Mark Altaweel is a Reader in Near Eastern Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, having held previous appointments and joint appointments at the University of Chicago, University of Alaska, and Argonne National Laboratory. Mark has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
Changing technologies, including new satellite systems, and better climate and fire modeling, including the integration of these tools and data capture methods, will likely mean improved fire modeling in the future.
One way to improve traffic is to integrate technologies within autonomous cars, particularly as they are forecast to be soon on our streets, including sensors for driving, and information from different external sources.
One study recently looked at about 150,000 high resolution satellite images of cities in the United States along with census data of these areas in order to understand obesity rates in the built environment.