Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Tony Aburaad, A.B.

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Tony Aburaad is a Research Assistant at the Center for Spatial Data Science and a Masters student in Computer Science. Before joining, he worked at Nielsen doing marketing analytics and more recently the Computation Institute.


Vera Beilinson

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Vera Beilinson is a third year student at the University of Chicago specializing in computational and applied mathematics. She is helping to improve CSDS's GeoDa software program by tracking bugs and testing fixes.


Nick Carola

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Nick Carola is a student at the University of Chicago's College. He is helping to improve CSDS's GeoDa software program by tracking bugs and testing fixes.


Maia Conrado

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Maia Conrado is an intern at the Center and a second-year Computer Science major in the University of Chicago's College. She has worked at Motorola Solutions as a UX Design/Software Development intern and at the University of Chicago Research Computing Center.


Yan Cui, B.S.

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science and School of Social Service Administration

Yan Cui is a masters student in Computer Science at UChicago. He has a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University, where he studied Computer Science. Previously, he worked at the National Lab of Intelligent Technology & Systems at Tsinghua University.


Irena Gao

Intern, Center for Spatial Data Science

Irena is a third-year high school student at the Illinois Math & Science Academy. She is an avid learner and passionate about understanding computation for social good.


Jacob Gaynor

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Jacob Gaynor is a fourth-year geographical science major and computer science minor in the College. He is also an Urbanism Research Assistant, working on the City Cents project to map and analyze where public money is spent. 


Alex Liu, B.S.

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Alex is a first year master student in computer science at UChicago. Prior to joining, he worked in the Computer Game Lab at Beijing Institute of Technology. He is currently working on integrating Python code into Geoda.


Erin Ochoa, B.A.

Teaching Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Erin is a Master's student in the Computational Social Science program at the University of Chicago.  She has a Bachelor's from the University of New Mexico, where she majored in Criminology and minored in Statistics.  She has previously interned with the New Mexico Sentencing Commission, the New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.


Rodrigo Valdes Ortiz, B.S.

Teaching Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Rodrigo is a student in the Computational Social Science Masters Program at the University of Chicago. He holds a Bachelor in Economics from the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico. Before coming to Chicago, he worked in infrastructure financing.


Julie Wu

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Julie Wu is a third-year geographical studies major and computer science minor in the College. She is also involved in TechTeam. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Chicago neighborhoods, riding trains, and volunteering for Bridgeport's only low power radio station (105.5 FM). 


Chenhao Yang, B.S.

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Chenhao Yang is currently a first tear master student in computer science at UChicago. Prior to joining UChicago, he received his bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University in software engineering. He used to work at Microsoft Research Asia.