SPATIAL
DATA SCIENCE CONFERENCE

201 Moore St
9am - 6pm December 1, 2017
Brooklyn, NY

We are entering an era of unprecedented amounts of location-based data. In order to harness it properly we face questions of scale, analysis methods, bias, and complexity.

Our first Spatial Data Science Conference brought together academics, practitioners, industry leaders and technologists to focus on the challenges and promise that spatial data will bring in the coming years.

We look forward to seeing you at next year's conference!

Speakers

Julia Koschinsky

Julia Koschinsky

Research Director, Center for Spatial Data Science, University of Chicago

Julia Koschinsky

Seth Spielman

Associate Professor of Geograpahy, University of Colorado Boulder

Seth Spielman

Amanda Doyle

Technical Product Manager, NYC Department of City Planning

Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

Senior Data Scientist, WeWork

Carl Anderson

Anali Valdez

Urban Fellow, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Dani Arribas-Bel

Dani Arribas-Bel

Lecturer in Geographic Data Science,University of Liverpool

Carl Anderson

Manushi Majumdar

Product Engineer, ArcGIS Hub

Todd Mostak

Todd Mostak

CEO and Co-Founder, MapD

Paul Ramsey

Paul Ramsey

Solutions Engineer, CARTO

Peter Lenz

Peter Lenz

Senior Geospatial Analyst, Dstillery

Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson

Associate Professor, City University of New York School of Public Health

Daniel Merchan

Daniel Merchan

Daniel Merchán, Ph.D. Candidate, MIT

Robert Manduca

Robert Manduca

PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard

Mohammed Vazifeh

Mohammed Vazifeh

Lead data scientist, MIT Senseable City Lab

Levi Wolf

Levi Wolf

Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography, University of Bristol

WeWork

David Nesbitt

Software Director, Mapzen

WeWork

Shan Jiang

Postdoctoral Associate, MIT DUSP

Stuart Lynn

Stuart Lynn

Head of Research and Data, CARTO

Stuart Lynn

Carlos Sandoval

PhD Candidate in Architecture Computation, MIT

Stuart Lynn

Will Geary

Masters of Science Candidate, Columbia University

Stuart Lynn

Andy Eschbacher

Map Scientist, CARTO

Agenda

9:00 - 9:10
Intro + logistics
9:10 - 10:50

Keynote

  • Seth Spielman

    Associate Professor of Geograpahy, University of Colorado Boulder

Keynote

  • Carl Anderson

    Senior Data Scientist, WeWork

Response

  • Daniel Arribas-Bel

    Lecturer in Geographic Data Science, University of Liverpool

10:50 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:50

Big Spatial Data

  • Todd Mostak

    CEO and Co-founder, MapD

  • Paul Ramsey

    Solutions Architect, CARTO

11:50 - 12:10

Lightning Talks

  • Carlos Sandoval

    PhD Candidate in Architecture Computation, MIT

  • Amanda Doyle

    Technical Product Manager, NYC Department of City Planning

  • Rahani Green and Anali Valdez

    Urban Fellows, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

12:10 - 12:40
Lunch
12:40 - 2:20

Novel case studies

  • Peter Lenz

    Senior Geospatial Analyst, Dstillery

  • Shan Jiang

    Postdoctoral Associate, MIT DUSP

  • Glen Johsnon

    Associate Professor, City University of New York School of Public Health

  • Daniel Merchan

    Daniel Merchán, Ph.D. Candidate MIT

2:20 - 2:30
Coffee Break
2:30 - 3:45

Theory and methods

  • Robert Manduca

    PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard

  • Mohammed Vazifeh

    Lead data scientist, MIT Senseable City Lab

  • Levi Wolf

    Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography, University of Bristol

3:45 - 4:10

Tools and Workflows

  • David Nesbitt

    Software Director, Mapzen

4:10 - 5:10
Unconference Session
5:10 - 5:30

Lightning Talks

  • Andy Eschbacher

    Map Scientist, CARTO

  • Will Geary

    Masters of Science Candidate, Columbia University

  • Philip Martin

    VP Data, SumAll.com

  • Manushi Majumdar

    Product Engineer, ArcGIS Hub

5:30 - 6:00

Closing keynote

  • Stuart Lynn

    Head of Research and Data, CARTO

  • Julia Koschinsky

    Research Director, Center for Spatial Data Science, University of Chicago

6:00 - …
Drinks

Organizing Committee

Julia Koschinsky

Julia Koschinsky

Research Director, Center for Spatial Data Science, University of Chicago

Stuart Lynn

Stuart Lynn

Head of Research and Data, CARTO

Wenfei Xu

Wenfei Xu

Data Scientist, CARTO

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