Dr Benny 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. Sheng, H.; Zheng, Y.; Liu, Y.; Lv, K.; Rajabifard, A.; Chen, Y.; Ke, W.; Xiong, Z. A Heuristic Transformation in Discriminative Dictionary Learning for Person Re-Identification. IEEE Access. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2019, Vol. 7, pp. 40313-40322. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2905552
  2. Kashian, A.; Rajabifard, A.; Richter, K-F.; Chen, Y. Automatic analysis of positional plausibility for points of interest in OpenStreetMap using coexistence patterns. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD. 2019, Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 1420-1443. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2019.1584803
  3. Ulubasoglu, MA.; Rahman, MH.; Onder, YK.; Chen, Y.; Rajabifard, A. Floods, Bushfires and Sectoral Economic Output in Australia, 1978-2014. Economic Record. WILEY. 2019, Vol. 95, Issue 308, pp. 58-80. DOI: 10.1111/1475-4932.12446
  4. Chen, Y.; Sabri, S.; Rajabifard, A.; Agunbiade, ME. An ontology-based spatial data harmonisation for urban analytics. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 72, pp. 177-190. DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2018.06.009
  5. 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
  6. Chen, Y.; Shooraj, E.; Rajabifard, A.; Sabri, S. From IFC to 3D Tiles: An Integrated Open-Source Solution for Visualising BIMs on Cesium. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. MDPI. 2018, Vol. 7, Issue 10. DOI: 10.3390/ijgi7100393
  7. Day, J.; Chen, Y.; Ellis, P.; Roberts, M. A free, open-source tool for identifying urban agglomerations using polygon data. Environment Systems and Decisions. Springer Nature. 2017, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 68-87. DOI: 10.1007/s10669-017-9623-z
  8. Chen, Y.; Rajabifard, A.; Day, J. An Advanced Web API for Isochrones Calculation Using OpenStreetMap Data. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG. 2017, pp. 185-205. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-57819-4_11
  9. Kashian, A.; Rajabifard, A.; Chen, Y.; Richter, KF. OSM Poi analyzer: A platform for assessing position of POIs in OpenStreetMap. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Copernicus GmbH. 2017, Vol. 42, Issue 2W7, pp. 497-504. DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W7-497-2017
  10. 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, pp. 67-91. DOI: 10.1080/17421772.2016.1102957
  11. Kashian, A.; Richter, KF.; Rajabifard, A.; Chen, Y. Mining the co-existence of POIs in OpenStreetMap for faulty entry detection. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 2016, Vol. 1570, pp. 19-24.
  12. 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 Research Network. 2015.
  13. Rajabifard, A.; Thompson, RG.; Chen, Y. An intelligent disaster decision support system for increasing the sustainability of transport networks. Natural Resources Forum. WILEY-BLACKWELL. 2015, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 83-96. DOI: 10.1111/1477-8947.12070
  14. Rahman, MH.; Chen, Y.; Potts, KE.; Bhattacharya, P.; Rajabifard, A.; Ulubasoglu, M.; Kalantari, M. Bringing hazard and economic modellers together: a spatial platform for damage and losses visualisation. . Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. 2015, pp. 79-92.
  15. Day, J.; Chen, Y.; Ellis, PD.; Roberts, MR. Demonstration of Two Free, Open Source Software Tools for Identifying Urban Agglomerations: Focus on Sri Lanka. . Nethwin Printers (Pvt) Ltd. 2014, pp. 134-146.
  16. Thompson, R.; Chen, Y.; Rajabifard, A. Understanding the impacts of severe storms and floods on the Victorian road network. . ANZDMC. 2014.
  17. Sturup, S.; Day, JE.; 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, pp. 1-15.
  18. Day, JE.; Sturup, S.; Chen, Y. An Open-Source Tool for Identifying Industrial Clusters in a Data-Poor Environment. . University of Melbourne. 2013, pp. 63-74.
  19. Chen, Y.; Bishop, ID. Simulating visitors recreational activities in a virtual environment. Modelling and Simulation. ACTAPRESS. 2011, pp. 161-167. DOI: 10.2316/P.2011.735-017

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