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Biography

Roza Vasileva is a PhD candidate in Digital Economy at the Horizon Center for Doctoral Training at the University of Nottingham. Her research area include using data especially open government data and citizen generated urban data for designing citizen-centric smart sustainable cities. She earned her undergraduate degree in Public Relations from Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia in St. Petersburg in 2010. In 2013, she graduated with a dual master's degree in Public Administration and International Affairs at Maxwell School of Syracuse University as a Fulbright Scholar. Roza has been an ICT and Open Data consultant to the World Bank's Transport and ICT Global Practice since 2012 and supported Open Government Data and Digital Government projects in over a dozen countries including Tanzania, Mauritius, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, India, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

Research Summary

The University of Nottingham strives to increase efficiency and deliver a smooth experience to users at all of its campuses. The 'Smart campus' concept is a way to improve experiences by using modern… read more

Current Research

The University of Nottingham strives to increase efficiency and deliver a smooth experience to users at all of its campuses. The 'Smart campus' concept is a way to improve experiences by using modern technologies and data analytics. As part of the initiative, the University will work towards the development and delivery of an integrated citizen-centric data platform for the capture and management of data and information that will enable a better understanding of how the various campus systems function.

To facilitate this initiative, a short study titled "Smart Campuses, Engaged Users, Sustainable Places" was conducted over a three-month period between January and April 2017 as part of a PhD course project at the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training. The main objective of the project was to develop a better understanding of stakeholder views on a smart campus, and how smart devices and the use of personal data can make our campuses more efficient, sustainable, and smart.

To view full paper follow the link: https://www.mdpi.com/2078-2489/9/10/251

Future Research

The proposed PhD study aims to explore how smart cities currently employ citizen-centric approaches. The research will use grounded theory and qualitative research methods to examine case studies of global cities as to how they engage with city communities in identifying urban problems. The study will define a citizen-centric smart city and draw on the experience of cities in different economic and social contexts to understand how they have adopted "citizen-centric" practices to deliver sustainable results for urban development. Overall, the study will contribute to the development of a theoretical basis for citizen-centric smart cities, which is currently mostly grounded in practice. The findings will also provide a basis for a theoretical framework for an initial problem definition in the context of smart cities to design interventions that address the needs of all stakeholders in the political economy of the city.

Buildings, Energy and Environment Research Groups

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