Geoff Boeing is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, and the Director of the USC Urban Data Lab. He received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and completed a postdoc in Berkeley’s Urban Analytics Lab.

His research revolves around city planning, urban form, and data science. Recent projects have focused on 1) the nature and character of urban street networks around the world and 2) how big data shapes our understanding of housing affordability.

Geoff developed and maintains the OSMnx street network modeling software. His work has been shortlisted for the Information Is Beautiful Awards and the 2019 NetSci Visualization Awards and has been covered by Forbes, Slate, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, and various other media outlets.

He has served as a consultant for various planning, policymaking, and public health organizations including Calthorpe Analytics, The Public Good Projects, UrbanSim Inc, Accenture, and Raimi & Associates.

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About the Series

As part of the Asian Institute of Management's PhD in Data Science program kick-off, we are organizing a webinar series titled The Science of Data where we have invited leading scientists and rising stars in the fields of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Network Science, and Complex Systems.

Our main goal in this series is to spread knowledge and awareness of the rich field of data-driven and empirical science, and to inspire future scientists and young researchers in this part of the world to further invest their time in advancing science through R&D.

The series will run from October through December 2020.