The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


Dining Liu

Dining Liu
Thesis Title: Capturing Human Behaviour and Interaction in Public Open Space with 2D LiDAR Sensors

Primary Supervisor: Dr Ana Basiri
Secondary Supervisor: Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith
Tertiary Supervisor: Valerio Signorelli

Start date: September 2019
Projected completion date: September 2023


Dining got her Bachelor of Engineering in Landscape Architecture from Beijing Forestry University (BFU) and later took her Master of Landscape Architecture and Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technology from University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). While pursuing her master’s degree, she worked as a part-time landscape designer in Office of Cheryl Barton, San Francisco, and a research data analyst at UC Berkeley. Before moving to London and joining CASA in 2019, she worked as a research and teaching assistant at University of Hong Kong (HKU), and a research assistant at MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node. She is currently conducting her PhD research in CASA on automated behaviour mapping using 2D LiDAR sensors. She is interested in using geospatial technology to better understand the urban landscape and built environment from a humanistic perspective, engaging communities and citizens into the planning and design process for urban sustainable development.

Personal blog: https://issuu.com/diningliu