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João Porto de Albuquerque

João is Co-Director of WISC, and Associate Professor in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

His research is centred on the study of collaborative and geospatial relationships in sociotechnical information systems. This investigates the relationships between collaboratively-produced information (e.g. volunteered geographic information from social media, collaborative maps, and citizen sensing) and other official data sources (e.g. environmental sensors and socioeconomic data). In so doing, the findings aim to improve our understanding about urban contexts and supporting decision-making to make them more resilient to the threats of natural hazards. His research projects include the AGORA project and the development of the Open Flood Risk Map.

Prior to joining the University of Warwick, João was Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Systems of the Institute of Mathematical and Computing Sciences of the University of São Paulo (ICMC-USP) where he remains a Visiting Professor. He is also a Visiting Professor at the GIScience Research Group of the University of Heidelberg.