Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Dr Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka

I am currently a lecturer in GIScience at the University of Auckland.

Main Capabilities

  • Aptitude for research, planning and management with emphasis on multi-optional solutions and strategic planning
  • Analytical mind with interests in mathematics and derived analyses
  • Ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary working environment
  • Loyalty and commitment to tasks assigned

Full CV 2018

Google scholar profile

Education and Qualifications

2012 – 2016 PhD in Geoinformatics University of St Andrews
2006 – 2010  B.Sc. Spatial Planning Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
2007 – 2008  M.Sc. Geodesy and Cartography Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
2003 – 2007  B.Sc. Geodesy and Cartography Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Symposia and Conferences

  • April 2018, GISRUK, Leicester, UK
  • February 2018, Data Science in Transport, Invited talk, Google Academy, London, UK;
  • February 2018, Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation and UBDC event on transport data, Invited talk , Glasgow, UK;
  • November 2017, UBDC Data Demo Day, Glasgow, UK
  • October 2017, RSS Edinburgh, Invited talk, Edinburgh, UK
  • June 2017, Summer of Data, Invited talk, St Andrews, UK
  • June 2017, Big Data for Social Science Researchers , Invited talk, Glasgow, UK
  • April 2017, AAG 2017, Boston, USA
  • March 2017, GISOstrava 2017, Keynote talk, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • March 2017, Future Cities Workshop, Invited talk, Dundee, UK
  • February 2017, AAT Glasgow, Invited talk, Glasgow, UK
  • October 2016, Urban Studies Workshop, Glasgow, UK
  • October 2016, ESRC Workshop – Invited talk, Southampton, UK
  • September 2016, GIScience, Montreal, Canada
  • September 2016, Masterclass, UBDC, Glasgow, UK
  • July 2016, ISPRS, Prague, Czech Republic
  • June 2016, Modelling World 2016, Invited talk, London,UK
  • June 2016, Big Data Analytics for Urban Planning and Management, Quality Improvement Training Programme  – Webinar, Invited talk, Roorkee, India
  • April 2016, Linking mulitmedia city data – Webinar, Invited talk, Manchester,UK
  • April 2016, Interdisciplinary Data Resources to Address the Challenges of Urban Living, Workshop Glasgow,UK
  • November 2015, Workshop for Local Authorities, Glasgow,UK
  • June 2015, Invited talk at CMIST at Manchester University, Manchester, UK
  • April 2015, AAG, Chicago, USA;
  • March 2015, Seminar, Glasgow, UK;
  • March 2015,Invited talk at SFTC, Oxford, UK;
  • September 2014, GIScience, Vienna, Austria;
  • August 2014, IGU, Krakow, Poland;
  • May 2014, PG Conference, St Andrews, UK;
  • March 2014, SiCSA, Edinburgh, UK;
  • February 2014, GEOCROWD Meeting, Berlin, Germany;
  • July 2013, Data Sim, Hasselt, Belgium;
  • July 2013, GEOCROWD Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland;
  • June 2013, NECTAR conference, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal;
  • May 2013, IGSM 2013, Wroclaw, Poland;
  • May, 2013, Postgraduate conference, St Andrews, Scotland;
  • November, 2012, GEOCROWD Meeting, Athens, Greece;
  • November, 2012, ACM SIGSPATIAL, Conference and Workshops, Los Angeles, USA;
  • August, 2012. ISPRS 2012 Congress, Melbourne, Australia;
  • July, 2012. GEOCROWD Summer School, Chania, Crete;
  • April, 2012.GEOCROWD Workshop, Berlin, Germany;
  • April, 2012. IGSM 2012, Conference, Jaen, Spain;
  • September 2011, VI Polish GeoInformatics Symposium, Polanica-Zdroj, Poland
  • July 2011, International Cartographic Congress, Paris, France;
  • June, 2011. “Satellite methods of determining position in the modern surveying and navigation” Wroclaw, Poland;
  • May 2011. 4rd Synmposium Brno – Wroclaw, Brno, Czech Republic
  • April, 2011, IGSM 2012, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • February, 2011, 13th Professional Conference of Postgraduate Students “JUNIORSTAV 2010”, Brno, Czech Republic
  • July, 2010. The 50th Anniversary of Geodesy in Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland;
  • February, 2010.12th Professional Conference of Postgraduate Students “JUNIORSTAV 2011”, Brno, Czech Republic


