Past Member

Jose Balsa Barreiro

Human Dynamics
  • Postdoctoral Fellow

José Balsa-Barreiro is now involved as postdoc fellow at the Media Lab in the group of Human Dynamics, which is leaded by Alex 'Sandy' Pentland. Prof. Pentland is renowned as 'the Godfather of Wearables', being one of the most-cited scientists in the world. In fact, Forbes recently declared him one of the "7 most powerful data scientists in the world" along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States.

José earned his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of A Coruna (Spain) and the Politecnico di Torino (Italy). He is also graduated in Industrial (focused on Mechanics) and Geomatics Engineering in the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in addition to Geographer by the University of Santiago de Compostela (both in Spain). He has been involved in around 10 research projects (funded by government agencies and/or private companies) and has published more than 20 articles.

He had collaborated with some institutions and research groups such as the Institute on Traffic and Road Safety (INTRAS), the Research Centre for Vehicle Technology (CiTV), the Instit… View full description

José Balsa-Barreiro is now involved as postdoc fellow at the Media Lab in the group of Human Dynamics, which is leaded by Alex 'Sandy' Pentland. Prof. Pentland is renowned as 'the Godfather of Wearables', being one of the most-cited scientists in the world. In fact, Forbes recently declared him one of the "7 most powerful data scientists in the world" along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States.

José earned his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of A Coruna (Spain) and the Politecnico di Torino (Italy). He is also graduated in Industrial (focused on Mechanics) and Geomatics Engineering in the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in addition to Geographer by the University of Santiago de Compostela (both in Spain). He has been involved in around 10 research projects (funded by government agencies and/or private companies) and has published more than 20 articles.

He had collaborated with some institutions and research groups such as the Institute on Traffic and Road Safety (INTRAS), the Research Centre for Vehicle Technology (CiTV), the Institute for Studies and Economic Development of Galicia (IDEGA), and the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI) of the Politecnico di Torino, in Italy. Before now, he was involved as postdoc fellow in the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (research group of Traffic Engineering) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ) in 2016-17 and as European Experienced Researcher at the Institute for Photogrammetrie (IFP) of the University of Stuttgart (Germany) in 2015-16.

His research interest includes geographical analysis, mapping, human and urban dynamics, transport planning, complex networks, among others. 

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