The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis



CASA's supervisors on MPhil/PhD Advanced Spatial Analysis

Professor Andrew Hudson-Smith is Director of CASA and expert in the research fields of Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Urban Planning, multimedia and visualisation.

Professor Michael Batty is Chairman of CASA and a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society. His expertise is in urban and regional modelling and in visualisation.

Dr Hannah Fry specialises in designing and analysing mathematical models of complex systems.

Dr Adam Dennett is a population geographer, with an interest in using quantitative methods to address research questions in areas such as migration modelling, census analysis and geodemographics, spatial statistics, GIS , synthetic data estimation and social inequalities in urban, regional and global contexts. Adam is interested in receiving applications from students wishing to carry out research in any of the broad areas described above.

Dr Elsa Arcaute holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge and is interested in scaling laws, percolation theory and networks. 

Dr Ed Manley is a Lecturer at CASA. Ed’s research interests broadly fall around understanding the role of individual and collective behaviour in shaping urban processes.  

Robin Morphet is an engineer/planner/statistician researching the interaction between land use and transport and the economic evaluation of land use transport plans.

Dr Thomas Oléron Evans is a mathematician, specialising in agent-based modelling, spatial game theory and statistical techniques. He acts as a second supervisor to support students in developing the technical methodology for their doctoral research.
Dr Sarah Wise is a computational social scientist who specialising in agent-based modelling. Her work deals with movement and behaviours in both geographic space and over networks.
Dr Anahid Basiri is a Lecturer in Spatial Data Science and Visualisation at CASA. Ana’s research interests include (a) analysing/mining the trajectories of movements to recognise some useful patterns for intelligent navigation and mobility, (b) new forms of data such as social media and crowd-sourced data, which can have some quality and bias issues.

Dr Jens Kandt has a background in urban geography and planning. His work focuses on how inequalities in health and well-being, lifestyles and mobility practices emerge and relate to long-term built environment dynamics and trends in social mobility. In terms of methods, he is particularly interested in case-based social and spatial analysis, data science and Bayesian inference.