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Avigail Vantu

Avigail Vantu

Graduate Research Fellow, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, The New School

The New School

Titles

  • Graduate Research Fellow, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, The New School

Biography

Avigail is developing tools to improve street planning to decrease arbitrary or unfair distribution of important urban amenities. Using random forest, a machine learning method, Avigail would determine the necessity of new trees and plazas in NYC. More broadly, Avigail is interested in addressing inequality in cities as well as reducing urban living footprint.

Avigail Vantu is a Public and Urban Policy doctoral student at The New School. Avigail is interested in studying data-driven approaches to street design and public spaces. She uses data analytics and data mapping tools to produce statistical analysis and visualizations. Until recently, Avigail worked as a Research Scientist/Data Scientist at the NYU College of Global Public Health. Avigail received her Urban Informatics MS from the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress in 2016 and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2012.

 

Education

  • MS, Urban Informatics, New York University Center for Urban Science and Progress, 2016
  • BA, `Economics and Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2012