About me


I’m a researcher and data urbanist. I am an adjunct professorteach and teach a Computing for Sustainable Urban Environments class at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. From 2016 until 2019 I worked as a data scientist at the NYU School of Public Health. I earned my Urban Informatics MS from NYU in 2016. During my graduate studies, I interned at the NYC Department of City Planning where I produced open data descriptives and visualizations for a Crown Heights zoning study.

Before joining NYU, I worked on urban design and urban planning projects through collaborative work with the Tel Aviv municipality. During this period, I also worked for several marketing/tech startups.

From age 15 until completing my undergraduate degree, I worked as a journalist writing about fashion and current events. In 2012, I received my Economics and Political Science undergraduate degree form the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

I am currently based in Brooklyn. Over the past 10 years I've lived in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Paris, and New York.

Feel free to shoot me an email at: avigailvantu@gmail.com

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