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CDT Urban Science and Progress


The Centre for Doctoral Training in Urban Science & Progress educates scientists in methods to harvest and process big data in order to develop a better understanding of the science of cities, and train them to apply that knowledge to find smarter solutions to urban problems. To enable future cities to deliver services effectively, efficiently and sustainably, while keeping their citizens safe, healthy, prosperous, and well informed, requires a step-change in knowledge and understanding.

Our Research

In focusing on the means to gather city-scale data, and the apparatus to transform this data into knowledge, our CDT's research programme capitalises on emerging developments in machine learning, spatial data management, and in interdisciplinary solutions to the world’s urban challenges.

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Scholarships and Funding

Applications to this CDT are now considered through our Computer Science Doctoral Studies Application Process
The CDT is supported by an EPSRC Grant Number EP/L016400/1.

People and Enquiries

CDT Director:

Prof Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu

CDT Manager:

Our Location:

We're based in a purpose built laboratory opened in 2018 on the 4th Floor of the Mathematical Sciences Building at the University of Warwick

Partnership: Center for Urban Science and Progress

The New York Center for Urban Science and Progress has been formed by a consortium of world-class institutions from around the globe, led by NYU and NYU-Poly and including the University of Warwick, Carnegie Mellon University, the City University of New York, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and University of Toronto. Industry partners include IBM, Cisco, Siemens, Con Edison, National Grid, Xerox, Arup, IDEO and AECOM.

Our People

Cohort 1 (2014 Intake)

Cohort 2 (2015 Intake)

Cohort 3 (2016 Intake)

Cohort 4 (2017 Intake)

Cohort 5 (2018 Intake)

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