Research Associate | Moovel Lab
Stuttgart, Germany

Joey Lee
Email: j@jk-lee.com
Portfolio: jk-lee.com
Github: https://github.com/joeyklee



EDUCATION

2013 - 2016

M.Sc, Geography
Thesis: “A mobile sensor network to map CO2 emissions in complex environments.”
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2008 - 2012

B.A., Geography/Environmental Studies, Highest Honors
Minor specialization: Geographic Information Systems and Technology, Environmental Systems and Society
Thesis: “Soil respiration across an urban-rural tropical gradient: Variability among forest and invasive grass sites”
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 - 2017

Research Associate
Moovel Lab
Stuttgart, Germany

2015 - 2016

Mozilla Science Fellow
Mozilla Foundation | Mozilla Science Lab
Based in: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Co-coordinator
Maptime Vancouver
Maptime Meetup Group

2014 - 2015

Research Assistant | Map Designer
Centre for Research on Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS),
University of British Columbia

2014

Research Assistant (September - October 2014)
Benedikt Groß & 47Nord Media
Stuttgart, Germany.

2012 - 2013

Research Affiliate
SENSEable City Lab. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA, USA

Research Engineer
SENSEable City Lab Singapore | Future Urban Mobility. Singapore MIT Alliance for Research & Technology
Singapore, SGP

2011

Lab Technician
Soil Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Science Lab
University of California, Los Angeles

Project Leader
Fair Trade Action Research Team | Education for Sustainable leader Program Institute of the Environment
University of California, Los Angeles

Copy-edit (Intern)
Transworld Skateboarding
Transworld Media
Carlsbad, CA

2010

Web and Resource Management (Intern)
Nicobella Organics
Los Angeles, CA


AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2014

John Knox Memorial Prize
Department of Geography
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Excellence Award
17th Annual Japan Media Arts Festival

2013

TerreWEB Scholar (2013-2016)
Terrestrial Research on Ecosystems and World-wide Education & Broadcast
University of British Columbia

Notable Map (November, 2013)
Mapping and It’s Discontents Symposium
University of California, Berkeley

2012

Highest Honors
Department of Geography
University of California, Los Angeles

Dean’s Prize
Science Poster Day
University of California, Los Angeles

2011

Undergraduate Research Scholar (2011 - 2012)
University of California, Los Angeles

Friends of Geography Scholarship (2011 - 2012)
Department of Geography University of California, Los Angeles

Dean’s Honors List (Winter 2010 – Spring 2012)
University of California, Los Angeles


PUBLICATIONS / WORKS IN PROGRESS / BOOKS

2016

Benedikt Groß & Joey Lee, “ABC: The Alphabet from the sky”. Penguin Random House. Sept. 2016

Lee, J., Christen, A., Nesic, Z., “A mobile sensor network to map CO2 in urban environments”. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2016. link

Schalpfer, M., Lee, J., Bettencourt, L., “Urban Skylines: building heights and shapes as measures of city size”. In Prep, 2016

2015

Cusack, D., Lee, J., McCleery, T., LeCroy, C., “Exotic Grasses and Nitrate Enrichment Alter Soil Carbon Cycling Along an Urban-Rural Tropical Forest Gradient”. Global Change Biology, 2015

2014

Hollezeck, TM., Yu L., Lee, JK., Senn, O., Kloeckl, K., Ratti, C., Jaillet, P. Digital Breadcrumbs: Detecting Urban Mobility Patterns and Transport Mode Choices Using Cellphone Networks. ACM, 2014.

2012

Lee, JK, DF Cusack. Soil respiration across an urban-rural tropical gradient: Variability among forest and invasive grass sites, Department of Geography – Undergraduate Honors Thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2012.

Willow Glen. Foreward. Photobook by Ryan E. Young


PRESENTATIONS

2017

“What the Street!”: An interactive data exploration of urban mobility infrastructure using OpenStreetMap” (October 2017), Joey Lee. NACIS. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2016

“Space, Time, & Design” (November 2016), Joey Lee. HfG Schwäbisch Gmund. Schwäbisch Gmund, Germany

“Open Source Geo-stack” (July 2016), Joey Lee. iHub Research. Mozilla Work Week. Nairobi, Kenya

“Entangling the map: Adventures in the fuzzy space between art and science” (June 2016), Joey Lee. Geojournews Conference. Presentation. New York, NY

“Aerial Bold” (February 2016), Benedikt Groß & Joey Lee (Presenting Author). Mozilla Working Open Workshop. Lightening Talk. Berlin, DE.

2015

“Aerial Bold”. Benedikt Groß & Joey Lee. IEEE VisAP 2015. Talk. Chicago, IL, October 2015

“A Mobile Sensor Network to Map CO2 in Urban Environments”. Lee, JK (Presenting Author), Christen, A., Nesic, Z., Ketler, R. International Conference on Urban Climates, Toulouse, France, July 2015

2014

“A Mobile Sensor Network to Map CO2 in Urban Environments”. Lee, JK. (Presenting Author), Christen, A., Nesic, Z., Ketler, R. Poster. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, Ca. December 2014.

