GRA - Zhang - Snell

My research interests lie in the transportation planning and spatial inequality. I have been working as the graduate research assistant at the consortium of Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions(CM2), under the supervision of Dr. Ming Zhang. My current researches cover the development of global megaregions, regional inequality, as well as transportation infrastructure investment and transit economic impacts.

I'm also enthusiastic in the application of statistical modelling in the planning field, especially in the inequality measurement, the spatial analysis, and economic impact analysis. I believe that precision and accuracy in data analysis procedure helps make appropriate and efficient planning policies. While pursuing the Master Degree in Statistics, I incorporated what I learned in the Statistics Department in my research and focus on improving the method.


  • Doctoral Student in Community and Regional Planning program (2018-current), School of Architecture, the University of Texas at Austin, USA.
  • Master of Statistics (2020-current), Department of Statistics, School of Natural Science, the University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Master of Urban Planning(2018), Department of Urban and Regional Planning, College of Fine and Applied Art, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Urban Planning(2016), College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, China
photo of Ziqi Liu
  • Transportation Planning
  • Transportation Economic Impact
  • Spatial Inequality