Xinyue Ye
  • Kinder Scholar
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture & Dept. of Geography, College of Geosciences & Texas A&M Institute of Data Science
  • Director, Urban Data Science Lab, Texas A&M University
  • Editor-in-Chief, Computational Urban Science

Dr. Xinyue Ye is associate professor of Provost Investment Hire at the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Department of Geography at Texas A&M University, where he also directs the Urban Data Science Lab. Dr. Ye is the editor-in-chief of Computational Urban Science, and he serves on editorial boards such as Journal of Planning Education and Research, Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment, and Big Earth Data.

With career experience in urban planning and design, economic geography, geographic information system, and computational data science, his research focuses on geospatial artificial intelligence, smart cities, spatial econometrics and urban computing. His work models the space-time perspective of socioeconomic inequality and human dynamics for applications in various domains, such as disaster response, economic development, land use, public health, transportation and urban crime. To advance knowledge of how humans act and interact under different spatial scales from indoors to metropolitan levels, his efforts are aimed at maximizing the potential of integrating heterogeneous datasets to improve human wellbeing in the urban context. These projects have been funded by National Science Foundation, National Institute of Justice, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy and Department of Transportation.

Dr. Ye has been developing and implementing spatiotemporal and network science methods combining physical, virtual, and perceived spaces to better understand inequality, mobility, and diffusion in the urban areas. Furthermore, he designs these methods toward enhancing urban space and quality of life, which is consistent with Kinder Institute’s mission on smart cities and urban sustainability in a growing Metropolitan Houston, Texas Triangle, and beyond.