Our team consists of a core staff of administrators, IT and scientific computing officers and academic researchers.
Nick Bailey is Director of the Centre. He is a Professor in Urban Studies, based in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.
Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah
Founding Director from 2014 – 2018
Professor Vonu Thakuriah led our Centre from its inception in 2014 until July 2018. She is, from October 2018, Distinguished Professor of Rutgers University in the Greater New York City Area and Dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Vonu remains closely connected to the Centre and the University as a Visiting Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences.
Yevdokia is the UBDC Administrator and is also PA to the UBDC Director, Professor Nick Bailey.
Dr Obinna Anejionu
Scientific Computing Officer
Obinna is a Scientific Computing Officer at the Urban Big Data Centre, with his primary responsibility focusing on the development of the Spatial Urban Data System (SUDS).