Caglar Koylu

Title & Affiliation
Research Fellow Crime and Justice Policy Research Program
Assistant Professor Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences


  • PhD, Geography, University of South Carolina, 2014
  • MS, Geodetic and Geographic Information Technologies, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2008

Caglar Koylu is currently conducting collaborative research identifying social and ecological factors that distinguish high-crime neighborhoods from low-crime neighborhoods using land use, demographic, and social media data. Koylu’s research focuses on developing and evaluating new theories, visual and computational approaches to understanding complex patterns from large geo-social networks, i.e., networks embedded in geographic space and time such as migration, human mobility and communication, flows of information, innovation and capital, social and family networks, and commodity flows.

Research Interests

  • Geo-social networks
  • Geographic information science
  • Human computer interaction
  • Visual analytics