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Prof Muki Haklay
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  • 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 (Department of Geography, 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 includes participatory mapping and GIS, Citizen Science, Human-Computer Interactions (HCI) and usability aspects of GIS, and public access to environmental information.

Prof Haklay applied and secured funding for 44 research projects from a range of funders, totalling c. £13,000,000 with additional £195,000 through consulting activities. His research has been funded by EU research and development funding (including the European Research Council), national research funding bodies (e.g UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council – EPSRC, Economic and Social Research Council – ESRC, and Medical Research Council – MRC), charities (e.g. Royal Geographical Society, Forest People Programme, Forests Monitor, London Sustainability Exchange and others), local and national government. 

Prof Haklay have extensive experience in trans-disciplinary research throughout his career, in the of EPSRC grant ‘Bridging the Gaps across Sustainable Urban Spaces’ (2008-2011), FP7 project ‘Citizen Cyberlab’ (2012-2015); Horizon 2020 'Doing It Together Science' (2016-2019), ActEarly (2019-2024), or his ERC Advanced Grant 'Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis and Visualisation" (2016-2021). Over the years he worked with, Urban designers, Physicists, Anthropologists, Medical and Veterinary researchers, Development experts, Structural Engineers and Ornithologists – among others.

He authored and co-authored over 250 academic papers, conference presentations and other output. including 5 edited books, 40 chapters in edited collections, 75 peer-review journal publications, and further 45 refereed conference papers. 

Teaching Summary

Prof Haklay has been teaching GIS and GISc since 1995. He teaches at the Department of Geography at undergraduate and MSc level. He is the course convener of "introduction to Citizen Science and Scientific Crowdsourcing" 

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   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
1997   Master of Arts Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1994   Bachelor of Science Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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