Kyle is the associate director of the Internet of Water initiative at the Lincoln Institute’s Center for Geospatial Solutions. Kyle has training and experience as an environmental engineer, urban planner, environmental public health professional, geospatial technologist, and social scientist. Prior to joining the Lincoln Institute, Kyle was the data architect for the Internet of Water start-up project at Duke University.
He has been lucky to pursue an academic and professional career addressing diverse and pressing policy questions about links between water, the natural and built environments, people, and political economy. He has sampled the physics, chemistry, and biology of surface waters for state regulatory agencies; managed survey fieldwork in low- and middle-income countries, collecting data about rural and urban drinking water systems and their customers; consulted on urbanization research projects associated with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank; provided research design and statistical analyses for studies of U.S. coastal hazards policies; and developed time series models to analyze water-meter data in the private sector.
Kyle is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in city and regional planning at UNC–Chapel Hill and also holds master’s degrees in city and regional planning and public health from UNC and a B.S. in environmental engineering from Stanford.