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Meet the Smart Cities Research Institute leadership team.

Research associates


Program 1. Future Cities Governance

Prof. Niki Frantzeskaki

Sustainable Cities

A.Prof. Kurt Seemann
Urban Resilience To be appointed
Climate Change Planning Dr. Megerssa Walo
Urban Renewal To be appointed
Circular Economy Dr. Matthew Parnell
Healthy Cities To be appointed
Urban Epidemiology To be appointed 
Urban Ecology To be appointed 
Nature-based solutions Dr. Stephen Glackin
Planning for active neighborhoods Dr. Nyssa Hadgraft 
Equitable Cities A.Prof. Andi Nygaard
Urban Econometrics  Dr Trevor Kollmann
Sharing Economy To be appointed
Housing Governance A.Prof. Wendy Stone
Urban Diversity and migration Dr. Iris Levin

Program 2. Future Urban Mobility

Prof. Hussein Dia
Intelligent Transport Dr. Chris McCarthy
Network management and control A.Prof Bao Quoc Vo
Smart infrastructure & asset management Dr. Mohan Chhetri
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  To be appointed
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 Dr Paul Scifleet
Designing with Users Prof Simone Taffe
Understanding Users Dr. Jill Bamforth
Sustainable Behaviour Dr. Colin Gallagher
Society and Organisations Dr Andrew Roberts
Interactive Technologies Prof. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos
Data Visualisation A.Prof. Chris Fluke
HMI & Technologies Dr. Matt Ebbatson
Gamification & Mixed Realities Dr. Steven Conway
Monitoring Cities Prof. Virginia Kilbourne
Places for People Ms. Bridgette Engeler
Healthy Places for Living Dr Stephanie Liddicoat
Quantifying Place Prof. Mark Taylor 
Future of Work Dr. John McCormick
Public  Media Spaces Mr. James Berrett

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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