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Dr Balamurugan Soundararaj

Balamurugan 2022
Research Fellow


Dr Balamurugan Soundararaj is a Research Fellow at City Futures Research Centre. He was a part of the award winning Value Australia project which integrated cutting-edge research, significant data assets, state-of-the-art analytics, and machine learning/ artificial intelligence to deliver secure digital valuation models and tools covering a broad range of land and property types across Australia. With a background in urban planning, spatial analysis and human geography, he has 8 years of experience working, teaching, and consulting both in academia and industry. His core research interest is in the collection, analysis, modelling and visualisation of large-scale spatial data with a focus on solving problems in visualising and communicating complex methods and their outputs effectively and transparently.


Book Chapters

Ng M; Soundararaj B; Pettit C, 2022, 'Digital Transformations in Planning: An Australian Context', in Mori H; Yoshida T; Anttiroiko A-V (ed.), City, Public Value, and Capitalism New Urban Visions and Public Strategies, Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, Evanston, Illinois, pp. 221 - 237,

Soundararaj B; Murcio R; Lugomer K, 2018, 'Movements in Cities: Footfall and its Spatio-Temporal Distribution', in Longley P; Cheshire J; SIngleton A (ed.), Consumer Data Research, UCL Press, pp. 84 - 95,

Journal articles

Debnath R; Pettit C; Soundararaj B; Shirowzhan S; Jayasekare AS, 2023, 'Usefulness of an Urban Growth Model in Creating Scenarios for City Resilience Planning: An End-User Perspective', ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 12, pp. 311 - 311,

Soundararaj B; Pettit C; Lock O, 2022, 'Using Real-Time Dashboards to Monitor the Impact of Disruptive Events on Real Estate Market. Case of COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia', Computational Urban Science, 2, pp. 14,

Zare P; Pettit C; Leao S; Gudes O; Soundararaj B, 2022, 'Geo-Design in Planning for Bicycling: An Evidence-Based Approach for Collaborative Bicycling Planning', Land, 11,

Aleksandrov M; Barton J; Pettit C; Soundararaj B; Zlatanova S, 2022, 'Towards A Virtual Planning Support Theatre for City Planning and Design', ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 10, pp. 5 - 12,

Trasberg T; Soundararaj B; Cheshire J, 2021, 'Using Wi-Fi probe requests from mobile phones to quantify the impact of pedestrian flows on retail turnover', Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 87,

Soundararaj B; Cheshire J; Longley P, 2020, 'Estimating real-time high-street footfall from Wi-Fi probe requests', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 34, pp. 325 - 343,

Pryke S; Badi S; Almadhoob H; Soundararaj B; Addyman S, 2018, 'Self-Organizing Networks in Complex Infrastructure Projects', Project Management Journal, 49, pp. 18 - 41,

Conference Papers

Soundararaj B; Pettit C, 2021, 'USING EYE-TRACKING to SUPPORT BIG DATA DRIVEN PROPERTY VALUATION TOOLS', in International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives, pp. 111 - 114,


Pettit C; Randolph B; Han H; Lee CL; Shi Y; Ng M; Soundararaj B; Lu Y; Gao Q; Jayasekare A, 2022, Digital models and tools for valuation of land and property, Patent No.