social demography lab

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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 collaborative research space will spark some interdisciplinary research conversations and project ideas.

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


  • 5 PC Workstations with 64-bit Windows 7, 16 GB of RAM, Intel Core i7 processors, and 24 inch monitors!
  • Conference Table with PC and Mac-ready Plug-and-Play connection to a 60" 1080p LED Digital Monitor!

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


  • Many varieties of coffee and tea!


Devin Cornell 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. Devin is a good person to talk to about collection, visualization and analysis of various data that contain geographic information.

  • Contact:
  • Software Expertise: ArcGIS, MATLAB, R and SPSS
  • Office Hours: Please email to schedule appointment


Long-Term Visitors Office (NH 1050)

Broom Administrator Office (NH 1054)

Short-Term Visitors Office (NH 1056)