Visitors in the 2017-18 Academic Year

Coro Chasco, PhD

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Coro Chasco is an Associate Professor at the Departament of Applied Economics at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid where she also directs the ECONRES research group ( She works in applied econometrics and spatial analysis, with applications to regional inequalities, housing prices, environment, tourism and quality of life. She earned her PhD and graduated with honors in Applied Economic Modelling at UAM. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois (2004) and Adolfo Ibáñez University, Chile (2014), and a visiting professor of the University of Franche-Comté, France (2013-2014). 

Kevin Credit, Ph.D.

Fellow, Center for Spatial Data Science
Lecturer, National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University in Ireland

Kevin Credit is a Lecturer at the National Centre for Geocomputation at Maynooth University in Ireland. Kevin’s work is broadly interested in better understanding how planning policy influences sustainable economic development outcomes, such as entrepreneurship. His dissertation research looks specifically at the impact of public transit investments on the spatial distribution of new businesses, as well as the relationship between walkable land use patterns (including elements such as block size, density, and land use diversity) and business sales volume.

Ferda Esin Gülel, PhD

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Ferda Esin Gülel is an assistant professor of Statistics at the Econometrics Department at Pamukkale University, Turkey. She defended her Ph.D. thesis in 2014 and is working on applied statistics and spatial modeling. She was a visiting scholar at Syracuse University, NY in 2011-2012 with Prof. Badi Baltagi and at Kean University, NJ with Prof. Thomas Walsh. 

Ferda Esin Gülel

Anaïs Laurence Ladoy, BS

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Anaïs Ladoy is finishing a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. Her research interests involve spatial analysis and epidemiology. She is currently visiting the Center for Spatial Data Science to complete her master's thesis with an analysis of Array of Things and other sensor data, including the spatial interpolation of air quality data.

Anaïs Laurence Ladoy

Xindian Li, BS

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Xindian Li is a third-year masters student in the Department of Construction Management at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Her research interests include housing policy and spatial hedonic modeling. She is currently working on the development and application of a spatio-temporal housing price index in Beijing.

Xindian Li

Lu Zhou, MS

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Lu Zhou is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She is also a part-time journalist, covering the policy of Chinese land and housing markets. Her research interest is how the land rights institutions in China affect the land market, economic development and inclusive urbanization. Her thesis investigates Transferable Development Rights (TDRs) in Chongqing, China. TDRs is a pilot program that shifts the land development quota system from central planning to market allocation.

Lu Zhou