Wenwen Zhang is an assistant professor of Urban Affairs and Planning in School of Public and International Affairs, at Virginia Tech. She received her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning in 2017. She also earned Masters in City Planning, Civil Engineering, and Computational Science & Engineering from Georgia Tech. Previously, she was a research assistant at Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization (previous known as CGIS) for six years. Her research focuses on leveraging open, big data, data science techniques and data visualization tools to address critical planning issues. Her dissertation explores the interactions between land use and transportation in the era of shared autonomous vehicles using an agent-based discrete event simulation. She has worked extensively in interdisciplinary environments to deliver techniques that can address real-world sustainability problems. Her research received the best student paper runner-up award in 2016 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) conference.