I am a geoinformatics researcher at the SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong. My research is focused on modelling infrastructure networks to understand their exposure to risks posed by the climatic, economic and social challenges of the 21st century.
Before coming to Australia I was working as a research associate at the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, where I was responsible for developing a modelling framework for integrated urban assessment models created as part of the Tyndall Centre Engineering Cities project. My PhD, also completed at Newcastle, investigated the use of long-temporal baseline Earth observation datasets for urban climate analysis.
I am an experienced software developer, using Python, C and SQL, with PostGIS and Quantum GIS, to produce cross-platform spatial software solutions for urban analysis. As part of my research I have developed a number of open-source software projects, which are listed on my Software page.
In 2011 I was the General Secretary of the International Geodetic Student Organisation (IGSO) and was responsible for organising the annual student conference. View the conference website here: www.igsm2011.org.uk
Before landing in Wollongong, I was traveling in India and Australia, check out my travel blog! http://theprincessandthesherpa.wordpress.com