Dr. Cosby is a team member of the Data Science for Social Sciences Laboratory (DS3). His current research is following a number of substantive pathways that benefit from data science innovations. With a group of colleagues, he is investigating the acceleration of human population along the coast of the earth based on the capabilities inherent in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s LandScan data. With another group, he is researching the place-based social determinants of human mortality in the United States using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Compressed Mortality File. He is also collaborating with projects that are informed by such data sources as Twitter, Google Trends and Google N-grams.