I have recently completed my PhD study at the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech, where I worked with Dr. John Peponis on Space Syntax, urban design, and urban morphology. Prior to entering the PhD program, I received my M.E. in Architectural History and Theory from Shenzhen University and my B.Arch. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. My master thesis is a study of the morphological and functional transformation of Macau over the past 200 years. At Georgia Tech, I switched my research focus to the foundations of Space Syntax and the concepts and measures that we bring to the description of space. Funded by Perkins+Will, I led the development of a Grasshopper tool for parametric space-syntax analysis in 2014. From 2014 to 2015, I was involved in an applied-research project funded by Dar Al-Handasah, helping develop and assess the master plan of Medina in Saudi Arabia. My doctoral research topic is the syntactic differentiation of the internal street layout within superblocks. My research have been published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, The Journal of Space Syntax, and 城市设计 (Urban Design), as well as in the exhibition catalogue of the Korean Pavilion (The FAR game: Constraints sparking creativity) at the 2016 Venice Biennale.
Postdoctoral Fellow - Junfeng Jiao