Symposium Chair

Jerry M. Hultin
President, The School of Engineering

Honorary Chair

Paul Soros

Symposium Co-Chair

Mohammad Karamouz
Director, Environmental Engineering and Science Programs, The School of Engineering

Steering Committee

Thomas Budinger, Home Secretary, National Academy of Engineering; Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley, E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Virginia Bugliarello

Lawrence Chiarelli, Interim Head, The School of Engineering Department of Civil and Urban Engineering

Robert D. Dalziel, Vice President (ret), AT&T Global Networks

Lance A. Davis, Executive, National Academy of Engineering

Kristen Day, Head, The School of Engineering Department of Technology, Culture and Society

Rose J. Emma, Former Assistant to George Bugliarello

John C. Falcocchio, Director, The School of Engineering Transportation Research Institute

Ivan T. Frisch, Former Executive Vice President and Provost, The School of Engineering

Kathleen Hamilton, Director, The School of Engineering Marketing & Communications

Andrew W. Herrmann, President, American Society of Civil Engineers

Paul M Horn, Distinguished Scientist in Residence & Senior Vice Provost for Research, NYU

Ilan Juran, Director, The School of Engineering Urban Infrastructure Institute

Steven E. Koonin, Director, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress

Thomas D. O’Rourke, Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering, Cornell University

Theodore S. Rappaport, David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor Electrical Engineering, The School of Engineering; Professor of Computer Science, NYU Courant; Professor of Radiology, NYU School of Medicine

Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, Provost, The School of Engineering; Senior Vice Provost for Science and Technology, NYU

Richard S. Thorsen, Vice President Emeritus and Senior Advisor to the President, The School of Engineering

Charles M. Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering; President Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wm. A. Wulf, President Emeritus, National Academy of Engineering; University Professor and AT&T Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Virginia

Rae Zimmerman, Professor of Planning and Public Administration, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Science; Director, Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS), NYU

Symposium Sponsors

About NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering (formerly School of Engineering), an affiliated institute of New York University, is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 158-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region, around the globe and remotely through NYUe-Poly. The School of Engineering is an integral part of NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai and the NYU center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, visit engineering.nyu.edu.

The School of Engineering Department of Civil and Urban Engineering

The ABET-accredited Department of Civil and Urban Engineering at the School of Engineering offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in civil engineering. With a distinguished history of research in urban infrastructure engineering and planning as well as environmental sustainability, the department is dedicated to advancing the body of knowledge and professional practice of civil and urban engineering to meet the imminent and ever-changing challenges of the future. Offering students the benefits of the most highly regarded faculty, the department continues to utilize the real-world urban laboratory of New York City and produce leaders prepared to meet the needs of an increasingly complex world with breakthrough advances in the field. This symposium is the School of Engineering's Department of Civil and Urban Engineering’s tribute to George Bugliarello.

New York University

New York University, which was established in 1831, is one of the largest and most prestigious private research universities in the U.S. It has more international students than any other U.S. college or university. Through its numerous schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, dentistry, education, nursing, business, social work, the cinematic and performing arts, public administration and policy, and continuing studies, among other areas.

MetroTech Center

George Bugliarello’s vision was the creative force behind the development of MetroTech, the 16-acre urban university-industry park in downtown Brooklyn. The creation of MetroTech heralded the gentrification of the area and created over 20,000 jobs. The center attracted employers in major industries such as banking, utilities, securities, the New York City Fire Department, and large hotel chains such as the Marriott and Sheraton. Its success has proven to be a primary case study in university, corporate, government and private developer cooperation.


In April 2012, New York City announced the launch of the center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), an applied science research institute created by NYU and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, with a consortium of world-class universities and the foremost international tech companies to address the needs of cities. Generating an entirely new sector in New York City’s economy and placing it at the center of a global stage in this field, CUSP will be located in MetroTech in a city-owned building steps from the School of Engineering.