Juliana Freire, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (image) New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering Share Print E-Mail Caption NYU-Poly professor Juliana Freire recently received a Google Faculty Research Award to further her research into how Big Data can help cities. She is using 540 million New York City taxicab rides to prototype a system that will allow even lay people to easily analyze and visualize urban spacio-temporal data. Credit NYU-Poly Usage Restrictions for editorial use only, with coverage of Juliana Freire and NYU-Poly Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.