Lucy Hutyra Co-PI on new BU Smart-City NSF grant

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August 5th, 2014

A new grant sponsored by members of the BU community has been awarded funding by the National Science Foundation.

The goal of the project, “A Smart-city Cloud-based Open Platform and Ecosystem (SCOPE),” is to “research, prototype, and evaluate novel ‘smart-city’ services for the city of Boston and for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts” through the creation of the cloud-based open platform, SCOPE (“NSF“). In developing and utilizing SCOPE, the investigators hope to learn more about the functionality of smart cities and implement “specific SCOPE-enabled smart-city services” some of which include technology to improve traffic congestion and technology to monitor carbon emissions.

The grant is led by Principal Investigator Azer Bestavros, a Computer Science Professor at BU. Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra is a Co-PI on the project. Working with Hutyra on the project is Ph.D. candidate Conor Gately.

To learn more about the SCOPE project, visit the NSF award information page here.

To learn more about the work of Lucy Hutyra, visit her profile page on our website.