Worldwide, people are moving to cities—by 2050, 2 out of every 3 people will live in cities or urban centers, a statistic that is already exceeded in Latin America and other regions.
Samuel Heroy is working on complex systems and the modelling of urban development at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford.
His research as part of the PEAK project is directed towards social and residential mobility in present-day Colombia. He uses social network theory and a combination of telecommunications and survey-based data to understand what factors underlie peoples’ tendencies to relocate in Colombian cities. His other research interests include industrial agglomeration and rigidity in disordered fibre systems.
He received his PhD in applied mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018.