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