Sean Andrew Chen is a doctoral student at Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, where he pursues his passion for using the latest quantitative and analytical techniques to understand the underlying geospatial patterns of cities and apply the latest science to create more livable cities. He has over six years of experience in urban informatics, planning, and policy research, working with various academic, governmental, and non-governmental organizations in the US and abroad.

As a Civic Analytics Fellow at NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management and a Research Specialist at Princeton University, he contributed to several projects that involved data analysis, statistical modeling, GIS, and urban resilience. He also holds a master’s degree in applied urban science and informatics from NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, a research institute within the Tandon School of Engineering, and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University, with a focus on international economic development and urban planning and policy. He has also studied music at The Juilliard School. He has written for the national urban affairs magazine Next City and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and has worked at the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the US Army Corps of Engineers.