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Dr Man Luo

Lecturer in Computer Science (E&R)


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I am a Lecturer at Department of Computer Science, University of Exeter. Prior to that I was a Research Associate at the Alan Turing Institute, working with Prof. Mark Birkin on the Shocks and Resilience project for COVID-19. I obtained both my PhD and undergraduate (1st class) degrees in the Department of Computer Science at University of Warwick.

My research interests lie in Data-driven Urban Analytics and Spatio-temporal Machine Learning, with a focus on developing AI and data science solutions to better understand the process, structure, interaction and evolution of our cities. Previously at the Turing, I studied how to better model the pandemic from the urban analytics perspective, and how should we cope in the post-pandemic world, e.g. balancing economy recovery with the potential rise of infection rate. My PhD work investigated new modelling, optimisation and actuation approaches for shared mobility systems in urban settings, aiming to make the systems more robust and resilient to real-world dynamics.

Prosepective Students: I am happy to supervise research students who are intereted in spatio-temporal machine learning and urban computing. Scholarship opportunities are avaiable. For more details, please refer to my personal website