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  • Data Manager, Urban Data Platform

Dmitry Messen is the Data Manager at Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, where he leads a team of analysts working on the Urban Data Platform. Messen has a Ph.D. in economic geography from Louisiana State University. His interests and expertise include data management, socioeconomic modeling and forecasting, and GIS analysis. Before joining the Kinder team, Messen was a researcher at LSU and senior analyst with regional planning agencies, first in Houston and then in San Diego.