UCL Department of Geography


Bin Chi

Dr Chi specialises in the study of spatial analysis and modelling, with a particular focus on urban environments.

More about Dr Chi
  • BSc in Land Resources Management (2008-2012), China University of Geosciences, Wuhan (CUG)
  • MSc in Land Resources Management (2012-2015), China University of Geosciences, Wuhan (CUG)
  • Research Associate (2015-2016), Wuhan Land Resources and Planning Information Centre
  • PhD in Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (2016-2021), University College London (UCL)
  • Research Associate (2021-2023), Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), Urban Studies, University of Glasgow
Research Interests

Bin is a Research Data Scientist at CDRC, working in the Geospatial Analytics and Computing group within the Department of Geography. Bin’s research focuses on enriching and enhancing administrative datasets and other academically available datasets to better understand and address housing challenges at local scales and inform local housing and planning policies in Great Britain.

Before joining CDRC, she was a research associate in the Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) on the Housing and Neighbourhoods research team. She worked with Prof Nick Bailey and Dr Mark Livingston along with colleagues in UCL on the three projects below:

She did her PhD at UCL the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. She worked with Professor Adam Dennett, Dr Thomas Oléron-Evans and Professor Robin Morphet. Her PhD research focused on exploring spatial-temporal patterns of housing price and housing affordability in England. Bin passed her PhD without corrections in November 2021.

At the end of her PhD research, she started to work as a part-time Research Data Scientist/ Data Engineer in the UCL Department of Geography. Bin worked with Dr Rory Coulter and Professor Paul Longley on the ESRC SDAI project (Modelling Housing Career Trajectories in Great Britain) (.pdf).