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