Why This NYU Tandon Prof Just Won a Prestigious Award for Big Data in Transportation

The lessons of big data could lead to more efficiency and better service. Joseph Chow is trying to optimize our transportation network.

NYU Tandon professor Joseph Chow thinks we're only at the very beginning of an age of smart transportation, where big data will allow us to create systems that much better match up supply and demand, and deliver better services. 

“I’m trying to harness the information we have to optimize the services we have,” Chow explained by phone last week.

The National Science Foundation awarded Chow and his colleague at Tandon, Constantine Kontokosta, its Faculty Early Career Development Award, or CAREER award, earlier this month. 

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