Patricia J. Culligan is Robert, A. W. and Christine S. Carlton Professor of Civil Engineering, at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University. She was the founding associate director of Columbia University’s Data Science Center and is also a faculty member at the Earth Institute. A leader in the field of water resources and urban sustainability, Professor 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 received her MPhil and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.