Fabien Girardin

Head of Research, Near Future Laboratory

Fabien Girardin is a researcher and engineer at Near Future Laboratory, a research agency he co-founded. He is fascinated by the interplay between ubiquitous technologies, people practices and urban fabrics and by our attemps in capturing it. In his work, Fabien applies a mix of engineering and scientific methods to understand, foresee and create the technological and social evolutions of contemporary cities.

He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Digital Communications from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain and an engineering degree from the Biel School of Engineering and Information Technology (University of Applied Sciences Bern), Switzerland. Along his academic journey, Fabien was also affiliated with the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA to lead the development of analysis methods of real-time and historical aggregated spatio-temporal records to improve the understanding of different aspects of human mobility and urban attractiveness.