SASS

The Lab for Spatial Analysis in the Social Sciences (SASS) examines patterns of urban spatial structure and their interactions with the dynamics of economic, demographic, education, public health, and other social systems. We apply spatial econometrics, urban data science, and geospatial statistics to study issues of inequality in social science and public policy. We devise new spatially-explicit research methods and develop open-source software to support honest and reproducible science.

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VALE

The Vegetation And Landscape Ecology (VALE) Lab examines patterns and dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems at the landscape scale. We study the impacts of human-caused landscape change on terrestrial plant communities. The tools we use include field measurements of e.g., plant community composition, multivariate analysis, spatial statistics, landscape simulation models, and geospatial data analysis (GIS and Remote Sensing).

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Research Expertise

Spatial Statistics
Spatial Econometrics
Spatial Optimization
Open Source
Python
R
Sustainability
Social Justice
Urban & Environmental Analytics

The Latest News from COGS

Handbook of Spatial Analysis in the Social Sciences is Published

The brand new Handbook of Spatial Analysis in the Social Sciences, edited by COGS Director Serge Rey and Rachel Franklin is published in November. The handbook includes chapters from Director Rey and Associate Director Eli Knaap, as well as several COGS affiliates including Ran Wei, Levi Wolf, Dani Arribas-Bel, Wei Kang, and many more