The following press release was issued today, April 8, 2013, by New York University's Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), announcing its partnership with four of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) laboratories: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories.
April 8, 2013
Long Island's own Brookhaven National Lab has always underscored the importance of education and has a long history of maintaining strong relationships with universities and students. This partnership will provide CUSP students with unique opportunities and access to important resources and the research developed through this collaboration is sure to improve New York City as a whole
– U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
Several of the National Laboratories have prior experience working with City of New York agencies, and CUSP will benefit from that experience. "The collaboration between CUSP and the national laboratories presents an exciting opportunity to work with New York City's agencies in a unique way," said Steven Koonin, Director of CUSP. "CUSP and the laboratories can bring tools and techniques to the table not commonly applied to urban issues in original ways that I believe will improve the quality of life for New York City residents."
DOE National Labs are consistently home to the most powerful supercomputers. According the most recent list on Top500.org, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory hosts the second fastest computer in the world. With the National Laboratories as partners, CUSP will gain access to high performance computing resources and extensive expertise in the creation of predictive models and analytics for emergency management, transportation, energy efficiency, and water use – just some of the major systems of a city.
Each of these laboratories broadens the knowledge and expertise available to CUSP in fundamental ways:
"Collaboration between NYU'S Center for Urban Science and Progress and the Department of Energy's laboratories is an indication of New York's growth in the science and technology industry," said U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer. "Long Island's own Brookhaven National Lab has always underscored the importance of education and has a long history of maintaining strong relationships with universities and students. This partnership will provide CUSP students with unique opportunities and access to important resources and the research developed through this collaboration is sure to improve New York City as a whole. I look forward to seeing real solutions materialize from this exciting partnership."
CUSP will benefit broadly from having the national laboratories as partners. The laboratories will host CUSP students through co-op programs, summer student internships, and fellowship opportunities. Likewise, CUSP faculty and our corporate and city agency partners will be able to tap into the expertise of senior lab scientists when they are in residence at CUSP working on joint projects. Laboratory staff will also have the chance to teach remotely or while in residence at CUSP.
CUSP is an applied science research institute created by New York University and NYU-Poly with a consortium of world-class universities and the foremost international technology companies to address the needs of cities. At the heart of its academic program, CUSP will investigate and develop solutions to the challenges that face cities around the world. This research will make CUSP the world's leading authority in the emerging field of "urban informatics". For more news and information on CUSP, please visit http://cusp.nyu.edu.
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