Duran, Traffic Designer at VHB.

C2SMART Announces 2022 Research Agenda

C2SMART Announces 2022 Research Agenda

In 2022, C2SMART is focusing on collaboration, implementation, and equity, looking to ensure that all our projects have long-term impact on the transportation systems in our Consortium cities.​

Modeling Amazon HQ2

Modeling Amazon HQ2

When Amazon announced that it was considering Long Island City, NY as a location for its second headquarters, it drew notable media attention, much of it centered around speculation of the impact that the ‘HQ2’, as seen in the figure below, would have on its local community. The addition of a major business hub could affect, or even disrupt, the functioning of systems, from food sales to the various layers of the transportation network.

A Study on the Public’s Perception of Automated Vehicles as a Travel Mode

A Study on the Public’s Perception of Automated Vehicles as a Travel Mode

The purpose of this survey is to collect automated vehicle (AV) stated preference data and reveale preference data of the daily travel patterns of NY/NJ individuals.

C2SMART Women Driving Transportation Forward

C2SMART Women Driving Transportation Forward

Meet 2022’s Women of C2SMART Women’s History Month celebrates the contributions that women have made not just to history, but in their ongoing work today. In recent years, the STEM

C2SMART Assisting NYSDOT With Two Major Infrastructure Safety Projects

C2SMART Assisting NYSDOT With Two Major Infrastructure Safety Projects

The C2SMART Center is pleased to announce the launch of two new task assignments under the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Led by C2SMART Principal Investigators Kaan Ozbay

C2SMART at Urban Initiatives Research Day

C2SMART at Urban Initiatives Research Day

The Urban Initiative hosted the 6th annual Urban Research Day on March 8, 2022. The event aims to convene faculty from across NYU to present their urban research as a way to share knowledge and increase scholarly collaboration. C2SMART students and faculty were well represented at the event, showcasing their work across C2SMART’s research areas.

Using AI to Build Safer, Smarter Transportation Systems

Using AI to Build Safer, Smarter Transportation Systems

On February 24, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) hosted a video forum featurin the latest innovative research in artificial intelligence (AI) in transportation from University Transportation Centers (UTCs) across the country. The webinar featured the research of 11 UTCs, including C2SMART, showcasing their USDOT-funded AI research and its potential impact on society.

The Pink Tax on Mobility: Opportunities for Innovation

The Pink Tax on Mobility: Opportunities for Innovation

The Pink Tax is a form of gender-based price discrimination concerning the upcharge women pay for specific products or services. This white paper is based on the conviction that innovations to increase personal safety and improve accessibility for caregivers will provide greater access to education and jobs, deliver health benefits from more active transportation, and support women’s confidence and well-being in trip planning—while greatly reducing carbon emissions.

Student Learning Hub Announces Spring 2022 Course List

Student Learning Hub Announces Spring 2022 Course List

Registration for upcoming classes has opened. The Student Learning Hub offered courses on blockchain, cybersecurity, computer vision, Python, ArcGIS, and research applications for virtual reality. Looking ahead, our goal is to expand our breadth of topics to become more multidisciplinary, and to open teaching opportunities beyond C2SMART to our other university partners to help supply a fast-growing workforce with research- and job-ready skills.

C2SMART-NYCDOT Connected Vehicle Research Breaks New Ground To Improve Mobility and  Ensure Accessibility For Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities in NYC

C2SMART-NYCDOT Connected Vehicle Research Breaks New Ground To Improve Mobility and Ensure Accessibility For Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities in NYC

As part of USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Project, C2SMART researchers at New York University – in collaboration with NYCDOT and industry partners JHK and Harman – recruited volunteer participants with vision disabilities via local and national organizations to help conduct field tests of a phone application, PED-SIG, which could improve mobility of pedestrians with vision disabilities to navigate safely and independently through New York City.

Daniel Ortiz Wins Student of the Year

Daniel Ortiz Wins Student of the Year

C2SMART is delighted to congratulate Daniel Ortiz, a graduate research assistant with the Rutgers Infrastructure Monitoring Evaluation Group (RIME), on his selection as the 2022 Council of University Transportation Center Student of the Year Award.

Equitable Commute Project Selected as NYSERDA Grant Finalist

Equitable Commute Project Selected as NYSERDA Grant Finalist

The Equitable Commute Project (ECP), on which C2SMART is a core partner, has been selected as one of six finalists in NYSERDA’s Electric Mobility Challenge. As a finalist, the ECP is eligible to win one of three $7 million awards to help low-income essential workers in transit deserts commute and travel throughout the city.

C2SMART Research Helps Lead to Passage of NY State Legislation

C2SMART Research Helps Lead to Passage of NY State Legislation

Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assembly member Jo Anne Simon announced that their BQE Overweight Truck bill (S2740B/A2316) was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. The new law authorizes a pilot program along I-278 in Brooklyn allowing for the installation of state-of-the-art, weigh-in-motion technology to issue violations electronically when trucks exceed the existing legal weight limits.

C2SMART at TRB 2022

C2SMART at TRB 2022

C2SMART presentations at TRB 2022 include guidance for successful academic careers, understanding transport challenges to help advance equitable transportation for disadvantaged populations, 3D structural information sensing systems, bus-based hurricane evacuation modeling, and more.

Annual Report 2020-2021

Annual Report 2020-2021

2021 was a year of resilience and adaptation: the world has not returned to old normality, but instead generated the new systems, processes, and infrastructures required to build a new normal. C2SMART’s work has reflected these changes, as we sought to refocus on themes which the chaos of 2020 threw into stark relief: the continued effects of the pandemic, responding to weather crises, strengthening our aging infrastructure, optimizing rollout of innovations for inclusivity, and re-investment in disadvantaged communities.

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