We are a multidisciplinary research group of social scientists, data scientists, and engineers, supported by our Centre’s administrative team.

Philipp Ulbrich

Research Associate

Dr Philipp Ulbrich joined UBDC in October 2021 as Research Associate to the UKRI GCRF project URBE Latam and the ESRC project Digital Footprint Data for localising SDGs.

Mingkang Wang

Research Assistant

Mingkang joined UBDC in October 2021 and is a Research Assistant with the Housing Sensor-Enhanced Survey project. Before joining UBDC, he studied in the MSc Urban Analytics programme at the University of Glasgow.

Yang Wang

Research Associate

Dr Yang Wang joined UDBC as a research associate in 2016. She has an MSc and a PhD in Computer Science both from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).

Jing Yao

Senior Lecturer (Urban Studies)

Dr Jing Yao (姚 静) joined UBDC as a lecturer in Urban Big Data and Quantitative Methods in October 2014. She has a PhD in Geography and an MSc in Industrial Engineering both from Arizona State University (ASU), USA. She also has an MSc degree and a BSc degree in Geographical Information System (GIS) from Nanjing University, China.