Lauren Bennett leads Esri’s spatial statistics software development team. She provides vision for analytical tools in the areas of spatial statistics, machine learning, and spatiotemporal analysis, and is involved in the R&D and validation of educational resources for new tools. Lauren received a B.A. in geography from McGill University, an M.S. in geographic and cartographic science from George Mason University, and a Ph.D. in information systems and technology from Claremont Graduate University.