Patricia 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 (NSF) 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 Institute is an active member of the Earth Institute faculty. Culligan is the author or co-author of more than 170 technical articles. She received her BSc from Leeds University, England and her MPhil and PhD from Cambridge University, England.