Geographic Information Systems

Geographic information systems allow individuals to view and analyze data overlaid on maps, making connections between activities based on geographic proximity. RAND researchers have been using GIS mapping for more than 20 years in a wide range of contexts, such as military simulation and modeling; analysis of health care delivery and quality; documenting neighborhood and demographic changes; land use economics; and transportation systems analyses.

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    Aaron Kofner

    Senior Research Programmer
    Education M.S. in applied economics and management, Cornell University; M.A. in urban planning and transportation policy, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Hui Lu

    Senior Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in transport economics and behaviour modelling, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds; M.A. in industrial economics, Beijing JiaoTong University, China

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    PhuongGiang Nguyen

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S.P.H. in health policy and managementt, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; B.A. in philosophy, University of New Mexico; B.S. in biology, University of New Mexico

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    Benjamin James Sacks

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in history, Princeton University; M.A. in history, Princeton University; B.A. in history, Tufts University

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    Ricardo Sanchez

    Codirector, Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis; Research Software Engineer
    Education M.S. in industrial engineering, University of Pittsburgh; M.S. in electrical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in electrical engineering, Rice University

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    Scott Stephenson

    Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in geography, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. in geography, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in human biology, Stanford University

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    Devin Tierney

    Research Programmer
    Education B.S. in geobiology, Penn State University

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    Michael T. Wilson

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education B.A. in environmental science & policy, Harvard University; MUP in urban planning, Harvard University; MLA in landscape architecture, Harvard University; Ph.D. in urban and regional planning, MIT