The Center for Spatial Data Science (CSDS) addresses research questions where location represents an important dimension of the research problem. Application areas include a range of substantive fields where space matters, such as economic geography, environmental economics, sociology, criminology, public health, and other social sciences. The CSDS team has been conducting and publishing spatial research for years, usually funded by federal awards from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Justice and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

This substantive research is supported by the development of new methods and open-source software tools for spatial econometric modeling, clustering, exploratory analysis, geovisual analytics, and CyberGIS (Geographic Information Systems).

We are initially summarizing three of our current research projects, with more to come.