Results for: Smart Cities

sallie keller and gizem korkmaz

September 15, 2017

Biocomplexity Institute Launches Effort to Help Government Embrace Data Science

A growing number of government agencies seeking to expand the role big data plays in their day-to-day operations. Since launching Data Science for the Public Good in 2015, the Biocomplexity Institute has expanded this program to serve five Virginia counties, regional agencies like the Washington Metropolitian Area Transit Authority, and national organizations like the US Army Research Institute.

April 27, 2017

Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, Arlington County Team Up

Data analytics can help save lives. Case in point: Biocomplexity Institute researchers and local officials in Arlington County, Virginia, joined forces to increase fire safety and improve emergency 911 response times.

December 15, 2016

Resilience Under Fire: New Research Outlines How Communities Can Weather Our Changing Climate

Researchers from across the Virginia Tech campus and their collaborators came together on November 16 for a research symposium designed to showcase faculty and student research projects during the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience (GFURR.)

November 03, 2016

Researchers Will Present Results of Summer Projects at Symposium Nov. 16

Hosted at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, the GFURR Summer Research Symposium brings together university researchers and partner organizations to facilitate conversations about patterns and processes of urbanization and regional development, with a special emphasis on the long-term resilience.

July 05, 2016

Community Learning Project Added to Partnership in MetroLab Network

The Biocomplexity Institute’s Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory is working with government leaders in Arlington County to plan and demonstrate the feasibility of a scalable “community learning” framework throughout the state of Virginia.

March 11, 2016

Award-winning App Reveals Where Resources are Most Needed in Weather Emergencies

When extreme weather strikes, isolated populations often find themselves vulnerable in the face of environmental hazards and limited access to disaster relief resources. But PIE Viz, a new tool developed by the Population Health Sciences Department and theBiocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, could help disaster planners address these risks before they happen. 

October 08, 2015

Grant Supports New Interdisciplinary PhD Program Focused on Big Data and Urbanization

Virginia Tech will create a new Ph.D. certificate program focused on big data and urbanization with a grant of nearly $3 million over a five-year period from the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program.