About me…

I am  a Professor of Geocomputation.  I currently hold an ESRC-Alan Turing Institute Fellowship. I spend my time between the School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) and The Alan Turing Institute, London.

My PhD was a mixture of spatial econometrics and artificial intelligence, specifically building agent-based models to replicate dynamics within a retail market (petrol prices).   Subsequent postdoctoral work focused on the building of Machine Learning approaches such as neural networks and evolutionary algorithms for both flood and water quality prediction.  Whilst still working heavily with individual-based approaches (behavioural models in crime and retail), my research interests span a wide range of ML and AI approaches including probabilistic programming, graph theory, deep learning, reinforcement learning, emulators, particle filters, neural networks etc. These are used to understand and simulate complex spatial systems, in particular, cities.

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My University of Leeds page can be found here.