“Seasonal variations in δ13C and δ18O of atmospheric CO2 measured in the urban boundary layer over Vancouver, Canada in relation to fuel emissions”. Christen A., Lee JK (Presenting Author)., Ketler, R., Nesic, Z., Schwendenmann L., Semmens, C. Poster. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, Ca. December 2014

2013

“Reading and writing landscapes with maps”. Lee, JK. 1st annual UBC GIS Day. Talk. University of British Columbia, Vancouver

2012

“Soil respiration across an urban-rural tropical gradient: Variability among forest and invasive grass sites”. Joseph K. Lee, Daniela F. Cusack., Taylor L. McCleery. Ecological society of America annual meeting in Portland, OR. August 2012. Poster.

“Soil Respiration Across an Urban-Rural Tropical Gradient: Variability Among Forest and Invasive Grass Sites”. Joseph K. Lee, Daniela F. Cusack. University of California, Los Angeles – Science Poster Day, 2012. Poster.

2011

“Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Linkages Along an Urban Elevational Gradient in Humid Tropical Forests”. Daniela F. Cusack, Joseph K. Lee, Taylor L. McCleery. American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, CA. December 2011


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015

Geographical Biogeosciences 472: Research in Cartography
Department of Geography
University of British Columbia. Winter 2014 – Term 2

2013 - 2014

Geographical Biogeosciences 373: Introduction to Remote Sensing
Department of Geography
University of British Columbia. Winter 2014 – Term 2.

Geographical Biogeosciences 370: Advanced Issues in Geographic Information Science
Department of Geography
University of British Columbia. Winter 2014 - Term 1


WORKSHOPS

2017

“Let’s Make Emoji Maps” (August 2017)
MaptimeNYC
Brookyln, NY

“Slippy Web Maps You Complete Me: Hello Vector Tiles and Tilehut.js” (August 2017)
FOSS4G
Boston, MA

“Learning web mapping with Geosandbox” (May 2017)
HfG Schwäbisch Gmund
Schwäbisch Gmund, Germany

2016

“Drawing with Maps: Building curious GEOmetries on the web” (October 2016)
Mozfest
London

“Webmaps for the Digital Humanities” (May 2016)
Pixelating: Digital Humanities Workshop Series
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

“A friendly Introduction to Github” (March 2016)
Centre of Teaching and Learning Technology
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

“Working Open Workshop” (February 2016)
Mozilla Science Lab
Berlin, DE

2015

Scroll driven adventure with Mapbox.js
Maptime Workshop
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Aloha Processing - Introduction to Processing
Prepared for Biogeosciences 472: Research in Cartography
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Aloha R - Introduction to R and Programmed Maps
Prepared for Biogeosciences 472: Research in Cartography
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Your first web map with CartoDB
Maptime Workshop
Konkurito, Vancouver, BC

Let’s make an interactive map”.
Maptime Workshop
Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, BC

2014

Hello Web Maps” (November 13th)
TerreWEB Workshop
University of British Columbia, Vancouver


EXHIBITIONS

Who Wants to be a Self-driving Car? (forthcoming)
  • NODE Forum for Digital Arts, Frankfurt, Germany (2017)
Aerial Bold
  • TL;DR, Oakland, CA (2016)
  • IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US (2015)
The Big Atlas of LA Pools
  • Library of Congress. Part of the permanent collections. Washington DC (2017 - current)
  • 12th Bienal de Artes Mediales, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, CL (2015)
  • Istanbul Design Biennial / Mapmaker Manifesto, Istanbul, Turkey (2014)
  • WUHO Gallery / LA Forum for Architecture & Urban Design (2014)
  • Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan (2014)
  • On the Road (LA Swimmer), Palm Springs, California, USA (2014)
  • SwissNex, San Francisco, California, USA (2013)
  • V2 Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2013)
  • Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom (2013)


SELECTED PRESS

ABC: The Alphabet From the Sky

TIME For Kids (2016), The News & Observer (2016), Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine (2016), The Wall Street Journal (2016), Slate (2016), Barnes & Noble Kids Blog (2016), San Francisco City Book Review (2016), Chicago Tribute (2016)

Aerial Bold Kickstarter Project Press Release

Wired (2016), Page Online (2016), Smithsonian Magazine (2015), The Guardian UK (2014), Wired (2014), Kickstarter Project of the Day (2014), Algopop (2014), Creative Applications (2014), Gizmodo US, AU (2014), City Lab (2014), GIS Lounge (2014)

Community Energy Explorer (CEE)

Visualoop - 100 outstanding interactive maps of 2015 (2015).

HubCab. SENSEable City Lab

PNAS. Journal front Cover Art (2014), The Atlantic Cities. Web publication (2014)

Big Atlas of LA Pools

NPR KCRW Design and Architecture (DnA). Radio Interview. (2014), Architizer. Web. (2014), New York Times. Op-ed (2014), FastCoDesign,Web. (2014), KCRW. Radio Interview. (2014), Los Angeles Times. Print (2013), Wired UK. Print/Web (2013), Huffington Post. Web. (2013), Gizmodo. Web. (2013), Thrasher Skateboard Magazine. Print. (2013)


EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

2012

Study Abroad, World Learning—School for International Training (SIT), Brazil: Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology, Belém, Pará, Brazil, Fall 2011. Independent Study Project conducted with EMBRAPA.

2010

Study Abroad, UCLA Education Abroad Programs (EAP), French Language and Culture, Paris, France, Summer 2010.