Dr Balamurugan Soundararaj

Dr Balamurugan Soundararaj

Arts,Design & Architecture
City Futures Research Centre

Dr Balamurugan Soundararaj is a post-doctoral researcher at City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales working in the “Value Australia” project building large-scale automated valuation models for the Australian property market. Prior to this he has worked in both academia at University College London and real estate industry - Jones Lang Lasalle. He received his PhD form Department of Geography UCL, Masters from Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis UCL and bachelor's in planning, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. His core research interest is in the collection, analysis, modelling and visualisation of large-scale spatial data.

Level 3, Red Center,
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.21985/n2-w74g-x218
    Book Chapters | 2018
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvqhsn6.9
  • Journal articles | 2022
    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.', Comput Urban Sci, vol. 2, pp. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s43762-022-00044-z
    Journal articles | 2022
    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, vol. 11, pp. 1943 - 1943, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/land11111943
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, vol. 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2021.101601
    Journal articles | 2020
    Soundararaj B; Cheshire J; Longley P, 2020, 'Estimating real-time high-street footfall from Wi-Fi probe requests', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 34, pp. 325 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2019.1587616
    Journal articles | 2018
    Pryke S; Badi S; Almadhoob H; Soundararaj B; Addyman S, 2018, 'Self-Organizing Networks in Complex Infrastructure Projects', Project Management Journal, vol. 49, pp. 18 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/875697281804900202
  • Patents | 2022
    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.
    Conference Papers | 2021
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLVI-4-W1-2021-111-2021

  • 2021 - API Australian Property Research and Education Fund Research Grant for research on 'Towards understanding the dynamics of the regional property markets of Australia: Spatio-temporal analysis, predictive modelling, and visualising of sales in regional SA and NSW'
  • 2021 - ADA Faculty Research Partnership Scheme for research on ‘Supporting system building in non-government schools: Steiner and Montessori
  • 2018 - UCL Yusuf Ali Travel Grant for attending Conference on Complex Systems presenting 'Trends in urban flows: An information theory approach

  • 2019, Best Paper, Early Career Researcher, GIS Research UK, New Castle 
  • 2015, Best Paper, Construction Track, RICS Annual Conference, Sydney