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Geo-Analytics and Modelling Group (GAM)

We are a group of like-minded academics at the Department of Geography at Birkbeck, University of London. We use quantitative and computational methods to investigate social and natural phenomena, including urban dynamics, crime, and coastal erosion.

The vision of GAM is that spatial thinking and computing contribute to a great variety of research areas, spanning from the natural sciences to the social sciences and the humanities. GAM promotes the adoption of geographic information as a powerful integrator for multidisciplinary approaches to address fundamental challenges in human and natural systems.


Areas of interest

  • Geographic information science and systems
  • Spatio-temporal data analytics
  • Urban analytics
  • Environmental analytics
  • Climate modelling


  • 29 November 2017 – Paul Elsner will be a speaker at the workshop Satellite Imagery for the Markets
  • 14 November 2017 – Andrea Ballatore will give a talk at the BIDA seminar: From digital space to digital place
  • 31 October 2017 – Becky Briant will discuss her research at UCL: Identifying sea-level highstands from slowly uplifting coastlines
  • 27 April 2017 – Sue Brooks will give a talk at the BIDA seminar: Data challenges for shoreline change: the example of East Anglia, UK
  • 27 March 2017 – Andrea Ballatore will give a talk entitled The Avant-garde in Space and Time: Centres and Peripheries of Italian Futurism at the Research Workshop on Humanities, Social Sciences and Computing at Birkbeck
  • 10 November 2016 – Less-Conscious Information Retrieval Techniques for Location Based Services, Prof. Kazutoshi Sumiya, Dept of Applied Informatics, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics (BIDA)

Contact us

If you want to contact us for research projects or to co-organise events, drop us a line at

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