Category Archives: Doctoral Programs

Read about our Doctoral Programs at the Spatial Science Institute, USC Dornsife. For more information, call 213-7400-5910.

Jingyi Fang

Jingyi is a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Her research ranges from development, applied economics, macro-development and migration. Jingyi believes that the knowledge of spatial analysis and the use of Geographic Information Science (GIS) could help us understand the role and impact of…
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Ian Kim

Ian Kim is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a MFA in New Media and a MS Minor in Kinesiology focusing on health informatics and exercise psychology. His research has focused on modeling associations between emotion, motivation…
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Rebecca Smith

I am a first year Ph.D. student in Public Policy and Management at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Prior to attending USC, I received my undergraduate degree in economics and French from the Georgia Institute of Technology. I went on to receive a Masters in Economics from Sciences Po in Paris. My…
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Matthew Nelson

Matthew Nelson is a Ph.D. student of political science at the University of Southern California. He is interested in electoral institutions and is currently conducting research on redistricting, primaries, and voting restrictions. Matt believes Geographic Information Science (GIS) can help us understand the ramifications of public policy and is a useful tool for the visualization…
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