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Dr Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka

BSc (WUELS), MSc (WUELS), PhD (University of St Andrews)


I am  currently a Lecturer in Geographic Information Science in the School of Environment. I was previously  a Research Associate in Urban Methods, Modelling and Simulations at the Urban Big Data Centre at University of Glasgow.  My research interests cover a wide range of areas in GISc, Urban Studies, Geodesy and Cartography including spatial analysis, statistics and spatial modelling, urban planning and remote sensing.

Research | Current

Human mobility

Movement analysis

Spatial statistics


Machine learning

Teaching | Current

GISCI 140 


GEOG 701

GEOG 771

GEOG 318

GEOG 315

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Zhang, X., Yao, J., Wang, J., & Sila-Nowicka, K. (2020). Changes of forestland in China's coastal areas (1996-2015): Regional variations and driving forces. Land Use Policy, 99.10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105018
  • Smolak, K., Rohm, W., Knop, K., & Siła-Nowicka K (2020). Population mobility modelling for mobility data simulation. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 84.10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2020.101526
  • Zhang, X., Yao, J., Sila-Nowicka, K., & Song, C. (2020). Geographic concentration of industries in Jiangsu, China: a spatial point pattern analysis using micro-geographic data. ANNALS OF REGIONAL SCIENCE10.1007/s00168-020-01026-x
  • Zhang, X., Yao, J., Sila-Nowicka, K., & Jin, Y. (2020). Urban Fire Dynamics and Its Association with Urban Growth: Evidence from Nanjing, China. ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION, 9 (4)10.3390/ijgi9040218
  • Smolak, K., Kasieczka, B., Fialkiewicz, W., Rohm, W., Sila-Nowicka, K., & Kopanczyk, K. (2020). Applying human mobility and water consumption data for short-term water demand forecasting using classical and machine learning models. URBAN WATER JOURNAL, 17 (1), 32-42. 10.1080/1573062X.2020.1734947
  • Thakuriah, P. V., Sila-Nowicka, K., Hong, J., Boididou, C., Osborne, M., Lido, C., & McHugh, A. (2020). Integrated Multimedia City Data (iMCD): A composite survey and sensing approach to understanding urban living and mobility. COMPUTERS ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN SYSTEMS, 8010.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2019.101427
  • Sila-Nowicka, K., & Fotheringham, A. S. (2019). Calibrating spatial interaction models from GPS tracking data: An example of retail behaviour. COMPUTERS ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN SYSTEMS, 74, 136-150. 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2018.10.005
  • Sila-Nowicka, K., & Thakuriah, P. (2019). Multi-sensor movement analysis for transport safety and health applications. PloS one, 14 (1)10.1371/journal.pone.0210090

Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 301 - Bldg 301
Level 4, Room 429A
New Zealand