Yuri Mansury is an associate professor at the IIT Department of Social Science. He is trained as a regional scientist and currently teaches urban planning analysis. His current areas of research are the economics of gender wage gaps, technology and innovation, computational modeling of urban systems, spatial networks, disaster impact analysis, and unbalanced regional development. He has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed articles published in a variety of social science journals including Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and Regional Science Policy and Practice. Mansury held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.