Headshot of Linda Jaber

MS Class of 2020


Linda is a graduate student at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress. She is doing her masters in Applied Urban Informatics where she is learning how to analyze large scale urban data to draw insights. Before moving to NYC, Linda studied and practiced Architecture in Beirut, Lebanon.

She has a strong commitment to public service, through constantly campaigning for initiatives that would endorse equality and social justice in her hometown. Linda is interested in learning about housing policy and ways to leverage her data science skillset to inform decision making.

Linda volunteers with the data team at All Girls Code – an initiative that encourages young girls to code, and her team has recently won the MIT Lebanon Challenge – Basic Needs track.

Most Recent Professional Experience

Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Housing Policy Research and Analysis Intern

  • Updating existing analyses and conducting new ones for the New York City’s fair housing plan – Where We Live NYC
  • Supporting recurring updates of data products
  • Contributing to the analytic basis for the recommendations and insight the team provides

Capstone Project     

  • Assisting HDR’s transportation department with their partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation to target the long-standing gap in work zone coordination analysis 
  • Predicting the collision probability of roadway construction work zones in New York City
  • Clustering work zones according to their characteristics to predict the collision rate in future ones     

Draw Brooklyn & NYU CUSP

  • Participated in the process of digitizing the analysis of the City Environmental Quality Review – ‘CEQR’
  • Studied the socioeconomic impact of a local rezoning proposal in Red Hook
  • Utilized Python to analyze population, housing, and economic activity from public datasets

Undergraduate Education

Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering

Awards & Recognition

First Place Winner of the MIT Lebanon Challenge 2020

  • Won sub-Track 1.A. Basic Needs: Food, Water, and Shelter
  • Introduced Sharek, a rental sharing platform that matches tenants looking for roommates to potential landlords
  • Sharek offers a solution for affordable housing accessibility in Lebanon

Current Interests

  • Full-time employment