Pharos Enterprise Intelligence, LLC
David F. Bomke
The Fulcrum Group
New England Clean Energy Council
February Luncheon, February 11, 2016
Topic: Data Driven Decision Analysis for the Urban Environment
Speaker(s): Professor Constantine Kontokosta
Date: February 11, 2016
Meeting Location: Tonic Bar 727 7th Ave, bw 48th and 49th. Upstairs Dining Room. Access via the following subway lines - 1,N,R,W,B,D,F,V,C,E.
Meeting Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Price: Members $25, Non-Members $30. ($10 premium for walk-ins)
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Please join the New York Association for Energy Economics when we welcome Professor Constantine Kontokosta on Thursday, February 11th, 2016.
Data analytics and data-driven decision-making represent a significant opportunity to revolutionize the provision of city services and the design and evaluation of urban policy. In a climate of tightening resources and greater demands on city infrastructure, the application of improved data collection methods, new analytical tools, and better operational intelligence that yields actionable insight is becoming the foundation for the next generation of city management and urban policy. This presentation will highlight the opportunities and challenges using existing and new streams of data to inform city operations, focusing on building energy data and energy efficiency programs. It will conclude with the discussion of a new research initiative — the Quantified Community — that demonstrates the potential to advance urban design and planning by integrating urban IoT technologies, large-scale data fusion, and community engagement and problem-solving.
Professor Constantine E. Kontokosta, PhD, PE, is the Deputy Director for Academics at the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) and is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Urban Informatics at NYU CUSP and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering. He is also the Principal Investigator and Head of the CUSP Quantified Community research facility. Prof. Kontokosta serves as a Faculty Engineer-in-Residence at the NYU Incubators, mentoring cleantech and smart city start-up companies from early stage idea refinement to technology demonstration and deployment. Dr. Kontokosta's research lies at the intersection of urban planning, data science, and systems engineering, and he has worked with numerous city agencies on issues of urban sustainability and resilience, most recently leading the data analysis in support of the NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability building energy efficiency goals. As part of this work, he leads the CUSP Urban Sustainability Informatics research area, focusing on urban energetics and data-driven climate change mitigation strategies for cities. Dr. Kontokosta holds a Ph.D., M.Phil, and M.S. in Urban Planning, specializing in urban economics and econometrics, from Columbia University, an M.S. in Real Estate Finance from New York University, and a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering Systems from the University of Pennsylvania.
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