INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Michael Batty is Bartlett Professor and Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London. He was Director of the NSF National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) in the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1990 to 1995 and from 1979 until 1990, Professor of City and Regional Planning in the University of Cardiff. His research work involves the development of computer models of cities and regions, where he has published many books and articles.
His book Cities and Complexity (MIT Press, 2005) won the Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2010 and his book The New Science of Cities will be published by MIT Press in October 2013. He is editor of the journal Environment and Planning B. He was made a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in 2001, awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2004 for ‘services to geography’, in 2009, elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), and was awarded the 2013 Lauréat Prix International de Géographie Vautrin Lud.