School of History, Classics & Archaeology

About our staff

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Dr Xavier Rubio-Campillo

PhD, MSc, BSc

Lecturer in Archaeology; Computational Archaeology


Contact information
Address: Room 00M.33, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 3592
Other contacts: Twitter: @xrubiocampillo
Office hours: Monday 3-6pm

Programe Director of the MSc in GIS & Archaeology (School of Geoscience)


After obtaining a combined BSc and MSc in Computer Science at the University Pompeu Fabra, I pursued my doctoral research in University of Barcelona. Here, I applied my computational background to develop cutting-edge GIS methods for historical archaeology. My thesis explored how landscape affected XVIIIth century battles by integrating archaeological evidence, spatial analysis and written sources.

Before joining the School in 2016 I worked as the Team Leader of the Humanities research group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (2009-2016). I participated in several interdisciplinary projects applying computational methods to improve our understanding of the past, such as SimulPast and EpNet.

External appointments

Review editor of Frontiers in Digital Archaeology

Member of the CAA: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology  

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