Lee De Cola

DATA to Insight is a data visualization consulting and training enterprise. In 2010 I retired after 21 years as a research scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston Virginia, where I used GIS and applied statistics to understand landscape dynamics and the health of regions and their inhabitants. I have published on such topics as land cover and urban systems complexity, spatial forecasting for public health, fractals in geography, and urbanization in Africa. I currently teach classes at OLLI and have taught at various universities in the national capital region as well as Nigeria, Vermont, West Virginia, and Southern California. My favorite activities are playing the walking, biking, kayaking, and sailing - and contributing interesting datagraphics to Wikipedia.

    Ph.D. Geography 1984, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
    Course work for the Ph.D. in Economics and Planning 1971-74, MIT.
    Master of City Planning 1969, University of California, Berkeley.
    B.A. Mathematics 1967, University of California, Berkeley.