Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

CSDE Awards Advanced Data Analytics Training Awards to Five Pre-Doctoral Candidates

Posted: 10/19/2020 (CSDE Awards and CSDE Research)

A recently awarded training grant means that five pre-doctoral candidates in the social sciences have been awarded training grants for the 2020-21 Academic Year.  This inaugural cohort began the training program in October 2020 and includes Ian Kennedy (Graduate student in Sociology), Neal Marquez (Graduate student in Sociology), Emily Pollock (Graduate student in Anthropology), Aja Sutton (Graduate student in Geography), and Crystal Yu (Graduate student in Sociology). Kennedy’s research is centered on developing and applying methods of automated data collection and text analysis to better understand how race and class intersect with property advertisements on platforms such as Craigslist; Marquez’s research uses novel data made available by SafeGraph to understand mobility patterns in the United States; Pollock’s research employs novel computational methods and social network analysis to model disease transmission; Sutton’s research applies computational methods to understand how geography impacts disease spread; and Yu’s research looks to improve small area, stochastic estimation techniques through combinations of administrative data, statistics and trace data. This first cohort of trainees reflects the UW’s strengths in data science across a wide array of types of data and analytic approaches. To read more about the announcement, visit UW News or the Fellowship web page