Filip Biljecki

Filip Biljecki

Assistant Professor

National University of Singapore

Dr Filip Biljecki is jointly appointed as faculty at the Department of Architecture (College of Design and Engineering) and the Department of Real Estate (NUS Business School) at the National University of Singapore. He is the founder and the principal investigator of the NUS Urban Analytics Lab. In 2020 he was appointed as NUS Presidential Young Professor. Filip has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles. At NUS he has been awarded for teaching and research multiple times, and has supervised dozens of students leading them to publications in leading journals and placements at top universities and organisations. He delivered talks at more than 100 universities and organisations worldwide, including MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley, University of Tokyo, Princeton, Hong Kong University, Seoul National University, and ETH Zurich.

His background is in Geomatic engineering. Filip holds a PhD degree (with highest honours) in 3D GIS from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, where he also did an MSc in Geomatics. The list of his publications is available here.

Additional appointments

Awards and honours (selected)

  • 3D GeoInfo best paper award, 2023
  • Urban Informatics Paper of the Year Award, 2023
  • CDE Young Researcher Award (NUS), 2023
  • College Teaching Excellence Award (NUS), 2023
  • School Teaching Excellence Award (NUS), 2021
  • Top 2% scientists worldwide (Stanford University), 2021 & 2022
  • Presidential Young Professorship (NUS), 2020
  • buildingSMART International Special Distinction Winner for Innovation, 2019
  • EuroSDR (association of European national mapping and cadastral agencies, and universities) award for the best PhD thesis related to GIS in Europe, 2017
  • PhD degree conferred with highest honours (given at Dutch universities for top 5% best theses), 2017
  • 3D GeoInfo best paper award, 2017
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences – Young Researcher Award in GIScience, 2016
  • 3D city modelling, 3D GIS
  • GeoAI
  • Geographic data science
  • PhD in 3D GIS (cum laude)

    Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

  • MSc in Geomatics

    Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

  • BSc in Geodesy and Geoinformatics

    University of Zagreb, Croatia