Monthly Archives: October 2018

See Our Research Assistant Intro Series on Deepakie Singh Sodhi


Deepakie Singh Sodhi EESL Research Assistant City Tech, CUNY

I’m Deepakie Singh Sodhi, a senior research assistant at the Energy and Environmental Simulation Laboratory (EESL) at City College of Technology. I am a recent graduate student from Queens College, majored in Data Analytics and Applied Sociology Research. I am interested in researching and working towards topics revolved around social impact concerning environmental issues, sustainability and society as a whole. My past research work contributes to public health issues such as mental illness, impact of education, gaps between gender, etc. With my research, I aim to work towards a sustainable, safer and growing society. With my master’s program, I have become an quantitative and qualitative analyst engrossed with examining, exploring and discovering important findings, patterns in large datasets. In my experience, I have analyzed big datasets, conducted effective statistical models, developed extensive and detailed reports, and used my presenting skills to expand research and analytics knowledge with others. I am excited to work on a new project with Professor Nakamura on Smart Gun Technology. Through my research, I aim to better understand the social impact of gun violence on shooters, victims and public. With all that goes around the world, I think it is important to ensure everyone feels safe and is capable to protect one another as well as themselves. Debate on gun control after multiple mass shootings in United States has been the midpoint of discussion. Through my research, I would like to actively present the importance and variation of social impact it has on us, as a society.

See Our Research Assistant Intro Series on Laurent Elysee


Laurent Elysee EESL Research Assistant City Tech, CUNY

My name is Laurent Elysee, I’m a research assistant at the Energy and Environmental Simulation Laboratory (EESL) who revels in challenges and achieving personal goals. I’m majoring in Telecommunications Engineering at New York City College of Technology. My present career aim is to work within the environmental aspects of the world in detriment to the technologies we use, and more importantly to be able to relay such information to the rest of the population with an acute awareness of detailed health risk and the danger it encompasses. I find the work interesting/satisfying and the opportunity to learn new skills and work with new technologies is particularly attractive to me. It is an honor to have Prof. Nakamura as a mentor and to be working closely with him on the focus of particulate matter (PM—Black carbon) being released in the air in many different settings. In New York city, studies have eluded to subway stations being prime areas for said plight.

See Our Research Assistant Intro Series on Patrice Prosper


Patrice Prosper
EESL Research Assistant, City Tech, CUNY

I’m Patrice Prosper a research assistant at the Energy and Environmental Simulation Laboratory (EESL). I’m a computer science major and interested in utilizing stimulative tools to help the evaluate the immediate environmental conditions in an effort build local and possibly global awareness. I’m concerned about the social aspect of environmental sustainability, mainly getting citizens to be accountable for their consumption and waste production through building awareness. Many people think that they don’t have control of the environment, that its out of their hands or that its too late to do anything about climate change of global warming. Its not too late an we can do something on the individual level. The skills and tools that I bring to the table here at EESL are statistical analysis aka “Data Science”, computer programming languages: C++, Java, JavaScript and Python, and real-world experience having working apparel manufacturing witnessing first hand waste production on a mass scale. I’m excited about learning how to actively collect data and present scientific research in a professional format here at EESL.