˜     Around Christmas time (2006), I was featured in Episode 5 ( “High Tide”) of a  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio program entitled “Gilbert Reid’s Italy”.

˜     In the Spring of 2006, I was short-listed for a tenure-track faculty position in Urban Technology and Information Systems at MIT (DUSP).

˜     The University of Architecture of Venice (IUAV) has petitioned the Ministry of University for a four-year position for me as part of the “brain-drain” program.

˜     WPI and I were repeatedly mentioned in the September 23, 2005 issue of the magazine Science, in an article entitled A sinking city yields some secrets.


˜     On June 3, 2005, I walked in the official commencement ceremony at MIT (even though I completed my Ph.D. in September).

˜     On June 2, 2005, my PhD Dissertation was recognized with an honorable mention for the best dissertation of the year award in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT.

˜     On January 27, 2005, I received the University Ambassador Award which recognizes excellence in representing WPI to the outside world.

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˜     Previously, I had also received several President’s IQP Awards and the WPI John Boynton Young Alumni award for noteworthy service to WPI.

˜     In September 2004, I completed my PhD Dissertation at MIT and I became officially a Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Information Systems and Planning.

˜     The National Geographic Video dedicated to my work in Venice still airs from time to time around the world (click here for a streaming sample).

˜     In the past few years, I have also been interviewed by BBC radio and featured in articles in Wired magazineSmithsonian and New Scientist.


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