We depend on our nerves to sense how our bodies are doing and alert us to trouble. Similarly, resilient cities need sensors to deliver critical, timely information. Hear how researchers from the Center for Urban Science + Progress at NYU Tandon are deploying sensors to reduce noise pollution and detect flooding.
Andrea Silverman, NYU Assistant Professor, CUSP, Tandon CUE, Global Public Health
Andrea is an Assistant Professor, with joint appointments in the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and the Department of Global Health at the NYU College of Global Public Health. The overarching goal of Dr. Silverman's work is to develop sustainable and appropriate wastewater treatment systems, in an effort to protect public health and environmental quality. Within the broad topics of water quality and wastewater treatment, she focuses on the detection and control of waterborne pathogens, the design of natural wastewater treatment systems (e.g., treatment ponds and constructed wetlands), and the safe reuse of human waste.
Charlie Mydlarz, NYU Senior Research Scientist & Research Assistant Professor, CUSP, Steinhardt
Charlie is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Urban Science + Progress at NYU Tandon and the Music and Audio Research Laboratory at NYU Steinhardt. He designs, implements, and delivers end-to-end systems to tackle different challenges, including city-scale urban noise sensing, acoustic condition monitoring, urban flood detection, global soundscape perception, and urban mobility. He leads the hardware and systems team on the Sounds Of New York City (SONYC) project, for which he designed, fabricated and deployed a network of over 100 low-cost acoustic sensors across NYC, many of which have been running for over five years, to provide continuous, real-time, and accurate monitoring of urban noise.
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