I am a Reader (equivalent to an Associate Professor in the North-American academic system) in Data Science at the Department of Geography at University College London, where I lead the Intelligent Social Systems Lab

I am also a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK National Institute for Data Science.

Ph.D. Studentship Opportunity: The Leverhulme Ecological Brain Doctoral Training Centre

Applications are now open for the the cross-disciplinary Ecological Brain Doctoral Training Centre. The first cohort of PhD students will start in Autumn 2018. Applications are now open. Please follow this link for more information. I am happy to discuss potential projects with prospective students interested in working in this area.

Closing date: 28 March 2018.

Research Interests

Current areas of interest include:

  • Computational and mathematical modelling of human behaviour and social systems and its applications (using mobile data, sensor and IoT data, social media and other user-generated content, etc.);
  • Applied machine learning;
  • Ubiquitous computing and mobile systems.

Application areas include:

  • Design and implementation of intelligent systems;
  • Data science&AI for social good;
  • Computational social science and urban analytics;
  • Digital health;
  • Security&privacy.

[More information about the Intelligent Social Systems Lab]

[More information about projects and research outputs]

What’s New

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Upcoming Events

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

[Past events]

Ph.D. Students and Postdoc Opportunities

  • PhD Students. I am looking for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in my lab. If you are interested please contact me by email in order to discuss potential funding sources for your studies (such as available postgraduate studentships and other potential sources of Ph.D. funding). For example, as listed above, applications are now open for the the cross-disciplinary Ecological Brain Doctoral Training Centre. Please follow this link for more information.

  • Postdoctoral Researchers. I am also happy to discuss other opportunities for working in my group, including fellowships such as those offered through the Newton Fund, EU Skłodowska-Curie Actions or the Fulbright Scholar Program.


You can find all my publications following these links:

Office Hours - Second Term

Variation: The office hours on Monday 19 March will take place 10-11am instead of 1-2pm.

Mondays 1-2pm

Fridays 3-5pm

Last updated: 17 March 2018.