Dr Guoqiang (Chris) Wu

Dr Guoqiang (Chris) Wu


I am a Research Fellow in Data Synthesis and Simulation based at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics. My research centres on large-scale data modelling, spatial and policy microsimulation, and social and urban informatics. I ususally work with individual-based or micro-level models (e.g. time-use models, choice models, agent-based models) and big data analytics to predict and simulate individuals’ behaviour and demands. I am currently responsible for the SIPHER (Systems Science in Public Health and Health Economics Research) project funded by the UKPRP (UK Prevention Research Partnership), and I am focusing on health behaviour modelling and dynamic microsimulation.

Research interests

  • Large-scale data modelling and simulation for behaviour prediction.
  • Big data analytics and quantitative planning methods.
  • Urban and social informatics.
  • Transport, health and digital behaviour.
  • Urban and digital geography.
  • Multimedia data collection for urban and behaviour studies.
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  • PhD Urban Studies, University of Glasgow
  • MSc Infrastructure Planning, University College London
  • BEng Construction Engineering, Chongqing University