Xinyue Ye

Harold L. Adams Endowed Associate Professor of Urban Planning; Interim Director of Center for Housing and Urban Development
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  • Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications and Technology
  • Center for Housing and Urban Development
  • Texas A&M Institute of Data Science

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Dr. Xinyue Ye is Harold Adams Endowed Professor on Interdisciplinary Built Environment Science Research and Associate Professor of 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. According to the most recent Google Scholar Citation Global Ranking, Dr. Ye is ranked as: Urban Informatics (#7) and Spatial Econometrics (#11). Please check Dr. Ye’s publication list.

Because of his innovative research on integrating geography, planning, and computational science, Dr. Ye was the most junior faculty and only the second planning faculty elected as a Fellow of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in 2022. Dr. Ye also became Fellow of Royal Geographical Society in 2022.

He won the national first-place research award from University Economic Development Association in 2011 and received the Regional Development and Planning Emerging Scholar Award/Distinguished Scholar Award from AAG in 2012/2022. He was the recipient of annual research awards from both computational science (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and Geography (Kent State University). He is one of the top 10 young scientists named by The World Geospatial Developers Conference 2021. His work has been funded by National Science Foundation, National Institute of Justice, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services, Microsoft, and Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In addition to Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Dr. Ye holds two other joint appointments of Department of Geography at College of Arts & Sciences & Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering at College of Engineering.

Prof. Ye is Editor-in-Chief of Computational Urban Science, an open access journal 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. Appointed to be the next Director of the Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications and Technology (GeoSAT) (the website to be developed) established by the Texas A&M Board of Regents, Dr. Ye aims to facilitate the convergence of computing and geospatial science. Stay tuned for more news.



Geographic Information Science
University of California at Santa Barbara