About me

I am a Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Computer Science, University of Exeter. Prior to that I was a Research Associate at the Alan Turing Institute, working with Prof. Mark Birkin on the Shocks and Resilience project for COVID-19. I obtained both my PhD and undergraduate (1st class) degrees in the Department of Computer Science at University of Warwick.

My research interests lie in Data-driven Urban Analytics and Spatio-temporal Machine Learning, with a focus on developing AI and data science solutions to better understand the process, structure, interaction and evolution of our cities. Previously at the Turing, I studied how to better model the pandemic from the urban analytics perspective, and how should we cope in the post-pandemic world, e.g. balancing economy recovery with the potential rise of infection rate. My PhD work investigated new modelling, optimisation and actuation approaches for shared mobility systems in urban settings, aiming to make the systems more robust and resilient to real-world dynamics.


2023/10: We have multiple openings for PhD/internship positions for 2024/25 entry. Scholarships are available from University of Exeter.

2022/12: We have multiple openings for PhD/internship positions for 2023/24 entry. Scholarships are available from University of Exeter.

2022/11: New paper on fleet rebalancing accepted to IEEE T-ITS.

2021/11: New paper on deployment optimization for shared e-mobility published in IEEE T-ITS.

2021/09: Join University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence.

2021/07: Two papers accepted in UrbanSys ‘21.

2021/01: Join the Alan Turing Institute as a Research Associate.

2020/04: New paper on rebalancing shared EV systems accepted to IJCAI ‘20.

2020/03: New paper on dynamic demand prediction for electric mobility systems accepted to IMWUT/UbiComp ‘20.

2019/10: Start the Enrichment Programme at the Alan Turing Institute.

2019/09: New work on weakly supervised 3D segmentation for brain lesion detection accepted to MICCAI ‘19.


Dr. Man Luo
Department of Computer Science
University of Exeter
Exeter EX4 4PY
E: m dot luo at exeter.ac.uk