started his studies with a BSc in Information Technology Engineering,
followed by a MSc in Applied Informatics and a Cisco Certified Network
Associate (CCNA) certification. After working for more than two years as
an independent Web Developer and SEO consultant, he joined UCL and the
ExCiteS research group to pursue his PhD.
As a PhD student his overall objective is to develop innovative ICT and GIS tools that can be used by semi-nomadic and non-literate indigenous communities to monitor environmental changes and resource extraction in scientifically validated ways. Enabling communities to better understand these changes can lead to more informed decision-making.
His research interests include the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Software Engineering in combination with the emerging area of Participatory GIS and Citizen Science.
Human-Computer Interaction, HCI4D, ICT4D, Citizen Science, GIS, Participatory GIS, Web and Mobile Development, Software Engineering, Data Collection, Data Visualisation
- Stevens, M and Vitos, M and Altenbuchner, J and Conquest, G and Lewis, J and Haklay, M. Taking Participatory Citizen Science to Extremes. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 13 (2), 20-29. doi:10.1109/MPRV.2014.37
- Stevens, M and Vitos, M and Lewis, J and Haklay, M (2013) Participatory monitoring of poaching in Congo basin. In: (Proceedings) GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2013
- Vitos, M and Stevens, M and Lewis, J and Haklay, M (2013) Making local knowledge matter: Supporting non-literate people to monitor poaching in Congo. In: (Proceedings) Third Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV 2013)
- Vitos, M and Stevens, M and Lewis, J and Haklay, M (2013) Community Mapping by non-literate Citizen Scientists in the Rainforest. In: Bulletin of the Society of Cartographers, 46 (1-2) 3 - 11
- Gliozzo, G., Vitos, M., & Stevens, M. (2012). From education to action: How technology enables public participation in the context of environmental conservation. Presented at: Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research (PPSR2012). Portland USA.
- Stevens M, Vitos M, Altenbuchner J, Conquest G, Lewis J, Haklay M. Introducing Sapelli: A mobile data collection platform for non-literate users. Presented at: Fourth annual Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV-4). 06 Dec 2013
- Mastracci D, Vitos M, Stevens M, Altenbuchner J, Lewis J, Haklay M, Robbins P. How can ICT assist socio-ecological resilience in the Arctic?. Presented at: ICTD 2013. 09 Dec 2013