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.


Liang Cai, MA

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Liang Cai received his MA in social sciences from UChicago. He is interested in urban sociology, environmental criminology, and human geography. At CSDS he is helping to test functions for the new version of GeoDa and more.


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.


Ruxin Chen, B.S.

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Ruxin Chen is a master student of Computational Social Science at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include income inequality measure, hypothesis testing and bootstrapping procedure. She is helping to develop and improve methodologies in spatial econometrics. 


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. 


Sam Joyce

Social Science Division (SSD) Intern, Center for Spatial Data Science

Sam is a third-year Environmental & Urban Studies major in the College. He is co-president of the labor solidarity group Students Organizing United with Labor and a fact-checker for the South Side Weekly. As an SSD intern, he is focusing on identifying hotspots of fentanyl-related deaths within urban, suburban and rural areas of New Jersey. Additionally, he is determining if there are any differences in the specific locations where fentanyl-related deaths occur (in residences, in public areas, etc.) by geographic zone.


Patrick Lavallee Delgado

Research Assistant, Harris School of Public Policy and Center for Spatial Data Science

Patrick is a candidate for the MS degree in Computational Analysis and Public Policy at the University of Chicago, jointly administered by the Department of Computer Science and the Harris School of Public Policy. His research and policy interests include evidence-based approaches to human capital development in Maine. At Harris and with the Center, he assists Professor Dan Black and Dr. Jamie Saxon with studies of rural brain drain. Patrick is an elected executive of Harris Student Government. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, he held management positions in higher education, start-up finance, and state events. He received his BA degree in Government from Bowdoin College.


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.


Cecile Murray

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Cecile Murray is a graduate student at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. At CSDS, she is helping analyze the social and spatial networks of American neighborhoods.

Cecile Murray

Logan Noel

College Research Fellow, Center for Spatial Data Science

Logan is a third year economics major and computer science minor at the University of Chicago. He is currently developing a framework to help researchers and city officials analyze the public's access to health and social services in urban environments.


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.


Yoon Hong Park

Research Assistant, Center for Spatial Data Science

Yoon Hong Park is a MPP candidate in Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. His research interests include policy analysis and evaluation. At CSDS, he is working on the Air Quality Project, helping to create a user-friendly interactive dashboard that visualizes the aggregated sensor/satellite data and other multiple drivers/predictors of air quality. He received his B.A.s in International Affairs and Political Science from the George Washington University.


Dan Snow, MA

Fellow, Center for Spatial Data Science and Harris School of Public Policy

Dan Snow graduated from the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy Masters program. His research focuses on healthcare and spatial accessibility. He also works as a data analyst and project manager at a nonprofit organization on Chicago’s north side.

Website: dfsnow.me

GitHub: github.com/dfsnow

 


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.


Irene Farah Rivadeneyra, M.A.

Research Associate, Center for Spatial Data Science

Irene is a Research Associate at the Center. She has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from ITAM in Mexico City and a Master’s in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. She previously worked doing poverty measurement research for the Mexican government. Her current research interests are social dynamics, access to services, and urbanization.


Larissa Vieira, BA

Researcher, Center for Spatial Data Science

Larissa Vieira is a geographer with experience in combining spatial analysis and ethnographic research in applied research on transportation, poverty and inequality, housing and health. At CSDS she is analyzing spatial patterns of contract-funded health and human services in relation to where services are needed.