Dr Homa Rahmat is currently an Associate Lecturer at UNSW, Faculty of Built Environment. She is part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at UNSW working on a Smart Cities and Suburbs Grant project. This, entitled Smart Social Spaces: Smart Street Furniture Supporting Social Health, is in partnership with Georges River Council, NSW.
Homa completed a PhD on a data-driven analysis of urban processes using Twitter data. Her research investigated the impact of online social networks on bottom-up processes by studying user-generated content and urban intervention trends. Her areas of research include: citizen participation & innovations, web 2.0 applications, social media data, network analysis, and urban data visualisation.