Dr Malleson is a Professor of Spatial Science at the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK. He has a PhD in Geography and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science (BSc) and Multidiciplinary Informatics (MSc).
Most of his research focuses on the development of computer models that help us to understand social phenomena. He has a particular interest in simulations of crime patterns and in models that can be used to describe the flows of people around cities. More recently, he has become in interested in how we can use 'big data', agent-based modelling, and smart cities initiatives to reduce the impacts of phenomena like pollution or crime.