Rafael Prieto Curiel


Rafael is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford and a visiting researcher at EAFIT, working on urban dynamics at the Peak Urban project.

Rafael studied Applied Mathematics at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México ITAM. He pursued an MSc in Statistics and a PhD at University College London UCL in Maths and Security and Crime.

He worked in the Police Department in Mexico City (the Emergency Attention Centre from Mexico City C5) where he was the Director of Strategic Analysis. His work consisted basically of crime forecasting and police and resources allocation. He also worked for the OECD on a spatial and demographic analysis of West African cities.

Rafael is very interested in Science and Maths communication. As an undergraduate student, he directed ‘Laberintos e Infinitos‘, a Maths magazine. During his PhD study at UCL he started Chalkdust, a magazine for the mathematically curious. He also started and regularly writes about social issues in Mexico in Punto Decimal (in Spanish).

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Rafael describes his PEAK Urban research