Smart Cities

Smart Cities

Research conducted by the Smart Cities Center develops and monitors sustainable urban infrastructure and buildings, improves the power supply through smart grid technology, detects and counteracts problems with aging urban infrastructure, calculates and communicates optimal transportation routes under congested traffic conditions, and deploys ubiquitous sensing devices to facilitate everyday activities in a crowded urban environment. The Center is housed on the Morningside campus.


Andrew Smyth, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (Chair)
Steven Feiner, Computer Science
Ester Fuchs, School of International and Public Affairs
Ioannis (John) Kymissis, Electrical Engineering
Upmanu Lall, Earth and Environmental Engineering
Richard Plunz, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation


Peter Allen, Computer Science
Roger N. Anderson
, Center for Computational Learning Systems
Raimondo Betti, Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics
Daniel Bienstock, Operations Research and Applied Mathematics
Albert Boulanger, Center for Computational Learning Systems
Mark A. Cane, Earth and Climate Sciences and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Luca Carloni, Computer Science
Augustin Chaintreau, Computer Science
Robert S. Chen, Center for International Earth Science Information Network
Patricia J. Culligan, Civil Engineering
Maria Q. Feng, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Kristina Ford, School of International and Public Affairs
Stuart R. Gaffin, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Pierre Gentine, Earth and Environmental Engineering
Eitan Grinspun, Computer Science
Peter Kinget, Electrical Engineering
Harish Krishnaswamy, Electrical Engineering
Javad Lavaei, Electrical Engineering
Nick Maxemchuk, Electrical Engineering
Vijay Modi, Mechanical Engineering
Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park, Chemical Engineering
Dan Rubenstein, Computer Science
Henning Schulzrinne, Computer Science
Mingoo Seok, Electrical Engineering
Adam Sobel, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Ponisseril Somasundaran, Earth and Environmental Engineering
Smita Srinivas, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
María Uriarte, Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology
Xiaodong Wang, Electrical Engineering
Gil Zussman, Electrical Engineering


Center for Computational Learning Systems
Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab
Research Coordination Network: Sustainable Cities
Robert A.W. Carleton Laboratory
Urban Design Lab

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