About

Hi, I’m Su!

You can spell it Su or Sue, I don’t mind either way.

I am currently a PhD student in the Geography department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before this, I was a research associate in the Geographic Information Science and Technology group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Before that, I was “master”-ing Urban Spatial Analytics at the University of Pennsylvania. And even before that, I was a fidgety engineering student at the University of California, Berkeley. Apparently I love school!

Network science, spatial data science, geographic information systems… those are my “things”. But I love a lot of other things too, like surfing, paddling, weightlifting, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and my dog, Flower. I am truly a nerd-jock with a perennial identity crisis.

Purpose of this website

I created this website to help document my PhD experience by “daylighting” my past and current work. The sites serves as a repository for project data and accompanying documents.

Research & teaching philosophy

I have always been engaged by interdisciplinary projects, and I try to draw from different fields when exploring and applying theoretical and analytical frames.

Collaboration is a key tenet of my research. I want to make room for the “academic”, the “stakeholder”, and the “amateur” in my work. I strongly believe in shared interpretation and the coproduction of knowledge.

I love meeting and talking to new people, so in that spirit, I attempt to make my work public as an invitation to hear from and work with… YOU!

Contact me

Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or funny gifs/memes.

Email: sab00@ucsb.com