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2016 News in Brief



Marta Gonzalez awarded MIT-Philips Lighting Grand Challenge

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The MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism and Philips Lighting announced that Professor Marta Gonzalez’s project, “Smarter Lighting for Urban Environments Informed by Mobile Phone Activity”, was selected for funding through the MIT-Philips Lighting Grand Challenge. Her project was chosen for its applicability to the Grand Challenge topic of “beyond illumination,” technical novelty and feasibility, degree of innovation, long-term research potential, and application to the current Philips Lighting strategy. The Smarter Lighting for Urban Environments project seeks to develop an understanding of urban population mobility patterns during hours of darkness using anonymous mobile phone data.