Qiming joined the Transport Systems Logistics Laboratory (TSL) as a PhD student in Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) of Imperial College London in October 2018, under the supervision of Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis and Dr Marc E J Stettler. His PhD research topic focuses on the transformation of urban forms and renovation of urban planning in the era of autonomous vehicles. His research interests lie across disciplines of transportation and urban modelling, specifically, modelling land use change dynamics with CA techniques and urban OR problems. He currently investigates the spatial implications of implementing Shared Autonomous Vehicles(SAVs) to the city system.
Qiming received his BEng and MEng Degrees in urban planning from Tongji University, China, with an additional Master's Degree in urban planning and policy design from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, under the supervision of Prof. Dr Allesandro Balducci and Prof. Dr Wu Zhiqiang. His previous research covers five areas: (1) European Planning Knowledge Network using open source data mining and networking techniques. (2) CityIQ evaluation metrics for smart cities (A three-year research project funded by the Chinese Academy of Engineering). (3) Evaluation metrics for land-use suitability and compatibility. (4) The network of the city system. (5) Clustering techniques in urban geography. By introducing the aforementioned studies into planning practice, he has helped several cities to realise their sustainable development goals.