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Elisabete A. Silva


Ph.D., LISA Director
Zhenshan Yang 

Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Wilson Lu

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dep. of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong

Saad Salem


Ph.D., Research Associate  - Dr Saad Saleem Bhatti is affiliated with LISA and the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge as a Research Associate.  He is associated with the field of geoinformatics since 10 years, including around 6 years of teaching and research experience at the Remote Sensing and GIS Field of Study, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and the Institute of Geographical Information Systems, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. His research interests include multi-disciplinary applications of GIS techniques, spatio-temporal analysis and mapping, image processing, interpretation and analysis, and simulation modeling.

Jose Pedro Reis


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PhD candidate at the Dep. of Land Economy and a member of Girton College. He holds a Master in Civil Engineering with specialization in Urban Planning from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. His main research interests are the study of Urban Form, the processes of urban growth and urban shrinkage, and Urban Planning Policy

Ransford A. Acheampong


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PhD candidate at the Dep. of Land Economy and a member of Jesus College. He holds an MPhil in Planning and Regeneration from the Dep. of Land Economy University of Cambridge. Research Interests: Land use-transport interaction, dynamic modelling of complex urban systems, urban housing and sustainable place-making.

Lun Liu


PhD candidate at the Department of Land Economy, Lun will explore the application and adaption of state-of-the-art modelling and analysis methods, e.g. cellular automata (CA), agent-based modelling (ABM) and big data mining into Chinese local contexts. She is interested in urban modelling and quantitative spatial analysis of Chinese cities .

Gerry Cassey


Gerard Casey is a PhD student in the Department of Engineering. He holds a BEng in Civil Engineering from Queen's University Belfast and an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. His PhD research is supervised by Professor Kenichi Soga and advised by Dr Elisabete Silva and Professor Peter Guthrie. His PhD thesis is entitled "High Speed Rail versus Aviation: An Agent Based Model supported by real-time big-data."

Felix Agyemang


PhD student at the Dept of Land Economy and a member of Jesus College. He holds an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration from the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Felix is exploring the integration of Agent-based modelling with Cellular Automata in modelling and simulating urban growth and its environmental impacts. His research interests cover dynamic modelling and simulation of urban systems; urban planning and development; sustainable urban growth; and housing finance.

Chaowei Xiao


PhD student at the Dep. of Land Economy and a member of Jesus College. He holds a Master in Geography Information Science from the Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He will explore the spatial big data analytics and dynamic simulation for urban planning. He is also interested in sustainable urban planning (carbon emission calculation, sustainable urban solutions, CFD)

Bingyu  Zhao


Bingyu is a PhD student supervised by Professor Kenichi Soga ( and co-supervised by Dr Elisabete Silva ( Her PhD topic is about simulating the degradation and maintenance effects on an urban transport infrastructure network. Through her work, she hopes to answer the question of whether system-level modelling will generate more realistic and accurate simulations on infrastructure conditions. She is a member of Churchill College.

Mei Lin Yeo M.Phil student (Planning Growth and Regeneration M.Phil)
Aleksandra Pedraszewska

Land Economy Tripos student

Alessandro Barbieri

Land Economy Tripos student


Previous Researchers working at LISA and with Dr. Silva: Helin Liu, Qiang Wang, Yishan Hou, Ana Virtudes, Yu Sun, Andrew Sedor, Sabrina Haji-Mohd-Daud, Mandy Lau, Li Xiaopeng, Fernando Madeira, Pang Jing, Diao Li Lin, Wei Huang, Lauren Andres, Jinming Yan, Ning Wu, Nan Song, Saulo Souza.

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