Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah

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Prof Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah

Professional Title: Professor
Other: Director of Urban Big Data Center and Chair of Transport

Primary domain: social, behavioral and computational aspects of transportation, big data, urban informatics

Organization name: University of Glasgow

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Glasgow - United Kingdom


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Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah is the Ch2M Chair of Transport and Professor of Urban Studies in the University of Glasgow. She is the founding Director of the Urban Big Data Centre, a seven-university consortium that includes a UK-wide data service to inspire cities-related innovations. Her interests are in methods and policies on smart and socially-just transport and urban informatics using emerging sources of data to understand complex urban problems. Her most recent book is Seeing Cities with Big Data: Research, Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics (Springer, 2016). Prior to Glasgow, she was in the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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