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Dr Daniel Arribas-Bel PhD

Senior Lecturer in Geographic Data Science Geography and Planning


Personal Statement

Dani Arribas-Bel is interested in computers, cities, and data. He is a senior lecturer in Geographic Data Science at the Department of Geography and Planning of the University of Liverpool. Prior to his appointment in 2015, Dani held positions at the University of Birmingham, the VU University in Amsterdam, Arizona State University, and Universidad de Zaragoza. He holds honorary positions at the University of Chicago's Center for Spatial Data Science, the Center for Geospatial Sciences of the University of California Riverside, and the Smart Cities Chair of Universitat the Barcelona. Dani's research interests lie at the intersection of urban studies, computational methods and new forms of data. His research has been published in journals such as PLOS ONE, Demography, Geographical Analysis, or Environment and Planning (A/B/C), and he is also member of the development team of PySAL, the Python library for spatial analysis. Dani currently serves as co-editor of the journal "Environment and Planning B - Urban Analytics & City Science", and is chair of the Quantitative Methods Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society.

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