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Meet the Smart Cities Research Institute leadership team.

Research associates


Program 1. Future Cities Governance


Sustainable Cities

A.Prof. Kurt Seemann
Urban Resilience Prof. Niki Frantzeskaki
Climate Change Planning Dr. Megerssa Walo
Sustainable mobility design Dr. Ian Woodcock
Circular Economy Dr. Matthew Parnell
Healthy Liveable Cities A.Prof. Clare Dyson
Urban Epidemiology Dr. Manoj Chandrabose
Urban Ecology ethnography Dr. Aisling Bailey 
Nature-based solutions Dr. Stephen Glackin
Active neighborhoods and healthy workplaces Dr. Nyssa Hadgraft 
Equitable Thriving Cities A.Prof. Andi Nygaard
Urban Econometrics  Dr Trevor Kollmann
Indigenous Future Knowledge Systems Dr Sam Edwards-Vandenhoek
Housing Governance A.Prof. Wendy Stone
Urban Diversity and migration Dr. Iris Levin
Mobile phone storytelling Dr Max Schlesser

Program 2. Future Urban Mobility

Prof. Hussein Dia
Intelligent Transport Dr. Chris McCarthy
Network management and control A.Prof Bao Quoc Vo
Asset management Dr. Siva Chandrasekaran
Technology, sensors, communications, control systems Dr. Jiong Jin
Enhanced personal mobility Dr. Prem Jayaraman
Modelling and Simulation Dr. Irene Moser
Large scale optimisation Prof. Denny Meyer
Gamification Dr. Andreea Molnar
Predictive intelligence, traffic forecasting, AI and data analytics A.Prof. Kai Qin
Agent-based traffic simulation and behavioural modelling Dr. Nicole Ronald
Disruptive Mobility Dr. Hadi Ghaderi
Emerging modes of transport and autonomous shared mobility To be appointed
Urban air mobility  Dr. Matt Ebbatson
Low/zero emissions transport solutions Dr. Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian
End-to-end freight solutions Dr. John Hopkins

Program 3. Future Spaces for Living

Prof. Jeni Paay
Participative Citizens Ms. Bridgette Engeler
Designing with Users A. Prof. Sonja Pedell
Understanding Users Dr. Jill Bamforth
Sustainable Behaviour Dr. Colin Gallagher
SUnderstanding Human Mobility Dr Jo Kuys
Interactive Technologies Prof. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos
Data Visualisation A.Prof. Chris Fluke
Emerging Technologies in Work and Play Dr. John McCormick
Gamification & Mixed Realities Dr. Steven Conway
Monitoring Cities Prof. Virginia Kilbourne
Blended Reality Collaboration Dr Alison De Kruiff
Places for People Prof. Mark Taylor
New Materials and Robotics Dr Gergana Rusenova
Design for Wellbeing  Dr Stephanie Liddicoat
Humanitarian Design Dr Gregory Quinn
Future of Work Dr. John McCormick
Public Media Spaces Mr. James Berrett
Learning from Past Innovation A. Prof. Flavia Marcello

Program 4. Future Urban Infrastructure

Prof. Richard Manasseh
Integrated Infrastructure Systems Dr. Scott Rayburg
Energy harvesting A.Prof. Justin Leontini
Microgrid stability A.Prof. Weixiang Shen
Water & food harvesting A.Prof. Monzur Imteaz
Materials harvesting A.Prof. Akbar Rhamdhani
Digital Fabrication and Procurement Prof. Jay Sanjayan
Robots in construction Mr. Daniel Prohasky
Innovative building procurement A.Prof. Palaneeswaran Ekambaram
Innovative building processes Mr. Canhui Chen
Innovative construction materials A.Prof. Pat Rajeev
Smart skins for smart(er) cities Dr. Mehrnoush Latifi
Urban Information Modelling Prof. Marcus White
Building information modelling Dr. Sungkon Moon
Precinct information modelling Prof. Patrick Zou
City information modelling Prof. Ryszard Kowalczyk
Decision-making on ambient data Dr. Mahnaz Shafiei

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