The Urban Information Lab at the University of Texas of Austin is dedicated to advancing research on urban informatics and mapping, with the goal of improving our understanding and modeling of urban environments.
We envision a future in which cities are more livable, sustainable, and resilient, thanks to the insights and technologies developed by the Urban Information Lab.
Through our research, we aim to:
- Develop new methods and technologies for collecting, analyzing, and visualizing urban data
- Generate new knowledge about the structure, dynamics, and evolution of urban systems
- Create innovative tools and applications that support urban planning, management, and decision-making
The Urban Information Lab was founded in 2013, as a collaboration between the departments of Computer Science and Urban Planning at the University of Texas of Austin. Since then, our research has spanned a wide range of topics, including transportation modeling, spatial statistics, GIScience, and urban analytics. We have worked with local, regional, and national partners to address important challenges facing urban areas, and have produced a wealth of publications, software, and datasets that have furthered the field of urban informatics.
UIL always welcomes motivated graduate students with strong backgrounds in informatics, GIS, coding and statistics. If you are interested in working with large scale urban data, please feel free to reach out. We are also looking for junior or senior undergraduate students, who are interested in doing a senior project in the area of urban informatics and smart cities.