Zack W. Almquist

Zack W. Almquist 

Department of Sociology            School of Statistics
University of Minnesota             University of Minnesota
909 Social Sciences Building      313 Ford Hall
267 19th Avenue South               224 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455              Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-624-1895 (Sociology)
612-625-1024 (Statistics)


Zack Almquist is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Statistics at the University of Minnesota. He is affiliated with the Minnesota Population Center, The Life Course Center, and the Data Science program. Almquist’s interests include Social Network Analysis, Mathematical and Computational Sociology, Spatial Analysis, Demography, Public Health, Methodology, and Human Judgment and Decision Making. His main research focus is on understanding, modeling, and predicting the effects space (geography) and time have on human interaction (e.g., friendship or needle sharing) and outcomes (e.g., disease or knowledge).

Almquist’s research has been published in a number of journals including Sociological Methodology, Political Analysis, Geographical Analysis, and Social Networks. His dissertation won the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Sociological Association’s section on Mathematical Sociology, and he is a recipient of the Army Research Office's Young Investigator Award. He has received other awards including the Best Methodological Poster from the Political Networks Conference and the University of California, Irvine's A. Kimball Rommney Award for Outstanding Graduate Paper. Almquist’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota.