- Sustainable urban development
- Urban transportation
- Social sciences--Network analysis
- Spatial systems
Jean-Claude Thill is Knight Distinguished Professor of Public Policy. His scholarship touches on various aspects of cities and regions in terms of their socio-economic structures, their housing and employment, as well as transportation infrastructures and mobility behaviors, within the broader theme of sustainability and adaptability in the global context. His research is theoretically informed and empirically grounded. Another dimension of his scholarship fits in geospatial information science, particularly in advancing new methods of spatial analysis, spatial machine learning, social network analysis and complex systems, and big data analytics. His research is global and comparative.