The Center of Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP) is a new nexus of research and innovation at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga that will engage experts from across the statewide UT system in cross-disciplinary research into solutions to urban and regional challenges. The vision for CUIP centers around research initiatives related to Energy, Mobility, Healthcare, Public Safety, and Utility that will directly or indirectly benefit local citizens while developing methods and models for use around the world. CUIP is housed at UTC as an independent research entity, underscoring Chattanooga’s emergence as an innovation hub.

Mina Sartipi, UC Foundation Professor, computer science department, is director of the Center for Urban Infomatics and Progress

The Center will be led by Mina Sartipi, an accomplished researcher with a distinguished record of scholarship and who is a nationally recognized leader in smart cities research. Sartipi is a UC Foundation Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department and has led numerous interdisciplinary research initiatives as program leader for Urban Science & Technology and in her direction of the Smart Communications and Analysis Lab.  

Partnerships are critical to the capacity and efficacy of faculty and student research projects. They include collaborations with a number of renowned research institutions and labs regionally and nationally, such as the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Oak Ridge National Lab, US Ignite, MetroLab Network, Vanderbilt University, and Georgia Tech Research Institute. In addition, through hosting workshops like the Chattanooga 2018 Deep Learning Conference and visiting scholars and thought leaders, CUIP continues to grow partners across disciplines that all serve to elevate and broaden the research capabilities at UTC and within the greater Chattanooga community.

Learn more about CUIP – Upcoming Info Session

Attend the upcoming info session to learn more about the new CUIP:

  • Friday, September 7
  • 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
  • UTC Library, Southern Writer’s Room (room 440)

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