Analytics and the City: Data Analytics, Modelling and Simulation for Urban Planning and Design

Date: 19th November, Friday
Time: 2.30pm – 4pm SGT (GMT +8) 


This webinar on Analytics and the City brings together experts on public health, geographic information science, and ecosystem services to discuss advancements in Data Analytics, Modelling & Simulation. They will share insights on how data can be used to shape the built environment to improve well-being, promote behavioral change toward sustainable mobility, and design nature spaces to leverage ecosystem services benefits.

Webinar Videos


Slides by Assoc. Prof. Alex Cook (PDF, 17.73MB)

Slides by Prof. Martin Raubal (PDF, 4.05MB)

About the Speakers


Prof Alex Cook

Assoc. Prof. Alex Cook
Vice Dean (Research) and Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore

Alex is an Associate Professor at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health where he is also the Vice Dean (Research). He works on infectious disease modelling and statistics, including dengue, influenza and other respiratory pathogens, and on population modelling to assess the effect of evolving demographics on non-communicable diseases such as diabetes. His multidisciplinary team brings together researchers from the fields of statistics, computational biology, computer engineering, mathematics, geography and environmental sciences.


prof martin raubal

Prof. Martin Raubal
Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
ETH Zurich

Martin is Professor of Geoinformation Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. He is also a Steering Committee member of the Center for Sustainable Future Mobility at ETH Zurich and a member of the Future Resilient Systems Management Committee at the Singapore-ETH Centre.

Martin's research interests focus on spatial decision-making for sustainability, more specifically he concentrates on mobile Geographic Information Systems & Location Based Services, analysing spatio-temporal aspects of human mobility, spatial cognitive engineering, and mobile eye-tracking to investigate visual attention while interacting with geoinformation and in spatial decision situations. Prominent application domains include transportation, energy, and aviation.


A/Prof. Perrine Hamel

Asst. Prof. Perrine Hamel
Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment
Nanyang Technological University

Perrine is an Assistant Professor at the Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University and Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. Her research examines how blue and green infrastructure contributes to creating resilient and inclusive cities in Southeast Asia.

She received the Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship in 2020 to support her work in the region. Prior to moving to Singapore, she was a senior scientist at Stanford University with the Natural Capital Project, a global partnership aiming to integrate the benefits provided by nature into major societal decisions. She has published extensively in the fields of ecosystem services modelling, urban water management, and urban resilience.


Prof. Paul Cheung

Prof. Paul Cheung
Professor (Practice) and Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore

Paul is Director of the Asia Competitiveness Institute and Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS. In this role, he leads a team of researchers examining the socioeconomic development prospects of Singapore and the region. He was previously the Chief Statistician of Singapore and the Director of the United Nations Statistics Office. At the UN, he managed a global programme on geospatial data and analytics systems. In 2011, he initiated  the UN multi-lateral platform on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM).


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