Tom Russell

Tom Russell

Senior Research Software Engineer

Environmental Change Institute

Tom Russell is a Senior Research Software Engineer with interests in modelling infrastructure systems, spatial networks, spatial data analysis and visualisation.

Tom joined ECI in 2016 as a Software Technician on the Infrastructure Structure Transitions Research Consortium Mistral project, designing and developing national infrastructure planning models and tools, in collaboration with infrastructure sector and modelling specialists across several universities. Many of the models and codes for analysis are published open-source at

Before joining the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford, Tom worked as a translator and web developer then studied for an MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation at CASA, the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL, also working as a research assistant at CASA on the Mechanicity and Colouring London projects and on other software and design projects for the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-Ownership, and BBC Horizon.