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Ye, Xinyue Professor


Dr. Xinyue Ye is Harold Adams Endowed Professor on Interdisciplinary Built Environment Science Research and Stellar Faculty Provost Target Hire for Urban Computing at Texas A&M University. With the career experience in urban planning, economic geography, geographic information system, and computational science, his research focuses on geospatial artificial intelligence, big data, smart cities, and urban computing. Dr. Ye models the space-time perspective of socioeconomic inequality and human dynamics for applications in various domains, such as economic development, disaster response, transportation and land use, public health and urban crime.

Prof. Ye is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Computational Urban Science (indexed in EI and Web of Science), published by Springer. He also serves as the co-editor of Journal of Planning Education and Research. He is Vice President of Spatial Decision Support Consortium. He directs the focus of smart cities and transportation in the PhD program of Urban and Regional Science at Texas A&M University. He established Urban Data Science Lab as a platform to fly the imaginations of urban solution. He leads Design and Analytics Lab for Urban Artificial Intelligence (AI), funded through the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science. This lab develops digital twins and virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR) for multi-scaled simulations and scenarios for dynamically analyzing real-time built environments and testing scenarios for sustainable growth and climate action. This involves 55 faculty members across nine colleges at TAMU, including the Galveston campus, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, AgriLife Research, and Texas A&M Transportation Institute. In addition, he leads the development of urban data science course series, among the seven selected across campus. As the interim director of Center for Housing & Urban Development, Dr. Ye promotes the vision of "urban informatics+" to integrate human-centered urban and regional science research across disciplines. As the Director of the Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications and Technology (GeoSAT) established by the Texas A&M Board of Regents, Dr. Ye aims to facilitate the convergence of computing and geospatial science.

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