I am a Reader (roughly 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. We are part of the Geospatial Analytics and Computing Group

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

Postdoctoral Fellow Job Opening

I will advertise a Postdoctoral Research Associate job in April 2017. Please contact me for more information in the meanwhile.

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Upcoming Events

I will be teaching at the Doctoral School on Transiently Powered Computing that will take place at TU Delft, Netherlands from 8th to 10th November 2017. Please consider attending it.

I am Program Committee Co-Chair of the PervasiveHealth 2017 conference.

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

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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 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.


List of publications by year

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Last updated: 29 April 2017.