Geospatial Systems - Chris Larkin
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G.19a Cassie Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
About Chris Larkin
My name is Chris and I am in the third cohort of students at the EPSRC CDT in Geospatial Systems at Newcastle University. Prior to joining the CDT, I studied a BSc in Geographic Information Science, also here at Newcastle. I knew that I wished to explore the spatial topics taught in the degree course further, rendering research the natural option to peruse. I was particularly attracted to the CDT because of it’s 1 + 3 model, which will allow me to transition smoothly from taught learning to independent research.
My undergraduate research focused on spatial prediction and temporal forecasting of geospatial data. I am keen to investigate how we can use these techniques further to solve the grand challenges which face our society. The CDT provides the perfect opportunity to do exactly that, as the centre provides all the training, facilities and support a researcher will ever need. I hope to expand on my existing programming and machine learning skills to develop further with the CDT, allowing me to develop the spatial analytics and simulation methods which can support decision making for the future. These tools will play a key role in shaping a sustainable world and solving global problems such as climate change.
Research interest: Prioritisation of obstruction removal on active travel networks.