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

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.

Tony Aburaad

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.

Vera Beilinson

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.

Liang Cai

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.

Nick Carola

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

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. 

Ruxin Chen

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.

Maia Conrado

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.

Yan Cui

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.

Irena Gao

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. 

Jacob Gaynor

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.

Adriana Gonzales

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.

Sam Joyce

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. 

Saurabh Kalra

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.

Patrick Lavallee Delgado

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.

Alex 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

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.

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

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.

Logan Noel

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.

Erin Ochoa

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.

Yoon Hong Park

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

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

 

Dan Snow

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.

Rodrigo Valdes Ortiz

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

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). 

Julie Wu

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.

Chenhao Yang

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.

Irene Farah Rivadeneyra

Angela Li, B.A.

R Spatial Advocate, Center for Spatial Data Science

Angela has a dual Bachelor’s in Economics and Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago. She is leading weekly workshops to help academics improve their research computing skills and developing a website to share spatial analysis resources developed by the Center.

Angela Li

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.

Larissa Vieira