Prof. Sarah E Williams

Associate Professor of Urban Planning
Director, Norman B Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism

Primary DLC

Department of Urban Studies and Planning

MIT Room: 10-400

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Mobile Sensing and Mobile Data Collection
Civic Technology
Spatial Analytics
Big Data Analysis

Research Summary

Professor Williams's work involves translating data visualizations into policy tools and prototyping technologies for advocacy and research, using survey and census data, GPS information, maps, high- and low-res satellite imagery, analytic graphics, photographs and drawings, along with narratives and qualitative interpretations to produce images. She has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University and co-director of its Spatial Information Design Lab. She holds a BA in history and geography from Clark University (1997) and an MCP from MIT (2005) with a certificate in urban design (2005).

Recent Work