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UDP: Data and Research Oversight Committee 

The Urban Data Platform’s Data and Research Oversight Committee is a Kinder Institute standing committee convened for the following purposes: 

  • Setting policies for the development of the Urban Data Platform
  • Streamlining processes and work flow as needed 
  • Reviewing and approving requests for access to the system and for data use; and 
  • Reviewing compliance with data requests

 Members

  • Dr. Katherine Ensor, UDP director and Chair of the Committee
  • Dr. Rudy Guerra, UDP co-director and Vice Chair of the Committee
  • William Fulton, Director of Kinder Institute
  • Jie Wu, Director of Research Administration 

UDP Team:

The UDP effort is lead by statistics professors Dr. Katherine B. Ensor, who serves as UDP director, and Dr. Rudy Guerra, UDP co-director.   

UDP Team Members


Dr. Katherine Ensor

Dr. Katherine Ensor
Professor of Statistics
2080 Duncan Hall
6100 Main Street MS 138
ensor@rice.edu
713-348-4687


Dr. Rudy GuerraDr. Rudy Guerra
Professor of Statistics
2097 Duncan Hall
6100 Main Street MS 138
rguerra@rice.edu
713-348-5453

Claire OsgoodClaire Osgood
Data Manager
Children's Environmental Health Initiative
BioScience Research Collaborative
6100 Main Street MS 460
ceo1@rice.edu

Jie WuJie Wu
Director of Research Administration
Kinder Institute for Urban Research
1020H BioScience Research Collaborative
6100 Main Street MS 208
jie.wu@rice.edu
713-348-3856

Joshua TootooJoshua Tootoo
Director of Training & Geospatial Sciences
Children's Environmental Health Initiative
Suite 1000, Room 1010E
BioScience Research Collaborative
6100 Main Street MS 460
jltootoo@rice.edu

Hien LeHien Le
Business Systems Analyst
Children's Environmental Health Initiative
BioScience Research Collaborative
6100 Main Street MS 460
hien.le@rice.edu

Yang Li
GIS Analyst
Children's Environmental Health Initiative
BioScience Research Collaborative
6100 Main Street MS 460
ruiyang.li@rice.edu

Kelsey WalkerKelsey Walker
Staff Researcher
Urban Development, Transportation & Placemaking
Kinder Institute for Urban Research
BioScience Research Collaborative
6100 Main Street MS 208
kaw5@rice.edu

Jean Aroom
GIS Support Specialist
Fondren Library
6100 Main Street MS 44
jn8@rice.edu
713-348-2595

Jane ChenJane Chen
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
Kinder Institute for Urban Research
1020T BioScience Research Collaborative
6100 Main Street MS 208
jane.chen@rice.edu
713-348-8216

Danielle Jean-LouisDanielle Jean-Louis
Program & Outreach Manager, Urban Data Platform
Kinder Institute for Urban Research
1020 BioScience Research Collaborative
6100 Main Street MS 208
danielle.jean-louis@rice.edu
713-348-2952