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2019 Presentations

SPRING 2019    
January 15Screen Shot 2019-01-25 at 11.42.20 AM.png Robert Vargas

Robert Vargas
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor Director of the Violence, Law, and Politics Lab, UChicago

Redistricting Dynamics in Chicago: 1837-2015

January 29 4 presenters help to navigate UChicago's system of funding for research and travel, career resources, training events + research presentations:
  Cecilia Smith

Cecilia Smith
GIS and Maps Librarian, UChicago

Maps, GIS fellowshipsand workshops at UChicago


  Tracy Nyerges

Tracy Nyerges
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research, CCRF, UChicago

Resources for College studentsCollege Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF)


  Karen Rosenthall

Karen Rosenthall
Director of Fellowships at UChicago Grad

Resources for graduate studentsUChicago Grad


  Liz Moyer

Liz Moyer
Associate Professor, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, UChicago

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program


February 5 Chen Zeng

Chen Zeng
Visiting Scholar at the Center for Spatial Data Science and Associate Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

Multi-scenario spatial spillover effect on land conveyance fee - A preliminary analysis in Wuhan agglomeration, China

February 12 Mahesh Somashekhar

Mahesh Somashekhar
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois-Chicago

Racial Inequality between Gentrifiers: How the Race of Gentrifiers Affects Retail Development in Gentrifying Neighborhoods

NOTE non-standard time: 10:30-12:00.

February 19 Firat Gundem

Firat Gundem
Visiting Scholar at Center for Spatial Data Science and Assistant Professor, Dokuz Eylül University

Does Space Matter Politically? The Turkish Case (2002-2015)

February 26 Robert Gulotty

Robert Gulotty
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UChicago

Spreading political influence: how supply chains shape corporate politics

March 5 Jamie Saxon

Jamie Saxon
Postdoctoral Scholar, Harris School and Center for Spatial Data Science, UChicago

The Local Structures of Human Mobility in Chicago

March 12 Hamza Rarou

Hamza Rarou
Visiting PhD Student, Center for Spatial Data Science, UChicago

Spatio-temporal configuration and regionalization of the automotive production network

March 19   No Study Group (exam week)
March 26   No Study Group (spring break)
April 2   No Study Group (1st week of class)
April 9 Andros Kourtellos

Andros Kourtellos
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Cyprus and Visiting Scholar at UChicago

Threshold Spatial Autoregression with an Application to Intergenerational Mobility

April 16 Anni Beukes

Anni Beukes
Resident Fellow, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation

Making the Invisible Visible: Generating data on slums at local, city and global scales
April 23 Carmi Neiger

Carmi Neiger
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and GIS, Elmhurst College

Cohens on the move: Jewish residential dynamics in Cincinnati, Ohio (1940-2000)

April 30 Gustav Agneman

Gustav Agneman
Ph.D. Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen

Armed Conflict, Oil Wealth, and State Capacity: Reconciling Conflicting Evidence

May 7 Anna Mueller

Anna Mueller
Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, UChicago

Identifying Suicide “Problems” and/or Clusters in High Schools

May 7 Vincenzo Nardelli

Extra Session: 2:30-4pm in Searle 240B
Vincenzo Nardelli, Masters Student, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan

Assessing the Quality of Spatial Crowdsourced and Web Data

May 14 Robert Manduca

Robert Manduca
PhD student in Sociology at Harvard University, CSDS Visitor

Neighborhood Effects on Mobility

May 21


Julio Postigo

Last regular 9-11am study group meeting for spring 2019:

Julio Postigo
Senior Research Scientist at NORC at the University of Chicago

Understanding the generation and spatial distribution of local knowledge in the Andes

June 4 Shuaishuai Li

Different Time and Location: 2:30-4pm in Searle 240B
Shuaishuai Li, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Government at Peking University

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Performance: Evidence from the Automobile Industrial Cluster in China
July 9 Changyao Song

Different Time and Location: 1-2:30 in Searle 240B
Changyao Song, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Government at Peking University

The Effect of Bank Proximity on Productivity in China
AUTUMN 2019    
Oct. 8 CSDS Lightning Talks CSDS Lightning Talks
Oct. 15



Jonathan Ozik


Cara Bergo


Yen-Tyng Chen

Marynia Kolak

Spatial & Social Perspectives of the Opioid Crisis and Upstream Infectious Disease

Agent-based modeling of HCV treatment strategies for persons who inject drugs in metropolitan Chicago - Jonathan Ozik, Research Scientist at Argonne National Lab

Overview of Illinois-wide analysis of Opioids & HCV - Cara Bergo - PhD Candidate at UIC, and Analyst Intern with at IDPH

Exploring the Spatial-Network Architectures and Social Flows of Egocentric Sexual and Social Networks: A Chicago Case Study  - Yen-Tyng Chen, Postdoctoral Scholar, the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination and Marynia Kolak, Assistant Director for Health Informatics, Center for Spatial Data Science

Oct. 22 Ahoura Zandiatashbar

The Geography of U.S. High-Tech Zones

Ahoura Zandiatashbar, Geospatial Data Scientist, Urban Data Visualization Lab, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Oct. 29 Anthony Howell

Impacts of Social Policy on Ethnic Entrepreneurship: Micro-Evidence from China’s Dibao Program

Anthony Howell, Assistant Professor in Public Policy and Management in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University

Nov. 5 Sarah Williams

DATA | ACTION - Using data for a public good

Sarah Williams, Associate Professor, MIT

Nov. 12 Ning Ai

Community-Based Food Waste Modeling and Planning Framework for Urban Regions

Ning Ai, Associate Professor, Dept. of Urban Planning and Policy

Nov. 19 Jonathan Dingel

Quantifying Social Interactions Using Smartphone Data

Jonathan Dingel, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business 


Nov.  26   No study group (Thanksgiving week)
Dec. 3 Hanchen Yu

On Spatial Autocorrelation, Heterogeneity, and Scale

Hanchen Yu, Postdoctoral Researcher, Arizona State University