I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computational Social Science within the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University. For my latest research and publicaitions check out my blog.

I teach a variety of courses in relation to computational social science, urban systems, GIS and agent-based modeling.

I studied at the University of Edinburgh obtaining a BSc (hons) in Geology and Physical Geography and an MSc in Geographical Information Science. Prior to starting my PhD at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London, I worked as a research and information officer for Edinburgh City Council.

My PhD thesis was entitled 'Experimenting with Cities: Utilizing Agent-Based Models and GIS to Explore Urban Dynamics.' This research investigated the potential of integrating GIS and agent-based models thus providing the ability to link agents to actual 'real' world places. The PhD was carried out under the supervision of Professor's Michael Batty and Paul Longley and sponsored by the Greater London Authority (GLA) Economics unit.

After successfully completing my PhD and before joining George Mason University, I held the position of 'GLA Economics Research Fellow in Urban Systems' at CASA where I continued to develop geographical explicit agent-based models along with exploring and developing various other GIS applications and models focused around London.

My research interests relate to exploring, understanding and the communication of the physical and socio-economic environments using GIS, spatial analysis, geovisualization, agent-based modeling and social network analysis (SNA) methodologies. These research interests have resulted in several publications.

A relatively up to date CV can be found here .

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