Seth Spielman

Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Colorado
Faculty Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science
Ph.D., Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo

IBS Associations:

Population Program
Institute of Behavioral Science Room 452
University of Colorado Boulder
483 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0483

Campus Office:

Guggenheim Room 103C

Phone: 303-492-4877

Research Interests:

I am a human geographer and Geographic Information Scientist. My research uses new forms of data and innovative computational tools to study micro-scale variations in behavior, health, and well-being within American cities.

Brief Biography:

I'm currently an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department of the University of Colorado at Boulder where I direct the spatial sciences node of the NSF-Census Research Network. Since arriving at Colorado in 2010 I have secured over $1.7M in external research support (as PI) from the National Science Foundation, The National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy. My work has been profiled in Science and other outlets. I recently won the Breheny Prize for the best paper in Environment and Planning. Prior to joining the faculty at Colorado I was the Associate Director of the S4 Initiative at Brown University. In 2008 I completed a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship in Geographic Information Science at the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis in the Geography Department at State University of New York at Buffalo. From 1999-2006 I was at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, first as a masters student and later as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Adjunct Associate Research Scientist. Once upon a time I was the owner of an antiquarian bookshop in the Flatiron Building in New York City. I'm also a dad, a fisherman, a bird-watcher, a really good snowboarder, and a bike commuter.