Federico Cugurullo is Assistant Professor in Smart and Sustainable Urbanism at Trinity College Dublin. His research is positioned at the intersection of urban geography, political philosophy and experimental urbanism, and explores how ideas of sustainability are cultivated and implemented across geographical spaces.
His last strand of research investigates the impact that artificial intelligence is having on urban living and design. He is currently the Principal Investigator of Surpass, a project funded by the Irish Research Council, to study the sustainability potential of self-driving cars.
Federico has done extensive empirical research in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. His work has been used by the United Nations and the United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to foresee future urban challenges and develop preventive policies.
Before joining Trinity College Dublin, Federico held positions at the University of Manchester, King’s College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science.