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Geospatial Analytics and Computing Group

Department of Geography
University College of London
Pearson Building
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

EMAIL: g.(last name) (at) cs.ucl.ac.uk.


I'm a computer scientist working as Research Associate at University College London, Department of Geography. I'm part of the Geospatial Analytics and Computing Group. I am also an honorary member of the Department of Computer Science at University College London.

I joined University College London in 2010 thanks to the FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF Marie Curie Action. Prior to joining University College London, I was a Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science at University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria (Italy). I got my Ph.D. at the same University. I have worked on several EU and EIT ICT Labs research projects, collaborating with researchers from all over Europe. I conduct research in the area of data mining, social computing, web science and urban computing.


  • April 2016: Paper "Guns of Brixton: which London neighborhoods host gang activity?" accepted @ Urban IoT 2016. [PDF]
  • Dec 2015: Paper "Who benefits from the "sharing" economy of Airbnb?" accepted @ WWW 2016. [Arxiv] [SSRN]
  • Aug 2015: Paper "Analysing volunteer engagement in humanitarian mapping: building contributor communities at large scale" accepted @ ACM CSCW 2016. [PDF]