Date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:30pm
Penn State Campus: 
University Park
Location or Building Name: 
233 HUB-Robeson Center

Interpersonal relationships are an important part of personal and social health, which makes understanding how to facilitate these connections a major public health issue.

Join us online (Zoom) or in person to learn more about research into the dynamics of relationships. Clio Andris, an assistant professor of geography and Penn State Institute for CyberScience (ICS) faculty associate, will discuss how geographic information systems (GIS) are helping to investigate ways of building communities that foster relationships and social life.

Studying the dynamics of these relationships are complicated because of all the different ways people maintain relationships, as well as the ethical and privacy issues that are present. The talk will review models and introduce new uses of data to illustrate how some of these challenges are addressed.