King’s Geocomputation research spans a range of contemporary social, environmental and geographical issues. A few of our research priorities are listed below.

Change and Dynamics in Smart Cities: The rise of ‘smart cities’ and the ‘big’ data underpinning them – produced via a wide range of networked technologies – presents new opportunities to investigate urban and regional dynamics and change through rigorous geographical data analysis and modelling. Topics: population growth, housing pressures, impacts of climate change

Network-based Spatial Analysis: Our world is increasingly connected through networks of various scales and types, from city street networks to online social networks all of which require innovative new methods to understand where and when changes are taking place and how these events relate to one another. Topics: burglary and crime, social networks, traffic congestion

Agent-Based Modelling of Social and Ecological Systems: Agent-based models (ABM) simulate disaggregated heterogeneous individuals (human or otherwise) and their relationships and interactions through time and across space, enabling investigation of the complexity of social and ecological systems. Topics: gentrification in urban centres, land-use decision making, the global food system

Distributed Sensor Networks in the Physical Environment: Advances in open-source computing technologies now mean low-power, GPS-enabled environmental sensors can be combined at low-cost in distributed sensors networks to improve understanding of the physical environment in real-time. Topics: hydrological monitoring, habitat variability and change, air quality.

To read more about our research see blog posts with the Research tag.