Visitors in the 2018-19 Academic Year

Rosa Danenberg

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Rosa Danenberg is a PhD student at Department of Urban Planning and Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, where she also works at the Centre for Future of Places. Her PhD research focuses on streets as public spaces, particularly main streets and ethnic entrepreneurship. She has a background in social science and urban planning. 


Richárd Farkas

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Richárd Farkas is an assistent lecturer at Department of Economics and Econometrics at University of Pécs, Hungary. He is currently working on spatial development possibilities of modeling cost pass-through analysis.


Firat Gündem, PhD

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Firat Gündem, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Dokuz Eylül University in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics in Izmir, Turkey.


Shuaishuai Li, MS

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Shuaishuai Li is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the School of Government at Peking University. His research interests include industrial clusters, organizational behavior and destination management. He is currently working on spatial effects in industrial cluster innovation, taking China's automobile industrial cluster as an example.


Robert Manduca, MA

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Robert is a 5th year PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University. His research focuses on the economic outcomes of people and places: why some cities and regions do well while others do poorly, and when individuals are and are not able to benefit from economic growth. Before starting his PhD he completed a Masters in City Planning and worked as a consultant on fair lending regulation.


Vincenzo Nardelli

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Vincenzo Nardelli is a Master’s student in Data Analytics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan with a specialization in data science, spatial analytics, economics and statistics. His Masters thesis is addressing sampling problems in house price modeling using open data from Multiple Listing Services, AirBnB, Twitter data on crime, other scraped web-based data, open Census characteristics etc. for Milan. As part of this, he is developing workflows for how to update his maps and results automatically (using postgres/postgis, Python and R/R Shiny).


Hamza Rarou, M.A.

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Hamza Rarou holds a B.A. and M.A. in Commercial Engineering from the Solvay Business School of the Free University of Brussels. He is currently pursuing a PhD in applied economics at the same university. His research interest revolves around spatial production networks and their impact on economic development. 


Changyao Song, MS

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Changyao Song is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the School of Government, Peking University. He is also the research assistant of Beijing Development Institute, Peking University. His research interests include producer services and tourism economics. He is currently working on the interaction between producer services and urbanization in China.


Jionghua Wang, MS

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Jionghua Wang is currently a Ph.D. student in the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include spatial social/temporal modeling and land-use optimization. He is also interested in social psychology, public health, and GUI design. 


Chen Zeng, PhD

Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Data Science

Chen Zeng is an Associate Professor in Huazhong Agricultural University in China. She is also a joint postdoc between the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her main research areas are urban planning, land use planning, GIS and remote sensing. She earned her PhD and Bachelor degrees at Wuhan University in 2013 and 2008, respectively. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, UK from 2011-2012.

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