Luc Anselin, Ph.D.

Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and the College
Director, Center for Spatial Data Science
Senior Fellow, NORC

Luc Anselin is the Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and the College, the Director of the new Center for Spatial Data Science and a Senior Fellow at NORC. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2008 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.


Julia Koschinsky, Ph.D.

Executive Director and Senior Research Associate, Center for Spatial Data Science

5735 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Julia Koschinsky is the Executive Director and Senior Research Associate of the Center for Spatial Data Science at the University of Chicago and has been part of the GeoDa team for over 18 years. She has been conducting and managing research funded through federal awards of over $8 million to gain insights from the spatial dimensions of urban challenges in housing, health, and the built environment.

Julia Koschinsky

Xun Li, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Data Science, Center for Spatial Data Science

Xun Li, Ph.D. is the Associate Director for Data Science at the University of Chicago's Center for Spatial Data Science. Prior to joining the Center, he worked as the principal software engineer of the GeoDa and GeoDa-Web software at Arizona State University. He also held software engineering positions at Motorola R&D, Microsoft Research, and Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs.

Xun Li

Crystal Bae, Ph.D.

Assistant Instructional Professor of GIScience

Crystal Bae is Assistant Instructional Professor of GIScience in the Division of the Social Sciences and the College. Her research in spatial cognition focuses on geographic movement visualization, real-world navigation, cognition of neighborhoods and regions, and social decision making. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography with an Emphasis in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a former postdoc of the Movement Data Science Lab at UCSB.