The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


Double scholarship success for top CASA PhD student - Greg Erhardt

7 March 2014

Greg Erhardt

Congratulations to CASA's Greg Erhardt after being awarded a UCL Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) and a UCL Graduate Research Scholarship (GRS), to begin in the 2014/15 academic year. Both awards are highly competitive and are awarded annually on the basis of academic excellence and research potential.

The ORS covers the difference between overseas fees and standard UK/EU and is aimed at attracting high-quality international students to UCL to undertake research.

The GRS covers graduate fees at the UK/EU rate and provides an annual maintenance allowance. Only 17 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships are available annually. Prospective and current UCL research students from any country are eligible to apply.

Greg is a first-year doctoral student at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), studying under the supervision of Professor Michael Batty and Dr Elsa Arcaute.  In addition, he is an affiliated researcher at RAND Europe, an independent research institute focused on public policy analysis. Greg’s research aims to use large, passively collected data sets to reconstruct the evolution of travel patterns in a city, and apply these new methods to quantify the effects of changes to the transport system.

Prior to joining CASA, Greg spent 12 years as a practitioner developing and applying large scale transportation forecasting models.  He has developed models using a broad range of methods, including trip-based models, activity-based models and dynamic traffic assignment models.  Greg has performed the first applications of several newly developed models to study policy issues such as major transit and highway projects, congestion pricing, express lanes, intercity rail, freight investments and bicycle lanes.

More funding opportunities can be found here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships