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Professor Muki Haklay

Muki Haklay

Muki Haklay started his studies with a BSc Computer Science and Geography  (1994, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and continue with an MA in Geography (1997, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and PhD in Geography (2002, UCL). In 2001 he joined UCL as a lecturer and promoted to a professor in 2011.

He is the co-director of ExCiteS and work on a range of research projects that involve participatory mapping and science methods. These include Citizen Cyberlab, exploring  learning and creativity in Citizen Science, EveryAware, where participatory urban environmental monitoring is used or Challenging Risk, in which citizen’s involvement in preparedness for earthquake and fire incidents is explored.

His research interests include public access to environmental information and the way in which the information is used by a wide range of stakeholders, citizen science and in particular applications that involve community-led investigation, development and use of participatory GIS and mapping, and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for geospatial technologies.


Keywords

public access to environmental information, usability engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, GIS, Participatory GIS, Citizen Science


Contact Details

e-mail: m [dot] haklay [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk

Tel: +44 (0) 2076792745


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Prof Muki Haklay

Prof Muki Haklay

Address

123
Pearson Building
London
WC1E 6BT

Appointments

  • Professor of Geographical Information Science
    Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
    Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL

2001-07-01

Prof Muki Haklay (Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering - CEGE, UCL) is a Professor of Geographical Information Science (GISc). He has extensive experience in interdisciplinary research, and he is the co-director of the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group.

His research interest include participatory mapping and GIS, Citizen Science, Human-Computer Interactions (HCI) and usability aspects of GIS, and public access to environmental information.

As of mid 2016, Prof Haklay applied and secured funding for 41 research projects from a range of funders, totalling c. £10,900,000 with additional £161,000 through consulting activities. His research has been funded by EU research and development funding, national research funding bodies (including UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council – EPSRC, Economic and Social Research Council – ESRC, and Medical Research Council – ESRC), charities (including Royal Geographical Society, Forest People Programme, Forests Monitor, London Sustainability Exchange and others), local and national government (including Wandsworth Council in London, and Camden Police). Especially noteworthy are recent Google Research Awards, (2011), a project for the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) (2014) and the US Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2014-2015).

Prof. Haklay have extensive experience in trans-disciplinary research, starting with my own education and continuing throughout his career, in the of EPSRC grant ‘Bridging the Gaps across Sustainable Urban Spaces’ (2008-2011), in the FP7 FET project ‘EveryAware’ (2011-2014); or FP7 project ‘Citizen Cyberlab’ (2012-2015). Over the years he worked with, Urban designers, Physicist, Anthropologists, Medical and Veterinary researchers, Development experts, Structural Engineers and Ornithologists – among others.

He authored and co-authored over 200 academic papers, conference presentations and other output. including 2 edited books, 30 chapters in edited collections, 42 peer-review journal publications, and further 45 refereed conference papers.

Award year Qualification Institution
2002 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Geography
University College London
1997 MA
Master of Arts
Geography
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1994 BSc
Bachelor of Science
Computing and Information Systems
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof Haklay started his studies with a BSc Computer Science and Geography (1994, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and continue with an MA in Geography (1997, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and PhD in Geography (2002, UCL). In 2001 he joined UCL as a lecturer and promoted to a professor in 2011. 

Keywords

Citizen Science|*|Environmental Information|*|GIS|*|Geographical Information Science|*|Human-Computer Interaction|*|Participatory GIS|*|Participatory methods|*|Public Access to Environmental Information|*|Usability Engineering|*|Volunteered Geogrpahical Information