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Mr Jeremiah Nieves BSc, MSc

Post Graduate Researcher, ESRC SC DTP Researcher, WorldPop

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Jeremiah Nieves is a Postgraduate research student within Geography and Environmental Science at University of Southampton.

Tampering with the speedometer won’t make the car go faster.

Jeremiah is a current PGR student at the University of Southampton and a Researcher with the WorldPop group. He has focused on acquiring many methods in statistical and spatial modelling to apply to interesting and difficult problems across a wide range of research interests. Jeremiah has primarily focused on the spatial modelling of populations at high resolutions using machine learning methods and an assortment of remotely sensed imagery and geospatial covariates. Jeremiah’s current focus has been on creating and validating an urban growth modelling framework that is flexible enough to be applied globally that can hopefully inform planning, implementation, and monitoring of other research, development programmes, and population mapping. His work has contributed to projects funded by Google, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the WorldBank. Jeremiah is currently funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s South Coast Doctoral Training Programme.

Academic History

Career History

Research interests

Urban and built environment, populations, population dynamics, urban dynamics, machine learning, remote sensing, demography, spatial and temporal modelling, spatial statistics, time series analyses, Bayesian INLA modelling, applied network analyses, public health, environmental exposure, transportation modelling

PhD research

“Globally Modelling Human Settlement Growth to Improve Population Mapping”


Andrew J. Tatem, Alessandro Sorichetta, Jessica E. Steele


Economic Social Research Council South Coast Doctoral Training Programme

Research projects

Built Settlement Growth Model

Research group

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

Affiliate research groups

Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, WorldPop Researcher

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  • R Programming and Spatial Statistical Methods for Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral students
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