Erin Abbott

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Erin is an Environmental and Urban Studies major and pre-med at the College. She is currently working on a project researching air quality and health in Chicago.


Fletcher Berryman

Research Associate, Center for Spatial Data Science
Account Executive, CARTO

Fletcher Berryman is a geographer and remote sensing specialist currently working with CARTO in New York City, a technology firm whose cloud computing platform provides GIS, web mapping, and spatial data science tools to commercial, academic, and governmental users. Berryman is most drawn to research questions that involve the intersection of geographers’ traditional consideration of “space and place” with modern technologies previously unavailable for use in examination, particularly in public health and international development contexts.


Cyrus Caughey

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Cyrus Caughey is a second year in the College majoring in Geographical Sciences and Statistics. He is also Vice President of the Tobler Society, which is the Youthmappers Chapter on campus.


Adriana Gonzales

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Adriana Gonzales is an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago, entering her 3rd year as an Anthropology and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies double major. She is a passionate advocate for students and global communities of color, engaging in various on- and off-campus opportunities to use her skills for the greater good. She is currently translating and disseminating geospatial research relevant to current policy making so it is accessible to a wider audience, ultimately showing people why thinking geospatially matters.


Saurabh Kalra

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Saurabh Kalra is a Master in Science in Environmental Science and Policy (MSESP) candidate at the Harris School of Public Policy, where he focusses on Environmental and Health Policy. He did his college from Ohio State University in Economics followed by a two-year Teach for India Fellowship. Saurabh is excited to join the CSDS and will be working on the Spatial-Temporal analysis of healthcare data. 


Isaac Kamber

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Isaac Kamber is a student at the University of Chicago's College with a research assistanship of the Social Science Undergraduate Research Initiative. He is working on making sensor data from the Array of Things Project and satellite data from NASA more accessible to researchers and the public.


Yuming Liu

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Yuming Liu is a candidate in the MACSS program at the University of Chicago. He focuses on analyzing the spatial-temporal patterns and integrating data and spatial analysis to predict health outcomes. He received his B.A. degree in Mathematics from Bard College.


Richard Lu

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Richard Lu is a student in the University of Chicago’s College, majoring in Applied Mathematics and Economics. Building on his interests in health economics and quantitative data analysis, he is currently working on a project researching the spatial relationships between air quality and health outcomes in Chicago.


Lorenz Menendez

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Lorenz Menendez is an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in Economics and Geography. He has a strong background in GIS on a variety of open-source and proprietary platforms. He previously interned with the City of Santa Clara on a project to optimize infrastructure asset management by redefining streets as surfaces in GIS.


Moksha Menghaney

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Moksha Menghaney is an active Graduate Student-at-Large at University of Chicago. She previously has 6 years of experience in investment management working as a quantitative modeler. She holds a M.S. in Financial Engineering from Columbia University. Her interests lie in application of behavioral methods to policy implementation and evaluation.


Gabe Morrison

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Gabe is in his third year at the College and plans to major in Public Policy and Geography. Currently studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, Gabe is working on a project analyzing the spatial relationship between air quality and health (and improving his Spanish!). Gabe is thrilled to join the Center as a Research Assistant this quarter. 


Grant Morrison

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Grant Morrison is a student at the University of Chicago's College. He is helping to improve CSDS's GeoDa tutorials.


Susan Paykin

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Susan Paykin is a Master in Public Policy (MPP) candidate at the Harris School of Public Policy, where she focuses on environmental and agricultural policy. Her interest in integrating GIS and spatial data analysis with evidence-based policy approaches to land use led her to work at CSDS. Susan holds a B.A. from Brandeis University.


Haowen Shang

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Haowen is a masters student in Computational Social Science at the University of Chicago. She previously worked as a research assistant at Argonne and created spatial-temporal animations and analysis products for air quality sensor data. She focuses on improving methodologies for air quality estimations and is researching the impacts of air quality on health and socio-economics.


Bibind Vasu

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Bibind Vasu is a Master in Science in Environmental Science and Policy (MSESP) candidate at the Harris School of Public Policy. His interests are in sustainable urban development and data science.


Thomas Weil

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Thomas is a Political Science Major in the college. He is assisting in the study and analysis of the economic geography of the United States. 


Calvin Zhang

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Calvin is a student in the College. He majors in Economics with a specialization in Data Science. Expanding upon his interest in economic geography, he will assist in the empirical analysis of the expression of the new economic geography in the U.S.