Dr. Andrew Crooks is a Professor of Geography at the University of Buffalo. Previously, he was a computational social science faculty member at George Mason University. Andrew focuses on understanding people and, more specifically, human and environmental interactions. He explores the natural and socio-economic environments—specifically urban areas—using GIS, spatial analysis, social network analysis, and agent-based modeling methodologies. Andrew has been PI and Co-PI on over $5,000,000 worth of external grants from a variety of funding agencies including the National Science Foundation and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Currently, he is a co-editor of the journal Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science and has recently published a book entitled Agent-Based Modelling and Geographical Information Systems: A Practical Primer. Andrew is extensively published, and he actively trains students in interdisciplinary and computational methods. Andrew served as a member of SESYNC’s Scientific Review Committee.