Junfeng Jiao is an associate professor in the Community and Regional Planning program and founding director of Urban Information Lab at UTSOA. His research focuses on urban informatics, smart city and shared mobility. He has used different technologies (GIS, GPS, Drone, smart phone, social media, wearable devices, etc.) to quantify cities and understand their impacts on people’s behaviors. He firstly coined the term of Transit Desert and measured it in all major US cities. Jiao is Chair and a founding member of the Good System Executive Team. Good Systems is an eight-year 10-million-dollar grand challenge, that designs AI technologies to benefit society. Jiao and Dr. Xu (TACC) co-lead the Good Systems Smart Cities.
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