Girum Dagnachew Abate, Ph.D.

Fellow, Center for Spatial Data Science
Economist, The World Bank Group, Washington, DC

Girum Dagnachew Abate is an Economist at the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. His current research interests include macro-financial linkages, macromonomeric modeling, economic growth and applied econometrics.


Pedro Amaral, Ph.D.

Fellow, Center for Spatial Data Science
Associate Professor, Department of Economics (Cedeplar/FACE), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Pedro Amaral is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is Chair of the Latin America Division of Regional Studies Association (RSA) and Deputy Secretary of the Brazilian National Association of Graduate Studies and Research in Urban and Regional Planning (ANPUR).


Daniel Arribas-Bel, Ph.D.

Fellow, Center for Spatial Data Science
Lecturer in Geographic Data Science, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool (UK)

Dani Arribas-Bel is Lecturer in Geographic Data Science and member of the Geographic Data Science Lab at the University of Liverpool (UK). Dani regularly teaches Geographic Data Science and Python courses at the University of Liverpool and has designed and developed several workshops at different levels on spatial analysis and econometrics, Python and open source scientific computing.


Nicole Marwell, Ph.D.

Fellow, Center for Spatial Data Science
Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration

Nicole P. Marwell's research examines the complex and shifting sets of inter-organizational relations underlying urban processes such as public goods distribution, community formation, and democratic representation. Marwell uses qualitative, quantitative, and historical methods to explore how changes in this meso-level of social structure affect urban cohesion, inequality, and exclusion. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Helmsley Foundation, and the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies.


Emily Talen, Ph.D.

Fellow, Center for Spatial Data Science
Professor of Urbanism

Emily Talen is a Professor of Urbanism at the University of Chicago. Her focus is the built environment and how it intersects with social and environmental things — like social justice, civic life, and diversity. While pursuing these topics, she spent 8 years at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 9 years at Arizona State, and recently arrived (2016) at the University of Chicago. Before becoming an academic, she was an urban planner with the City of Santa Barbara.


Levi John Wolf, Ph.D.

Fellow, Center for Spatial Data Science
Lecturer in Quantitatve Human Geography, University of Bristol

Levi John Wolf, PhD is a Fellow at the Center for Spatial Data Science and a Lecturer in Quantitatve Human Geography at the University of Bristol. He is a quantitative social scientist, using spatial statistics and computation to make sense of US politics, economics, and social dynamics.