José Lobo (18 Apr. 1962, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a researcher and associate professor at the School of Sustainability, College of Global Future, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA (since 2005).
His research focuses on metropolitan economic performance and location-specific economic growth; the application of machine learning, data mining and spatial statistics methods to the study of socioeconomic data; causes and consequences of urban size and scale; and how the characteristics of individuals, organizations, institutions and social networks interact to create "regions of innovation."
Prof. Lobo also taught at Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy. Amongst his publications: Settlement Scaling Theory: Bridging the Study of Ancient and Contemporary Urban Systems (with Luis M.A. Bettencourt, Michael E. Smith, Scott Ortman, Urban Studies, 2018).