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Steven Koonin

Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), New York University

Dr. Steven E. Koonin was appointed as the founding Director of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in 2012. That consortium of academic, corporate, and government partners will pursue research and education activities to develop and demonstrate informatics technologies for urban problems in the “living laboratory” of NYC. He previously served as the U.S. Department of Energy’s second Senate-confirmed Under Secretary for Science. As the Chief Scientist at BP from 2004 to 2009, Dr. Koonin developed the long-range technology strategy for alternative and renewable energy sources. He joined the California Institute of Technology’s faculty in 1975, was a research fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute during 1976-1977, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow during 1977-1979. He later became a professor of theoretical physics at Caltech and served as Chairman of the Faculty. He was the seventh provost of Caltech from 1995-2004, identifying and recruiting 1/3 of the Institute’s professorial faculty and leaving an enduring legacy of academic and research initiatives in the biological, physical, earth, and social sciences, as well as the planning and development of the Thirty-Meter Telescope project.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, October 22

1:50pm PDT