Takahiro Yabe is a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) and Media Lab, working with Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland. Taka’s research focuses on the interplay between collective human behavior and urban infrastructure systems to make cities more inclusive and resilient to disasters and shocks. He obtained his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2021, MS and BS from The University of Tokyo in 2017 and 2015, respectively. Taka has also worked as a Data Science Consultant for the World Bank, where he developed data science toolkits for disaster risk management and resilient urban transport. He is an incoming Assistant Professor at New York University, Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) from January 2024.