Patricia J. Culligan
A leader in the field of water resources and urban sustainability, Patricia Culligan explores novel, interdisciplinary solutions to the challenges of urbanization, with a particular emphasis on the City of New York. Her research investigates the opportunities for green infrastructure, social networks, and advanced measurement and sensing technologies to improve urban water, energy, and environmental management. She is co-Director of a $12 million research network sponsored by the National Science Foundation to develop new models for urban infrastructure to make cities cleaner, healthier, and more enjoyable places to live. She was the founding associate director of Columbia University’s Data Science Center and is a faculty member of the Earth Institute. She is the author or co-author of more than 150 technical articles. Dr. Culligan received her MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge.