Dr Qunshan Zhao

  • Senior Lecturer (Urban Studies)

telephone: +44 (0)1413308534
email: Qunshan.Zhao@glasgow.ac.uk

Urban Big Data Centre 6-303, 7 Lilybank Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8RZ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5549-9457

Biography

Dr. Qunshan Zhao joined the University of Glasgow on May 2019 as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Urban Analytics in Urban Studies and Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) in the School of Social and Political Sciences. He has been promoted to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) on August 2022. He holds both Ph.D. and M.A. in Geography/GIScience from the Arizona State University in the USA and a B.E. in Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, and GIS from the Wuhan University in China. Prior to coming to the UK, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience (KER) and Spatial Analysis Research Center (SPARC) at the Arizona State University.

Curriculum Vitae: CV_QunshanZhao_Aug2022

More detailed information can be found on his personal website

Research interests

Qunshan's research interest focuses on creating a sustainable urban future and tackling related social, economic, and environmental problems by using new forms of data and related analytical approaches including GIScience (geographic information systems, remote sensing, and spatial analysis), machine learning/deep learning/statistics, operations research, sensor networks, and urban climate modeling and instrumentation.

Ongoing research efforts include urban infrastructure location optimization (urban green infrastructure; bike sharing instracture, alternative refueling stations location modeling), human-environment interactions (human mobility patterns in urban/natural spaces, particularly by mobile phone app data), urban resilience and fuel poverty (fuel poverty and housing environment sensing and evaluation), 3D city modeling, and open source spatial optimization methods development (pysal/spopt). 

  • Geographic Information Science
  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Urban Climate Modeling and Instrumentation
  • Urban and Regional Planning 
  • Urban Sensor Network

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Twitter - @QunshanZhao

Publons

Publications

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Number of items: 34.

2022

Sun, M., Han, C., Nie, Q., Xu, J., Zhang, F. and Zhao, Q. (2022) Understanding building energy efficiency with administrative and emerging urban big data by deep learning in Glasgow. Energy and Buildings, 273, 112331. (doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2022.112331)

Feng, X., Barcelos, G., Gaboardi, J. D., Knaap, E., Wei, R., Wolf, L. J., Zhao, Q. and Rey, S. J. (2022) spopt: a python package for solving spatial optimization problems in PySAL. Journal of Open Source Software, 7(74), 3330. (doi: 10.21105/joss.03330)

Li, Y., Zhao, Q. and Wang, M. (2022) Analysis the Influencing Factors of Urban Traffic Flows by Using New and Emerging Urban Big Data and Deep Learning. In: XXIVth ISPRS Congress, Nice, France, 6-11 June 2022, pp. 537-543. (doi: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B4-2022-537-2022)

Yabiku, S. T., Sullivan, A., York, A., Zhao, Q. , Glick, J. E., Hall, S. J., Ghimire, D. J. and An, L. (2022) Drivers of prohibited natural resource collection in Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Environmental Conservation, 49(2), pp. 114-121. (doi: 10.1017/S0376892922000121)

Chen, H., Cao, Y., Feng, L. and Zhao, Q. (2022) Modelling the COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Rates in a Geographical and Socioeconomic Context: A Case Study of England. In: GISRUK 2022, Liverpool, UK, 05-08 Apr 2022, (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6407133)

Sinclair, M. , Maadi, S., Zhao, Q. , Hong, J. and Bailey, N. (2022) Understanding the Socio-demographic Representation of Tamoco Mobile Phone App Data in Glasgow City Region. In: GISRUK 2022, Liverpool, UK, 05-08 Apr 2022, (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6411683)

Beairsto, J., Tian, Y., Zheng, L., Zhao, Q. and Hong, J. (2022) Identifying locations for new bike-sharing stations in Glasgow: an analysis of spatial equity and demand factors. Annals of GIS, 28(2), pp. 111-126. (doi: 10.1080/19475683.2021.1936172)

Li, Y., Zhao, Q. and Zhong, C. (2022) GIS and urban data science. Annals of GIS, 28(2), pp. 89-92. (doi: 10.1080/19475683.2022.2070969)

2021

Zhao, Q. , Li, Z. , Shah, D., Fischer, H., Solís, P. and Wentz, E. (2021) Understanding the interaction between human activities and physical health under extreme heat environment in Phoenix, Arizona. Health and Place, (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102691) (PMID:34656430) (In Press)

Sinclair, M. , Zhao, Q. , Bailey, N. , Maadi, S. and Hong, J. (2021) Understanding the Use of Greenspace Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Using Mobile Phone App Data. In: GIScience 2021, 27-30 Sep 2021, (doi: 10.25436/E2D59P)

Yang, J., Shi, Q., Menenti, M., Wong, M. S., Wu, Z., Zhao, Q. , Abbas, S. and Xu, Y. (2021) Observing the impact of urban morphology and building geometry on thermal environment by high spatial resolution thermal images. Urban Climate, 39, 100937. (doi: 10.1016/j.uclim.2021.100937)

Sarim, M., Zhao, Q. and Bailey, N. (2021) Citizen mobility and the growth of infections during the COVID-19 pandemic with the effects of government restrictions in Western Europe. In: Shaw, S.-L. and Sui, D. (eds.) Mapping COVID-19 in Space and Time: Understanding the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of a Global Pandemic. Series: Human dynamics in smart cities. Springer: Cham, pp. 279-294. ISBN 9783030728076 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-72808-3_14)

Wang, C., Turner, V. K., Wentz, E. A., Zhao, Q. and Myint, S. W. (2021) Optimization of residential green space for environmental sustainability and property appreciation in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Science of the Total Environment, 763, 144605. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144605) (PMID:33383515)

Wu, Y., Zhan, Q. and Zhao, Q. (2021) Long-term air pollution exposure impact on COVID-19 morbidity in China. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 21(1), 200413. (doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2020.07.0413)

2020

Dai, J., Roberts, D. A., Stow, D. A., An, L. and Zhao, Q. (2020) Green vegetation cover has steadily increased since establishment of community forests in Western Chitwan, Nepal. Remote Sensing, 12(24), 4071. (doi: 10.3390/rs12244071)

Zhao, Q. , Dickson, C., Thornton, J., Solís, P. and Wentz, E. A. (2020) Articulating strategies to address heat resilience using spatial optimization and temporal analysis of utility assistance data of the Salvation Army Metro Phoenix. Applied Geography, 122, 102241. (doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102241)

Wang, Z., Fan, C., Zhao, Q. and Myint, S. W. (2020) A geographically weighted regression approach to understanding urbanization impacts on urban warming and cooling: a case study of Las Vegas. Remote Sensing, 12(2), 222. (doi: 10.3390/rs12020222)

Vonnak, R. and Zhao, Q. (2020) Fuel Poverty and Income Deprivation in Bristol, UK. In: 28th Geographical Information Science Research UK Conference (GISRUK 2020), London, UK, 21-23 Jul 2020,

Zhao, Q. and Wentz, E. A. (2020) Editorial for special issue: “Remote Sensing of Urban Ecology and Sustainability”. Remote Sensing, 12(3), 443. (doi: 10.3390/rs12030443)

2019

Wang, C., Li, Y., Myint, S. W., Zhao, Q. and Wentz, E. A. (2019) Impacts of spatial clustering of urban land cover on land surface temperature across Köppen climate zones in the contiguous United States. Landscape and Urban Planning, 192, 103668. (doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103668)

Zhao, Q. , Kelley, S. B., Xiao, F. and Kuby, M. J. (2019) A multi-scale framework for fuel station location: from highways to street intersections. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment, 74, pp. 48-64. (doi: 10.1016/j.trd.2019.07.018)

Zhao, Q. , Reynolds, R., Wang, C. and Wentz, E. A. (2019) A Multidimensional Urban Land Cover Change Analysis in Tempe, AZ. In: 2019 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), Vannes, France, 22-24 May 2019, ISBN 9781728100098 (doi: 10.1109/JURSE.2019.8808957)

Zhao, Q. , Fischer, H., Luo, W. and Wentz, E. A. (2019) Community Resilience in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA: The Analysis of Indoor Heat-Related Death and Urban Thermal Environment. 99th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 6-10 Jan 2019.

Zhao, Q. , Dickson, C., Thornton, J., Wang, C., Solis, P. and Wentz, E. (2019) Optimizing and Rebalancing Heat-related Utility Assistance Provider-client System of the Salvation Army in Phoenix, Arizona. In: 16th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, Wuhan, China, 08-12 Jul 2019, pp. 792-804.

2018

Zhao, Q. , Sailor, D. and Wentz, E. (2018) Impact of tree locations and arrangements on outdoor microclimates and human thermal comfort in an urban residential environment. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 32, pp. 81-91. (doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2018.03.022)

Zhao, Q. , Yang, J., Wang, Z.-H. and Wentz, E. A. (2018) Assessing the cooling benefits of tree shade by an outdoor urban physical scale model at Tempe, AZ. Urban Science, 2(1), 4. (doi: 10.3390/urbansci2010004)

2017

Zhao, Q. , Wentz, E. A. and Murray, A. T. (2017) Tree shade coverage optimization in an urban residential environment. Building and Environment, 115, pp. 269-280. (doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.01.036)

Kuai, X. and Zhao, Q. (2017) Examining healthy food accessibility and disparity in Baton Rouge, Louisiana​​​​. Annals of GIS, 23(2), pp. 103-116. (doi: 10.1080/19475683.2017.1304448)

Yabiku, S. T., Glick, J. E., Wentz, E. A., Ghimire, D. J. and Zhao, Q. (2017) Comparing paper and tablet modes of retrospective activity space data collection. Survey Research Methods, 11(3), pp. 329-344. (doi: 10.18148/srm/2017.v11i3.6741)

2016

Zhao, Q. and Wentz, E. A. (2016) A MODIS/ASTER airborne simulator (MASTER) imagery for urban heat island research. Data, 1(1), 7. (doi: 10.3390/data1010007)

Zhao, Q. , Wentz, E. A., Fotheringham, S., Yabiku, S. T., Hall, S. J., Glick, J. A., Dai, J., Clark, M. and Heavenrich, H. (2016) Semi-Parametric Geographically Weighted Regression (S-GWR): a Case Study on Invasive Plant Species Distribution in Subtropical Nepal. In: GIScience 2016, Montreal, QC, Canada, 27-30 Sep 2016, pp. 372-375. (doi: 10.21433/B3118kv3n3bq)

2015

Zhao, Q. , Myint, S. W., Wentz, E. A. and Fan, C. (2015) Rooftop surface temperature analysis in an urban residential environment. Remote Sensing, 7(9), pp. 12135-12159. (doi: 10.3390/rs70912135)

Wentz, E. A. and Zhao, Q. (2015) Assessing Validation Methods for Building Identification and Extraction. In: 2015 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), Lausanne, Switzerland, 30 Mar - 01 Apr 2015, ISBN 9781479966523 (doi: 10.1109/JURSE.2015.7120453)

2014

Zhao, Q. , Wentz, E. A. and Murray, A. T. (2014) Shade Optimization in a Desert Environment. In: GIScience 2014, Vienna, Austria, 24-26 Sep 2014,

This list was generated on Fri Nov 25 20:12:20 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 34.

Articles

Sun, M., Han, C., Nie, Q., Xu, J., Zhang, F. and Zhao, Q. (2022) Understanding building energy efficiency with administrative and emerging urban big data by deep learning in Glasgow. Energy and Buildings, 273, 112331. (doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2022.112331)

Feng, X., Barcelos, G., Gaboardi, J. D., Knaap, E., Wei, R., Wolf, L. J., Zhao, Q. and Rey, S. J. (2022) spopt: a python package for solving spatial optimization problems in PySAL. Journal of Open Source Software, 7(74), 3330. (doi: 10.21105/joss.03330)

Yabiku, S. T., Sullivan, A., York, A., Zhao, Q. , Glick, J. E., Hall, S. J., Ghimire, D. J. and An, L. (2022) Drivers of prohibited natural resource collection in Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Environmental Conservation, 49(2), pp. 114-121. (doi: 10.1017/S0376892922000121)

Beairsto, J., Tian, Y., Zheng, L., Zhao, Q. and Hong, J. (2022) Identifying locations for new bike-sharing stations in Glasgow: an analysis of spatial equity and demand factors. Annals of GIS, 28(2), pp. 111-126. (doi: 10.1080/19475683.2021.1936172)

Li, Y., Zhao, Q. and Zhong, C. (2022) GIS and urban data science. Annals of GIS, 28(2), pp. 89-92. (doi: 10.1080/19475683.2022.2070969)

Zhao, Q. , Li, Z. , Shah, D., Fischer, H., Solís, P. and Wentz, E. (2021) Understanding the interaction between human activities and physical health under extreme heat environment in Phoenix, Arizona. Health and Place, (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102691) (PMID:34656430) (In Press)

Yang, J., Shi, Q., Menenti, M., Wong, M. S., Wu, Z., Zhao, Q. , Abbas, S. and Xu, Y. (2021) Observing the impact of urban morphology and building geometry on thermal environment by high spatial resolution thermal images. Urban Climate, 39, 100937. (doi: 10.1016/j.uclim.2021.100937)

Wang, C., Turner, V. K., Wentz, E. A., Zhao, Q. and Myint, S. W. (2021) Optimization of residential green space for environmental sustainability and property appreciation in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Science of the Total Environment, 763, 144605. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144605) (PMID:33383515)

Wu, Y., Zhan, Q. and Zhao, Q. (2021) Long-term air pollution exposure impact on COVID-19 morbidity in China. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 21(1), 200413. (doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2020.07.0413)

Dai, J., Roberts, D. A., Stow, D. A., An, L. and Zhao, Q. (2020) Green vegetation cover has steadily increased since establishment of community forests in Western Chitwan, Nepal. Remote Sensing, 12(24), 4071. (doi: 10.3390/rs12244071)

Zhao, Q. , Dickson, C., Thornton, J., Solís, P. and Wentz, E. A. (2020) Articulating strategies to address heat resilience using spatial optimization and temporal analysis of utility assistance data of the Salvation Army Metro Phoenix. Applied Geography, 122, 102241. (doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102241)

Wang, Z., Fan, C., Zhao, Q. and Myint, S. W. (2020) A geographically weighted regression approach to understanding urbanization impacts on urban warming and cooling: a case study of Las Vegas. Remote Sensing, 12(2), 222. (doi: 10.3390/rs12020222)

Zhao, Q. and Wentz, E. A. (2020) Editorial for special issue: “Remote Sensing of Urban Ecology and Sustainability”. Remote Sensing, 12(3), 443. (doi: 10.3390/rs12030443)

Wang, C., Li, Y., Myint, S. W., Zhao, Q. and Wentz, E. A. (2019) Impacts of spatial clustering of urban land cover on land surface temperature across Köppen climate zones in the contiguous United States. Landscape and Urban Planning, 192, 103668. (doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103668)

Zhao, Q. , Kelley, S. B., Xiao, F. and Kuby, M. J. (2019) A multi-scale framework for fuel station location: from highways to street intersections. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment, 74, pp. 48-64. (doi: 10.1016/j.trd.2019.07.018)

Zhao, Q. , Sailor, D. and Wentz, E. (2018) Impact of tree locations and arrangements on outdoor microclimates and human thermal comfort in an urban residential environment. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 32, pp. 81-91. (doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2018.03.022)

Zhao, Q. , Yang, J., Wang, Z.-H. and Wentz, E. A. (2018) Assessing the cooling benefits of tree shade by an outdoor urban physical scale model at Tempe, AZ. Urban Science, 2(1), 4. (doi: 10.3390/urbansci2010004)

Zhao, Q. , Wentz, E. A. and Murray, A. T. (2017) Tree shade coverage optimization in an urban residential environment. Building and Environment, 115, pp. 269-280. (doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.01.036)

Kuai, X. and Zhao, Q. (2017) Examining healthy food accessibility and disparity in Baton Rouge, Louisiana​​​​. Annals of GIS, 23(2), pp. 103-116. (doi: 10.1080/19475683.2017.1304448)

Yabiku, S. T., Glick, J. E., Wentz, E. A., Ghimire, D. J. and Zhao, Q. (2017) Comparing paper and tablet modes of retrospective activity space data collection. Survey Research Methods, 11(3), pp. 329-344. (doi: 10.18148/srm/2017.v11i3.6741)

Zhao, Q. and Wentz, E. A. (2016) A MODIS/ASTER airborne simulator (MASTER) imagery for urban heat island research. Data, 1(1), 7. (doi: 10.3390/data1010007)

Zhao, Q. , Myint, S. W., Wentz, E. A. and Fan, C. (2015) Rooftop surface temperature analysis in an urban residential environment. Remote Sensing, 7(9), pp. 12135-12159. (doi: 10.3390/rs70912135)

Book Sections

Sarim, M., Zhao, Q. and Bailey, N. (2021) Citizen mobility and the growth of infections during the COVID-19 pandemic with the effects of government restrictions in Western Europe. In: Shaw, S.-L. and Sui, D. (eds.) Mapping COVID-19 in Space and Time: Understanding the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of a Global Pandemic. Series: Human dynamics in smart cities. Springer: Cham, pp. 279-294. ISBN 9783030728076 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-72808-3_14)

Conference or Workshop Item

Zhao, Q. , Fischer, H., Luo, W. and Wentz, E. A. (2019) Community Resilience in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA: The Analysis of Indoor Heat-Related Death and Urban Thermal Environment. 99th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 6-10 Jan 2019.

Conference Proceedings

Li, Y., Zhao, Q. and Wang, M. (2022) Analysis the Influencing Factors of Urban Traffic Flows by Using New and Emerging Urban Big Data and Deep Learning. In: XXIVth ISPRS Congress, Nice, France, 6-11 June 2022, pp. 537-543. (doi: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B4-2022-537-2022)

Chen, H., Cao, Y., Feng, L. and Zhao, Q. (2022) Modelling the COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Rates in a Geographical and Socioeconomic Context: A Case Study of England. In: GISRUK 2022, Liverpool, UK, 05-08 Apr 2022, (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6407133)

Sinclair, M. , Maadi, S., Zhao, Q. , Hong, J. and Bailey, N. (2022) Understanding the Socio-demographic Representation of Tamoco Mobile Phone App Data in Glasgow City Region. In: GISRUK 2022, Liverpool, UK, 05-08 Apr 2022, (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6411683)

Sinclair, M. , Zhao, Q. , Bailey, N. , Maadi, S. and Hong, J. (2021) Understanding the Use of Greenspace Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Using Mobile Phone App Data. In: GIScience 2021, 27-30 Sep 2021, (doi: 10.25436/E2D59P)

Vonnak, R. and Zhao, Q. (2020) Fuel Poverty and Income Deprivation in Bristol, UK. In: 28th Geographical Information Science Research UK Conference (GISRUK 2020), London, UK, 21-23 Jul 2020,

Zhao, Q. , Reynolds, R., Wang, C. and Wentz, E. A. (2019) A Multidimensional Urban Land Cover Change Analysis in Tempe, AZ. In: 2019 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), Vannes, France, 22-24 May 2019, ISBN 9781728100098 (doi: 10.1109/JURSE.2019.8808957)

Zhao, Q. , Dickson, C., Thornton, J., Wang, C., Solis, P. and Wentz, E. (2019) Optimizing and Rebalancing Heat-related Utility Assistance Provider-client System of the Salvation Army in Phoenix, Arizona. In: 16th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, Wuhan, China, 08-12 Jul 2019, pp. 792-804.

Zhao, Q. , Wentz, E. A., Fotheringham, S., Yabiku, S. T., Hall, S. J., Glick, J. A., Dai, J., Clark, M. and Heavenrich, H. (2016) Semi-Parametric Geographically Weighted Regression (S-GWR): a Case Study on Invasive Plant Species Distribution in Subtropical Nepal. In: GIScience 2016, Montreal, QC, Canada, 27-30 Sep 2016, pp. 372-375. (doi: 10.21433/B3118kv3n3bq)

Wentz, E. A. and Zhao, Q. (2015) Assessing Validation Methods for Building Identification and Extraction. In: 2015 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), Lausanne, Switzerland, 30 Mar - 01 Apr 2015, ISBN 9781479966523 (doi: 10.1109/JURSE.2015.7120453)

Zhao, Q. , Wentz, E. A. and Murray, A. T. (2014) Shade Optimization in a Desert Environment. In: GIScience 2014, Vienna, Austria, 24-26 Sep 2014,

This list was generated on Fri Nov 25 20:12:20 2022 GMT.

Grants

Ongoing projects

  • 2019-2024. Co-I. Urban Big Data Centre Data Service Extension. Economic and Social Science Council (ESRC), United Kingdom (total £6.7m).
  • 2022-2023. PI. Glasgow 3D City Modeling. Glasgow City Council. 
  • 2019-2023. PI. Data Lab MSc Scholarship. Scottish Funding Council and European Social Fund (13 MSc Scholarship in total). 
  • 2019-2022. Co-I. Ventilation based Planning Methods to Respond Urban Haze Supported by Multi-source Spatial-temporal Big DataNational Nature Science Foundation of China.

Completed projects

  • 2021. Co-I. Using Mobile Phone App Data to Understand Urban Mobility in Glasgow. Glasgow City Council. 
  • 2017. PIOptimizing Tree Locations and Arrangement for Mitigating Urban Heat Island Effects and Improving Human Thermal Comfort in a Hot Arid Urban Residential Environment. Dissertation Research Grant, American Association of Geographers. 

Supervision

I am very happy to supervise PhDs and host Visiting Students/Scholars in:

  • New Forms of Urban Big Data and Urban Analytics 
  • GIScience and Spatial Analysis (Spatial Statistics and Optimization)
  • Human Dynamics and Mobility Patterns
  • Urban Remote Sensing and Urban Climate Modeling

Please email me your updated CV and 2-page research proposal if you are interested.

Update on Aug 2022: Given the number of PhD students I have now, I will only consider very competitive and prospective students in the next year.  

I am currently supervising the following Postdoc researchers/Research Intern and Ph.D. students: 

Postdoc researchers:

Urban Sensing & Analytics

Understanding Urban Mobility with Mobile Phone App Data

Research interns:

Ph.D. students:

  • Yue Li (with Dr. Mingshu Wang) - Prediction of urban traffic flows with new and emergin urban big data by deep learning and computer vision
  • Henry Ibitolu (with Dr. Chris Beckett and Prof. Sean Smith in the University of Edinburgh) - A Multiscale Evaluation of Sustainable Earthen Materials for Mitigating Urban Heat Island Effects and Energy Use Reduction in Future Cities
  • Niantang Liu (with Dr. Brian Barrett and Dr. Richard Williams) - A Deep Convolutional Neural Network-based framework for Crop Classification on High-Resolution Radar & Multispectral Imagery 
  • Ziying Guo (with Dr. John Xiaogang Shi) - Hydrological responses to wetland changes in the Yangtze River Basin in China   

Previous supervision:

Sensor Enhanced Housing Survey

Understanding Urban Mobility with Mobile Phone App Data

 

