Digital: the new frontier in healthcare

Everything is affected by the digital revolution. The opportunities for improving healthcare could be extraordinary. Interdisciplinary research is key to this. The UCL Festival for Digital Health will connect UCL’s world-class research in computer science, engineering, medicine and health service delivery. Together they can have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations. Collaborations across engineering and healthcare will make UCL a leading institution for Digital Health research. Join us to discover new technologies, Share achievements, Network with staff, industry and healthcare and Create new collaborations – a new momentum!


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Michael Batty

Position: Chair
Affiliation: Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Professor Michael Batty is in the Bartlett School at University College London where he is Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). He has worked on computer models of cities and their visualisation since the 1970s and has published several books, such as Cities and Complexity (MIT Press, 2005) which won the Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2011, and most recently The New Science of Cities (MIT Press, 2013). His blogs cover the science underpinning the technology of cities and his posts and lectures on big data and smart cities are at His research group is working on simulating long term structural change and dynamics in cities and recently he has been exploring the resilience of networks and population locations in cities to climate change particularly sea level rise as well as shorter term changes related to transport networks and their disruption. Prior to his current position, he was Professor of City Planning and Dean at the University of Wales at Cardiff and Director of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) and the Royal Society (FRS) and was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2004.