About me

Research and Teaching Interests

Spatial data mining, spatiotemporal visualisation, complex network analysis, data-driven methods for urban and transport planning. In particular, urban mobility analysis and modelling using emerging location data.

Higher Education Qualifications

Doctor of Science 2011 – 2014

Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Dissertation: Urban Transformation Towards Polycentricity: Detecting Functional Urban Changes in Singapore from Transportation Data

Supervisors: Prof. Dr Gerhard Schmitt, Prof. Dr Michael Batty and Prof. Dr Stefan Muller Arisona

MEng in Applied Computer Science 2008 – 2010

State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, China

ERASMUS MUNDUS TANDEM Master mobility program 2004 – 2008

Centre de recherche méthodologique d’architecture (CERMA), Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France. (exchange student)

Double BA of Engineering 2004 – 2008

Wuhan University, China



Lecturer in Spatial Analysis

Department of Geography, King’s College London, UK. Sep. 2016 – .

Research Associate

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL, London, UK.  Sep. 2014 – Sep.2016

PhD Student Researcher

Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore – ETH Centre, Singapore. Feb. 2011 – Sep. 2014.

Research Intern

AVIZ – INRIA, Saclay – Île-de- France, France. Sept. 2010 – Dec. 2010.


PhD Research (project)

  • Improving Efficiency and Equity of Ambulance Services through Advanced Demand Modelling
  • Evaluating Urban Integration of Mega-city Regions from Human Mobility Patterns
  • Agents Shaping Environment: The application to urban crime analysis

Postgraduate Taught

  • Spatial Data Analysis
  • Dissertation Supervision

Undergraduate Taught

  • Principles of Spatial Data Science (Spatial Analysis)
  • Applications of Spatial Data Science
  • field trip in Human Geography (HongKong)
  • Geography Tutorials: Critical thinking and techniques, BA module
  • Geography in Action


Full Publications: Google scholar    ORCID

Follow me on LinkedIn  and  Twitter @Cecile_zhong

Write to me: daisy8738@gmail.com / chen.zhong@kcl.ac.uk

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