- City Science
Ronan is an engineer and data scientist, specializing in spatial analytics and high-resolution modeling of human behavior in cities. As a Research Scientist with the MIT City Science Group, he builds models and simulations to understand and predict urban phenomena such as traffic congestion, accessibility, spatial mismatches, and environmental impacts. He is one of the developers of the CityScope platform, a set of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning challenges.
Ronan earned his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Transportation Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin. He is the recipient of awards such as the Fulbright Scholarship, the Trinity College Gold Medal, and the ICE Reed and Mallik Medal.