Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah

Director

Vonu is the Director of the Urban Big Data Centre. She is also Professor of Urban Studies and Affiliated Professor of the School of Engineering in the University of Glasgow, and holds the Halcrow Chair of Transport.

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Nick Bailey

Associate Director

Nick Bailey is Associate Director of the Centre with particular responsibility for the confidential data service. He is a Professor in Urban Studies, based in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

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Peter Triantafillou

Associate Director

Peter Triantafillou is Associate Director of the Centre. He is a Professor in Computing Science and the Chair of Data Systems Engineering at the University of Glasgow.

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Dr Andrew McHugh

Senior IT and Data Services Manager

As Senior IT and Data Services Manager, Andrew is responsible for the development, management and implementation of the data services, data collections and IT strategy of the UBDC. He joined the Centre in March 2016.

 

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Sarah Currier

Senior Project Manager

As Senior Project Manager, Sarah coordinates the UBDC team to ensure our planning, reporting and delivery meet the needs and expectations of our funders, the ESRC, and the community we serve.

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Dr Mark Livingston

iMCD Programme Manager

Mark is a social scientist with over 12 years post doctoral experience working both in public health and urban studies. Currently, he is the Programme Manager for the Integrated Multimedia City Data (iMCD) research project.

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Keith Dingwall

Senior Business Manager

Keith is the Senior Business Manager for the UBDC. He joined UBDC in July 2015 and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Centre as well as leading on business development and income generation activity.

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Des McNulty

Knowledge Exchange and Outreach Manager

As the Knowledge Exchange and Outreach Manager for the Centre, Des works with a range of external partners in government, business and the third sector.

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Marta Nicholson

Scientific Computing Officer

As a Scientific Computing Officer – Data Services, Marta is responsible for delivering a range of information management and analytical services for the UDBC. 

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Dr Mirjam Allik

Data Scientist - Administrative Data

Mirjam is a Data Scientist and acts as a point of contact between researchers, data owners and eDRIS to ensure access to administrative data.

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Rod Walpole

Scientific Computing Officer

Rod is a Scientific Computing Officer at UBDC specialising in GIS and spatial data analysis.

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Yevdokia Adamiuk

Centre Administrator

Yevdokia is the UBDC Administrator and is also PA to the UBDC Director, Professor Vonu Thakuriah.

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Keith Maynard

Project Administrator, SASNet and Training

Keith is a Project Administrator at UBDC with responsibility for developing and co-ordinating the centre's training programs. This includes two ESRC-funded collaborative projects; SASNet and CASS Urban Transformations.

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Rhiannon Law

Business and Communications Officer

As Business and Communications Officer Rhiannon leads the Centre’s outreach and communication activities, and supports business operations and partnerships.

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Ashwini Venkatasubramaniam

PhD Student Researcher

Ashwini is a PhD student associated with the Urban Big Data Centre and is funded by the Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Scholarship from 2014 – 2018.

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David Henderson

PhD Student Researcher

David is in 1st Year of his PhD in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

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Guoqiang (Chris) Wu

PhD Student Researcher

Chris is a PhD researcher based at the School of Social and Political Sciences, under the supervision of Professor Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah and Dr. Jinhyun Hong. 

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Graciela Carillo

PhD Student Researcher

Graciela Carrillo is a PhD researcher working under the supervision of Professor Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah and Dr. Jinhyun Hong.

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Kristine Cooke

PhD Student Researcher

Kristine is in 1st Year of her PhD in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

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Jorge David González Paule

PhD Student Researcher

Jorge David Gonzalez Paule is a Ph.D candidate student from the Information Retrieval Research Group at the School of Computing Science.

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