Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Markus Schlapfer

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Asst Prof Markus Schlapfer

Markus Schläpfer is a principal investigator at the Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore-ETH Centre, where he leads the Urban Complexity group. He also holds an appointment as adjunct assistant professor at NTU, within the School of Computer Science and Engineering. Moreover, Markus Schläpfer is a visiting researcher at the Santa Fe Institute (USA) and a research affiliate at MIT's Senseable City Lab (USA). He received his PhD from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, and conducted postdoctoral fellowships at both the Santa Fe Institute and at MIT.

His main research goals are the derivation of quantitative, predictive models for the organisation of cities and its interplay with urban infrastructure networks. He grounds his research on the increasing availability of large-scale data on human activities and applies methods from complexity science to gain a comprehensive view of the urban dynamics.

His work has been featured worldwide, including the New York Times, Nature, The Atlantic, Quartz, MIT Technology Review, and Spiegel Online.
Research Interests
- Smart Cities
- Urban Informatics
- Data Analysis and Mining
- Network Theory/Complexity Science

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