ICONIC aims to develop theory, methodology, and algorithms to propagate uncertainty in mathematical models of socio-economic phenomena in future cities. Funded by a 5-year, £3M EPSRC programme grant, this project is a collaboration between Imperial College, the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester, and the University of Strathclyde, as well as a number of project partners.
ICONIC brings together a research team with the appropriate combination of skills in modeling, numerical analysis, statistics and high performance computing. To give a concrete target for impact, the ICONIC project will focus initially on uncertainty quantification for mathematical models relating to crime, security and resilience in urban environments. Then, acknowledging that urban analytics is a very fast-moving field where new technologies and data sources emerge rapidly, and exploiting the flexibility built into an EPSRC programme grant, we will apply the new tools to related city topics concerning human mobility, transport and infrastructure. In this way, the project will enhance the UK’s research capabilities in the fast-moving and globally significant Future Cities field.