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I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in City Modelling at The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London and a Senior Assistant at The Chair of Geoinformation Engineering, ETH Zurich.

Research

My research focuses on development of computational methods for analysing of urban environments and human behavior in cities. It is motivated by questions in urban mobility, land-use, housing, and health. 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.

Short Bio

I recieved 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 between 2018 and 2021.

In October 2021, I joined the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering at ETH Zurich as Senior Assistant. Since June 2022, I am a Lecturer in City Modelling at UCL CASA.