Clio Andris

Assistant Professor, joint w/ School of City & Regional Planning
Research Areas: 
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Urban Analytics, Social Networks, Interpersonal Relationships

Courses: Environmental GIS, Spatial Network Analysis, Introduction to Urban Analytics, GeoVisualization

Clio Andris is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the School of City & Regional Planning and School of Interactive Computing.  She is also the director of the Friendly Cities Lab: Data Driven Love for Community. She was an assistant professor in the Geography Department at Penn State from 2014-2019. Prior to that, Clio was a postdoc at the Santa Fe Institute (2012-2014), MIT Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning (2012), and Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) (2011-2012). She holds a PhD in Urban Information Systems (MIT, 2011), MS in Geography (U. South Carolina, 2008) and BA in American Studies with Geography minor (Boston U., 2006). She was a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow during her PhD and was a member of the Senseable City Lab under Carlo Ratti. She has been advised by Luis Bettencourt (SFI), Joseph Ferreira Jr. (MIT) and David Cowen (USC). she conducts research in urban analytics and geographic information systems (GIS), specifically on inter-place connectivity and social systems. She frequently attends and has had leadership roles at IEEE SIGSPATIAL, GIScience, the AAG (American Association of Geographers) Annual Meeting, and the International Cartographic Conference. Clio was named a TRELIS Fellow in 2019.