I am a Reader (roughly equivalent to an Associate Professor in the North-American academic system) at the Department of Geography at University College London, where I lead the Intelligent Social Systems Lab. We are part of the Geospatial Analytics and Computing Group

I am also a Faculty Fellow of the recently opened Alan Turing Institute, the UK National Institute for Data Science.

Postdoctoral Fellow Job Opening

I have a Postdoctoral Fellowship job opening in my lab (available from January 2017). The advert will be posted soon, but in the meanwhile please free to contact me if you are interested!

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Upcoming Events

I am Program Committee Co-Chair of the Mobicase 2016 and PervasiveHealth 2017 conferences.

I  am currently involved in the following upcoming scientific events. Please consider submitting your work to and attending these conferences and workshops:

[Past events]

Research Interests

The research focus of my lab is on sensing, modelling, understanding and predicting human behaviour in space and time, at different scales, using the “digital traces” we generate daily in our online and offline lives. More specifically, I am interested in developing mathematical and computational models as well as implementing real-world systems based on them. This work has applications in a variety of domains, such as 1) the design of intelligent systems, in particular ubiquitous computing systems and networked systems; 2) healthcare (with a current focus on mental health); 3) security&privacy;  and 4) data science for “social good”.

Research Opportunities

Undergraduate and Master Students at UCL. Undergraduate and Master projects under my supervision are usually “research-oriented”, i.e., they are related to research topics we are currently investigating in my group. More in general, please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in a project or in being involved in the activities of my lab. Also, if you are a first or second year Undergraduate student at UCL and you are interested in doing a (paid) research internship in my group during the summer just come to my office or drop me an email (also in order to explore the possibility of doing a PhD after your degree).

Ph.D. Students. I am looking for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Data Science, Ubiquitous Computing, and Networked Systems in my lab. If you are interested please contact me by email in order to discuss the funding of your studies (such as available postgraduate studentships and other potential sources of Ph.D. funding). 

Postdoctoral Research Associates.  I have a Postdoctoral Fellowship Job Opening in my lab (available from December 2016). The advert will be posted soon, but in the meanwhile please free to contact me if you are interested. I am happy to discuss postdoc opportunities in my group, also potentially through fellowships such as those offered through the Newton Fund, EU Skłodowska-Curie Actions or the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Researchers and Industrial Collaborations. I am happy to discuss possible visits of UG/Master/Ph.D. students and researchers in my group. I am also happy to discuss potential collaborations with companies and other organisations interested in the research activities of our lab.

Office Hours for Students (First Term)

My office hours are as follows:

  • Mondays 4-5pm
  • Fridays 3-5pm