Past Member

Phil Tinn

City Science
  • Research Scientist

TECH  ⋂  DESIGN  ⋂  POLICY 

Co-Lead, New Mobility
MCP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thesis, Sciences Po, Paris 
BA, University of California - Berkeley

TECH  ⋂  DESIGN  ⋂  POLICY 

Co-Lead, New Mobility
MCP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thesis, Sciences Po, Paris 
BA, University of California - Berkeley

Phil joined City Science in 2015 as a Master’s student in Urban Transportation Planning to develop his thesis project on an interactive transit data visualization & simulation platform—designed and rolled out for the City of Boston and the Barr Foundation to engage local communities on building awareness for the potential impacts of implementing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in the Greater Boston Area.

As Research Scientist, Phil is responsible for managing the group’s Micro-Mobility research portfolio, starting from defining its R&D compass to building a team, and forming partnerships with corporate and city partners across the Americas, Asia, and Europe.  Together, they collaboratively pilot new autonomous vehicle platforms, Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) features,  agent-based fleet simulations, and explore urban policies in real-world contexts for new urban mobility interventions.  Outside of his day-to-day research, Phil supports the Director’s Office on the development and maintenance of key sponsor relationships, through co-creating R&D projects and engagement activities for building innovation capacities. 

Phil is passionate about integrating the best of human intelligencemachine intelligence, and institutional policies to enable system-scale transformations—in particular, to reshape the future of cities and urban transportation.