Dr Pragya Agarwal

Agarwal
Past Staff Member
Reader in Spaces and Places, September 2009 to December 2012
Place and Sense of Place, Spatial Cognition, Navigational Technologies, Mobility, Information Visualisation, Semantics and Spatial Ontologies

Pragya is a Reader in ImaginationLancaster, and leads the 'PLACE Lab'.

http://imagination.lancs.ac.uk/activities/PLACE_Lab

With a degree in Architecture and a PhD in Geographic Information Science, her research activities have always been inter-disciplinary. Her primary interests have been to find innovative ways to capture, analyse, understand and visualise people's behaviour in the urban environment at the confluence of spaces and technology. This is especially pertinent in the light of recent developments in location-based, as well as adaptive and ubiquitous technologies. Pragya is on programme committees for many international conference and seminar series, and has published well-cited papers on place and sense of place. She is on the panel for the Lancaster Design awards. 

Pragya is the Director of Undergraduate studies in Design taught as part of the BSc Hons. in 'Marketing and Design'.

Updates and Outcomes

Journal paper has 175 citations: One of 35 most cited papers in GIScience

Agarwal, P. (2005). Ontological considerations in GIScience. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Vol. 19 (5): pp 501-536

This paper published in 2005 has been one of the most well-cited papers in IJGIS in recent years. It now has more than 170 citations and was...Read full update

Ontological Considerations in GIScience

OutcomeJournal Paper

Ontology is a significant research theme in GIScience. While some researchers believe that the progress in GIScience is being directed through an engagement with the concept of ontology, some dismiss it as irrelevant. This paper is aimed at (i) exploring the theoretical and practical roles of...More information

Democratizing ubiquitous computing – a right for locality

OutcomeConference Paper

Increasing smartphone adoption, developmentof the service-oriented Internet, and continued diffusion of sensingtechnologies into cities have the potential to join up in some form of ubiquitouscomputing infrastructure. As the computer diffuses into the physical world, itloses its location-neutrality...More information

Ubicomp'12 paper

Paper accepted for Ubicomp'12

Paper titled ' Democratizing ubiquitous computing – a right for locality', based on Sebastian's Phd research has been accepted for the 14th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing to be held from September 5-8, 2012 in  Pittsburgh,...Read full update

User experiments completed

Mapping exercises show exciting initial results

A variety of knowledge mapping methods were designed and adapted for this innovative project to extract participants' sense of place formed while reading literary texts. We used a range of texts such as poems and...Read full update

Sat-Nav paper recieves wide media attention

Sat-Nav paper recieves wide media attention

We are very excited about the wide interest that this journal article generated. Dr Agarwal was interviewed on BBC Breakfast News, 7 June, about research which analyses the effects that sat navs have on people's driving abilities. She was also interviewed on various local and regional radio...Read full update

Journal paper has 175 citations: One of 35 most cited papers in GIScience

Agarwal, P. (2005). Ontological considerations in GIScience. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Vol. 19 (5): pp 501-536

This paper published in 2005 has been one of the most well-cited papers in IJGIS in recent years. It now has more than 170 citations and was...Read full update

Ubicomp'12 paper

Paper accepted for Ubicomp'12

Paper titled ' Democratizing ubiquitous computing – a right for locality', based on Sebastian's Phd research has been accepted for the 14th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing to be held from September 5-8, 2012 in  Pittsburgh,...Read full update

User experiments completed

Mapping exercises show exciting initial results

A variety of knowledge mapping methods were designed and adapted for this innovative project to extract participants' sense of place formed while reading literary texts. We used a range of texts such as poems and...Read full update

Sat-Nav paper recieves wide media attention

Sat-Nav paper recieves wide media attention

We are very excited about the wide interest that this journal article generated. Dr Agarwal was interviewed on BBC Breakfast News, 7 June, about research which analyses the effects that sat navs have on people's driving abilities. She was also interviewed on various local and regional radio...Read full update

You can find a list of Pragya Agarwal's publications on the Lancaster University research pages.