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. Li Y, Chen Y, Rajabifard A, Khoshelham K, Aleksandrov M. Estimating building age from google street view images using deep learning. Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs. 2018, Vol. 114. DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.GIScience.2018.40
  2. 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. DOI: 10.1007/s10669-017-9623-z
  3. Chen Y, Rajabifard A, Day J. An Advanced Web API for Isochrones Calculation Using OpenStreetMap Data. PLANNING SUPPORT SCIENCE FOR SMARTER URBAN FUTURES. Hindawi Publishing Corp. 2017, Vol. Part F4. Editors: Geertman S, Allan A, Pettit C, Stillwell J. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-57819-4_11
  4. Kashian A, Rajabifard A, Chen Y, Richter KF. OSM Poi analyzer: A platform for assessing position of POIs in OpenStreetMap. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives. International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 2017, Vol. 42, Issue 2W7. DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W7-497-2017
  5. 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. DOI: 10.1080/17421772.2016.1102957
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. DOI: 10.1111/1477-8947.12070
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Thompson R, Chen Y, Rajabifard A. Understanding the impacts of severe storms and floods on the Victorian road network. Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference. 2014.
  12. 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.
  13. Day J, Sturup S, Chen Y. An Open-Source Tool for Identifying Industrial Clusters in a Data-Poor Environment. Spatial Data Access and Integration to Support Liveability. A Case Study in North and West Melbourne. University of Melbourne. 2013.