Vanderbilt’s Abhishek Dubey leads symposium on sustainable cities research

Abhishek Dubey, associate professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering, led a one-day symposium on Nov. 13 at Cornell Tech highlighting innovative research for sustainable cities.

Abhishek Dubey

Called Urban Tech Academy day, the event sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Cornell Tech focused on “clean electrified multimodal transportation systems.”

Over two sessions, experts provided ideas and pointed to technical gaps that need to be filled to ensure efficient and reliable solutions that best serve commuters as well as provide clean and accessible charging opportunities for the heterogeneous vehicles of a multimodal urban transportation system. Along with reducing costs and emissions, fairness, security, and privacy are aspects that were also discussed.

In 2023, Dubey, who directs the SCOPE lab (Smart and resilient Computing for Physical Environment) at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt, received a NSF CAREER Award to design online decision procedures for societal-scale cyber-physical systems such as traffic networks, emergency response systems and power grids that are the critical infrastructure of  communities.