Our experts Centre for Spatial Informatics at Greenwich (CSIG)


Dr Mike Worboys

Group Leader, Professor of Spatial Informatics

Mike has a PhD in mathematics and has worked for many years at the boundary between computer science, mathematics, and geographic information science. Prior to Greenwich, Mike was director of the School of Computing and Information Science and a professor in the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at the University of Maine, USA. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Edinburgh, and has held a professorial fellowship at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Mike is a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM and a Life Member of the London Mathematical Society. Until recently he was a member of the Mapping Science Committee of the National Research Council, under the auspices of the US National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. Mike is co-author, with Matt Duckham of the 2nd edition of the textbook GIS: A Computing Perspective. Mike is an editor-in-chief of the Journal of Spatial Information Science (JOSIS).

Dr David Maguire

Professor and Vice-Chancellor

Professor David Maguire was appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich in 2011. Previously he was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Development) at Birmingham City University. At Birmingham City University, David was responsible for research and enterprise, and led major strategic reviews of research, employer engagement and ICT. Before that he was Chief Scientist and Director of Products & International at Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri Inc.), a global GIS software company based in California.

David holds a doctorate from the University of Bristol and is an acknowledged international expert in digital mapping and geographic information systems. He has published seven books and over 100 scientific and technical publications.

Dr Zena Wood

Senior lecturer in Spatial Informatics

Zena has a PhD in Computer Science. Her research focuses on collective behavior and movement pattern analysis with applications in Smart Cities, transportation and urban planning. Many of her projects involve collaborations with experts from geography, psychology, and business. Prior to joining the University of Greenwich in January 2015 she was employed as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Exeter. Zena is a member of the Executive Council of the International Association of Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) and co-chair of their Education Committee.

Dr Jia Wang

Postdoctoral research fellow

Jia has a PhD in Geoinformatics from the University of Münster in Germany. Her work focuses on cognitive maps and pedestrian walkability in urban spaces with development of formal models. Applications of her work include volunteered geographic information systems, spatial cognition and human computer interaction, and walkable cities. Jia has joined the Greenwich GIScience Research Group as a researcher since April 2014.

Dr Antony Galton

Visiting Professor

Antony Galton is Reader in Knowledge Representation at the University of Exeter. His research interests include spatial and temporal knowledge representation, with applications to artificial intelligence and geographical information science. He is specifically interested in collective phenomena in both natural and social domains, and processes and causation in general as well as in restricted domains such as discrete spaces and networks. He is well known for his books The Logic of Aspect (OUP, 1984) and Qualitative Spatial Change (OUP, 2010).  He is an associate editor of Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier) and on the editorial board of Applied Ontology (IOS Press), Spatial Cognition and Computation (Taylor & Francis), Journal of Earth Science Informatics (Springer), and Journal of Spatial Information Science. He is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour.

Dr Matt Duckham

Visiting Professor

Matt is Professor and Deputy Head of School (Geospatial Science) at the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University. Previously he was Professor in Geographic Information Science in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne. From 2010 to 2014 Matt held an ARC Future Fellowship. His research centres on distributed and robust computation and visualization with uncertain spatial and spatiotemporal information, especially within the domain of mobile, location-aware, and sensor-enabled systems. He has taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in connection with spatial computing, in particular on spatial visualization and spatial databases.

Ebiteme Botu

PhD student

Ebiteme is an MPhil/PhD student and her research topic is "A framework for enhancing pedestrian route guidance on navigational medium – physical and online". She has a BSc in Industrial Mathematics from Delta State University in Nigeria, and an MSc in Information Systems Management from the University of Greenwich. Ebiteme is funded by a Vice-chancellors scholarship and she

Rory Browne

PhD student

Rory is an MPhil/PhD student working on spatial and temporal uncertainty, particularly focusing on geological/palaeobiological applications. He has a BSc in Geography-Geoscience from the University of Aberdeen, and an MSc in Palaeobiology from the University of Bristol. He is funded by a Vice-chancellors scholarship.

Collaborators

Dr John Stell 

School of Computing, University of Leeds

John's main area of expertise is knowledge representation and reasoning for spatial information. This involves mathematical and logical structures for dealing with information that may be vague and uncertain as well as varying over time and dependent on level of detail. The work builds on a variety of various fields of research including qualitative spatial reasoning, rough set theory, and mathematical morphology. The research questions are motivated by issues from areas that include geographical information science and formal ontology for the semantic web.

Christoph Mülligann

Data Scientist/Modeler, Geolytix, London

Christoph completed his post-graduate studies at the University of Münster in Germany, graduating with a First Class Masters Degree in Geoinformatics. During his studies, Christoph spent six months specialising in Spatial Modelling at the GEOVISTA Center in the United States.

Having worked at on-geo in Dortmund creating a flagship website for property valuation, he is an expert in programming for the web. At GeoLytix Christoph writes code that crunches big data sets for spatial models and GeoData range.

Centre for Spatial Informatics at Greenwich (CSIG) is part of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Greenwich.