muki haklay
Short-term fellow
I'm a professor at UCL, where I co-direct the Extreme Citizen Science group. My background is in computer science and geography, and I'm interested in environmental information, participatory mapping, and citizen science.
muki's Bio

I'm a Professor of Geographic Information Science at University College London (UCL). He is the founder and Co-director of the UCL Extreme Citizen Science group, which is dedicate to the development of technologies and methodologies to allow any community, regardless of their literacy, to use scientific methods and tools to collect, analyse, interpret and use information about their area and activities. The group has developed a range of technologies that can be used for participatory science and mapping, including the Sapelli data collection suite (, and the GeoKey framework for the capture and management of participatory mapping information ( In addition he is co-founder and director of the social enterprise ‘Mapping for Change’, which provides services in participatory mapping and citizen science (

I've been combining the fields of Computer Science and Geography throughout his studies, culminating with a PhD in Geography (2002, UCL) which focused on Public Access to Environmental Information. In 2001 I joined UCL as a lecturer and promoted to a professor in 2011. 

I was born in Jerusalem and for the past 22 years living in London. I very much like music while working - and mostly listening to music from 1500-1750. I also like urban walks and exploring urban spaces, and learning new things.

The role of citizen science in informal and formal education settings
Mapping out how citizen science is integrated at different levels of education, while taking into account modes of participation, disciplines, culture, and process of learning