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

Mark Tranmer

Professor of Quantitative Social Sciences (School of Social & Political Sciences)

Professor Mark Tranmer joined the School of Social and Political Sciences in July 2016 as Professor of Quantitative Social Science.

Yang Wang

Research Associate

Dr Yang Wang joined UDBC as a research associate in 2016. She has an MSc and a Ph.D. 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 a MSc in Industrial Engineering both from Arizona State University (ASU), USA. She also has a MSc degree and a BSc degree in Geographical Information System (GIS) from Nanjing University, China.

Qunshan Zhao

Lecturer in Urban Analytics

Dr. Qunshan Zhao joined UBDC in May 2019 as a Lecturer in Urban Analytics in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He holds both PhD and MA in Geography/GIScience from the Arizona State University in USA and a BE in Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, and GIS from the Wuhan University in China.