Dr Yiqun Chen

  • Room: Level: 04 Room: 405
  • Building: Walter Boas
  • Campus: Parkville

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Dr Benny Chen is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures & Land Administration(CSDILA) and the Centre for Disaster Management & Public Safety (CDMPS) at the University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD in Geomatics at the University of Melbourne in 2013 and obtained both Master and Bachelor degrees in Computer Science in China. Dr Chen has a broad research interests including GIS visualisation, spatial analysis, disaster management, traffic simulation, agent-based modeling and location-based services. He is also enthusiastic about programming with R, Python, Java, Objective-C and JavaScript.

Recent publications

  1. Day J, Chen Y, Ellis P, Roberts M. A free, open-source tool for identifying urban agglomerations using polygon data. Environment Systems and Decisions. 2017, Vol. 37, Issue 1.
  2. Day J, Chen Y, Ellis P, Roberts M. A Free, Open-Source Tool for Identifying Urban Agglomerations using Point Data. SPATIAL ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. Routledge. 2016, Vol. 11, Issue 1.
  3. Kashian A, Richter KF, Rajabifard A, Chen Y. Mining the co-existence of POIs in OpenStreetMap for faulty entry detection. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen * Lehrstuhl Informatik V. 2016, Vol. 1570.
  4. Day J, Sturup S, Chen Y, Budahazy M, Wu A, Fan L. Activity Centre Policy Effects on Employment Clustering: A Spatial Study of Job Density in Melbourne, Australia. State of Australian Cities Conference 2015. 2015. Editors: Burton P, Shearer H.
  5. Rajabifard A, Thompson R, Chen Y. An intelligent disaster decision support system for increasing the sustainability of transport networks. NATURAL RESOURCES FORUM. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. 2015, Vol. 39, Issue 2.
  6. Rahman MH, Chen Y, Potts K, Bhattacharya P, Rajabifard A, Ulubasoglu M, Kalantari Soltanieh S. Bringing hazard and economic modellers together: a spatial platform for damage and losses visualisation. Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC annual conference 2015. 2015. Editors: Rumsewicz M.
  7. Day J, Chen Y, Ellis PD, Roberts MR. Demonstration of Two Free, Open Source Software Tools for Identifying Urban Agglomerations: Focus on Sri Lanka. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2014. 2014. Editors: Dissanayake R, Jayasinghe T, Mendis P, Ruwanpura J, Fernando S.
  8. Sturup A, Day J, Chen Y. An Open Source Tool for Identifying Industrial Clusters in a Data-Poor Environment. State of Australian Cities (SOAC) National Conference 2013. State of Australian Cities. 2013.