José Lobo is interested in determinants of metropolitan economic performance and location-specific economic growth; the application of machine learning, data mining and spatial statistics methods to the study of socioeconomic data; causes and consequences of urban size and scale; and how the characteristics of individuals, organizations, institutions and social networks interact to create "regions of innovation." Lobo has acted as visiting researcher at the Santa Fe Institute and Italy's Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia. Currently, he is on the faculty steering committee for Arizona State University's Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity.
Ph.D., Regional Science, Cornell University, 1996
M.S., Regional Science, Cornell University, 1992
B.S., Physics, Cornell University, 1984
Betancourt, L. M., J. Lobo, D. Helbing, C. Kuhnert and G. B. West. 2007. Growth, innovation, scaling and the pace of life in cities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 104(17):7301-7306.
Shochat, E., J. Lobo, J. M. Anderies, P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth and C. H. Nilon. 2007. Productivity, inequality, and biodiversity loss in human-dominated ecosystems. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link)
Lobo, J. and S. E. van der Leeuw. 2005. Allometric scaling and urban systems. Presented at 7-12 August 2005 90th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada.