Muki Haklay

University College London
Participates in 2 items

Muki Haklay started his studies with a BSc Computer Science and Geography (1994, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and continue with an MA in Geography (1997, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and PhD in Geography (2002, UCL). In 2001 he joined UCL as a lecturer and promoted to a professor in 2011.

He is the co-director of ExCiteS and work on a range of research projects that involve participatory mapping and science methods. These include EveryAware, where participatory urban environmental monitoring is used (2011-2014), Citizen Cyberlab, exploring learning and creativity in Citizen Science (2012-2015), Challenging Risk, in which citizen’s involvement in preparedness for earthquake and fire incidents is explored (2013-2018), Doing it Together Science, focusing on increasing pan-European Citizen Science project (2016-2019). WeGovNow!, which focuses on increasing citizen participation in local government decision making (2016-2019), and Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis and Visualisation, developing a GIS for non-literate people (2016-2021). He is also a collaborator on the GeoThink project.

His research interests include public access to environmental information and the way in which the information is used by a wide range of stakeholders, citizen science and in particular applications that involve community-led investigation, development and use of participatory GIS and mapping, and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for geospatial technologies.

He is a participant in many citizen science project: volunteer computing (IBM World Community Grid), volunteer thinking (Penguin Watch, OpenStreetMap), ecological observations (looking out for ladybirds), and he recently contributed his first Wikipedia page. On all these, he is resolutely a long tail contributor – not at the level of people who contributed only once, but also not at the level of highly committed participants.

Sessions in which Muki Haklay participates

Friday September 30, 2016

9:00 AM
9:00 AM
1:30 PM
1:30 PM