Gabriel Valença is a visiting PhD candidate from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Portugal. He is supervised by Professors Filipe Moura and Ana Sá from ITS. He will be working with Professor Carlos Lima Azevedo during his stay at DTU.
He mainly focuses on exploring how to allocate road space dynamically over the hours, days and seasons, especially when road space is underused. At DTU, he will evaluate the impacts of different scenarios of dynamic road space allocation.
His research focuses on the mapping and understanding of objective and subjective urban cycling safety. Miguel is combining authoritative and open-source data, together with machine learning approaches to analyze the risks cyclists face, and their perceptions of those risks, which ultimately aims to make cities safer for those who ride a bicycle.
We wish them a productive and fun time during their stay with us! 😊