Achilleas Psyllidis

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of Urban Data Science at the Web Information Systems group, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). I am also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Urban Data Analytics and project leader of the Social Urban Data Lab (SUDL) at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS).

My prime research interest is to study and understand human interactions with the urban environment at various spatial, temporal, and social scales. In this context, I design and develop novel computational methods and tools for social urban data creation, enrichment, and analysis to discover knowledge about urban interactions. To this end, I combine techniques from urban data science, spatial analysis, geographic information science (GIScience), spatiotemporal data mining, (spatial) machine learning, geo-computation, location modeling, and the semantic web. Through my research, I address several urban and regional challenges pertinent to social segregation, spatial inequality, human mobility, activity dynamics, and safety. The goal is to provide planning stakeholders, researchers, and public authorities with quantitative and qualitative insights into the changing patterns of human interactions and flows in urban environments, by combining heterogeneous and high-dimensional social urban data from multiple sources.

In association with the above research line, I engage in the development of SocialGlass.

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Achilleas Psyllidis