Head shot of Jie Wu
  • Director of Research Operations, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Research Oversight Committee, Urban Data Platform

Jie Wu is director of research operations at Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. She oversees most research portfolio and leads data initiatives and outreach efforts such as the Houston Community Data Connections, Community Bridges, and Affiliated Scholars program. She also serves on the oversight committee of the Kinder Urban Data Platform.

Wu has published a series of reports on survey findings and urban inequality issues in housing, transportation and workforce development. She is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and the Urban Affairs Association. Her research interests include public opinion, urban inequality, social mobility, workforce development and migration. She received an M.A. in Economics from Rice University.