Professor Alison Heppenstall
- Position: Professor in Geocomputation
- Areas of expertise: machine learning; artificial intelligence; agent-based modelling; geocomputation; bayesian modelling; data analytics
- Email: A.J.Heppenstall@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 3361
- Location: 10.115 Irene Manton Building
- Website: Geocomputation | Twitter | LinkedIn | Googlescholar | ORCID
My research interests are focused on the development of artificial intelligent (AI) and machine learning (ML) methods. I work with individual-based methods such as agent-based modelling, for simulating individual behaviour and understanding processes and evolution of geographical systems. Recent work has focused on Smart Cities and Big Data analytics.
I hold an ESRC-Alan Turing Institute Fellowship.
- Research Cluster Leader (CSAP)
- Director of Innovation (CDRC)
- ESRC-Alan Turing Fellow
For current research information, please see my personal webpage.
- The use of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in geography.
- Machine Learning and Evolutionary algorithms
- Agent-based modelling.
- Big Data analytics
- Development of tools for identifying chaotic behaviour and social networks within complex systems.
- Methods for visualisation of hidden spatial structures in dynamic data sets.
- Complexity; identification/modelling of and manipulation in geographical systems.
- Neuroevolutionary tools (application to flood forecasting).
- Development of SI-Models.
- Retail modelling.
- MSc GIS
- BA (Hons) Archaeology
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
I teach Geocomputation and GIS at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy