Andrew Sonta works on data-driven modeling, analysis, and design techniques for the improvement of social and environmental goals in the built environment, under the mentorship of Xiaofan (Fred) Jiang and Andrew Smyth. His work spans data science, engineering, design, and social science and aims to address urban sustainability challenges through a multidisciplinary lens. His research vision is to work toward creating a built environment that bolsters both our environmental sustainability goals (such as energy efficiency in an office building) alongside our human/social goals (such as thermal comfort or productivity for that building’s occupants). Andrew holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in civil engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in civil engineering from Northwestern University. He has taught engineering and design courses both at Stanford and as adjunct faculty in the architecture program at the University of San Francisco. His interest in urban built and social systems stems from growing up in the city of Chicago.