Professor Jain's research focuses on the development of data-driven and socio-technical solutions to sustainability problems facing the urban built environment. His work lies at the intersection of civil engineering, data analytics and social science. Recently, his research has focused on understanding the socio-spatial dynamics of commercial building energy usage, conducting data-driven benchmarking and sustainability planning of urban buildings and characterizing the coupled dynamics of urban systems using data science and micro-experimentation. For more information, see the active projects on his lab (Stanford Urban Informatics Lab) website.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Honors & Awards

  • Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Fellow, National Science Foundation (2014)


  • Data-driven Sustainable Upgradation of Dharavi Informal Settlement (Mumbai, India), Stanford University


    Mumbai, India


    • Ronita Bardhan, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay

Stanford Advisees

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