About me


I am a data scientist with a strong background in data analysis and have 5+ years experience using data acquisition, data cleaning, predictive modeling and data visualizations. In the past several years I focused on using big data to better understand cities’ built environment and infrastructure. I have published work on that topic as well as gained experience presetting at tech and urban design conferences.

I currently work as an independent spatial analyst. I am also an adjunct professor at New York University Tandon School of Engineering. In the 2020 Spring I developed and thought a 4 credit class on Computing for Sustainable Urban Environments. Between 2016 and 2019 I worked as a data scientist at the NYU School of Public Health where I designed and implemented data workflows for population health related research studies. In 2016 I earned my Urban Informatics MS from NYU’s Tandon School of Engineerin and in 2012 I received an Economics and Political Science undergraduate degree.

Before becoming a data scientist I worked at multiple e-commerce tech companies. From age 15 until completing my undergraduate degree, I worked as an independent journalist and wrote about fashion and current events in leading Israeli publications.

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

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

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