New York City's Leader in Urban Informatics

A UNIQUE RESEARCH CENTER THAT USES NEW YORK CITY AS ITS LABORATORY TO HELP CITIES.

The Center for Urban Science And Progress (NYU CUSP) is a unique public-private research center that uses New York City as its laboratory and classroom to help cities around the world become more productive and livable.

MISSION

New York University’s Center for Urban Science & Progress (CUSP) is a university-wide center whose research and education programs are focused on urban informatics. Using NYC as its lab, and building from its home in the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, it integrates and applies NYU strengths in the natural, data, and social sciences to understand and improve cities throughout the world.

EDUCATION

Graduate programs at NYU CUSP offer a unique and interdisciplinary approach that links data science, statistics and analytics, and mathematics with complex urban systems, urban management, and policy. Our programs expose students to the inner workings of city agencies and create opportunities to challenge themselves through immersive, hands-on data projects. The curriculum emphasizes developing necessary technical skills and critical problem solving frameworks.

RESEARCH

To benefit the city and other partners, NYU CUSP’s research is both mission- and impact- oriented. We develop and integrate data analytics and technologies to specific ends and for the common good, such as improving building energy usage and controlling noise pollution. Our interdisciplinary research teams bring together experts in the physical and natural sciences, computer and data science, the social sciences, engineering, and professional fields such as policy, design, and finance.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CUSP

Apply to CUSP for Fall 2019!
Our application for Fall 2019 is now available! Apply today, our first application deadline is December 15, 2018!
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Attend an Information Session
NYU CUSP is hitting the road this fall! Learn about our graduate programs in Applied Urban Science and Informatics at an information session or graduate fair near you.
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Smarter New York City: How City Agencies Innovate
Join NYU CUSP and André Corrêa d’Almeida as he discusses the newly released book “Smarter New York City: How City Agencies Innovate” on Friday, Nov 30th, 2018 at 2:30pm.
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