The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Ms Chen Zhong

Ms Chen Zhong

Associate Professor in Urban Analytics

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2021

Research summary

Her research interests include spatial data mining, spatiotemporal visualisation, complex network analysis, and the use of such analytical techniques for urban and transport planning. In particular, her current research agenda focuses on urban mobility with research strengths developed in three aspects:

(i)         The use of emerging big data (e.g. smart card data, social media data) and advanced spatial data science methods.

(ii)        Addressing broad transport related issues, i.e. metro induced gentrification, urban health service, environment impact through internal and external collaborations.

(iii)        Using ‘i’ and ‘ii’ in the context of mega-city regions as urban case studies, in particular China and other cities in the Global South.

Teaching summary

Spatial (data) analysis

Applied spatial data science 


She was trained as a Geographic Information System (GIS) engineer. She obtained a BEng (2008), MEng (2010) both from Wuhan University, China, and a PhD from Architecture Department, ETH Zurich (2014). She was a Research Associate at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London (2014-2016); Lecturer in Spatial Analysis at King's College London (2016-2020).