I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
My research addresses the interactions between human activities and the environment by developing innovative geospatial analytical methods. I strive to address the issues of the impact of the environment on human health through the lens of movement flows, transportation related emissions and traffic congestion, and built environment. My research primarily relies on large movement datasets (e.g., GPS trajectories), together with a variety of other data sources including individual GPS tracking, mobile sensing, remote sensing, land use, built environment and activity travel diaries (My CV).
Spatial analytical and statistical methods for human activities, Human mobility, Geospatial data mining, GIScience, Environmental exposure assessement and environmental health
Aug 2022 – , Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jan 2020 – July 2022, Research Grants Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Feb 2019 – Aug 2019, Research Associate, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Sept 2014 – Dec 2019, Ph.D. in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Wuhan University, China
Sept 2017 – Dec 2018, Joint Ph.D. Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Sept 2010 – Jun 2014, B.S. in Cartography and Geographic Information Engineering. Wuhan University, China
2023. November. I’m looking for research assistants and postdocs with GIScience background and working in geospatial data analysis models and methods, and GeoAI. If you are interested, please send me your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Individual GPS tracking and network-based environmental expoaure] Check our new publication: A Spatial Network-Based Assessment of Individual Exposure to COVID-19, by Zihan Kan, Mei-Po Kwan, Jianwei Huang et al. Annals of the American Association of Geographers.
[Individual GPS tracking and environmental exposure] Check our new publication:Nonstationary relationships among individuals’ concurrent exposures to noise, air pollution and greenspace: A mobility-based study using GPS and mobile sensing data, by Zihan Kan, Mei-Po Kwan, Jiannan Cai et al. Health & Place.
[Urban green space for healthy cities in Global South] Check our new publication:Identifying urban green space deserts by considering different walking distance thresholds for healthy and socially equitable city planning in the Global South, by Naser Ahmed, Jinhyung Lee, Dong Liu , Zihan Kan, Jinfei Wang. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.
[Geospatial data mining for environmental health] Check our new publication: Perceiving noise in daily life: How real-time sound characteristics affect personal momentary noise annoyance in various activity microenvironments and times of day, by Jiannan Cai, Mei-Po Kwan, Zihan Kan, Jianwei Huang. Health & Place.
[Individual activity-realted environmental exposure] Check our new publication: Examining individual-level tri-exposure to greenspace and air/noise pollution using individual-level GPS-based real-time sensing data, by Dong Liu, Mei-Po Kwan, Zihan Kan and Yang Liu. Social Science & Medicine.
[Perceived environmental exposure and health] Check our new publication: Inconsistent Association between Perceived Air Quality and Self-Reported Respiratory Symptoms: A Pilot Study and Implications for Environmental Health Studies by Yang Liu, Mei-Po Kwan and Zihan Kan, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
[Healthy living environment] Check our new publication: Assessment of Doubly Disadvantaged Neighborhoods by Healthy Living Environment Exposure by Dong Liu, Mei-Po Kwan and Zihan Kan. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy
[GPS trjaectory analysis]Check our new publication: Spatial–Temporal Analysis of Vehicle Routing Problem from Online Car-Hailing Trajectories by Xuyu Feng, Jianhua Yu, Zihan Kan et al. ISPRS International Journal of Geoinformation.
2023. I’m looking for self-motivated MPhil and PhD students, RAs and postdocs working in the research areas of big data for human mobility and activities, geospatial data analysis models and methods! (see Posts for more information).
December 2022. Check our new publication: Toward a Healthy Urban Living Environment: Assessing 15-Minute Green-Blue Space Accessibility in Sustainability! https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/24/16914
November 2022. [Activity analysis for traffic congestion and emissions] Check our new publication: The Impact of Community Shuttle Services on Traffic and Traffic-Related Air Pollution in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/22/15128
June 2022. Check our new publication: Racial/Ethnic Inequity in Transit-Based Spatial Accessibility to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities! https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40615-022-01339-x
May 2022. Check our new publication: Inter‐ and intra‐racial/ethnic disparities in walking accessibility to grocery stores in Area! https://rgs-ibg.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/area.12796
April 2022. I’m thrilled to start my career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK!
April 2022. Our new open-access paper on the impacts of housing characteristics and built-environment features on mental health in Hong Kong has been published on IJERPH. Free access to this paper at https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/9/5143