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Alina Ristea

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Boston Area Research Initiative

Alina is interested in spatiotemporal analyses of urban phenomena with special emphasis in criminology. Her present research projects include understanding patterns of problem properties from a crime and disorder points of view, spatial distribution and prediction of crime around sporting events, administrative data manipulation and integration in the Boston Data Portal, and impact of COVID-19 on people’s social activities. In addition, she is interested in data visualization, predictive analytics, and building an in-depth understanding between academia and public/private sectors.”

  • Education

    PhD, GeoInformatics, University of Salzburg, Austria