Hello! I am Mingze Chen, a researcher and current Ph.D. student at the Urban Nature DEsign Research (UNDER) Lab, University of British Columbia (UBC), working on using big data and machine learning interdisciplinary technology in urban nature analytics. I hold a master of architecture in urban design from The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London (UCL). With two years of practical project experience in international design studios, I was honored with the 2021 ASLA student awards. Additionally, I have researched and taught at the University of British Columbia, University College London, Delft University of Technology, Politecnico di Milano, and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Before studying at UCL, he obtained two bachelor’s degrees in landscape architecture and landscape gardening. Outside work, I am an avid fan of poems, exhibitions, symphony concerts, traveling, and photography. I published my collection of poems, “Gathering Years” in 2020.

My Ph.D. research is focusing on developing better tools for Environment-human Interaction in Urban Nature from the perspective of environmental justice and human well-being. In addition to this, I’m also interested in state-of-the-art technologies, including:

  • Data-driven Landscape and Urban Analytics: Using machine learning (e.g. image/video segmentation, object detection) and big data (POI, crowdsourcing data) technologies and tools (GIS, drone, sensor) explore the interdisciplinary technology in landscape and urban analytics.
  • Parametric Design and Data Visualization: Investigating the Rhino-Grasshopper/Python/GIS-based working flow efficient parametric design and readable method of data visualization.

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