Interns in the 2019-20 Academic Year

Yair Atlas

Center for Data and Computing Intern, Center for Spatial Data Science

Yair Atlas is a rising sophomore at the University of Chicago studying physics and philosophy. His work as an intern involves making origin-destination data more accessible to researchers. 

Yair Atlas

Lea Hoefer

Summer Intern, Center for Spatial Data Science

Lea Hoefer is a current 3rd year clinical resident in the General Surgery Program at University of Chicago Medicine. Prior to attending medical school at the University of Chicago, she attended Iowa State University and completed undergraduate studies in Political Science & Global Resource Systems. She is interested in how spatial data science can be applied to the field of surgery to identify how place impacts health & outcomes, both pre- and post-operatively, as well as how this information can be leveraged to drive location-specific changes in individual patient care, health systems structures, and local policy.


Richard Lu

Summer Institute in Social Research Methods Intern, Center for Spatial Data Science

Richard Lu is a College student at the University of Chicago, majoring in applied mathematics and economics with a specialization in data science. He is working on a research project related to computing travel times and spatial access metrics at scale.

Richard Lu

H.I. Park

Intern, Center for Spatial Data Science

H.I. is an undergraduate student at The University of Chicago majoring in Mathematics and Statistics. He is looking to pursue a career in data science, and his research interests are Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. He is currently working on expanding the spatial analysis teaching tools to a modern sf framework in R.


Caitlyn Tien

Summer Institute in Social Research Methods Intern, Center for Spatial Data Science

Caitlyn Tien is a rising third year College student at the University of Chicago, majoring in Economics. She is working on a research project related to computing travel times and spatial access metrics at scale and on helping spatial analysts navigate the methods available in our GeoDa software.

Caitlyn Tien

Bryan Wang

Intern, Center for Spatial Data Science

Bryan attends Harker School in San Jose, CA with an interest in astrophysics, data science and jazz. At CSDS he is working with Jamie Saxon and Yair Atlas on a new PySAL package to measure spatial access to public resources.

Bryan Wang