Diego Pajarito is a Colombian engineer and researcher who combines data analysis and geoinformation sciences to better describe urban dynamics.
He is the “Data Scientist” of IAAC’s Advanced Architecture Group in Barcelona, a multidisciplinary research group exploring how design and science can positively impact and transform the present and the future of our built spaces, the way we live and interact.
His research is related to the spatio-temporal analysis of sustainable transport and other urban systems as well as to data collection techniques through mobile devices and to crowdsourced data collection. He is interested in simplifying data collection and analytics for non-expert audiences while adding a geographical perspective.
During his PhD thesis, Diego explored different data collection tools using mobile applications to analyse citizens’ motivation to generate better and more accurate information to promote cycling. He has been actively participating and contributing to a research network in Citizen Science.
Diego has been a lecturer of courses on spatial analysis, big data and spatial databases in Colombia, Universidad Distrital (2010-2015) and Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga (2014). He has also been a consultant for designing new applications for geospatial information and high-performance computing for different agencies in Colombia such as the Ministry of Agriculture (2010-2015), Institute of Environmental, meteorological affairs (2010, 2012, 2014), Ministry of Justice (2014), Geographical Institute (2007-2010), among others.
He holds a PhD in Geoinformatics, obtained as part of a Marie Curie ITN Action – Joint doctorate between the Universities of Münster, Universitat Jaume I and Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
He also holds a Master’s Degree in Information Sciences, Geographic Information Systems and a bachelor degree in Cadaster and Geodesy Engineering from Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas in Colombia.