• BS8 1SS

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

I am a Lecturer in Environmental Data Science at School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol. I am also a Fellow in UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. My research expertise involves Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, and the application of these techniques in geospatial data science and remote sensing. I am extremely passionate about cross-disciplinary integration of AI and Data Science to better understand environmental and socio-ecological systems, driven by the ambition to tackle some of the greatest challenges in our society. My research breaks traditional boundaries between human and physical geography, fosters new connections across disciplines by expanding the knowledge and insight about the data-rich world that we inhabit.

Four of the most significant themes of my research are:

  1. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  2. Geospatial Data Mining and Modelling
  3. Landscape Pattern and Process Modelling
  4. Remotely Sensed Image Analysis and their Applications

At University of Bristol, I am the Programme Director of MSc Environmental Modelling and Data Analysis, as part of an Interdisciplinary Hub for Data Science

PhD supervision

I am happy to supervise exceptional PhD students with strong background in geospatial science, AI, data science, computer science, and/or statistics. If you are interested in my research, please do not hesitate to contact me via email: [email protected]. Please contact me with an idea of what you want to work with and how that would be relevant to my research topics. Once you know this, send me such details in the form of a concise research proposal (less than 3000 words) along with your CV (including previous degrees and grades, publications, awards etc.).

Each year, our School has a number of funding schemes to support PhD research. Depends on topics, applications can be made either through PhD in Human Geography or PhD in Physical Geography. China PhD candidates or vistors are very welcome to contact me for opportunities.

External positions

Fellow, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

1 Sept 202331 Aug 2026

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
  • Cabot Institute City Futures Research
  • Cabot Institute Food Security Research
  • Cabot Institute Natural Hazards and Disasters Research

Keywords

  • Geospatial Data Science
  • AI
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Remote Sensing

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