About me

stefano_de_sabbataI am a Lecturer in Quantitative Geography at the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment of the University of Leicester and Research associate of the Oxford Internet Institute of the University of Oxford.

You can find me on Twitter @maps4thought and GitHub sdesabbata.

I worked as a Researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute of the University of Oxford (2013-2015) and I was Junior Research Fellow at the Wolfson College of the University of Oxford (2014-2015). I was awarded a PhD from the Department of Geography of the University of Zurich in 2013, and a BSc and a MSc in computer science from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Udine.

My research focuses on geographic information science, critical GIS, and quantitative human geography. I teach programming in R, information visualization, and introduction to GIS.

I am part of the steering committee of GIScience Research UK (GISRUK) and chair of the GISRUK 2018 conference. I am a member of the Commission on Location Based Services of the International Cartographic Association, part of the Connectivity, Inclusion, and Inequality Group of the Oxford Internet Institute of the University of Oxford, and member of the European Network Exploring Research into Geospatial Information Crowdsourcing (ENERGIC, COST Action IC1203). I am also Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.