Dr Martin Austwick

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Biography

Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick lectures in advanced spatial analysis and visualization. He holds an undergraduate Physics degree and a PhD in nanotechnology and quantum computing, and worked as a clinical medical physics researcher from 2006-2010, a varied career which has led to his interest in the adaptation of ideas from the physical sciences to social sciences. Dr Zaltz Austwick has a strong commitment to public engagement, through visualization, podcasting, blogging, public talks and workshops and social media, and has shared in Radio Academy Gold and Silver Awards.

Research Summary

Martin Zaltz Austwick works on visualisation and analysis of human data, often with a strong spatial component. His visualisation frequently utilises Processing to create animated visualisations of spatial movement (for example, Bike Share Schemes in a number of cities, GPS tracks drawn from pedestrian movement in London, and shipping movements around the globe). In analysis of these patterns, he employs spatial interaction modelling and network techniques to determine patterns of activity and connections within systems. He's interested in mapping research landscapes, communities of practice, and sociotechnical systems using network techniques, in working with spatial databases to facilitate analysis and visualisation in large data sets, scaling and inequality in complex systems, and creating interactives around agent-based modelling. 

Martin Zaltz Austwick is one of five BEAMS Public Engagement Fellows funded by the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award.

In his role as Associate Director at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, Dr Zaltz Austwick works on visualising and analysing spatial data drawn from history, the arts, and other branches of the humanities.

Research outputs

PICKS : Exploring Post-Disciplinary Knowledge in a University ’ s Urban Sustainability Research Landscape 2014 Johnson C,Austwick MZ
The Structure of Spatial Networks and Communities in Bicycle Sharing Systems 2013 Zaltz Austwick M,O'Brien O,Strano E,Viana M
A Randomised Controlled Trial of ALA V Photofrin PDT for High Grade Dysplasia in Barrett's Esophagus 2011 Dunn JM,Mackenzie GD,Thorpe S,Austwick M,Mosse CA,Oukrif D,Rodriguez-Justo M,Winstanley A,Novelli M,Banks MR,Bown SG,Lovat L
Optical Pharmacokinetics measurements of photosensitizer concentrations in vivo 2011 AUSTWICK M,Woodhams JH,Chalau V,Mosse CA,Eliot C,Lovat LB,MacRobert AJ,Bigio IJ,Bown SG
A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF ALA VERSUS PHOTOFRIN PDT FOR HIGH GRADE DYSPLASIA IN BARRETT'S OESOPHAGUS 2011 Dunn JM,Mackenzie GD,Thorpe S,Austwick M,Mosse CA,Oukrif D,Winstanley A,Rodriguez-Justo M,Novelli MR,Banks MR,Bown SG,Lovat LB
Optical measurement of photosensitizer concentration in vivo 2011 Austwick MR,Woodhams JH,Chalau V,Mosse CA,Eliot C,Lovat L,MacRobert AJ,Bigio IJ,Bown SG
Monitoring collagen gelling by elastic scattering spectroscopy (ESS) 2011 Jawad H,Austwick M,MacRobert S,Kuraishi A,Tully F,Alkseeva T,Brown R
Optical scanning for rapid intraoperative diagnosis of sentinel node metastases in breast cancer. 2010 Keshtgar MR,Chicken DW,Austwick MR,Somasundaram SK,Mosse CA,Zhu Y,Bigio IJ,Bown SG
ELASTIC SCATTERING SPECTROSCOPY IS HIGHLY ACCURATE FOR THE DETECTION OF HIGH-GRADE DYSPLASIA AND DNA PLOIDY ARISING IN BARRETT'S OESOPHAGUS USING A RED ENHANCED SPECTROMETER 2010 Dunn JM,Jiao Y,Austwick M,Mosse CA,Oukrif D,Thorpe S,Novelli MR,Banks MB,Bown SG,Lovat LB
Scanned Elastic Scattering Spectroscopy detects metastatic breast cancer in sentinel lymph nodes 2010 Austwick M,Clark B,Mosse CA,Johnson K,Chicken DW,Somasundaram SK,Zhu Y,Falzon M,Kocjan G,Fearn T,Bigio I,J B,S G K,M RS
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Research activities

Common Road to 2050: Energy Networks and Policy design (ENP2050)
ENFOLDing: Explaining Modelling and Forecasting Global Dynamics
KTP: Big Data in the Office
Spacelab
UCL Postdoctoral Mobility Award: Exploring locational influences in energy consumption through spatial analysis