I am interested in one of the most pressing societal challenges: how to build sustainable cities that thrive. To that end, I am developing a science-based understanding of cities and use these insights for the design of sustainable urban infrastructures. Complexity science and big data analytics form the pillars of my transdisciplinary research.
Currently, I'm co-leading the 'urban digital tranformation' program at the Center for Regional Economic Development at the University of Bern in Switzerland, I'm an Assistant Professor (adjunct) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, and I'm a Principal Investigator at the ETH Future Cities Laboratory (ETH-FCL) in Singapore.
September 2021 - Our work on human mobility in cities is covered by the Scientific American
July 2021 - Very honored to be selected as one of the finalists for the
Falling Walls 'Science Breakthrough of the Year'!
May 2021 - My TEDx talk on a science-based approach to sustainable and inclusive cities is now on youtube.
May 2021 - Paper published in Nature on 'The universal visitation law of human mobility'.