Intelligent Social Systems Lab

Overview

We are an interdisciplinary lab based at the Department of Geography at UCL.

The research focus of the lab is on sensing, modelling, understanding and predicting human behaviour in space and time, at different scales, using the “digital traces” we generate daily in our online and offline lives. More specifically, we are interested in developing mathematical and computational models as well as implementing real-world intelligent systems based on them.

Current Members

Faculty

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Research Assistant

PhD Students

As First Supervisor:

As Second Supervisor:

Current Visiting PhD Students

  • Paolo Bellagente (Visiting PhD Student from the University of Brescia, Italy).
  • Didem Gundogdu (Visiting PhD Student from the University of Trento, Italy).
  • Alessio Pagani (Visiting PhD Student from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy).

Previous Members

Graduated PhD Students

  • Abhinav Mehrotra (Thesis title: “A Framework for Intelligent Mobile Notifications”). February 2017. First Supervisor. Now Postdoctoral Research Associate at UCL.
  • Antonio Lima (Thesis title: “Digital Traces of Human Mobility and Interaction: Models and Applications”). June 2016. Single Supervisor. Now Data Science Research Fellow at NESTA.

Previous Postdoctoral Research Associates

  • Giovanni Quattrone (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2015 in the EPSRC-funded MACACO Project, now Lecturer at Middlesex University, United Kingdom).
  • Matthew Williams (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2014-15 in the EU-funded “LASAGNE” Project, now Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom).
  • Luca Rossi (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2013-2015 in the EPSRC-funded “The Uncertainty of Identity” Project, now Lecturer at Aston University, United Kingdom)
  • Gillian Sandstrom (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2015 in the EPSRC-funded “Trajectories of Depression” Project, now Lecturer at the University of Essex, United Kingdom).
  • Luca Canzian (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2014-15 in the EPSRC-funded “Trajectories of Depression” Project, now Radio Navigation Engineer at Quascom).
  • Veljko Pejovic (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2012-2014 involved in the EPSRC-funded “UBhave” Project, now Assistant Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia).
  • Manlio De Domenico (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2012-2013 involved in the EPSRC-funded “The Uncertainty of Identity” Project, now Postdoctoral Research Associate at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain).

Previous Visitors and Internees

  • Ella Peltonen (Visiting PhD Student in Summer-Autumn 2016 from the University of Helsinki, Finland, now finishing her degree back in Helsinki).
  • Christos Perentis (Visiting PhD Student from the University of Trento in Autumn-Winter 2015 from the University of Trento, now finishing his degree back in Italy).
  • Cristina Segalin (Visiting PhD Student in Autumn-Winter 2014 from the University of Verona, now at Caltech, Pasadena, USA).
  • Victor Darvariu (Undergraduate Summer Internee in Summer 2014, now finishing his degree in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham).
  • James Klee (Undergraduate Summer Internee in Summer 2014, now finishing his degree in Computer Science  at the University of Birmingham).
  • Thiago Silva (Visiting PhD Student in Autumn 2013 from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG, Brazil, now Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UFMG).
  • Demet Turan (Master Internee in Autumn 2013, now Software Research Engineer at Gent University).
  • Paul Mougel (Visiting Student from INSA Lyon in Summer 2012, France, now CTO at 365Talents).

Joining and Collaborating with the Lab

If you are interested in joining or collaborating with the lab please do not hesitate to contact me. You can find my contact details here.


Last updated: 20 October 2017.