Alfred Long (2018 Cohort)


About me: I took an undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia that inadvertently fostered an interest in how data are manipulated to back up decision making procedures. This indirectly lead to taking the MSc Urban Analytics and Smart Cities course at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. My current research is based around looking into how Public Transport Use can be analysed using smart travel card transaction data.

My research: I will be creating tools for analysing the smartcard data, that will allow people to look at how public transport is used, and how changes effect ridership. The specific geographical area in question is the West Midlands, and the specific issues are social inclusion and accessibility, though the tools and techniques developed will hopefully be of use to any organisation or researcher looking into public transport.

Supervisors: Prof Paul Longley and Dr Jens Kandt

Pathway: Human Geograhy

Location: UCL Department of Geography