The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Mr Steven Gray

Mr Steven Gray

Associate Professor (Teaching) in Spatial Computation

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
7th Sep 2009

Research summary

His current research interests include Large scale data collection and data analysis, Human Computer Interaction, mobile development, accessible web development with a focus on Social Media, Web based Mapping and Ubiquitous Computing.

Teaching summary

Steven is course convenor on Quantitative Methods 2: Data Science and Visualisation (BASC0005 - Undergraduate), Spatial Data Capture, Storage and Analysis (CASA0009 - Masters Level),  Data Science for Spatial Systems (CASA0006 - Masters Level).   

Steven is a visiting lecturer at University of Greenwich, University of Portsmouth and University of Glasgow.  He regularly gives keynotes and presents workshops and codelabs on behalf of Google as part of his developer outreach within the Google Developer Expert programme all over Europe.  

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education from UCL Institute of Education. He has also been nominated 6 times for the UCLC Student Choice Teaching Excellence Awards.


Institute of Education
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ07 - Holder of a PGCE in higher education, secondary edu, further edu, life long lear | 2014
Institute of Education
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow | 2014
University of Strathclyde
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2008
University of Glasgow
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 2006


Steve has been a spatial software developer for the past 5 years, making visualising complex datasets on maps easier. With over 10 years of professional software development under his belt he has built multiple award winning systems and his work has been featured in various worldwide media outlets (CNN, BBC, etc). In recent years he has specialised on building mobile applications (mainly iOS) and systems that open up the world of data visualisation, mining and analysis to the masses. He can sometimes be found on StackOverflow answering questions about Google Maps API and the iOS SDK. In addition to this he also gives lectures and workshops to academics and industry partners on using Google Docs and Fusion Tables to create compelling visualisations to showcase on Google Maps and Google Earth. His current research focuses on distributed high performance computing and analysing large datasets in real-time (while mapping the results!). In his spare time you will find him walking long distances, climbing mountains, composing music or playing the piano or trumpet.

Steven Gray joined CASA in September 2009 and during his time within the departments has worked on various projects by building platforms to meet the demand for powerful simulation tools by social scientists, public and private sector policymakers. Previously, Steve worked at the University of Glasgow as a Research Assistant with the Glasgow Interaction and Systems Group (GIST - Computing Science) as part of the EPSRC funded Open Interface project.