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Dr Diego Pajarito

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Research Fellow

 diego dot pajarito-grajales at warwick dot ac dot uk

 +44(0)24 765 24571

  R2.10, Ramphal Building, School of Cross-Faculty Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

 

Biography

Diego Pajarito is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Sustainable Development. He holds a PhD in Geoinformatics obtained as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow within a joint European program between the University of Münster (Germany), Universitat Jaume I (Spain) and Universidade Nova (Portugal). His research focuses on the areas of big geodata analytics (mainly open and user-generated), location-based services and serious games. He has an MSc degree in Information and Communication Sciences as well as a Master degree in GIS in addition to his engineering degree in Cadaster and Geodesy.

Diego has worked as a researcher and data scientist for the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in 2019 and Universitat Jaume I from 2015 to 2018. In the former, he conducted his PhD thesis (Mobile services for green living) where he analysed how mobile geo-services serve to encourage sustainable transport. In the last years, he had supported the adoption of the Integrated Geospatial Framework (IGIF) as a consultant for the World Bank and the Government of Colombia. His teaching experience covers fields such as urban analytics, big data, geospatial Analysis and spatial databases. Prior this, from 2003 to 2015, Diego was involved in projects for the adoption of geospatial technologies, web and mobile platforms at Colombia’s mapping and environmental agencies, the Ministries of Agriculture and Justice, among other organisations.

Currently, Diego is working as a Research Fellow on the interdisciplinary project Waterproofing Data: Engaging Stakeholders in Sustainable Flood Risk Governance for Urban Resilience and an associated UKRI GCRF Global Research Translation Award aiming to enhance flood resilience in two different communities in São Paulo and Rio Branco (Acre), in Brazil.

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Waterproofing Data: engaging stakeholders in sustainable flood risk governance for urban resilience, Belmont Forum/ESRC/FAPESP/BMBF Award (€1m), June/2018-May/2021. Funding under the Transformations to Sustainability programme of Belmont Forum and Norface delivered in the UK by the ESRC under the Global Challenges Research Fund. Working with partners in Brazil and Germany and doing fieldwork in the cities of Rio Branco and São Paulo (Brazil) PI Prof. Porto de Albuquerque/ University of Warwick, Institute for Global Sustainable Development. Role: Research Assistant

UKRI GCRF Global Research Translation Award: Waterproofing Data,

Global Challenges Research Fund, project funded to fast track promising research findings into real-world solutions, Award (£~362K), October/2019 - March 2021, PI Prof. Pamela Thomas/University of Warwick, Co-I Prof. Porto de Albuquerque/ University of Warwick, Role: Named Researcher (NR)

Prior this, from 2003 to 2015, Diego was involved in projects for the adoption of geospatial technologies, web and mobile platforms at Colombia’s mapping and environmental agencies, the Ministries of Agriculture and Justice, among other organisations.

Collaboration or Competition: the Impact of Incentive Types on Urban Cycling. D. Pajarito, A, Degbelo, M. Gould. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. 2018. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2019.1627619

Mapping frictions inhibiting bicycle commuting. D. Pajarito, M. Gould. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. Human-Centric Data Science for Urban Studies. 2018. DOI: 10.3390/ijgi7100396

Mobile Services for Green Living. D. Pajarito. PhD Thesis. European Joint doctorate in geoinformatics. www.geo-c.eu. 2018. DOI: 10.6035/14123.2018.686025

Path of least resistance: Using geo-games and crowdsourced data to map cycling frictions. D. Pajarito, S. Maas, M. Attard, M. Gould. Geographic Citizen Science Design – No One Left Behind. Editor: Dr. Artemis Skarlatidou. In press. Publisher. UCL Press.

Smart Mobility, the Role of Mobile Games. D. Pajarito, M. Gould. Joint International Conference on Serious Games. Valencia, Spain. 2017/11/23. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70111-0_5

Mapping cyclists’ routes: involving citizens in collecting open cycling data. D. Pajarito, D. Maas, S., Attard, M. Gould. 21th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. 12-15 June 2018, Lund, Sweden. ISBN 978-3-319-78208-9

Data Modeling of Cities, a Machine Learning Application. A. Najari, D. Pajarito, A. Markopoulou. SimAUD2020. Symposium on Simulation in Architecture + Urban Design. 25-27 May 2020. Online Proceedings