Caitlin McShane
PhD Student of Geography • MA University of Colorado Boulder, 2020 • Predictive modeling • Faculty Advisor: Stefan Leyk

Thesis title:  Big Spatial Data & Land Use Progression in the United States 1945-2016. 


I am a PhD student with a focus in GIS/Spatial data analysis, predictive modelling, and urban vulnerability. I expect to graduate in 2024. I am interested in both academia and non-academia. My masters was spent using large spatial data to create analytical layers in the form of gridded data products and take the first analytical steps using the novel data packages. Through Zillow's data sharing agreement with CU-Boulder, I used the ZTRAX database to model urbanized land use in the US from 1945-2015. I am currently working on a project that is developing a theoretical framework for urban vulnerability that will hopefully provide a platform for interdisciplinary research.