Qiming joined TSL in October 2018 to undertake research under the supervision of Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis and Dr Marc Stettler. His research focuses on the transformation of urban forms in the era of shared autonomous vehicles, with particular emphasis on the modelling of land use change dynamics.

Qiming received his BEng and MEng Degrees in urban planning from Tongji University, China, with an additional Master’s Degree in urban planning and policy design from Politecnico di Milano under the supervision of Prof Allesandro Balducci and Prof Wu Zhiqiang. Before joining the Imperial, he was members in both China Intelligent Urbanisation Co-Creation Center (CIUC) in Tongji University and the Asian Pacific League of ULI.

He was previously involved in the Planning Knowledge Network and the CityIQ initiative, funded by the Chinese Academy of Engineering, which developed evaluation metrics for smart cities. Other previous projects focused on the formulation of evaluation metrics for land-use suitability and compatibility, and the development of clustering algorithms in urban geographies.