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Spielman, Seth Edward Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • My expertise is at the intersection of maps, statistics, and the social sciences. My research focuses on new ways to measure neighborhoods. In the past few years I have won the Breheny Prize for the best paper in Urban Analytics and City Science, a kaggle.com data science competition, and was awarded a distinguished scholar award in Urban Planning from the American Association of Geographers. The journal Science profiled me as an archetype of a new generation of data-centric geographers. My publications have appeared in a diverse set of journals including PNAS, PlosOne, Demography, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, and the International Journal of GIS. Outside of academia my professional experience has ranged from the hyper digital world of Data Science and Software Engineering for a large tech company in Silicon Valley to the insanely analog practice of being the sole proprietor of an antiquarian bookshop in Manhattan.

keywords

  • Data Science, Geographic Information Science, Population Geography, Urban Geography, Public Health

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOG 3612 - Geography of American Cities Introduces geography of American cities. Includes demographic and ideological contexts of urban development, emergence of the city system, location theory and rent models, and urban-economic problems. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 3840 - Undergraduate Independent Study Provides an independent study opportunity, by special arrangement with faculty, for students presenting strong geography preparation. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 5840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for master's students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6940 - Master's Candidate for Degree Instructor consent required. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6950 - Master's Thesis Instructor consent required. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 7840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for doctoral students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 3840 - Undergraduate Independent Study Provides an independent study opportunity, by special arrangement with faculty, for students presenting strong geography preparation. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 5840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for master's students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6940 - Master's Candidate for Degree Instructor consent required. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6950 - Master's Thesis Instructor consent required. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 7840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for doctoral students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. Instructor consent required. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 3840 - Undergraduate Independent Study Provides an independent study opportunity, by special arrangement with faculty, for students presenting strong geography preparation. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 5840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for master's students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6940 - Master's Candidate for Degree Instructor consent required. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6950 - Master's Thesis Instructor consent required. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 7840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for doctoral students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. Instructor consent required. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 3840 - Undergraduate Independent Study Provides an independent study opportunity, by special arrangement with faculty, for students presenting strong geography preparation. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 5161 - Research Design in Geography The human section reads and discusses contemporary research philosophies and methodologies in human geography. Practices the development of research proposals and presentation of research ideas and results. The physical section reads and discusses contemporary research philosophies and methodologies in physical geography (climatology, geomorphology, biogeography, and soils geography). Practices the development of research proposals and presentation of research ideas. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 5840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for master's students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6940 - Master's Candidate for Degree Instructor consent required. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6950 - Master's Thesis Instructor consent required. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 7840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for doctoral students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

Other Profiles

Github

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