Unleashing the power of maps | Ness Sandoval

    Using the power of big data to show graphically inequality in an urban environment. This talk shows how overlaying data points on a more human scale can help planners, police and politicians to make more informed decisions when deploying limited resources. Ness Sándoval studies spatial inequality in American cities and Latino and Immigrant Demography as an Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology at Saint Louis University. He is also the Co-Director of the Ph.D. program in Public and Social Policy and the founder of the GeoSpatial Research and Innovation lab (GeoSRI) at SLU. Ness currently serves as an applied demographer and consultant to several community organizations in the Saint Louis and Midwest region.
    Ness Sándoval was born in Denver, Colorado. At the age of 3, his family moved back to Scottbluff, Nebraska. Ness completed his undergraduate and master’s degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After completing his masters degree he worked for Gallup as a research scientist in the Government Division. He returned to school to complete his Ph.D. degree at the University of California-Berkeley. He moved to Chicago where he was an assistant professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. He met his wife Kasia in Chicago and they have three children, Cyprian, Irenaeus, and Efrem. In 2008, Ness moved to Saint Louis where he starting working as an assistant professor at Saint Louis University. Ness is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Saint Louis University. He is also the Co-Director of the Ph.D. program in Public and Social Policy. He is the founder of the GeoSpatial Research and Innovation lab (GeoSRI) at SLU. He has two primary research interests: the intersection of Demographic Techniques and Computational Spatial Science to study spatial inequality in American cities and Latino and Immigrant Demography. Ness currently serves as an applied demographer and consultant to several community organizations in the Saint Louis and Midwest region. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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