Seolha Lee


Urban Planning / Data Analytics
Focus on Interactions between
Human - Place - Technology



Hi, I’m a master’s student in City and Regional Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology.

I do research in urban planning, data science, and information systems in cities. All my works question how to leverage the capacity of vast data and online connectivity to make collaborative cities and healthy communities.

Some topics I have addressed in my works are:

Before I joined the current program, I studied civil engineering and geography at Seoul National University in South Korea, where I first became interested in the power of data that can either support or suppress people in cities.

I have also practiced as a strategic designer/data analyst in urban planning organizations in Korea and the US.

My work often happens in front of computer screens, but the most exciting part of my works always happens while I’m interacting with real people on sites.


Master in City and Regional Planning

Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-Present

BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Seoul National University, 2014-2019, Summa Cum Laude
Minor in Geography


Real-time, interactive website for US-county-level COVID-19 event risk assessment Chande, A., Lee, S., Harris, M., Nguyen, Q., Beckett, S., Hilley, T., Andris, C., Weitz, J. Nature Human Behavior, 2020

Characteristics of Individuals with Global, Local or Glocal Connectivity Patterns Liang, X., Lee, S., Andris, C., Chen, H., and De La Pena, B.
North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, November, 2020

Inferring the character of urban commercial areas from age-biased online search results: how place recommendation data can reveal dynamic seoul neighborhoods
Lee, D., Lee, S.
In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (UbiComp/ISWC ’19 Adjunct)

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Tech

Friendly Cities Lab (Lead: Dr. Clio Andris), School of City and Regional Planning 2019-Present

Conducting computational research on social network and flows in cities and their impact on spatial behaviors

Research Intern, KAIST

Maturepolis Lab (Lead: Dr. David Lee), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2018

Studied the demographic pattern in commercial districts using search engine data and card transaction data.

Work Experience


Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, GA, US 2020

Team: Research & Analytics, Transportation & Mobility Services (Joint)

  • Technical support to improve public access to urban data
  • Spatial analysis for equitable commuting regarding COVID-19

Urban Planner / GIS Analyst

YANJI.CO.LTD., Seoul, South Korea 2017-2019

  • Designed and Implemented Interactive Media for Participatory planning workshops
  • Spatial Analysis for strategic designs to better use public spaces