UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Dr James Haworth

Dr James Haworth

Associate Professor

Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Nov 2012

Research summary

James' research interests lie in spatio-temporal modelling and analytics, in particular applications of machine learning, deep learning and computer vision to the geoinformation sciences. He has carried out most of his work in the fields of transport and mobility, with applications in travel time forecasting, travel mode and activity detection, and bicycle flow modelling. His current work focuses on using computer vision to sense features of the urban environment for applications including road safety and context detection.

Teaching summary

James is programme director of MSc Geospatial Sciences (GIS & Computing) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

He is module coordinator of CEGE0097: Spatial Analysis and GeoComputation, and deptuty coordinator of CEGE0042: Spatial-temporal Analysis and Data Mining, and CEGE0096: Geospatial Programming.

He teaches introductory GIS in CEGE0102: Professional Skills in Civil Engineering and IRDR0004: Risk and Disaster Reduction Research Tools.

In the past, James has been module coordinator of CEGEG082: GIS Principles and Technology and CEGE102p: Engineering Toolkit. He has also contributed to CEGEG083: Ocean and Coastal Zone Management and CEGEG034: Mapping Science.

James has been nominated by his students for the UCL Student Choice Awards in Inspiring Teaching Delivery (2017-18 and 2018-19) and Excellent Personal Tutoring (2018-19).


James Haworth is Associate Professor in Spatio-temporal Analytics at SpaceTimeLab in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering. Before coming to UCL, James studied Geography at the University of Leeds, where he focussed on geodemographics and retail geography. He obtained his MSc in Geographic Information Science from UCL in 2009, before embarking on his PhD study as part of the EPSRC funded STANDARD project (Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Network Data and Route Dynamics, EPSRC: EP/G023212/1).

After completing his PhD, James worked as a teaching fellow at CEGE and as research associate on the Crime, Policing and Citizenship (CPC) project (EPSRC: EP/J004197/1), before taking up his lectureship in 2014.