Interns in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Mark Baker

Research Intern, Center for Spatial Data Science

Mark Baker is a rising fourth year in the college majoring in computational and applied mathematics. He will be working to improve spatial insight discovery through exploratory analysis with GeoDa.


Gustavo Dias

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

Gustavo is a rising second-year at the College, intending to major in Economics with a minor in Geographic Information Science. His work as a research assistant focuses on analyzing travel times trade-offs between different modes of transportation in Chicago.


Marcos Falcone

Research Associate, Center for Spatial Data Science

Marcos is a student in UChicago's MA Program in the Social Sciences who is currently concentrating in Geographic Information Science. Since graduating with a BA in Political Science from Universidad Torcuato di Tella, he has worked in the Argentine public and private sector. He is currently interested in the study of the intersection between voting patterns and spatial processes.


Felix Farb

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

Felix is a High school student who loves geography, history and math. He is helping to improve tutorials and demos to teach GeoDa.

Felix Farb

Olina Liang

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Olina is a rising third-year at the University of Chicago majoring in astrophysics. She is working on scraping and analyzing spatial data related to opioid overdoses in the United States.


Atman Mehta

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

Atman is a third-year student in the College, studying Political and Data Science. He will be working on a project about detecting new insights in GeoDa. He is also interested in documentary filmmaking.


Maya Puleo

Summer Research Intern, Center for Spatial Data Science

Maya is a Masters in Public Health (MPH) Candidate at UIC.  She is completing the masters program with a concentration in Epidemiology.  Maya is working on a project at the CSDS examining opioid use disorder in New Jersey.


R.E. Stern

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

R.E. is a rising second-year student at the University of Chicago, studying statistics. He is working on improving gaining spatial insights with GeoDa.


Emma Van Lieshout

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

Emma is a rising third-year in the college studying Public Policy and Economics. She is working with the CSDS on a project exploring data on business licenses issued in Chicago.


Jizhou Wang

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

Jizhou Wang is a rising third-year student in the College, majoring in Economics. He is interested in the application of GIScience in Economics research. He is also interested in Education.


Ryan Wang

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Ryan is a master’s student in the social sciences. He concentrates on quantitative methods and social analysis, and his research area is in labor sociology. Ryan enjoys the computational approach to geographic sciences, and he is particularly interested in visualization of spatial data.


Jiaqi (Stephanie) Yang

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Jiaqi Yang (Stephanie) is a first-year master student in the Computational Analysis and Public Policy program at UChicago. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Columbia University. Her research interests include interactive data visualization, machine learning algorithms, and applications of computational techniques in the public sector.