  • Zhang, X., Yao, J., & Sila-Nowicka, K. (2018). Exploring Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Urban Fires: A Case of Nanjing, China. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information7(1), 7.
  • Sila-Nowicka, K., and A.S. Fotheringham, A., (2016) route map to calibrate spatial interaction models from GPS movement data, In GIScience 2016 AMD Proceedings
  • Sila-Nowicka, K., and Thakuriah, P. (2016) The trade-off between privacy and geographic data resolution. a case of GPS trajectories combined with the social survey results. In: XXIII ISPRS Congress, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Thakuriah, P., Sila-Nowicka, K., and Gonzalez Paule, J., 2016,  Sensing spatiotemporal patterns in urban areas: analytics and visualizations using the integrated multimedia city data platform. Built Environment
  • C Lido, M Osborne, M Livingston, P Thakuriah, K Sila-Nowicka,2016, Older learning engagement in the modern city,International Journal of Lifelong Education
  • Lido, C., Osborne, M., Livingston, M., Thakuriah, P. & Sila-Nowicka, K. , 2016. Older learning engagement in the modern city. International Journal of Lifelong Education
  • Siła-Nowicka K., Vandrol J.,Oshan T., Demsar U., Long J., Fotheringham A.S., 2015, Analysis of Human Mobility from GPS Trajectories and Contextual Information, International Journal of Geographical Information Science
  • Siła-Nowicka K., Vandrol J.,Oshan T., Fotheringham A.S., 2014, The Use of VGI for Spatial Interaction Modelling, GIScience 2014, Conference paper
  • Dillingham I., Knudsen S., Thudt A.,Siła-Nowicka K., Demsar U., 2014, Design Possibilities for Spatial Interaction Researchers, EuroVis (submitted)
  • Maclennan, D , O’Sullivan, T , Maynard, K , Siła-Nowicka K & Walden, Y 2013, Growing economies and building homes: Reconciling growth and housing wellbeing in St Andrews . University of St Andrews.
  • Siła-Nowicka K,Bac-Bronowicz J, Klimczak H, Forests and wooded lands in multi-scale topographic and thematic databases, ICC Paris 2011;
  • Siła-Nowicka K. Analysis of elements of the accessibility within the city of Wrocław Proceedings of the 13th Professional Conference of Postgraduate Students “JUNIORSTAV 2011”, Brno, Czech Republic, 04.02.2011;
  • Siła-Nowicka K.Identification possibilities of former settlement areas based on aerial images Proceedings of the 12th Professional Conference of Postgraduate Students “JUNIORSTAV 2010”, Brno, Czech Republic, 24.02.2010

Professional experience

November 2014 – Present  Research Associate in Urban Methods, Modelling and Simulations , Urban Big Data Centre,  University of Glasgow, Scotland

December 2011 – December 2014   Marie Curie Research Fellow in GIScience, University of St Andrews, Centre for Geoinformatics, Scotland.

Oct. 2009 – Oct. 2011        Teaching Assistant, The Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland.

  • Teaching in Surveying, Geomatics, Photogrammetry, Cartography & Map Analysis, GIS
  • Quantitative Research Methods, Studies on Data Standardization and Harmonisation

Oct. 2005 – Oct. 2011       Surveyor Contract work for the private company “Uslugi geodezyjne I     kartograficzne.” Wroclaw, Poland

June. 2005 – Oct. 2005      GIS Specialist Contract work for the private company “Geomar S.A.” Szczecin, Poland

Professional memberships

Member of ISPRS Students Consortium since 2006
Member of Polish Association of Land Surveyors since 2008
Member of Polish Association of Cartographers since 2011
Member of Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research (NECTAR) since 2013
Member of Association of American Geographers (AAG) since 2014

Computer Environment and Software packages

UNIX, Windows, ENVI, MapInfo,QGIS, ArcGIS, Microstation, CorelDraw, PhotoShop and many others.

Programming Languages

MatLab, R, Python-basics


English, Spanish, Polish


Sailing, skiing


1 Response to Curriculum Vitae

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