Center for Spatial Data Science

At the Center for Spatial Data Science (CSDS), we think spatially about research problems: We develop state-of-the-art methods for geospatial analysis; implement them through open source software tools; apply them to policy-relevant research in the social sciences; and disseminate them through education and support to a growing worldwide community of over 330,000 spatial analysts. Locally, we are building a spatial community at the University of Chicago. CSDS is an initiative of the Division of the Social Sciences and part of the UChicago's investment in computational social science. Faculty contact: Prof. Luc Anselin.