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Teddy Cunningham

About Me

I am a postgraduate research student at the Warwick Institute for the Science of the Cities. I am currently studying towards my PhD in Urban Science under the supervision of Professor Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu. I graduated from the University of Bristol with a First Class degree in Civil Engineering. I was also fortunate to spend part of my undergraduate studies abroad, at the University of Sydney. My previous work at the University of Bristol involved the completion of a substantial project concerning the design of a sustainable community with a particular focus on innovative and sustainable transport.

Research

Although open data release is becoming more widespread, location data is aggregated and anonymised to such an extent that it is no longer useful for popular analytical tasks (e.g. facility location, hotspot mapping). My main research focus is on developing algorithms that can privatise location data, such that the privacy of all individuals in a dataset is maintained, whilst also ensuring that the patterns and relationships present in the real data are preserved as much as possible. Whilst my work currently focuses on location data, the same approach can be used to protect other sensitive datasets, such as medical data and financial transactions.

Other research projects with which I am involved are:

  • Trajectory-aware facility location in the (micro-)mobility sector
  • Measuring and improving access (via public transport) to key points of interest in the West Midlands region
  • Measuring and improving access to medical facilities in slum regions

Teaching

In the 2019/20, academic year I will leading seminars in Professional Skills (CS133), in addition to supporting the delivery of labs in Engineering Design (ES192) and Statics and Structures (ES196).

In previous academic years, I have helped with the delivery of Digitial Cities (IM927), Civil Engineering Design (ES2C2) and Functional Programming (CS141).

Office

My office is 4.17, in the Mathematical Sciences Building. I am currently following government advice and working from home. I am available to meet virtually during normal office hours - email me to arrange a time.

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Contact

Teddy dot Cunningham at warwick dot ac dot uk

MB4.17
University of Warwick,
Coventry, CV4 7AL