  • Guo, Ziying
    Hydrological responses to wetland changes in the Yangtze River Basin
  • Liu, Niantang
    A Deep Convolutional Neural Network-based framework for Crop Classification on High-Resolution Radar & Multispectral Imagery
  • Sarim, Mohd
    Analytical strategies for improving Third Sector employability services in the post COVID-19 recovery

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • Big Data and Urban Analytics (Course Convener, Fall)
  • Programming Tools for Urban Analytics (Course Convener, Spring)
  • Urban Analytics Group Projects (Course Convener, Fall/Spring)
  • Quantitative Data Analysis (Course Tutor, Fall 2019)

Undergraduate

  • Social & Public Policy 2B: Policy, Politics, and Power (Course Contributor, Spring)
  • Big Data, Policy & Power (Course Contributor, Spring)

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2018: An outstanding paper based upon a recent dissertation in geography, American Association of Geographers (J. Warren Nystrom Award)

Research fellowships

  • 2017 - 2017: Dissertation Research Grant, American Association of Geographers
  • 2016 - 2016: Imagery Grant, DigitalGlobe Foundation
  • 2016 - 2016: Imagery Grant, European Space Agency

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2021 - present: UK Research and Innovation, Future Leaders Fellowships Peer Review College Member
  • 2022: US National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Editorial boards

  • 2021 - present: Series Advisory Editors, the Urban Book series, Springer (https://www.springer.com/series/14773).
  • 2021 - 2022: Guest Editor, Remote Sensing, Advances in Remote Sensing of Land-Sea Ecosystems (with Dr. Jiwei Li and Dr. Di Yang)
  • 2019 - 2020: Guest Editor, Annals of GIS, GIS and Urban Data Science (with Dr. Yijing Li and Dr. Chen Zhong)
  • 2018 - 2019: Guest Editor, Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of Urban Ecology and Sustainability (with Prof. Elizabeth A. Wentz)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2021 - present: Secretary, Quantitative Methods Research Group, Royal Geographical Society
  • 2018 - 2021: Board member, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers

Selected international presentations

  • 2021: Towards Urban Analytics 2.0, the Alan Turing Institute (University of Leeds, UK)
  • 2021: GDSL-CDRC Brownbag Seminar (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • 2021: School of Engineering Seminar (Newcastle University, UK)
  • 2020: SAD 2020 Spatial Analytics + Data Seminar Series 2020 (Newcastle University, UK)
  • 2019: Building a Future for the Urban Analytics Blueprints, the Alan Turing Institute (University of Bristol, UK)
  • 2019: NERC Constructing a Digital Environment Workshop (Edinburgh, UK)
  • 2019: Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology and Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University (Boston, USA)
  • 2018: J. Warren Nystrom Award Presentation, American Association of Geographers (New Orleans, USA)

Research datasets

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2016

Zhao, Q. (2016) Analysis of rooftop surface temperatures in an urban residential environment. [Data Collection]

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Additional information

Qunshan's doctoral dissertation, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Tree Locations and Arrangements for Improving Urban Thermal Environment (Link: QunshanZhao_Dissertation), received the J. Warren Nystrom Award from the American Association of Geographers (AAG) as one of the most outstanding research papers, based upon a recent dissertation in 2018.

Qunshan serves as the Associate Director of UBDC starting in 2020 and leads the Urban Sensing and Analytics work package. He also convenes the MSc Urban Analytics Programme (MSc student achievements can be found here). He is also the external examiner of MSc Urban Analytics and Visualisation in the University of Warwick. 

Qunshan is currently serving as the Secretary of Quantitative Methods Research Group at RGS-IBG starting from 2021. He served as the Board Member of the Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group (SAM) at AAG from 2018-2021.

Qunshan serves as the Series Advisory Editors for the Urban Book Series at Springer. He is currently in the Grant Assessment Panel of ESRC-SDAI programme, and serves as a research proposal reviewer for UK ESRC, EPSRC, GCRF, UKRI FLF, and NSF GRFP, and a journal reviewer for top-tier international journals such as Landscape and Urban Planning, Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, and Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science.