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Shin Alexandre Koseki is a city scientist and urban studies scholar at EPFL. He has a training in architecture, spatial planning, political geography and data science.

Currently, Shin works on participatory democracy, the ecological transition and the application of computational methods in planning and governance. Above all, he is interested in creating planning strategies and policies using Big Data research. Thus, his projects often result from collaborations with national and sub-national government agencies, and public and para-public companies.

Many Swiss media have featured his research on democracy, network analysis and social transformations. For example, this includes the NZZ, Le Temps, La Tribune de Genève and the SRF Broadcasting Corporation.

As the the Scientific Coordinator of the dhCenter UNIL-EPFL, Shin oversees the Center’s scientific programs. Hence, he provides strategic support to the development of digital studies, digital humanities and the computational social science in collaborations with faculty at EPFL and the University of Lausanne.

Beside his work at the dhCenter UNIL-EPFL, Shin is a Scientist at EPFL Habitat Research Center for Urban Planning and Governance. Since 2019, he is also a Visiting Researcher at the French Ministry of Education and Youth.

In addition, Shin is currently a Scientific Observer at the Convention Citoyenne pour le Climat, and Advisor to the French National Debate on Agriculture on questions of spatial justice and participatory democracy.


DEEP EDGE: Data Empowerment in Ecological Participatory Democratic Governance


SEEDS: Space for Educational Success