I am a co-founder of coUrbanize, a startup in Cambridge, MA. We provide an online community management platform for cities and urban developers to share project information with residents. I work as a data scientist and lead the technical team.
I am interested in how technology can be used to achieve greater sustainability and societal equality. I have a PhD (2012) and Masters (2008) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Bachelors (2006) from University College Dublin. At MIT I worked with John Fernandez on the topic of urban metabolism, focusing on neighborhood scale analysis. I developed analysis methods to perform large scale statistical analysis of urban parameters, and related these parameters to energy and material use.
I was briefly a Postdoctoral Fellow in the National GeoComputation Center, Ireland, (Oct. 2012 - March 2013) where I worked with Alexei Pozdnoukhov as part of the StratAG project. In Sep. 2012, I co-founded urbmet.com with Daniel Wiesmann. We made geospatial tools to facilitate analysis, with clients in the US and Europe.