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.

Erin Abbott

Vidal Anguiano Jr.

Research Associate, Center for Spatial Data Science

Fusing his love for technology and smarter governance, Vidal Anguiano Jr. is driven to help government use data science and analytics more effectively, ethically, and equitably. He is excited by the prospect of local governments using spatial data science tools to implement localized, data-driven policy. He is currently a Data Science Consultant with Accenture Federal Services, specializing in implementing machine learning solutions for federal agencies. He holds a M.S. in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MS-CAPP) from the Harris School of Public Policy and is a graduate of the College at the University of Chicago.

Vidal Anguiano

Fletcher Berryman

Research Associate, Center for Spatial Data Science

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.

Fletcher Berryman

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.

Cyrus Caughey

Yeqing Han

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Yeqing Han is an MSc student in Spatial Data Science at the Key Research Institute of Yellow River Civilization and Sustainable Development at Henan University. Her core research interests include spatial modeling and Python programming. Yeqing is currently working on regional economic analysis with spatio-temporal models and remote sensing 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.

Isaac Kamber

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.

Yuming Liu

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.

Richard Lu

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.

Lorenz Menendez

Moksha Menghaney, M.S.

Community and Mapping Analyst, Center for Spatial Data Science

Moksha Menghaney is a Community and Mapping Analyst at CSDS. Her interests lie in integrating GIS and spatial analysis with evidence-based methods for policy evaluation and implementation. She previously has 6 years of experience in investment management working as a quantitative modeler and holds a M.S. in Financial Engineering from Columbia University.

Moksha Menghaney, M.S.

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. 

Gabe Morrison

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.

Grant Morrison

H.I. Park

Research Assistant, 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.


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.

Susan Paykin

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.

Haowen Shang

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.

Bibind Vasu

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. 

Thomas Weil

Amanda Whaley

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Amanda is a M.S. in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MS-CAPP) candidate at the Harris School of Public Policy.  She is currently working on a project to understand the use of public spaces using machine learning.

Amanda Whaley

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.

Calvin Zhang

Hang Zhang

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Hang Zhang is a second-year MSc student in GIS at the Key Research Institute of Yellow River Civilization and Sustainable Development at Henan University in the Henan Province of China. His core research interests include CyberGIS and crowdsourcing, R and Python programming, and the application of geographical data science to economic geography.