Urban Big Data Centre inaugral workshop

30 September 2014
Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow


The Urban Big Data Centre within the University of Glasgow's School of Social and Political Sciences is holding an inaugural workshop in conjunction with its official launch on 30th September, featuring three presentations from internationally recognised leaders in the field of big data and urban informatics. The event is free and particularly aimed at those who have a strong interest in cities, big data, urban informatics or public policy.

WHO:      Urban Big Data Centre WHAT:     Urban Big Data Workshop WHEN:    Tuesday, 30th September, 2:00pm - 4:30pm WHERE:  Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, Kibble Suite, G12 0TA



1:30pm - 2:00pm Guest Reception Sign-in

  • Refreshments and light lunch available prior to event

2:00pm - 2:05pm Welcome and Introduction

  • Dr Piyushimita Thakuriah (Vonu), Director, Urban Big Data Centre; Halcrow Chair of Transportation, Professor of Urban Studies, Affiliated Professor of School of Engineering, University of Glasgow

2:05 - 2:50pm Modelling across scales and time: from urban to global, from ancient to modern

  • Sir Alan Wilson FBA, FRS, Professor of Urban Regional Systems, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London; Chair, Lead Expert Group, Foresight 'Future Cities' Project, Government Office for Science

10 minute comfort break 3:00pm - 3:45pm Urban Big Data Multi-Sectoral Model

  • Prof Gwilym Pryce, Director, Sheffield Methods Institute; Professor of Urban Regional Systems, University of Sheffield
  • Prof Geoff Meen OBE, Head of School, Professor of Applied Economics, University of Reading

3:45pm - 4:30pm Cities in the Age of Analytics

Dr Glenn Geers, Technology Director of Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics, National ICT Australia (NICTA); Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales

Costs and Registration

This is a free event but places are limited so if you would like to attend, please register through Eventbrite here.