Lauren Bennett, PhD

Lauren Bennett leads the Spatial Analysis and Data Science software development team at Esri. In this role, she oversees the R&D of the ArcGIS analytical framework, which includes spatial and spatiotemporal statistics, raster and multidimensional analysis, machine learning and big data analytics. She directs releases of new spatial data science capabilities across a wide range of products and applications including desktop, enterprise and SaaS. Lauren received a BA in Geography from McGill University, an MS in Geographic and Cartographic Science from George Mason University, and her PhD in Information Systems and Technology from Claremont Graduate University.

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Models and Maps Explore COVID-19 Surges and Capacity to Help Officials Prepare

GIS users combine models and maps to explore hospital capacity forecasts and test different social distancing scenarios.

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Machine Learning in ArcGIS

Esri’s continued advancements parallel and distributed computing make solving problems with machine learning and GIS increasingly possible.

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How and Where the Population Will Age

The proportion of people age 60 years and older is growing. A new algorithm predicts where they will live in their later years.

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Data-Driven Business: Avoiding the Pitfalls

Business decision-makers are using data to make strategic choices for their companies. What if they’re misinformed?

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