We are a multidisciplinary research group of social scientists, data scientists, and engineers, supported by our Centre’s administrative team.

Nick Bailey

Director

Nick Bailey is Director of the Centre. He is a Professor in Urban Studies, based in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

João Porto de Albuquerque

Deputy Director

Professor João Porto de Albuquerque joined the Urban Big Data Centre in October 2021 as Deputy Director and as a Professor in Urban Analytics at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. João is a geographer and computer scientist with an interdisciplinary background. 

Jinhyun Hong

Lead - Transport and Infrastructure

Dr Jinhyun Hong leads UBDC's Transport and Infrastructure research and is a Senior Lecturer in Transportation Planning at the University of Glasgow.

Simon Joss

Associate Director - Policy Engagement and Lead - Urban Governance

Simon Joss is the Associate Director of Policy Engagement at UBDC and also leads on our Urban Governance research. He is Professor of Urban Futures at the University of Glasgow and co-founder of the International Eco-Cities Initiative.

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