Jamie Saxon at the Harris School

About Me

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 LinkedIn or GitHub.


Email: jsaxon@uchicago.edu

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University of Chicago
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