social demography lab

Social Demography Lab

The Broom Center's Social Demography Lab is fully equipped with the latest software, hardware, and coffee, and has a graduate student lab manager to provide affiliated students and the greater UCSB social science community with statistical, database management, and other technical advice.  

The lab is a fun and productive atmosphere for UCSB graduate students working on demography-related research topics.  We hope this research space will spark some interdisciplinary research projects and conversation.

LOCATION: North Hall 1053


  • ArcGIS 10.5
  • ATLAS.ti 7.5
  • Java 8 144
  • MATLAB R2017b
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • MiKTeX 2.9
  • OpenGeoDa 1.12
  • R 3.4
  • R Studio 1.1
  • SAS 9.4
  • Sophos 10.6
  • SPSS 24
  • Stata 15 (MP 64 bit version)
  • Stat Transfer 11 (64 bit version)
  • WinEDT 10


  • 9 CPUs with 64-bit Windows 7, 16 GB of RAM, Intel Core i7 processors, and 24 inch monitors!

(feel free to contact the lab manager with any questions about the software or hardware available)


  • Many varieties of coffee and tea!


Kevin Mwenda is a Ph.D candidate in the Geography department with research interests in the application of spatial statistics in measuring health-related vulnerabilities  to vector-borne diseases. Kevin is a good person to talk to about collection, visualization and analysis of various data that contain geographic information.


Long-Term Visitors Office (NH 1050)

Broom Administrator Office (NH 1054)

Short-Term Visitors Office (NH 1056)