MSc. Ubeda, J.

Julia Ubeda is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

I am particularly interested in investigating how data and different modelling approaches could provide alternative insights about city dynamics and human behaviour to inform city decisions. I have been working at the intersection between spatial data analysis and the design of (urban) digital tools. My experience working at the City of Amsterdam, stimulated me to design and prototype digital tools to support urban policy making processes by using spatial data visualizations, which inspired me create consultancy agency, SpaceTraces

My PhD research is funded by NWO, and it is part of the Urban Project “Designing Rhythms for Social Resilience” in collaboration with UvA, AMS and The City of Amsterdam (Gemeente Amsterdam).


  • 2015 ─ 2017
    Master of Science, Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA), cum laude 
    Wageningen University & Research, TU Delft, ITC Enschede, Utrecht University
  • 2005 ─ 2011
    Dipl. Eng. (equivalent to MSc) in Civil Engineering Degree - Higher Technical University School of Civil Engineering
    Castilla-La Mancha University


  • 2020  Present
    PhD candidate at SDE department at TU Delft
  • 2017 ─ Present
    Founder and GIS Specialist at SpaceTraces 
  • 2018 ─ 2020
    Project Leader and Urban Analytics Lecturer at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • 2016 ─ 2018
    GIS Researcher at the Traffic and Public Space department at City of Amsterdam
  • 2013 ─ 2016
    Data Strategist at the Geo-monitoring department at Wiertsema & Partners

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  • Marc de Smidt Thesis 1st Prize (2018). STOGO foundation. Faculty of Geosciences - Human Geography and Planning. Utrecht University

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