Dr. Niko Yiannakoulias is Associate Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University. He came to McMaster in 2007 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta in 2006. His primary fields of interest include medical geography, injury epidemiology and geo-computational techniques for the social sciences. He has developed and applied methods for analyzing spatial patterns of disease (including cancer, cerebrovascular disease, asthma and Parkinson’s disease), solving political districting problems, geographic crime profiling and public health surveillance. Dr. Yiannakoulias’ research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSRHC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).