Shan Jiang is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. Her research interests lie in the fields of Big Data Analytics, Spatial Analysis, Geographic Information Science, Computational Social Science, and the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Land Use, Transportation, and Urban Planning. Her research bridges data science with urban sustainability issues, moving from data to information, knowledge, and action. By applying data-driven approaches, she focuses on the interactions among human activities and mobility, the natural and built environment, the society, and their connections with public policy.
She has studied global cities of Beijing, Bogota, Boston, Chicago, Lisbon, Riyadh, and Singapore, and worked for projects funded by the National Academies of Sciences, the Singapore National Research Foundation, the Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology, the Center for Complex Engineering Systems at KACST and MIT. She has consulted for the Chicago Transit Authority, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge Systematics, among others. Dr. Jiang received a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning, a Master in City Planning, and a Master of Science in Transportation from MIT, and a B.E. in Urban Planning and a B.A. in Economics from Peking University.