ITE/ITS helps students to develop their networking skills and connect with professionals in the Tristate area
ITE Student Chapter
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. The ITE-NYU is part of the ITE Metropolitan Section of New York and New Jersey. Formed in 1945 and represented by over 800 transportation engineers and planners, the ITE Met Section provides members in the New York/New Jersey area with a network of local transportation professionals who are dedicated to the betterment of the local infrastructure to provide harmonious movement of goods and travelers. To join the ITE Student Chaper at Tandon, click here. Membership is free for all students.
NYU-ITE E-board 2019-2020
President: Bruno Chede Cunha, Mateo Leon
Vice-President: Suzana D. Bernardes
Treasurer: Logan J. Wagner
Programming Coordinator: Martin Buce
Secretary: Siva Sooryaa Muruga Thambiran
Faculty Advisor: Jack Bringardner
Being an ITE Student Chapter Member means not only are you one step closer to being a transportation professional, but you are in constant interaction with new and exciting ideas, theories, resources and individuals not only in the local, but national and international level as well. There are several other benefits of joining NYU ITE:
- Spur interest, share ideas and foster discussion around multi-disciplinary transportation issues and emerging technologies
- Stay up to date on smart cities and transportation events around NYC (Regular email newsletter)
- Host events and provide a platform for students to network with each other, faculty and industry professionals
- Provide internship and career opportunities for students
- Connect with NYU’s Tier 1 University Transportation Center (C2SMART)
NYU ITE takes great pride in our student members taking initiative and leading from the front in terms of event creation, organization and management at the Metrotech campus. We allow our students to take charge and develop leadership skills so they can succeed as transportation professionals.
To see past events conducted by the NYU ITE chapter, along with ITS chapter, please click on the Past Events tab above.
Students can also join the ITE parent organization here. For undergraduate students, membership is free of cost and for graduate students, it is $30 per year.
ITS Student Chapter
A student chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, this multi-disciplinary student club seeks to promote interest in intelligent transportation issues, create opportunities for student leadership, and build networks between students at different schools, faculty, and industry. To join the ITS Student Chapter at Tandon click here. Membership is free for all students.
Both the student chapters are always connected with students on social media. Check out some recent posts below from our Twitter and Instagram feeds to get informed of our recent events.
The VIP program provides a multi-year, integrated approach to learning that emphasizes project-based, interdisciplinary, research-active education. It provides an opportunity to learn and practice professional skills while making real-world contributions.
This project-based course will form research teams that design and prototype technological innovations to address the needs of smart cities. This technology will be designed within the context of the data collection and processing network essential to connected cities. This VIP course will coordinate with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and CUSP.
The team will research the needs of smart cities related to the technical issues outlined in the Report to the President “Technology and the Future of Cities” with an emphasis on transportation including: cities, vehicles, infrastructure, and transportation users. These sub-teams will develop hardware, software, data analysis, application, and project management of their problem definition.
For more information, click about VIP click here.
The VIP teams supported by C2SMART are:
The team will conduct a planning exercise for the location of new solar EV charging stations to accommodate the planned EV fleet expansion. The team will also investigate solar canopy deployment designs for the EVs coming on line.
This project-based course will form research teams that design and prototype technological innovations to help the NYC Fleet Division of the New York City Department of Citywide Administration (DCAS) implement Mayor de Blasio’s Clean Fleet Plan, announced in 2015 (to be provided), calling for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the municipal fleet 50% by 2025 and 80% by 2035, which is an earlier goal than the 80×50 goal that applies citywide.
One area of interest to DCAS is the potential to use solar canopies for EV charging as a way to build on its work in sustainable transport because battery electric vehicles charged on solar energy would have zero operating emissions. The ultimate goal of this project is using the City’s fleet operations to demonstrate an implementable carbon free transport system and provide cleaner air while obviating the need for more power generation.
Faculty Advisor: Joseph Chow
VIP Smart Cities Technology focuses on the needs of efficient and effective urban environments with an emphasis on transportation, energy distribution and the quality of life of city inhabitants. The VIP is broken into 3 sub-teams, listed below, which research specific problems within today’s cities. Using hardware, software, data analysis, and the design process, students working in the VIP strive to create innovative solutions that are currently affecting cities and address issues that may arise in the future.
This project-based course consists of research teams that design and prototype technological innovations to address the needs of innovative urban environments. Through data collection and analysis of this data, students aim to improve the current quality of life of city inhabitants and help ensure the increased efficiency of urban environments.
Faculty Advisor: Jack Bringardner
The team will conduct research on a variety of engineering disciplines relating to the manufacturing of the pod including propulsion, structures, feedback & control, material science, electronics and electrical systems. In parallel, a business and civil engineering sub-team will determine the feasibility of implementing a hyperloop-type system in New York.
This is a field in which a lot of research is proprietary and inaccessible. Big companies invest a lot of capital per car to buy precise sensors and equipment to work with. We have been able to come up with several solutions on our own by optimizing the limited available resources. A lot of work in this industry is done on cars especially developed for self-driving purpose but we have been able to learn and modify the mechanism to transform a golf-cart, little beetle into a machine built for autonomy. The most exciting aspect in our field is that there is no industry standard for self-driving cars. We are at a breakthrough point where we come up with unique ideas and execute them accordingly to form a product that can revolutionize the automotive industry.
Faculty Advisor: Chen Feng
The team will research solutions to address the uniquely 3D challenges inherent in converting massive LiDAR point clouds into actionable insights for improving urban life. These challenges include spatial data indexing, parallelization of 3D data storage and querying, automatic change detection, multi-modal data integration, deconvolution of full waveform data, and the development of effective user interfaces to support the use of this exciting new data.
Faculty Advisor: Debra Laefer
Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE)
This full-time, seven week program is for academically strong, current 10th and 11th grade New York City students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math. The program includes college level workshops and seminars, a high level research experience in participating NYU faculty labs, and mentoring in that placement by a graduate or postdoctoral student. Learn More
All events have been cancelled in the light of COVID-19 pandemic.
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NYU is now accepting Fall 2021 applications for Master’s programs in Transportation Planning & Engineering and Transportation Management. NYU offers graduate degrees and advanced certificate programs designed to equip students with diverse course offerings with generous financial aid.
Some of the courses in the transportation Master’s programs include:
• Intelligent Transportation Systems and Their Applications
• Travel Behavioral Informatics
• Data-driven Mobility Modeling & Simulation
• Management of Urban Traffc Congestion
• Urban Transportation & Logistics Systems
Furthermore, NYU has an active Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) student chapter, being the worldwide recipient for both the Student Chapter Achievement Award and the Student Chapter Momentum Award in recognition of outstanding achievement. NYU is also home to the C2SMART USDOT University Transportation Center that uses cities as living laboratories to study challenging transportation problems and find solutions from the unprecedented recent advances in communication and smart technologies.