Seolha Lee


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



I’m a master’s student in City and Regional Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology.
At the nexus of human, technology, and physical space, I combine computational and qualitative methods to:

I’m currently part of Friendly Cities Lab at Georgia Tech, where I explore social flows and spatial behaviors to promote social health and joy in cities with a marvelous team.

Before I joined the current program, I studied Civil & Environmental Engineering at Seoul National University in South Korea, with a minor in Geography. I focused on recovering overlooked dimensions of experience in built environment using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

While pursuing academic enthusiasm, I worked in practice as a strategic designer/GIS analyst in an urban planning & design studio for 2 years, designing and implementing a variety of participatory planning/design projects

Throughout my works, I pursue to find ways to embrace plurality of urban experiences in planning/design practices for better solidarity in cities.


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