Director & CEO, Professor, PhD, FICE, FRGS
·Professor of GeoInformatics, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering,
University College London (2020 QS world ranking 8th)
·Founder and Director of UCL SpaceTimeLab for Big Data Analytics, a world's leading
geo-computing centre found in 2012.
·Recipient of 20m+ GBP research grants from leading research funders (e,g, EPSRC)
·Author of 250+ scientific research papers
·Global leading researcher in network complexity, geocomputation, spatio-temporal analytics
with applications in transport, crime, health, business, social media, and natural
·Strong working relationship with major UK public bodies (e.g., Transport for London, London
Metropolitan Police Service and Public Health England).
·Rich experience working with enterprises on the development of bespoke AI-enabled big data
solutions (Arup British Gas,etc)
·iHotSpot nominated as a finalist at The Engineer ‘Collaborate to Innovate' award.
·Research Fellow, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering, University
College London (2020 QS world ranking 8th)
·Young scholar in spatio-temporal data mining, applied machine/deep learning, graph theory
and urban computing.
·The lead developer of iHotspot algorithm.
·Author of 20+ scientific research papers, first author of 10+ papers.
·Graph deep learning paper has been recognised as one of the most downloaded paper in
Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, a top journal in GIS.
·Recipient of 2020 ISPRS-IJGI Travel Award, which is given to one PhD student per year.
·Recipient of Early Career Researcher Grant of GISRUK 2019.
·Future Star Award in Shanghai Open Data Apps (SODA) Competition.
·Rich experience working on research projects from leading research funders (e,g,
Commercial Director, PhD
·Former director, Bartlett Infrastructure Centre, UCL
·Former director, UK-China Infrastructure Academy (UK Chancellor of the Exchequer as its
·NDRC Belt-Road PPP Expert (National Development and Reform Commission)
·Visiting Professor, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University
·AIM Scholar (Institute of Advanced Management Research, sponsored by EPSRC/ESRC)
·Author of 100+ academic papers; 30+ first-author papers indexed
·Author of “Incentivizing Collaborative BIM-Enabled Projects: A Synthesis of Agency and
Behavioral ·Approaches” by Project Management Institute, 2018. (2nd print)
·20+ years of experience with PPP research
·Rich experience advising national PPP bodies (UK HM Treasury, China's NDRC & Ministry of
Finance, Taiwan's Ministry of Financ
·Involved in the review/evaluation of 160+ PPP projects and completed 70+ PPP case studies
(e.g. Channel Tunnel, Channel Tunnel Rail Link)
·Grant recipient from EPSRC/ESRC, Project Management Institute, Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Buildings
·Frequent public speakers (100+)