Addressing Real-World Spatial Problems

Addressing real-world spatial problems is a strategic priority for CSDS for several reasons: 1) To have a positive social impact with our spatial research and tools; 2) to make spatial research and software more accessible to the next generation of high school students who are underrepresented in STEM education; and 3) to allow UChicago students to apply the spatial data analysis skills from class to complex problems that go beyond textbook examples.

This page features examples that illustrate this priority area. Our Assistant Instructional Professors Crystal Bae and Yue Lin are also currently developing capstone projects for students with community partners like Equiticity in Chicago.