My research focuses on development of computational methods for analysing built environments and human behavior in cities. I am motivated by questions in urban mobility, land-use, housing, social and health inequalities. The goals are:
- making quantitative measurements at high spatio-temporal resolution using emerging sources of digital data,
- estimating the influence of spatial factors on individual behaviour and outcomes, and
- characterising change and its drivers
in the context of cities.
I received my PhD degree in Urban Systems and Transport Planning from Imperial College London in 2016. I also hold a BSc. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Sabanci University and an MSE degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan.
After my PhD, I joined the Global Environmental Health Research Group as postdoc working for the Wellcome Trust funded Pathways to Equitable Healthy Cities project. In 2018, I was awarded an MRC Rutherford Fellowship based at the MRC Center for Environment and Health. As part of my training, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I also worked as a Senior Data Scientist (part-time) at the Swiss Data Science Center at ETH Zurich, and as Senior Assistant at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering at ETH Zurich between between 2018 and 2022.
In June 2022, I joined UCL CASA as Lecturer in City Modelling. We’re setting up the CASA Arup City Modelling Lab with Dr. Gerard Casey and Prof. Adam Dennett.