The Center of Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at King's College London is looking for a postdoc within the @GoGreenRoutes H2020 project who will closely work with Prof. Daniele Quercia and members of the international consortium.
The project aims at leveraging online feeds and the associated metadata to build an alternative cartography weighted for positive emotions, adding a layer where citizens opinions and emotions are modeled in time and space at scale. This will enable the implementation of new forms of services, e.g., an emotions-driven routing engine that is able to suggest a happy and pleasant path over the shortest, and urban design policies that favor the human factor over a city built around efficiency, predictability, and security alone.
The successful candidate will:
- Map emotional perceptions of urban places from crowdsourced geo-referenced visual and textual data and modelling them in spatio-temporal ways.
- Develop a routing tool that generates sensory and emotion-aware routes.
- Qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate the impact of the tool on its users’ well-being over existing tools based only on efficiency and topological criteria.
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 18 months
This is a full-time post.