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

Rafael Verduzco

Research Associate: Urban Transport Analytics

Rafael joined UBDC after concluding his doctoral research in the Department of Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow in 2022. The research project assessed the impacts of bus and rail infrastructure on property prices adopting location-based measures.

Yang Wang

Research Associate

Dr Yang Wang joined UDBC as a research associate in 2016. She has an MSc and a PhD in Computer Science both from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).

Jing Yao

Senior Lecturer (Urban Studies)

Dr Jing Yao (姚 静) joined UBDC as a lecturer in Urban Big Data and Quantitative Methods in October 2014. She has a PhD in Geography and an MSc in Industrial Engineering both from Arizona State University (ASU), USA. She also has an MSc degree and a BSc degree in Geographical Information System (GIS) from Nanjing University, China.

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