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Professor of Urban Data, Newcastle University

Phil James is a Professor of Urban Data at Newcastle University, director of the Newcastle Urban Observatory, the UK’s largest urban environmental monitoring programme and leads the UK National UK Urban Observatory Programme. His research is at the intersection of Engineering and Computer Science with a recent focus on IoT (the Internet of Things) and environmental monitoring. He leads the EPSRC funded CORONA (City Observatory Research platfOrm for iNnovation and Analytics) project and has a research portfolio of interdisciplinary research worth over £15m. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.