I am an Associate Professor at the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management in Delft University of Technology. I co-lead the Centre for Urban Science & Policy at the department of Multi-Actor Systems. Previously I was the director of the TPM AI Lab and help set up a community around critical AI research and education.
My research focusses on tackling challenges of urbanisation in an equitable and just manner. I am particularly interested in understanding the processes that drive and shape urbanization and inequalities from a computational perspective. I focus on using methods in spatial data science, complex network analyses and partipatory mapping to develop computational tools for advancing the theories and practices of urban science.
I also instruct on remote expeditions for National Geographic where high school students have the opportunity to learn about conservation, anthropology, engineering and policy. Previously, I helped build a media and technology startup dedicated to the cause of making this planet a healthier place through authentic journalism and data science at The Outdoor Journal.