Prof Andy Hudson-Smith

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The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is one of the leading forces in the science of cities, generating new knowledge and insights for use in city planning, policy and design and drawing on the latest geospatial methods and ideas in computer-based visualisation and modelling. We are part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment.



Professor Andrew Hudson-Smith, Director of The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London. Andy is a Professor of Digital Urban Systems and Editor-in-Chief of Future Internet Journal, he is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Greater London Authority Smart London Board. Andy is course founder of the MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation at University College London and Course Director of the MSc in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics and the MRes in Smart Cities at CASA.

Research Summary

With a research focus on location based digital technologies he has been at the forefront of web 2.0 technologies for communication, outreach and developing a unique contribution to knowledge. He is author of the Digital Urban Blog and has a Co-I/Pi research grant income in excess of  £15 million. His contribution to knowledge and outreach in the fields of the Internet of Things, smart cities, big data, digital geography, urban planning and the built environment have been wide ranging with an impact strategy focused on policy, outreach and the public understanding of science. He currently supervises 10 PhD students and has 15 active grants.

His research can be found at or @digitalurban on Twitter

Research outputs

Geo-EEG: Towards the Use of EEG in the Study of Urban Behaviour 2016 Mavros P,Austwick MZ,Smith AH
Design fiction: how to build a Voight Kampff machine 2016 Sturdee M,Coulton P,Lindley J,Stead M,Ali H,Hudson-Smith A
Measuring Interaction in Workplaces 2016 Sailer K,Koutsolampros P,Austwick M,Varoudis T,Hudson-Smith A
Spatial databases: Generating new insights on office design and human behaviours in the workplace 2015 Koutsolampros P,Sailer K,Pomeroy R,Austwick MZ,Hudson-Smith A,Haslem R
Showing mutual support through digital empathy badges 2015 De Jode M,Hudson-Smith A,Mavros P,Coulton P,Huck J,Roberts J,Powell P
Visualising data for smart cities 2015 Batty M,Hudson-Smith A,Hugel S,Roumpani F
Advances in crowdsourcing: Surveys, social media and geospatial analysis: Towards a big data toolkit 2015 Gray S,Milton R,Hudson-Smith A
Supporting empathy through embodiment in the design of interactive systems 2015 Huck J,Coulton P,Gullick D,Powell P,Roberts J,Hudson-Smith A,De-Jode M,Mavros P
Visual Analytics for Urban Design 2014 Batty M,Hudson-Smith A
Demo hour 2014 Dauner JM,Karagozler E,Glisson M,Speed C,Hartswood M,Laurier E,Magee S,Tynan-O'Mahony F,de Jode M,Hudson-Smith A,others
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Research activities

Artefacts, Tales, Objects and Representations
KTP: Big Data in the Office
Mapping beyond the palimpsest
TALISMAN: Geospatial Data Analysis and Simulation
Tales of Things and electronic Memory