UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering



The Space Time Lab is comprised of academic staff, research staff, visiting academics, honorary staff and postgraduate (Doctoral and Masters) students.



The Space Time Lab is comprised of academic staff, research staff, visiting academics, honorary staff and postgraduate (Doctoral and Masters) students. They come from a range of disciplines from geoinformatics to computer science and data science, and from both industry and academia.

Academic Staff

Tao Cheng
Prof Tao Cheng

Director & Founder of Space Time Lab, Professor in Geoinformatics

James Haworth
Dr James Haworth

Associate Professor in spatio-temporal analytics

Aldo's headshot
Dr Aldo Lipani

Lecturer in Machine Learning

Research Staff 




PhD Students 
Academic Collaborators 

The following staff have close ties with SpaceTimeLab, and work in either CEGE or associated UCL Departments. Many co-supervise our PhD students, or they are Co-Investigators in our projects.


Advisors offer support, supervision and advice to students and researchers working in the SpaceTimeLab

Honorary Members 

Honorary members comprise former PhD students and post-doctoral research associates who now maintain close links with the SpaceTimeLab.

Visiting Researchers 

Every year the UCL SpaceTimeLab is happy to host a small number of outstanding visiting researchers and doctoral students. We especially welcome those who closely share our research interests of big-data analytics and network complexity. If you are appointed, you will work closely with members of the SpaceTimeLab to develop a research plan which will be mutually beneficial. In order to make the most effective use of your time with us, we recommend that plans are made well before your visit, typically several months in advance. 

For more information, please see the UCL website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/multidisciplinary-and-intercultural-inquiry/affiliate-academics or contact Prof Tao Cheng (tao.cheng@ucl.ac.uk

Prospective visiting research students should visit the UCL International Students website for more information. 

Previous visiting researchers/doctoral students

  • Prof Tomoki Nakaya (Ritsumeikan University)  
  • Prof Xinhai Lu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology) 
  • Dr Igor Ivan (Technical University of Ostrava) 
  • Prof Ge Chen (Ocean Remote Sensing Institute) 
  • Dr Yibin Ren 
  • Dr Di Zhu (Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities )
  • Flavia Salutari (Telecom Paris)
  • Puria Radmard (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Guangsheng Dong
  • Dr Ming Liao
  • Dr Seula Park (Seoul National University)
  • Dr. Nan Bai (Delft University of Technology)

Current visiting researchers/doctoral students

  • Hao Chen (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences)