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Associate Lecturer, UNSW Sydney

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.


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    Casual Academic, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW