I am an assistant professor of urban design and analytics at TU Delft, with a keen interest in understanding how urban analytics driven by spatial-temporal (big) data can improve urban design and, conversely, how urban design can enrich data-driven decisions in the urban environment. I am passionate about asking (and sometimes answering) spatial and non-spatial questions programmatically, mostly with R and Python.
💡 I teach and conduct research at the intersections of urban design, urban resilience, and spatial data science, with an interest in the inter- and trans-disciplinary implications of those intersections.
🌱 I co-initiated Rbanism, a community of (mostly, but not exclusively) R users that aims to empower urbanism researchers, students, educators and practitioners to use open-source software and related open-science practices effectively and with confidence.
🔭 In my current work, I focus on developing open-source instruments for the design and analysis of urban riverside areas, and on various text mining applications in urbanism education and research.
PhD in Urbanism, 2018
Delft University of Technology
European post-Master in Urbanism, 2013
Delft University of Technology, IUAV Venice
MSc in Architecture, 2010
Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism