I am an Assistant Professor at the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management in Delft University of Technology. I lead the Centre for Urban Science & Policy at the department of Multi-Actor Systems. I am the director of the TPM AI Lab and also an active member of the Dutch Network Science community and the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering.
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.