I am a postdoctoral fellow with the economics group of the Harris School of Public Policy
and the Center for Spatial Data Science,
at the University of Chicago.
I study the social and spatial networks of American neighborhoods.
I use large datasets to measure mobility
between and among urban spaces, and
to evaluate the accessibility
and use of public resources.
I have also worked on compactness as a tool for districting reform (gerrymandering).
On a daily basis, this amounts to clustering algorithms,
distributed computing, and some graph theory.
I am broadly interested in shared computational
infrastructures for the social sciences,
and have taught
the introduction to the programming sequence for Harris MPP students.
I was trained as a particle physicist and came to Harris from the
Enrico Fermi Institute
where I was an Enrico Fermi Fellow on the ATLAS Experiment on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
I previously worked on firmware and electronics
for ultra-fast reconstruction of particle trajectories,
and made substantial contributions to the discovery and
first measurements of the Higgs Boson in the two-photon channel.
My CV is available here;
you can also find me on
Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago
1155 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637 USA