- City Science
Yan is a visiting Ph.D. student from the Department of Computing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has B.S. in remote sensing from Wuhan University. Her research interest lie at the intersection of technology and social impact, specifically utilizing deep learning methods to model human activity and capture land use patterns in cities. Her aim is to determine the significance of these factors and how they can inform the design of future cities. She was a research intern at Microsoft Research Lab-Asia and Didi, and a visiting student at Peking University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Yan got many honors such as Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship and Chinese National Scholarship. In addition, she is a professional dancer, traveler, and content creator.