El urbanista y tecnólogo de información Antonio Vázquez Brust, MSUI '17, será parte del nuevo Data Lab en la Escuela de Gobierno de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella en Argentina.
Urban planner and information technologist Antonio Vázquez Brust, MSUI ’17, is launching a brand new Data Lab at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella’s School of Government in Argentina.
Vázquez Brust, a data science and data technology expert, is leading collaboration agreements with the city of Buenos Aires and other metropolitan authorities, positioning the lab as a strategic partner to conduct research using novel data sources—including online and open data—in areas that matter for the current urban policy agenda.
Vázquez Brust is also teaching a “Data Science for Urban Studies” course in the Master of Urban Economics Program at Universidad Di Tella, and he is working as an urban data science consultant for Argentinian think tank, CIPPEC, on a program focused on urban policy.
“I’m doing research on current best practices to develop Smart City Strategic Planning adapted to the needs and requirements of Argentine municipalities,” Vázquez Brust said. “In the next couple of months, I’ll actively participate on the development of the first Smart City plans in two Argentine cities.”
Vázquez Brust completed his Master of Science in Urban Informatics in May 2017 with a perfect GPA of 4.0. While at Northeastern, he collaborated with the Boston Area Research Initiative, conducting original research at the intersection of urban science and public policy, and he also interned at The American City Coalition. Learn more about Vázquez Brust and his Northeastern experience here.