About


I'm a social/spatial/data scientist doing research on cities and social inequality. I finished my Ph.D at the University of Maryland in October, 2016. My academic research focuses on urban inequality, neighborhood effects, neighborhood change, housing markets, and residential mobility. I'm also interested in computational social science, agent based modeling, machine learning, and spatial data science with Python and R.

Currently, I'm serving as the Bart Harvey postdoctoral research fellow at Enterprise Community Partners where I do research at the nexus of housing policy, community development, and spatial data science. I'm also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland in the School of Information Studies and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning where I teach a graduate seminar on Smart Cities and Urban Data Science

I remain affiliated with the National Center for Smart Growth where I previously ran the spatial research lab. I'm also working as a consultant for the Urban Institute doing some quantitative analyses of the (Thompson) Baltimore Mobility Program


contact me at ek@knaaptime.com

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