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Prof Muki Haklay
Pearson Building
  • Professor of Geographical Information Science
  • Dept of Geography
  • Faculty of S&HS
Prof Haklay started his studies with a BSc Computer Science and Geography (1994, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and continue with an MA in Geography (1997, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and PhD in Geography (2002, UCL). In 2001 he joined UCL as a lecturer and promoted to a professor in 2011. 
Research Summary

Prof Muki Haklay (Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering - CEGE, UCL) is a Professor of Geographical Information Science (GISc). He has extensive experience in interdisciplinary research, and he is the co-director of the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group.

His research interest include participatory mapping and GIS, Citizen Science, Human-Computer Interactions (HCI) and usability aspects of GIS, and public access to environmental information.

As of mid 2016, Prof Haklay applied and secured funding for 41 research projects from a range of funders, totalling c. £10,900,000 with additional £161,000 through consulting activities. His research has been funded by EU research and development funding, national research funding bodies (including UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council – EPSRC, Economic and Social Research Council – ESRC, and Medical Research Council – ESRC), charities (including Royal Geographical Society, Forest People Programme, Forests Monitor, London Sustainability Exchange and others), local and national government (including Wandsworth Council in London, and Camden Police). Especially noteworthy are recent Google Research Awards, (2011), a project for the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) (2014) and the US Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2014-2015).

Prof. Haklay have extensive experience in trans-disciplinary research, starting with my own education and continuing throughout his career, in the of EPSRC grant ‘Bridging the Gaps across Sustainable Urban Spaces’ (2008-2011), in the FP7 FET project ‘EveryAware’ (2011-2014); or FP7 project ‘Citizen Cyberlab’ (2012-2015). Over the years he worked with, Urban designers, Physicist, Anthropologists, Medical and Veterinary researchers, Development experts, Structural Engineers and Ornithologists – among others.

He authored and co-authored over 200 academic papers, conference presentations and other output. including 2 edited books, 30 chapters in edited collections, 42 peer-review journal publications, and further 45 refereed conference papers.

Teaching Summary

Prof Haklay has been teaching GIS and GISc since 1995. He is mainly teaching on UCL MSc in GIS and on the undergraduate programme of the department of Civil, Environmental and Gematic Engineering.

01-SEP-2006 – 01-SEP-2011 Senior Lecturer in GIS Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-JUN-2001 – 01-SEP-2006 Lecturer in GIScience Geomatic Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-JUN-1998 – 01-JUN-2001 Research Fellow Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2002 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Geography University College London
1997 MA Master of Arts – Geography Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1994 BSc Bachelor of Science – Computing and Information Systems Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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